Marist Swimming and Diving Announces 2017-18 Captains

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The Marist women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams have announced their captains for the 2017-18 season. Georgia Goldman, Shannon Gordon, Megan Berardelli, Robert McDowell and Peter Gallino will lead the Red Foxes.

Goldman holds the Marist record in the 50-yard backstroke (26.33 seconds) and led off for the Red Foxes’ 200-yard medley relay team that owns the fastest time in program history (1:44.12). She swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay squad in a personal best time at this year’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, which helped the Red Foxes place second in the race.

As one of Marist’s top long distance freestyle swimmers, Gordon took the top spot in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the H2ounds Invitational (17:19.37) and placed 13th in the same event at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships (17:25.15). She placed in the top five in the 500- (5:05.68) and 1,000-yard freestyle (10:30.22) at the MAAC Championships and was on the conference’s All-Academic Team this season.

In her first two seasons with the red and white Berardelli set new program records in the women’s 1- (283.42 points) and 3-meter dive (331.63 points). She earned Diver of the Meet at this year’s ECAC Championships after placing first in the region on both boards. The two-time reigning MAAC Women’s Most Outstanding Diver, Berardelli has competed at the NCAA Zone Qualifier Diving Championships the last three years.

Gallino will be the lone diving captain for the men in 2017-18. He was the ECAC champion on the 1- (323.35 points) and 3-meter boards (309.65 points) before he earned Diver of the Meet honors. He finished 14th in the 1-meter dive at the NCAA Championships with a final score of 587.65 points.

McDowell’s name is listed in the program record book three times in relay events. He swam the backstroke leg of the fastest 200- (1:31.53) and 400- (3:20.91) medley relay squads in Marist history. He was also a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay group that clocked in at 1:22.46 for a second place finish at the MAAC Championships. Individually, McDowell came in seventh place in the 100-yard backstroke, which was the highest Red Fox finish at the ECAC Championships. He was a member of the MAAC All-Academic Team this past season.

The Marist swimming and diving program won its 30th MAAC Championship when the women captured their eighth straight conference title Feb. 11.

Press release courtesy of Marist swimming and diving. 

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