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    Swim Season Wraping Up

    During Coach Alexander’s many years of coaching, he has gathered a 68-54 record coaching the men’s swimming team and accumulated a 215-111-3 record guiding the women’s team. He is currently wrapping up his 11th season with the America’s East Championships this weekend in Maine.

    Alexander has been named the Metropolitan Conference’s Division I/II Men’s Coach of the Year three times: 1991, 1996 and 1998. In 1998, he brought the Men’s team to its first time ever Division I/II MET Conference title. He was named MET Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year by his peers in 1991. In addition Alexander has also received the University at Stony Brook Female Athletics Coach of the Year awards on two occasions.

    As recently as the 2004-2005 season the men finished third in the America East Championships and the women fifth. Alexander led the men’s team to a third place finish in the America East Championships for the fourth consecutive year and finished with a final record of 6-4 that year.

    The 2004-2005 women’s team had an excellent season; they recorded a 9-2 overall record and finished fifth in the conference championships. Alexander also guided them to succes in the classroom. The men’s team had 11 members added to the America East Honor Roll and the women’s team had 19 on the honor roll. Fans hope to expect the same for the end of the 2007-08 season with many contributions from both the coach and team members.

    The team made some amazing records and achieved top performances throughout the current season. Mada Gudelj has set a couple of records for the team. He received a time of 25.00 in the 50-yard freestyle during a meet against Boston University, a 53.91 in the 100-yard freestyle, also against Boston, and a 1:58.66 in the same meet for the 200-yard freestyle.

    Lisa Jackson also tacked on a team high at the Boston University meet with a time of 18:30.45 in the 1.650-yard freestyle. Anastasia Kiryushkina dominated the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.76. Lucy Liu had a 1:01.72 in the 100-yard backstroke.

    At Lafayette/Binghamton meet, Rebecca Sayles contributed a time of 5.26.93 for the 500-yard freestyle. Lisa Jackson also had a good match that day with a time of 11:09.93 for the 1,000-yard freestyle. Anjelica D’Esposito obtained a 2:16.36 time for her performance during the 200-yard butterfly.

    For the Boston College meet, Adrienne Policht received a time of 1:02.09. The 200-yard freestyle Relay finished with a time of 3:40.84 against Fordham. Teammates Maja Gudelj, Brittany Whipple, Nyshia Green-Washington, and Courtney Teague are responsible for that time with excellent teamwork. Also at Fordham, Anastasia Kiryushkina had a time of 2:16.80 for Stony Brook in the 200-yard individual medley. Against UMass, Adrienne Policht had a time of 1:12.73 for the 200-yard backstroke.

    In the 1-meter dive, Talia Schizzano took a score of 188.85 against Fordham and she also had a top performance against Lafayette/Binghamton for the 3-meter dive with a score of 186.55.

    The Seawolves will continue on this week with the America East Championships in Maine, from Feb. 14-19.

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