Row 1 (L-R): Head Coach Larry VanWagner, Associate Head Coach/Head Diving Coach Melanie Bolstad, Kim Kaller, Stephanie Bonifacio, Darrell Ann Smith, Jenna Finn, Megan Flood, Maddie Arciello, Lauren Weiner.
Row 2 (L-R): Alyssa Parsons, Michelle Fountain, Amanda Letchko, Leanna Brittis, Sondra McAdam, Katie Larkin, Chelaine Eliazar, Sarah Wagner, Assistant Coach Kyle O’Neil.
Row 3 (L-R): Megan Knight, Bonnie Orr, Meredith Michl, Allison Kreho, Emily Gardner, Kate Conard, Emily Miles.
MAAC Championship Recap
The Marist Women's Swimming and Diving team won its 12th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center. This championship set the women's program even further apart as the all-time leader in women’s team championships at Marist College. Sophomores Kate Conard and Katie Larkin along with the women's 400-yd. freestyle relay team all brought home victories for the Red Foxes. Junior Allison Kreho and freshman Maddie Arciello also highlighted the championship with school records.
The Red Foxes finished with 843 points, 277 ahead of second place Rider, who finished with 566 points, a margin that ranks as the second largest in MAAC history. The team’s strong regular season and dominate championship victory also helped Head Coach Larry VanWagner garner the league award of MAAC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year.
The team went on to earn a third place finish at the 2011 ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships. The ECAC concluded with the University of New Hampshire on top of the standings with 611 points, a mere 1.5 points ahead of second place Harvard. Marist finished in third with 462 points, 99 clear of fourth place Central Connecticut State.