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Divers and swimmers named to all-conference teams
Friday, March 08, 2013

Divers Rafael Santiago with (from left) Ashley Keller, Katelyn Haley, Sarah Ficarro, Ryan Fuller and Breena Cogliandro (Photo courtesy of Jim Fitzgerald).

By Jerry Reilly

The State University of New York Athletic Conference announced its all-conference swimming and diving teams on Tuesday.

In addition, Stephanie Andrasek (Parma, Ohio/Normandy) broke a school record this past weekend at the SUNYAC Meet that was not previously reported. Andrasek's time of 2:28.47 in the 200-yard breast stroke occurred late in the meet on Saturday and placed her in the Blue Devil annals.

The SUNYAC swimming and diving champions in each individual event earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team. The athletes who placed second and third in individual events are recognized on the All-Conference Second Team.

For the men, Ryan Fuller (Endicott/Union-Endicott) was named the Diver of the Meet and First Team all conference. He won both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. His score of 511.80 was a new SUNYAC Meet record.

Second Team honors went to John Estanislau (East Longmeadow, Mass. / East Longmeadow) and Rafael Santiago (Middletown). Estanislau was second in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. He was part of three relay teams that finished well: 200-yard freestyle relay (second), 400-yard freestyle relay (third) and 200-yard medley relay (fourth).

Santiago was third in the 1-meter diving.

For the women, divers Ashley Keller (Lockport) and Sarah Ficarro (Owego) were First Team. Ficarro won the 3-meter board, while Keller not only won the 1-meter board, but set a new conference mark, meet record and team record with a score of 485.35.

Andrasek, Emily Ginty (Chenago Forks), Katelyn Haley (Canadaigua) and Natalia Wilkins (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) were named to the Second Team. Andrasek finished third in the 200-yard backstroke. She teamed up with Ginty on the third-place 400-yard medley relay team. Ginty was also on the 400- and 800-yard freestyle relay teams that finished fourth. Individually, she was third in the 200-yard backstroke.

Wilkins was second in the 400-yard IM and fourth in the 200-yard IM.

Haley was third off both the 3-meter and 1-meter diving boards.

The women's team finished third at the conference meet, while the men finished fourth.

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