Swimming and Diving Update
Jeff Depew capped off his impressive career with 16 All-America or Honorable Mention All-America nods and was a Frank Serrao Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He set two school records, had career-best times and finished top five in all three NCAA Swimming Championship national races.
A four-time All-American, senior Bobby Holden was a Frank Serrao Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and helped guide the Bulldogs to five first-place showings, multiple school records and a 25th SCIAC title. The team finished fifth at the NCAA Division III Championships.
The program earned its first-ever conference crown, and sophomore Caroline Ordian tied for fourth during the team’s eighth-place showing at its inaugural NCAA Championship appearance.
No. 15 nationally, the team received three All-America nods as seniors Patrick Lipscomb and Nick Cummins had strong play at the NCAA Individual Championships. At 17-8 overall, the team tied for second place in the SCIAC.
Named ITA West Regional Player to Watch, junior Natalie Etchegaray represented UR at the NCAA Individual Championships and was a top 20 NCAA Division III singles player with All-America status. The team had a 14-8 overall record, a top 20 national ranking and won the third-place SCIAC Tournament match.
Track & Field
Senior Maddie Smith collected high-jump All-America honors as UR’s first-ever qualifier to the NCAA Indoor Championships. The men’s team had three All-America performances at the NCAA Outdoor Championships; both squads finished in the SCIAC top three. Senior Darren Centi was SCIAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Year, and senior Taylor Browning was co-recipient of the Dixon Farmer Character Award.
With a 10-8 overall mark, the team tied for third place in the SCIAC. Junior Stephanie Garrett became a three-time All-American and collected multiple season awards.
With a 20-8 SCIAC record for second place, the Bulldogs returned to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament for the second time in three years ending 28-14 overall. Junior Michael Collins was SCIAC Pitcher of the Year, and freshman Felix Minjarez was SCIAC Newcomer of the Year.
Redlands had a challenging season after a decade of dominance. The youthful roster was 19-21 overall and 13-15 in conference, one spot shy of qualifying for the SCIAC Postseason Tournament.
Women’s Water Polo
The team rallied for six wins in the final half of the season for a 6-22 record overall and 4-7 in conference under first-year Head Coach Chris Gielen.
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