Diving Team – Dive Gear JP http://divegearjp.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://divegearjp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Diving Team – Dive Gear JP http://divegearjp.com/ 32 32 BVI night dive https://divegearjp.com/bvi-night-dive/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:45:59 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/bvi-night-dive/ The surrounding ocean Necker Island is one of the most amazing places in the world – an amazing habitat filled with the most incredible sea creatures. We were lucky enough to enjoy a night dive just 300m from my home on Necker a short time ago, and were able to experience all the magic of […]]]>

The surrounding ocean Necker Island is one of the most amazing places in the world – an amazing habitat filled with the most incredible sea creatures.

We were lucky enough to enjoy a night dive just 300m from my home on Necker a short time ago, and were able to experience all the magic of the underwater wonderland.

NightKate Winslet joined me as a diving partner, and my nephew Ned – Kate’s husband – shot the awesome video above. I loved seeing sharks up close, turtles floating around, and all sorts of fascinating and colorful species.

While Kate may be forever associated with a cinematic vessel, nearby BVI divers can visit a historic WWII vessel. The Kodiak Queen is a beautiful artificial reef and art gallery that Unite BVI and a group of brilliant partners have helped bring to life.

Image by Matt Young

We didn’t spot any whales on this dive, but some members of the Necker team were lucky enough to spot one recently. Wow! Speaking of team, Virgo limited edition recently shared a blog highlighting how he is working with Unite BVI on a range of ocean-related environmental commitments. These range from encouraging the growth of coral reefs to protecting crucial ocean ecosystems, from wearing uniforms made from recovered ocean waste and recycled plastic bottles to reef-friendly sunscreen and a responsible food.

Creating a Better Future on Necker Island: The Vision

The ocean is truly the most remarkable place, and we will continue to work hard to protect it for future generations.

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Darien High School Wins Girls Swimming and Diving Class L Title https://divegearjp.com/darien-high-school-wins-girls-swimming-and-diving-class-l-title/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:50:36 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/darien-high-school-wins-girls-swimming-and-diving-class-l-title/ DARIEN, CT – Once again, Darien High School has won the CIAC Class L Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. The championship was held Tuesday at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford. The Blue Wave led the way with 789.5 points, followed by Cheshire with 588, Wilton with 478 and New Canaan with 467. This […]]]>

DARIEN, CT – Once again, Darien High School has won the CIAC Class L Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship.

The championship was held Tuesday at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford.

The Blue Wave led the way with 789.5 points, followed by Cheshire with 588, Wilton with 478 and New Canaan with 467.

This latest victory continues the dominance of the DHS women’s swimming and diving team over the past two decades.

Since 2000, Darien has won nine Class L championships, three Class M championships and six Class S titles.

Darien won five of the 12 final events.

In the 200-yard medley relay, seniors Margaret Erickson, Emily Kalvaitis and Natalia Ferranto, and junior Miller Ward won with a final time of 1:46.59 and contributed 60 points to Darien’s total.

Ward also won the 200-yard individual medley with a final time of 2:01.98 and the 100-yard butterfly in 55.52.

Ferranto won the 50-yard freestyle event with a final time of 23.89. S

Ferranto and fellow seniors Lily Bradbury and Lily Voigt, along with junior Liisa Jalakas, won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 1:38.50.

The Blue Wave will turn its attention to the State Open Championship. The dive was scheduled to begin Thursday evening in Middletown. More events are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete overview of the championship, Click here.

Click here for full results from Tuesday.

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Empire 8 Conference Players of the Week – November 14, 2022 https://divegearjp.com/empire-8-conference-players-of-the-week-november-14-2022/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:01:02 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/empire-8-conference-players-of-the-week-november-14-2022/ General | 14/11/2022 12:42:17 History links Below are the Empire 8 Players of the Week, released on November 14, 2022, for matches played from November 7 through November 13. This is the 11th weekly Empire 8 Honors in the 2022-23 season. Sports featured include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross […]]]>

General | 14/11/2022 12:42:17

Below are the Empire 8 Players of the Week, released on November 14, 2022, for matches played from November 7 through November 13. This is the 11th weekly Empire 8 Honors in the 2022-23 season. Sports featured include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s football, swimming and diving.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Jonathan Park, Nazareth, Gr., F/C, Angola, NY/Lakeshore

Park was named Most Valuable Player at the Mike Daley Memorial Tournament in Nazareth as the Golden Flyers used dominant defense to win the league title. Park scored 39 points in the two games, including 25 against Cortland in the championship game. He added 24 rebounds including 15 against Cortland and also finished with nine blocks (six in the title game), while shooting 67% from the floor (18 to 27).

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK – Esafe Taufahema, Houghton, Fr., F, West Jordan, UT/West Jordan

Taufahema started his college career strong last week, averaging 21.3 points per game and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 70 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line in three games. Taufahema was down 30 on 12 of 14 shooting in his Houghton University debut at Pitt-Bradford and notched a double-double (16 points and 10 rebounds) against York on Saturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Erin Hardick, Medaille, Sr., G, Buffalo, NY/Sacred Heart Academy

Hardick totaled 44 points in two games, while shooting 46% from the floor. She averaged 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per game. She opened the year with a double-double, picking up 20 points, 10 boards and six assists in a win over Cazenovia on Tuesday. She followed that up with 24 points at SUNY Brockport on Saturday.

CO-RECEIVED OF THE WEEK – Emma Cole, Houghton, Fr., F, Houghton, NY/Fillmore Central

Cole averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game, while shooting 69% from the floor (11 of 16) as the Highlanders won their first two games of 2022-23 . Cole scored eight of Houghton’s 11 overtime points at SUNY Canton on Saturday. She finished that contest with 16 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals.

CO-RECEIVED OF THE WEEK – Madelyn Cozzens, Utica, Fr., F, Clifton Park, NY/Shenedehowa

Cozzens finished one rebound from a double-double in his first career game for the Pioneers on Wednesday, leading the team to a 70-61 win over Rensselaer. Cozzens started and scored 13 points while recording nine rebounds, one block and one steal. Cozzens was nearly perfect from the free throw line, going 7-for-8.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
RIDER OF THE WEEK – Nathan Bowers, Nazareth, Sr., Endicott, NY/Owego Free Academy

Bowers led Nazareth to an eighth-place team finish at the NCAA Niagara Regional on Saturday with an all-regions performance time of 26:19.0 on the 8,000-yard course at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. Bowers finished 24th overall and was Empire 8’s top rider in the peloton. This is his fourth weekly E8 honor of the 2022 season.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
RIDER OF THE WEEK – Lilianna Hanning, Nazareth, Jr., Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney

Hanning led Nazareth to a team 10th place finish at the NCAA Niagara Regional on Saturday. She finished 21st overall with a time of 23:29.4 on the 6,000-meter course at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester and earned all-region honors. She was Empire 8’s top finisher in the race. This is Hanning’s second weekly E8 honor of 2022.

SOCCER
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Steven Frerichs, SUNY Morrisville, Jr., QB, Wilson, NY/Wilson

Frerichs led Morrisville to a dominant 38-12 victory over Hartwick on Saturday, connecting on 14 of 19 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown through the air, while adding 68 more yards in the rushing game on 10 carries for three scores of additional hits. Frerichs’ first touchdown was a 21-yard run, before connecting minutes later on a 29-yard strike. He finished the afternoon with consecutive four rushing yards.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – John Stroughn, Utica, Sr., DL, Baldwin, NY/Holy Trinity
Stroughn led the Utica defense with season-high 12 total tackles, four tackles for a loss and four sacks, a season-high 11 yards in the Pioneers’ 35-21 win over St. John Fisher on Saturday.



SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Nick Andrade, Hartwick, Jr., K/P, Shelton, CT/Shelton
Andrade averaged 42 yards on four punts for Hartwick on Saturday and pinned Morrisville inside his own 15-yard line three times. His best punt was a 61-yard kick that pinned Morrisville on his own 5-yard line.



SWIMMING AND DIVING MEN

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Michael Schultz, Hartwick, Jr., Freestyle/Butterfly/Individual Medley, Binghamton, NY/Chenango Valley
Schultz had another stellar week for the Hawks, helping the team defeat city rival Oneonta in a Saturday doubleheader 191-96. Schultz took first place in the 100 yards (52.80 seconds), 200 yards (1:56.31) and 200 yards IM (2:03.63). He also swam the lead leg for the team that finished first in the 200-yard medley relay to open the competition. It’s his third weekly E8 honor of 2022-23.



SWIMMING AND DIVING WOMEN

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Courtney Pierce, Hartwick, Fr., Individual Medley/Breaststroke, Fulton, NY/G. Ray Bodley
Pierce took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.83), 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.57) and 200-yard individual medley (2:25.47) at Hartwick’s double meet against Oneonta. She also swam the anchor leg in the 200 freestyle relay which finished second.



ABOUT THE EMPIRE 8 CONFERENCE
Empire 8 conference members are committed to academic excellence above all else, and the league is considered an outstanding NCAA Division III conference. Members have distinguished themselves among their peer group for its quality institutions, spirited and athletic competition, exceptional services, and highly ethical policies and practices. Its commitment to meeting the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of E8. To learn more about Empire 8, visit www.empire8.com.



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The women’s swimming and diving team embarks on the season with high expectations https://divegearjp.com/the-womens-swimming-and-diving-team-embarks-on-the-season-with-high-expectations/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:04:33 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/the-womens-swimming-and-diving-team-embarks-on-the-season-with-high-expectations/ As the freezing cold of winter approaches, Ithaca College’s women’s swimming and diving team returns with big ambitions for the upcoming season as sports move indoors. Last season, the Bombers finished first in the Liberty League championship, completing a hat-trick by successfully winning their third straight Liberty League trophy. The Bombers are poised to build […]]]>

As the freezing cold of winter approaches, Ithaca College’s women’s swimming and diving team returns with big ambitions for the upcoming season as sports move indoors.

Last season, the Bombers finished first in the Liberty League championship, completing a hat-trick by successfully winning their third straight Liberty League trophy. The Bombers are poised to build on their recent success and looks like to secure their fourth consecutive title in the new season.

As the new season approaches, certified diver Abby Marraccino said she has high expectations for herself and her teammates in the pool.

Marraccino put in strong performances in his 2021-22 campaign, finishing fifth in the Liberty League in 1 meter diving with a score of 432.25 and fourth in 3 meter diving with a score of 475.90. Those two scores, achieved in the conference championship game, were his best performances of the season.

“My individual goals as a senior are to have a positive attitude in every training session and to enjoy all the time I have with the team,” Marraccino said. “Some other goals are definitely to get some new dives and hopefully get back to nationals.”

Senior swimmer Emily Shorb said the team has been preparing all summer for this season and has been working on welcoming new freshmen to the team, as well as bonding as a group.

“Before our season started on September 26, we were doing captain training for a few weeks,” Shorb said. “In the summer we have a summer challenge that we do where we record our workouts on MapMyRun and we form teams, and we can see each other’s workouts. … That’s how we stayed interactive during the summer and it was a good way to meet the [first-year students] too.”

At the 2021–22 Liberty League Championships, Shorb came in 11th place overall in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:15.63. She also earned an eighth-place finish in the 1,650 yard freestyle, where she finished with a time of 18:21.92.

Ahead of the upcoming season, Marraccino said the team got to know each other, making them stronger as a group, having open discussions with each other.

“We really take a step back on Saturdays, instead of training, taking time to talk in a circle about ways to improve our team and work together,” Marraccino said. “Even though swimming and diving are both individual sports and team sports, realizing that we are there to push each other.”

Along with this, Shorb said the swimming and diving team coaching staff were coaching the athletes after the recent coaching changes, which saw head coach Kevin Markwardt take on the role of head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams.

“So we had a transition over the COVID year and kind of united as one team, male and female, where the two male coaches became our coaches,” Shorb said. “It was definitely a transition, just because of the number of athletes we have.”

According to Shorb, the team’s coaches have done a good job, even though they have to split their time between the men’s and women’s teams. She said coaches have been working to prepare the Bombers for their upcoming season.

“Our coaching staff has been a big part of our season, especially last year,” Shorb said. “Training is tough, but it definitely prepared us well. Everyone took really big time leaps last year at the Liberty Leagues; it was really fun to be a part of it.

Associate head coach Mike Blakely-Armitage said he’s excited to see what the women’s team can do this season. With such a successful season last year, he said there are plenty of athletes to watch.

“I would say that one of our captains, [senior swimmer] Emilie Vandersleen, going to be one of our best performers in the sprints and [butter]fly,” Blakely-Armitage said. “[Senior swimmer] Jane Pfeufer, who is senior, is going to be one of our best sprinters. First year [student swimmer] Sonia Mlakar is a very good rookie coming. She should be able to compete in national championships based on her best times. … Then I would add for the divers that [seniors] Karalyn Pawcio, Rachel Lange [and] Abby Marraccino will also be the most successful there. These are returns of nationals.

Markwardt said he’s interested to see how this season will look compared to previous ones as the Bombers head into it again as defending Liberty League champions. But he said the talent on his roster makes him optimistic about the results.

“The standards are pretty high,” Markwardt said. “…We have to realize that we have a target behind us. We have to get up at the right time to have the success that we have had in the past.

Markwardt added that just because the team arrives as title defenders doesn’t mean they plan to continue all season – there’s always room for improvement.

“It’s not like we don’t want to improve, because we want to improve,” Markwardt said. “We mainly want to maintain the success that we have had in the area of ​​​​double meets and conference meetings. … It’s one thing to be on top, it’s another to stay on top.

As for which opponent he thinks will provide the biggest challenge, Markwardt said there are familiar rivals ready to fight for the crown.

“Good, [the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] and [the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)] are for sure [difficult opponents], and that’s in the fall,” Markwardt said. “There are teams [Bomber Invitational on Dec. 2–4] As [the University of Rochester], which will be a good challenge for our women. … Then we also had Hamilton [College], who really mounted and built. We can see them at the invite, they are not on our double meet schedule.

The Bombers started their season Oct. 15, but will travel to Le Moyne College for their next meeting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 11. They return home at 1 p.m. on November 19 for a meeting against RIT.

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CHS women’s soccer, women’s swimming and field hockey teams claim SCC crowns on Thursday, Rams women’s V-Ball reaches final https://divegearjp.com/chs-womens-soccer-womens-swimming-and-field-hockey-teams-claim-scc-crowns-on-thursday-rams-womens-v-ball-reaches-final/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:07:35 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/chs-womens-soccer-womens-swimming-and-field-hockey-teams-claim-scc-crowns-on-thursday-rams-womens-v-ball-reaches-final/ On Thursday at West Haven High School, Cheshire High School women’s soccer used a rally to stay undefeated and win the Southern Connecticut Conference title. Top-seeded CHS scored twice in the second half to erase a 1-0 deficit and win 2-1 against defending champion Mercy (second seed, 15-3-1). The crown was Cheshire’s eighth overall and […]]]>

On Thursday at West Haven High School, Cheshire High School women’s soccer used a rally to stay undefeated and win the Southern Connecticut Conference title. Top-seeded CHS scored twice in the second half to erase a 1-0 deficit and win 2-1 against defending champion Mercy (second seed, 15-3-1).

The crown was Cheshire’s eighth overall and first since 2016. The Rams had not beaten Mercy since 2014.

For only the second time this year, the Rams have trailed in a game. With 29:05 remaining in the first half, second-year Julia Salley sent a free kick into the right corner of the net to put Mercy ahead 1-0.

Down at half-time, the Rams were aggressive and their pressing paid off on a corner. After receiving a pass from sophomore Ava Sink, senior tri-captain Anna Hurlbut fired a laser shot into the top right of the net to tie the game with 27:59 remaining.

Cheshire clinched the game winner with 3:15 left. On a scramble down the middle, Sink sent a pass to senior tri-captain Gabby Tirado, who dribbled down the middle with a defender and fired the ball into the net.

Junior goaltender Sophie Bates made four saves in the win.

Tirado was awarded the SCC Tournament MVP. She was also voted player of the year.

Hurlbut joined Tirado on the All-SCC First Team. Seniors Haley Shaw and Allie Fox made the second team.

The Rams are the top seed for the Class LL tournament. Support has not yet been released.

Field hockey (second seed, 14-4-1)

In the CSC final at Amity in Woodbridge, Cheshire won a 2-1 Branford (fourth seed, 12-5-1-1) to secure their first tournament crown since winning three in a row in 2011-13.

CHS took the lead with just 16 seconds left in the first half. On a penalty corner, three-time senior captain Colby Paul scored on a pass from Reilly Whalen senior.

With 3:36 left in the third quarter, Branford tied the game on a penalty kick from senior Lauren Kendrick.

When it looked like the game could go to overtime, the Rams struck with just 29 seconds left. After assists from seniors Clara Dempsey and Taya Buntin through the middle, Ava Matikowski turned and kicked the ball into the cage for the game winner.

After making 10 saves, junior goaltender Ginny Curello was named the CSC Tournament MVP. CHS won both meetings with Branford this fall.

A 2015 CHS graduate, head coach Kya O’Donnell was part of Cheshire’s four SCC crowns.

Buntin, Curello and three-time senior captain Gigi Ranoldo made the All-SCC first team. Senior Ava Harris was chosen for the second team.

CHS is now awaiting seeding for the Class L tournament.

swimming girls

After seeing their nine-year reign ended by Amity last fall, CHS regained the CSC’s No. 1 spot at SCSU. The Rams compiled 1,226 points to win title contention for the 27th time in 29 years.

Three-time senior captain Avery Potyrala and junior Julia Barto (competition swimmer) both contributed to four wins. To start the encounter, they teamed with sophomore Natalia Gajecki and three-time senior captain Julianna Tyler to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.32).

Individually, Potyrala won the 50-yard freestyle (24.10) and 100-yard backstroke (58.03), while Barto won the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.68) and 100-yard butterfly (57 ,14). In the butterfly, Barto held off Amity senior Grace Mahon (57.30).

Potyrala, junior Grace Hanke, Gajecki and second Carly Cahill sprinted to victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.92). Barto, Cahill, Hanke and Tyler won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:39.28).

Tyler won the 500 yard freestyle in 5:11.90. Sophomore Julia Tejeda came in third (5:25.27).

For the 200-yard freestyle, Barto, Tyler (1:56.79) and Hanke (1:59.48) took the top three spots.

Gajecki (58.83) and Cahill (54.99) clocked the fastest times in the 100-yard freestyle. In the 200-yard individual medley, Gajecki was second (2:10.13).

Cahill and senior Vanessa Squillante placed fifth (25.48) and 10th (26.49) respectively in the 50-yard freestyle. Squillante was eighth in the 100 free yards (57.09).

Hanke was eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.83), while classmate Morgan McDonough was ninth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:05.28) and 100-yard butterfly (1:03.39). Rookie Leah Dale placed 10th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:48.48).

Prior to the final, Potyrala (Swimmer of the Year) and Matt Traub (Coach of the Year) received SCC Division I awards.

On Nov. 9, the Rams begin Class L with the diving final at Middletown High School. Departure time is 5:30 p.m.

women’s volleyball (first seed, 20-2)

CHS extended their winning streak to 12 games, posting a 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-19) win over fourth-seeded, 16-6 Guilford in the CSC semi-finals . Three-time senior captain Avery Mola recorded 16 kills, three digs and two aces.

Senior Mimi Perlini compiled 13 assists, five digs and three aces. Senior Kat Ulicki had seven kills, two aces, two digs and a block.

Sophomore Eva Catalanotto had four aces, four kills, two blocks and two digs. Senior Alex Lucas provided four aces, four digs and three kills.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., the CHS are chasing a third consecutive CSC title against Amity (3rd seed, 18-3) in West Haven. Cheshire beat the Spartans 3-1 on September 27 and October 17.

The Rams have a record 15 crowns.

boys soccer

On Thursday, senior quad-captain Samir Dishnica was named SCC Player of the Year. He also made the All-SCC first team along with fellow senior quad-captains Muluken Marchand and Kevi Sulollari.

Senior quad-captain Colin Brown and senior Zach Chen were the second-team winners.

The Friday university program:

girls cross country

Cheshire heads to Wickham Park in Manchester for the State Open at 2 p.m.

Soccer (5-2)

CHS visits Shelton (4-3) to play at 7 p.m.

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McMurry University set to join SCAC in 2024-25 https://divegearjp.com/mcmurry-university-set-to-join-scac-in-2024-25/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:29:40 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/mcmurry-university-set-to-join-scac-in-2024-25/ SUWANEE, Ga. – McMurry University has accepted an offer of membership in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), becoming the 10th member of the NCAA Division III league. Full version The institution, which has been an affiliate member of the SCAC in men’s and women’s swimming and diving sports since 2015, will become a primary […]]]>

SUWANEE, Ga. – McMurry University has accepted an offer of membership in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), becoming the 10th member of the NCAA Division III league. Full version

The institution, which has been an affiliate member of the SCAC in men’s and women’s swimming and diving sports since 2015, will become a primary member of the league beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.

“The SCAC is a prestigious conference and McMurry University is honored to be a part of it,” said McMurry President Dr. Sandra Harper. “I know the commissioner and most of the SCAC chairs quite well and look forward to working with them in the future. McMurry is currently undergoing a new strategic planning process to guide the university through to 2030. This move of the conference ties in well with the strategic direction we foresee for McMurry regarding the balance between athletics and academics.”

McMurry currently has 20 varsity programs and over 500 student-athletes. Men’s intercollegiate teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. Women’s intercollegiate teams include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

“We are delighted to welcome McMurry University to the SCAC,” said Colorado College President L. Song Richardson, Chairman of the SCAC Council of Presidents. “It’s an exciting time, as McMurry celebrates its centennial with growth in registrations, fundraising and alumni engagement. McMurry fits perfectly into the SCAC and will add to the power of our conference.”

“Today is an exciting day,” said SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry. “I was fortunate to know both Dr. Harper and Athletic Director Sam Ferguson through our swimming and diving affiliate relationship, which has been a great partnership for almost a decade.”

“McMurry will fit seamlessly into our current structure – both geographically and culturally – and it’s always flattering when a quality institution wants to be a part of what you do.”

“Centenary Athletics welcomes McMurry to the SCAC,” said Centenary Director of Athletics and Recreation David Orr. It was a pleasure to speak with Sam Ferguson, McMurry AD today after the announcement. Centenary Athletics is excited about this addition and looks forward to working with our newest conference member! »

A student-centered, relationship-based undergraduate institution focused on undergraduate learning and research, as well as scholarly and creative pursuits, McMurry celebrates its centennial in 2023. Founded in 1923 as a a Methodist institution and affiliated with what is now the United Methodist Church, McMurry enrolls over 1,100 students with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. No graduate assistants teach classes, and 77% of its faculty have graduated the highest in their academic discipline.

The University’s athletic teams are known as the War Hawks, and the department, a member of NCAA Division III for nearly 25 years, has collectively won two national team championships (both in men’s track and field), 21 Individual National Championships and 51 American Southwest Championships. Conference titles.

SOUTHERN COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
IN ONE LOOK

The SCAC, originally known as the College Athletic Conference (CAC) when it was formed in 1962, is made up of some of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges and universities.

The SCAC was formed to provide an association through which member institutions may encourage organized competition in intercollegiate sports between teams representative of their respective student bodies. Members of this conference share a commitment to prioritizing the overall quality of academic standards and educational experiences.

SCAC member institutions are committed to sponsoring a variety of varsity sports to maximize opportunities for student participation. SCAC schools also operate on the principle that participation in sports should be solely for the interest of students and the enjoyment of athletic competition, and that no financial aid will be given to a student who is dependent on ability. athleticism or participation in intercollegiate sports.

SCAC member institutions support students in their efforts to achieve high levels of performance by providing adequate facilities, competent supervision, and appropriate opportunities to compete with students from similar institutions.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP (First year of participation)
Trinity University – San Antonio, Texas (1989)
Southwestern University – Georgetown, Texas (1994)
Austin College – Sherman, TX (2006)
Colorado College – Colorado Springs, Colorado (2006)
University of Dallas – Irving, Texas (2011)
Centenary College – Shreveport, Louisiana (2012)
Schreiner University – Kerrville, Texas (2013)
Texas Lutheran University – Seguin, Texas (2013)
St. Thomas University – Houston, Texas (2019)
McMurry University – Abilene, TX (2024)

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The Eagles drop to the military on Friday https://divegearjp.com/the-eagles-drop-to-the-military-on-friday/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:47:33 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/the-eagles-drop-to-the-military-on-friday/ History links WEST POINT, NY – Boston College’s swim and dive team fell short of the Army men’s and women’s team on Friday night. The women’s team has amassed 148.5 points, trailing Army (151.5) just three points after the final event. On the men’s side, Army held a 91-point lead […]]]>

WEST POINT, NY – Boston College’s swim and dive team fell short of the Army men’s and women’s team on Friday night.

The women’s team has amassed 148.5 points, trailing Army (151.5) just three points after the final event. On the men’s side, Army held a 91-point lead after winning the last three events to secure the 195-104 victory.

Anna Mae King won the three-meter dive with a score of 293.25, which met qualifying standards for this year’s NCAA DI Championships. Megan Kramer (1000 Free, 500 Free) and Kyle Floyd (200 Fly, 100 Fly) also put in a solid performance by winning two of their respective individual events.

Women Highlights:
1000 Free
1st – Megan Kramer (10:10.31)
500 Free
1st – Megan Kramer (4:55.76)
200 Back
1st – Adair Sand (2:00.58)
100 Back
1st – Lauren Sielicki (56.92)
200 MI
1st – Ella Derby (2:05.02)
200 Medley Relay
1st – Samantha Smith, Gigi Baldaci, Katie Drumm, Sofia Zinis (1:43.89)
200 free relays
1st – Sofia Zinis, Gigi Baldaci, Kelly ScottKatie Drum (1:33.97)
1m Diving
2nd – Livy Poulin (271.65)
3m dive
1st – Anna Mae King (293.25)

Highlights for men:
Mixed 500 Free
1st – Zack Yakubik (4:39.59)
200 Fly
1st – Kyle Floyd (1:49.97)
100 Flight
1st – Kyle Floyd (49.47)
200 MI
1st – Jack Doyle (1:50.54)
200 Medley Relay
2nd – Michael Horkan, Jack Doyle, Matt SzekelyDarien Betances (1:30.90)
200 free relays
2nd – Roger BrownCharles Bruce, Ryan MathisDarien Betances (1:23.26)
1m Diving
2nd – Angus Williams (291.68)
3m dive
2nd – Dale Nickerson (306.83)

Next:
The Eagles travel to Atlanta, Georgia to take on Georgia Tech and Pitt in a three-way meet on Nov. 5 at 11:00 a.m.

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Chico High Volleyball passes Corning in first round of North Section tournament – Chico Enterprise-Record https://divegearjp.com/chico-high-volleyball-passes-corning-in-first-round-of-north-section-tournament-chico-enterprise-record/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:34:49 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/chico-high-volleyball-passes-corning-in-first-round-of-north-section-tournament-chico-enterprise-record/ CHICO — The Chico High volleyball team came out excited and ready to play Wednesday night in the first round of the Division II North Section playoffs against Corning. The stands were packed as the Panthers packed with youngsters prepared for the playoff atmosphere. Chico, the No. 4 seed, defeated No. 5 seed Corning 25-19, […]]]>

CHICO — The Chico High volleyball team came out excited and ready to play Wednesday night in the first round of the Division II North Section playoffs against Corning. The stands were packed as the Panthers packed with youngsters prepared for the playoff atmosphere.

Chico, the No. 4 seed, defeated No. 5 seed Corning 25-19, 25-16, 25-15 in a three-set sweep Friday night at Chico.

“We definitely went into this game knowing that we had to focus on certain things like ball control and I felt like we did a good job at times, other times not so well,” said said Chico captain and senior Maya Cann. “I think we’ve worked a lot better as a team recently and I think we need to bring that back to PV.”

Chico came out electric in the first set. Junior Teya Gibbs started the game with four aces in the first five points as the Panthers took a 5-0 lead. Gibbs finished the game with a team-best nine aces. Corning went under three points at 10-7 and later trailed 15-11, but the Panthers scored five straight points to take a 20-11 lead — their biggest lead of the set.

Chico got off to a good start in the second set as well, leading 6-0 with three points from Cann’s kills. The Panthers led 9-1 and extended the nine-point lead to 13-4 on a Cann kill. Chico’s biggest lead of the set came at 21-11 on a kill from rookie Kaycee Konopka. Chico won the second set when sophomore Mylee Finney hit him softly over the net in the front left corner to give the Panthers a 25-16 lead.

Chico’s head coach, Chas Konopka, said he tried to bring all of his players in tonight to experience the playoffs and get rid of that weight. The Panthers have 11 juniors on their team and only four with playoff experience from last year.

“I think it was important for them to gain experience and feel part of the team,” Konopka said.

Cann said having the freshman and sophomores on the field Wednesday keeps the upperclassmen on another level of responsibility and provides new life for the team in the streak. playoffs. She said that as a senior she wanted to show them how to get the most out of the practices by working hard.

Corning opened the third set winning four of the first five points to take a 4-1 lead. It was the first lead of the game for the Cardinals. Chico fought back and won four straight points to take a 5-4 lead. Corning tied at 5-5, but Chico took a 6-5 lead on a kill from senior Kendal Kyle. After the Cardinals again tied the set at 6-6, Chico took a 7-6 lead and wouldn’t give up the lead for the rest of the game.

Chico led 11-9 and scored five straight points to take its biggest lead at 16-9. Corning went under four points at 19-15, but Chico closed the game with six straight points to win the set 25-15. Senior Rebecca Digmon softly hit a midfield ball that landed midfield among a group of Cardinals divers for the game winner.

Junior CJ Baker led Chico with seven kills, and Addie Konopka and Kyle had five each.

Chico High is now gearing up for their third game of the season against Pleasant Valley at 7 p.m. in Pleasant Valley. The Vikings beat the Panthers 3-1 in Game 1 on October 4 at Pleasant Valley, and the Panthers defended their home ground on October 20 with a 3-1 victory.

Cann said against PV that the Panthers need to continue working on ball control and working as a team. An important note she pointed out was that body language will be key. They must not show bad body language to their teammates or let their opponent see it.

Konopka said his team had been worrying about other teams throughout the year and now only worries about what his own team is doing.

“I say that to girls quite often,” Konopka said. “To celebrate each other, be happy for each other and let’s worry about what we do on our side of the net.”

Playoff Table

Chico High was named the No. 4 seed at Friday’s ranking meeting. The top three seeds in the North Section received byes in the first round and it was between Chico (20-18, 6-4 Eastern Athletic League) and Shasta (18-17, 6-4 EAL) for the third and fourth positions. The two teams split regular season head-to-head games and, under EAL rules, the next tiebreaker is a coin toss, which Shasta won to receive a bye. in the first round.

Pleasant Valley (18-15, 8-2 EAL) received first place and Foothill (28-7, 8-2 EAL) received second place. The Vikings and Cougars record was tied in the EAL, but PV beat Foothill 2-0 in head-to-head matches.

Corning (10-15, 6-2 Butte View League) received the No. 5 seed in bracket D-II. The Cardinals finished second in BVL behind Orland (21-9, 7-1 BVL), who finished first in BVL and earned second place in D-III.

Divisions are based on registration and it depends on the guidelines of each sport, according to North Section commissioner Scott Johnson. In volleyball, the top eight enrolling schools from the previous year are ranked in Division II, and Division III is the next eight schools.

The North Section Volleyball Championships will be held Nov. 5 at Foothill High School in Palo Cedro.

To see the full installment of the Northern Section Volleyball Tournament, from D-II to D-VII, visit https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/Xn23405PEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/volleyball-22/2022-23-nscif-volleyball-playoffs.htm.

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Guilford Football Thriller wins 35-33 against Jonathan Law; Both cross-country teams finish 2nd in SCCs https://divegearjp.com/guilford-football-thriller-wins-35-33-against-jonathan-law-both-cross-country-teams-finish-2nd-in-sccs/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:08:58 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/guilford-football-thriller-wins-35-33-against-jonathan-law-both-cross-country-teams-finish-2nd-in-sccs/ Junior quarterback Tyler Hilgert threw 2 touchdown passes and also ran for a score as Guilford Football Team won a 35-33 win over Jonathan Law in CSC Level 3 action on 21 october. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier Photo courtesy of Wesley Bunnell Senior Mike Masotti took seventh place for the 5K race to help […]]]>

Junior quarterback Tyler Hilgert threw 2 touchdown passes and also ran for a score as Guilford Football Team won a 35-33 win over Jonathan Law in CSC Level 3 action on 21 october. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier Photo courtesy of Wesley Bunnell

Senior Mike Masotti took seventh place for the 5K race to help the Guilford boys’ cross country team claim honors at the SCC Championship on October 19. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier Photo courtesy of Wesley Bunnell

Senior Gigi Meneo and the Grizzlies are on a 10-game winning streak after picking up triumphs in each of their two contests last week. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier Photo courtesy of Wesley Bunnell

Soccer

The Guilford football team secured an exhilarating 35-33 road victory over Jonathan Law in a CSC Tier 3 competition on October 21. The Grizzlies improved their overall record to 4-2 to go with a 4-0 mark in the division after defeating the Lawmen in a game that came down to the final game.

Guilford held the lead for most of the night, although Law kept coming back to stay in the game. Trailing by 2, the Lawmen drove to the Grizzlies 15-yard line in the final minutes but then turned the ball over on a fumble snap. However, Guilford couldn’t miss the time limit and had to kick the ball back to Law with just 30 seconds left in the game.

Law’s attack went to midfield for the final game of the contest. Law’s quarterback threw a through pass that was knocked down at the 10-yard line, cementing the Grizzlies’ 35-33 win. Head coach Anthony Salvati called it one of the most exciting games he has ever played.

Senior Mike O’Brien put on a huge performance rushing the ball 42 times for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns for Guilford in the win. Junior quarterback Tyler Hilgert completed 13 of 19 passes for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns, in addition to carrying the ball 6 times for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Hilgert threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to senior Dillon Burlakoff in the second quarter, then connected with junior Brady Hallihan for a 20-yard strike in the third quarter. Junior Trevor Ridley had 2 catches for 49 yards to help Guilford’s air attack.

Senior Alejandro Colberg-Martinez led all tacklers with 9 on the night to go along with a recovered fumble in the fourth quarter. Senior Luke Carignan and fellow senior Liam Alberti had 8 tackles apiece for the Grizzlies defense.

In special teams, rookie Zisis Vasiliou went 4-for-5 on his extra-point attempts to help Guilford to victory.

Guilford will be on the road to play a non-conference game against Woodstock Academy (3-2) at noon on Saturday, October 29.

boys cross country

Guilford’s boys’ cross country team took second place when the Grizzlies hit the trails to compete in the Connecticut Southern Conference Championship Meet last week. Guilford totaled a team score of 81 points for the SCC competition, ranking only behind Xavier (32) for the title at East Shore Park in New Haven on October 19.

Senior Michael Masotti and junior Alex Hansen both earned All-SCC First Team honors for their performances in the conference meet. Masotti finished in seventh place recording a time of 16:44.4 for the Grizzlies. Hansen ran a time of 16:50.7 and finished in eighth place.

Junior Coleman Love made the All-SCC second team taking 15th place with a time of 17:20.4 for Guilford. Senior Ryan Franchi placed 22nd with a 17:27.3 mark to secure second-team All-CSC honors.

Senior Bretton Garrick finished in 29th place (17:43.8) for the Grizzlies at SCC. Junior Connor Pensa came in 64th place (18:34.9), while fellow junior Alex Milano finished in 65th place (18:39.5).

Next up for the Grizzlies is the MM Class State Championship game at Wickham Park on Saturday, October 29 at 3:50 p.m.

girls cross country

The Guilford Girls’ Cross Country Team took top honors when they competed in the SCC Championship held at East Shore Park on October 19. The Grizzlies scored 125 points as a team en route to taking second place in the SCC, finishing only behind Cheshire (64) for first place in the standings.

Rookie Ciara Davenport took 10th place with a time of 20:20.7 for Guilford at the SCC Championship. Senior Olivia Kaisin posted a time of 21:14.6 on her way to a 16th place performance. Davenport earned first-team All-SCC honors, while Kaisin earned second-team All-SCC honors on behalf of the Grizzlies.

Sophomore Ana Sadlon finished in 29th place (21:48.9) for Guilford at the SCC Championship. Freshman Summer Mangan came in 36th place (22:08.6) on behalf of the Grizzlies. Sophomore Danielle Selig finished in 41st place (22:21.6), senior Clara Laughlin took 46th place (22:38.3) and sophomore Inka Muhs finished in 47th place (22:38.3). 49.6) during the competition.

Guilford will compete in the MM class state championship this weekend. The state meet is at Wickham Park on Saturday, October 29 at 3:15 p.m.

Field hockey

The Guilford field hockey team improved their record to 13-1-0-1 while extending their winning streak to 10 games after winning both of their scheduled meetings last week. The Grizzlies picked up a lopsided victory over Shelton and then won a close fight against Branford last week to keep the good times going in the 2022 campaign.

Guilford started last week with a 7-0 win at home to Shelton on October 18 senior night. Senior Kim Evans and fellow senior Grace Barlage both scored 2 goals for the Grizzlies in the win. Seniors Gigi Meneo, Ella Clarke and MJ Santa Barbara each scored 1 goal.

Two days later, the Grizzlies picked up a 2-1 road win over Branford. Evans and Barlage scored Guilford’s goals in the win. The Hornets scored their only goal of the day on a penalty kick, marking the first time Guilford allowed a goal in their last eight games.

The Grizzlies will wrap up their regular season with a road game against Amity this week.

Swimming and diving girls

The Guilford girls’ swim and dive team took on Branford in a road meet at Walsh Middle School on Oct. 20. meet remaining in the regular season.

Guilford honored his five seniors as part of the senior night festivities for this encounter. The Grizzlies’ senior class athletes are captains Rylan Jacobson, Charlotte Martocci and Grace Young, along with Eliza Hastings and diver Ella Esposito.

Freshman Aislin Cohen won first place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:06.92) for the Grizzlies when they beat Branford last week. Jacobson was first in the 200m individual medley (2:37.47), Grace Young was first in the 50m freestyle (26.76) and 100m butterfly (1:05.51), and Martocci was first 100m freestyle (1:00.72).

Guilford’s 200m medley relay of rookie Clara Matos da Cruz, sophomore Isabel Torello, junior Sorina Cheng and sophomore Amy Shi finished in first place (2:07.40) in the competition. Sophomore Jordyn Gould took first place in the diving competition by recording a total of 209.35 points for the Grizzlies.

The competition went exhibition after the 100m freestyle. Cohen swam the 500 freestyle with the fastest time of 5:38.11 for Guilford. Cheng clocked the fastest time of 1:02.24 in the 100 backstroke, while Jacobson clocked the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.31). In another exhibition event, Guilford’s 200m freestyle relay team of junior Sofia Tian, ​​second Taylor Nowak, junior Isabella Blanco and Torello recorded the fastest time. fast (1:51.73) of the competition.

The senior Grizzlies quartet of Hastings, Jacobson, Martocci and Young swam second in the 200 IM relay (2:10.53) and then clocked the second fastest time in the 200 freestyle relay (1:54.15). The Grizzlies’ 400m freestyle relay with Cohen, Kate Young, Matos da Cruz and Cheng recorded the fastest time (4:01.99) for the exhibition event.

Guilford will compete in the SCC Championship this week. The SCC Diving Championships will be held at Sheehan High School on Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m.; the swimming qualifier will be held at the Cheshire Community Pool on Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m.; and the SCC Swimming Championships will be held at Southern Connecticut State University on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.

boys soccer

The Guilford boys’ football team played three games last week and came off the slate with two wins to take their overall record to 11-2-2 this season. The Grizzlies posted 1-0 wins over Notre Dame-West Haven and Sheehan before ending the week with a loss to Xavier.

On October 17, Guilford hosted Notre Dame-West Haven and defeated the Green Knights in a 1-0 final. Junior Andres Gutierrez scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute to lift the Grizzlies to victory. Senior Sami AbuGhazaleh got the assist on Gutierrez’s goal.

Two days later, Guilford traveled to Wallingford to play a road match against Sheehan and won the contest by a score of 1–0. Then, on October 22, the Grizzlies suffered a 2-1 loss to Xavier in a Saturday night game at Guilford High School.

Guilford host Cheshire for their final game of the regular season this week.

women’s volleyball

Guilford’s women’s volleyball team won two of their three games last week and are now 13-4 overall for the 2022 season. The Grizzlies picked up wins over West Haven and Branford while taking a loss to Morgan in a recent action.

Guilford started last week with a 3-1 victory at West Haven on October 17. The Grizzlies won the game by the final count of 25-23, 17-25, 25-17, 25-14.

Senior Halle Krause recorded 11 kills to go with 6 digs for Guilford in the win. Junior Emma Getrost had 5 digs and 4 kills, while sophomore Sam Alberghini finished the contest with 6 kills.

Then on October 20, the Grizzlies played a road game against Morgan and were edged 3-2. The Huskies rallied to win the game with scores of 17-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-20, 16-14.

Krause dished out 13 assists and also had 11 kills in the contest. Senior Corrine Puchalski posted 15 digs with 8 kills and 3 aces for the Grizzlies.

The very next day, Guilford came back to earn a 3-1 victory at home against Branford. The Grizzlies won the game by the final count of 25-14, 17-25, 25-14, 25-15.

Krause had 12 assists and 6 kills for Guilford in the win. Puchalski recorded 10 digs with 6 kills and 2 aces. Alberghini participated with 10 kills and 5 blocks on the night.

Guilford will play a road game against Hillhouse on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., after which the Grizzlies will host Hale-Ray for their regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:15 p.m.

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Lobos to Host Colorado Schools for Friday Meeting – University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics https://divegearjp.com/lobos-to-host-colorado-schools-for-friday-meeting-university-of-new-mexico-lobos-athletics/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 00:43:54 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/lobos-to-host-colorado-schools-for-friday-meeting-university-of-new-mexico-lobos-athletics/ Albuquerque, New Mexico –The New Mexico swim and dive team is set to host Colorado State, Pueblo and Western Colorado for a double-double meet on Friday. Competition will begin with diving events first, starting at 4:15 p.m., with swimming events beginning at 5 p.m. at the Johnson Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All three teams […]]]>

Albuquerque, New Mexico –The New Mexico swim and dive team is set to host Colorado State, Pueblo and Western Colorado for a double-double meet on Friday. Competition will begin with diving events first, starting at 4:15 p.m., with swimming events beginning at 5 p.m. at the Johnson Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

All three teams will compete in each event, with each team competing separately against the other two. Using the results from each event, the Lobos will be scored separately against Colorado State, Pueblo, and Western Colorado, with both also being scored against each other.

This weekend’s meeting will be the first time the Lobos (0-2, 0-1 MW) have faced either the ThunderWolves or the Mountaineers (4-0) individually in program history.

The Mountaineers have already beaten the ThunderWolves this season, beating them 194-43 last Saturday.

New Mexico is coming off a 203-147 loss at Wyoming last weekend and is still looking for its first win of the 2022-23 season. The Lobos will look to avoid starting the season 0-3 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

TENDENCIES:

The Lobos have won five of the six relay events they have entered so far, with junior Jordan Foster, senior Marina Olmstead and second Katy McCarter appearing on all five victorious relays. Senior Maddie Deucher and sophomore Brynn Quintana also swam each leg on two of the winning relays.

Sophomore Alex Robertson finished first in all four diving events the Lobos have entered so far this season.

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