PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference revealed its list of All-Conference members on Thursday morning, 14 Huskies were honored with a combined total of 29 All-Conference accomplishments.
The All-Conference teams consist of swimmers and divers that finished in the top three of their respective events at The American Championships. 10 men and four women reached All-Conference status for the Huskies.
We were very pleased with the results of our conference meet and the recognition as evidenced by the earned All-Conference honors,” said head swimming coach Bob Goldberg. “Especially impressive were the performances of James Donlevy and Will Kearsey earning the top selections on the team.
Freshman Will Kearsey and senior co-captain James Donlevy led the way for the Huskies. Kearsey captured six All-Conference awards total, accomplishing the feats in the backstroke (two), relays (three) and IM (one) events.
Donlevy earned five All-Conference honors, reaching the podium in the freestyle (twice) and relays (three).
Emma Smith, Mark Hunter and Kyle Kimura also received multiple All-Conference honors.
Monica Marcello and Dan Kinney received All-Conference in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Alli Butera and Michelle Kalupski each earned an All-Conference nod in the 1-meter event. Spencer Beaulieu was the only Husky to earn All-Conference on the Platform.
“As you can imagine, to have had five of our divers make it to the awards podium made for plenty a thrill in Houston,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. “You put all the time in, you go through the paces and protocol trying to cover all the components, but at “game time” there is always that “x-factor”. Our divers did an outstanding job of being bold, and yet staying within themselves.”
“I was very proud of the whole group, including those that did not make the All-Conference Team. Having personal bests in a Championship contest puts you on a team in its own right,” said Bransfield.
ALL-CONFERENCE MEN”S SELECTIONS
Spencer Beaulieu | Platform Diving
Karl Bishop | 1650-yard Freestyle
Matt Dagenais | 200-yard IM
James Donlevy | 800 free relay | 50 Free | 200 Free | 400 Medley Relay | 400 free Relay
Chris Girg | 800-yard Freestyle Relay
Mark Hunter | 400-yard Medley Relay | 200-yard Breaststroke
Will Kearsey | 800 Free Relay | 200 IM | 100 Back | 200 Back | 400 Medley Relay | 400 Free Relay
Kyle Kimura |800-yard Free Relay | 400 Medley Relay | 400 Free Relay
Dan Kinney | One-Meter Dive | Three-Meter Dive
ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SELECTIONS
Alli Butera | One-Meter Dive
Michelle Kalupski | One-Meter Dive
Monica Marcello | One-Meter Dive | Three-Meter Dive
Emma Smith | 500-yard Freestyle | 1650-yard Freestyle