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October 21, 2009 / umbcdawgblog

Weekly Award Blog – Oct. 20, 2009 – Swimmers Sweep AEC Awards

Throughout the 2009-10 school year, the UMBC Dawg Blog will keep track of all of UMBC’s accolades. This week, UMBC swept the America East swimming awards.

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Tereza Kaplanova – Swimming and Diving

America East Female Swimmer of the Week

Posting two wins and two second-place finishes, Kaplanova helped lead the UMBC women’s squad over Rider. At last year’s conference championship, Kaplanova claimed bronze in the 200 breast, but on Saturday she touched first in a time of 2:26.77. She also won the 200 IM in 2:12.34. Kaplanova’s two second-place finishes came in the 100 back and the 200 medley relay.

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Matt Mattingly – Swimming and Diving

America East Male Swimmer of the Week

Mattingly led UMBC to a win over Rider on Saturday, posting two individual wins and one relay victory. The senior won the 200 IM, posting a time of 1:57.38, while also finishing first in the 100 breast in 58.67. He was also part of the 200 medley relay team that placed first in 1:35.80.

UMBC Accolades for 2009-10

Men’s Soccer

Andrew Bulls (5)

  • NSCAA National Player of the Week (week ending Sept. 6)
  • College Soccer News National Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 13)

Levi Houapeu (2)

  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 20)

Phil Saunders (2)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 27)

Swimming and Diving

Tereza Kaplanova

  • America East Female Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18)

Matt Mattingly

  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18)

Volleyball

Naomi Bush (3)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4)

Kira Giles

  • America East Setter of the Week (Sept. 20)

Ali Loynachan

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 13)
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