2011-12 Women's Swimming and Diving News
April 17, 2012
Swimming and Diving Announce Annual Awards
Head Coach Susan Lizzotte and the University of Maine Swimming and Diving program have announced their annual team awards, recognizing those student-athletes who achieved beyond expectations in the pool, classroom and the community.
April 4, 2012
Swimming and Diving Announce Captains for 2012-13 Campaign
Head Swimming and Diving Coach Susan Lizzotte has announced that Carmen Linden (Ottawa, Ontario), Yuri Chornobil (Rochester, N.Y.) and Brent Williams (Clifton, Maine) will serve as captains for the 2012-13 season.
March 28, 2012
Swimming's Laura Duran Honored to 'All Maine Women' Honor Society
It has been announced that junior swimmer Laura Duran (Falmouth, Maine) will be inducted as one of only 12 new members into the prestigious 'All Maine Women' Honor Society.
March 14, 2012
Trio of Black Bears Named to America East All-Academic Swim Teams
Three members of the University of Maine swimming & diving teams have been named to this year's America East All-Academic Teams as announced by the conference on Wednesday afternoon.
February 26, 2012
Black Bears Close Out 2012 Swimming and Diving Championships; Men Place 5th, Women 6th
A total of 19 school-records were either broke or re-broke by the Black Bears at this year's America East Championships. The women placed sixth with a final score of 307.5 while the men were fifth at 316.
February 25, 2012
School-Records Continue to Fall for Maine on Day Three of America East Championships
The school-records continued to fall on day three for the Black Bears as Maine set or re-set a total of seven school marks Saturday. The women's team currently sits in fifth place with a score of 199 while the men are sixth at 207.5.
February 24, 2012
Black Bears Compete at Day Two of America East Championships; Harvey Sets New 50-freestyle Mark
The swimming & diving squads completed day two of the America East Championships on Friday evening at the Boston University Aquatics Center. Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) had the top finish of the day earlier this afternoon when she set a new school-record time of 23.78 in preliminaries of the 50-yard freestyle event. After two days of action, the men's team sits in fifth place at 109 points while the women are seventh with 115.5 points.
February 23, 2012
Day One of America East Championships Complete; Women Set Pair of School-Records
he University of Maine swimming and diving teams completed day one of the America East swimming and diving championships on Thursday evening. The Black Bears had solid showing in the relay events on day one as the women's team broke a pair of school-records, setting new marks in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay. After one day of competition, the men's team is in third place with 71 points while the women are in sixth with 54 points.
February 3, 2012
Women's Swimming Falls to UNH in Final Regular Season Meet
The University of Maine women's swimming & diving squad fell 185.5-109.5 to visiting New Hampshire on Friday at Wallace Pool. Carmen Linden (Ottawa, Ontario) and Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) each picked up victories for Maine while Erica Smrcina (North Falmouth, Mass.) scored a pair of second place showings.
January 28, 2012
Women's Swimming Defeats Boston College; Men Fall to Eagles
The University of Maine swimming & diving teams completed its meet with Boston College on Senior Day at Wallace Pool with the women picking up a 210-143 win while the men dropped its meet to the Eagles 276.5-75.5. Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) and Lauren Dwyer (Orono, Maine) each picked up a pair of victories to lead the women while Andrew Mackeil (Biddeford, Maine) tallied a win and a third place finish for the men.
January 27, 2012
Maine and Boston College Compete on Day One of Swim Meet
The University of Maine swimming & diving teams competed on day one of its meet against visiting Boston College on Friday evening at Wallace Pool. The women currently lead the Eagles 64-27 while the men trail Boston College 70-21.
January 24, 2012
Capossela Named America East Diver of the Week
Diving standout Kara Capossela (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named this week's America East Female Diver of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
January 21, 2012
Swimming & Diving Competes at Bowdoin
The University of Maine swimming & diving teams competed in a non-scoring meet at Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears had several top finishers on the afternoon as they totaled 18 wins against the Polar Bears.
January 14, 2012
Swimming & Diving Sweeps Providence
The University of Maine men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Providence College on Saturday afternoon. The women's team picked up a 186-112 victory while the men defeated the Friars 156.5-137.5. The Black Bears picked up 21 total wins en route to the sweep at Providence.
December 13, 2011
Black Bears Sweep Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards
The University of Maine swimming and diving teams, coming off a weekend sweep of Bates College, have now swept the weekly America East swimming and diving awards. Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) and Brian Landry (Yorktown, Va.) have each been named swimmers of the week as Kara Capossela (Greenwich, Conn.) and Travis Wibby (South Portland, Maine) have earned diver of the week accolades.
December 10, 2011
Swimming and Diving Sweeps Bates
The University of Maine swimming and diving teams swept visiting Bates College on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Pool. The women defeated Bates 210-90 while the men picked up a 169-125 win. The team of Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.), Jenn Trodden (Reading, Mass.), Lauren Dwyer (Orono, Maine) and Emily Buczkowski (Woolwich, Maine) broke the school and pool record for the 200-yard freestyle relay with a new record time of 1:36.02, breaking the old school record mark of 1:36.64.
December 3, 2011
Men and Women's Swimming and Diving Have Strong Showing at URI Invitational
The University of Maine swimming and diving teams competed in the Harold Anderson Invitational this weekend, hosted by the University of Rhode Island. After two days of competition, the women's squad placed third out of the six teams they swam against with 679 total points while the men's team placed second out of five teams, tallying 672 total points. Other teams competing were the University of Rhode Island, Providence College, Assumption College, Bryant University, and Holy Cross.
November 15, 2011
Kara Capossela Named America East Diver of the Week
University of Maine sophomore diver Kara Capossela (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named this week's America East Diver of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Capossela won a pair of events in the Black Bears' meet at Vermont over the weekend.
November 12, 2011
Women's Swimming Falls at Vermont, 172-125
The women's swimming & diving team fell on Saturday afternoon to fellow America East foe Vermont by a score of 172-125. Freshman Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) paced the Black Bears with a pair of wins while Carmen Linden (Ottawa, Ontario) and Lauren Dwyer (Orono, Maine) each recorded a pair of second place showings.
November 5, 2011
Swimming & Diving Open Conference Play Against Boston University, Stony Brook
The University of Maine swimming and diving squads opened conference action on Saturday afternoon with dual meets against Boston University and Stony Brook. The women's team picked up a 156-146 win over Stony Brook but fell to the Terriers 187-108. On the men's side, the Black Bears lost 183-117 to Stony Brook and dropped the meet to Boston University 207-87.
November 4, 2011
Swimming Competes at Boston College, Women in Dual Meet Action Against BC, Florida Gulf Coast
The Black Bears had several strong showings in their meet at Boston College as the men swam against the Eagles while the women battled Florida Gulf Coast and Boston College in a dual meet. On the women's side it was Boston College 170 Maine 130 and Florida Gulf Coast 168 Maine 123 while the men were defeated 187-102 by Boston College.
October 29, 2011
Black Bear Swimming and Diving Sweeps URI
The University of Maine swimming and diving teams has very successful days in the pool on Saturday afternoon. The women's team defeated URI 155-145 while the men also picked up a victory over the Rams by a score of 179-98.
October 23, 2011
Women's Swimming Competes at New England Collegiate Challenge
The University of Maine competed at the New England Collegiate Challenge, hosted by Harvard University, on Sunday afternoon. The Black Bears joined Vermont, New Hampshire and Bryant, along with the Crimson, at the meet.
October 22, 2011
Swimming and Diving Opens Season at Husky Invitational
The University of Maine swim teams opened up the 2011-12 season with a non-scored meet at the Husky Invitational hosted by UConn. Vermont, Fairfield, Providence and Fordham also took part in the invitational. The Black Bears had several top performances including a few great showings by the newcomers.
October 5, 2011
Women's Swimming Selected Seventh in America East; Men Picked Fourth
The University of Maine men's and women's swimming and diving teams were selected to finish fourth and seventh, respectively, in the America East preseason polls as announced by the conference on Wednesday.