Thirteen members of the UMass Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were named to the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association’s All-New England Team for their respective performances at this year’s championships that took place in late February. In order to earn all-New England accolades, a top eight individual or top four relay placement is required.
The Corsair men had 10 all-New England honorees after placing fifth overall in this year’s competition under the guidance of veteran Head Coach Cathy Motta: senior Anthony Toscano (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa); juniors David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass./Minnechaug Regional), Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Kyle MacKenzie (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry); sophomores Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass./Urban Science Academy), Cameron DiBenedetto (East Freetown, Mass./Apponequet), Dodhy Saint-Amand (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) and Noah Yeskewicz (Middleboro, Mass/Middleboro) as well as freshmen Dylan DeAngelico (Amesbury, Mass./Triton Regional) and Nathan Motisi (Ellington, Conn./Ellington).
Juniors Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass./Shawsheen Valley) and Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass./Braintree), along with freshman Maddie Kovach (Oxford, Conn./Oxford), represented the UMass Dartmouth’s women’s program, which placed eighth for Motta at this year’s New England Championships after posting a second place performance at the Little East Conference Championships on February 9th. Kovach was named as the Little East Rookie Swimmer of the Year, while Motta was tabbed as the league’s Coach of the Year for the fourth time in the last six seasons.