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January 26, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Weekly Awards Blog – Jan. 26, 2010 – Swimming Sweeps Awards for 2nd Time

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

Eric Jones – Swimming and Diving

America East Male Swimmer of the Week

Jones led the Retriever men to a 172.5-117.5 victory at Marist on Saturday, earning gold medals in all three of his individual events, including the 500 free (4:48.12), the 200 free (1:44.52) and the 50 free (21.89). He was also the anchor on the 400 free relay team that touched first in a time of 3:12.92.

Sam Maccherola – Swimming and Diving

America East Female Swimmer of the Week

Maccherola led the UMBC women to third place at the College Conference Carnival against top teams, including No. 10 Minnesota. She claimed top finishes in two individual and two relay events. She earned silver in the 200 free (1:51.12) and bronze in the 500 free (5:02.06). Maccherola also swam legs of the second-place 400 free relay and the third-place 200 free relay. On Sunday, she led the Retrievers to victory over Marist, capturing wins in the 100 free (52.80) and the 200 free (1:54.28). Maccherola also swam the opening leg of the 400 free relay that touched first in 3:37.59. This is Maccherola’s second weekly award this season.

UMBC Accolades for 2009-10

Men’s Basketball

Shawn Grant

  • America East Rookie of the Week (week ending Dec. 6)

Brian Neller

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Dec. 27)

Women’s Basketball

Carlee Cassidy

  • America East Preseason All-Conference Team

Michelle Kurowski (2)

  • America East Player of the Week (Nov. 15)
  • America East Player of the Week (Nov. 29)

Cross Country

Sara Parkinson (2)

  • America East All-Conference honors
  • America East All-Academic Team

Men’s Lacrosse

Bobby Atwell (2)

  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Third Team
  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason America East All-Conference

Jordan Pierce

  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason America East All-Conference

Kyle Wimer (2)

  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America First Team
  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason America East All-Conference

Men’s Soccer

Andrew Bulls (12)

  • NSCAA National Player of the Week (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)
  • 2009 America East Striker of the Year
  • America East All-Conference First Team (unanimous selection)
  • America East All-Championship Team
  • ECAC First Team All-Star
  • Goal.com Team of the Year – Second Team
  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team
  • 2009 College Soccer News All-America Third Team

Levi Houapeu (10)

  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Player of the Week (Oct. 25)
  • 2009 America East Midfielder of the Year
  • America East All-Conference First Team (unanimous selection)
  • America East All-Championship Team
  • ECAC First Team All-Star
  • 2009 ECAC Division I Offensive Player of the Year
  • Goal.com Team of the Year – Second Team
  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team

Liam Paddock

  • America East All-Rookie Team

Phil Saunders (3)

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

John Paul Waraska (3)

  • America East All-Championship Team
  • America East All-Academic Team
  • NSCAA All-East Region Third Team Scholar All-America

Chris Williams

  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team

Swimming and Diving

Eric Jones

  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 24)

Tereza Kaplanova

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

Sam Maccherola (2)

  • America East Female Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 22)
  • America East Female Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 24)

Matt Mattingly (2)

  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18)
  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 15)

Track and Field

Adrian Arthur

  • America East Male Track Performer of the Week (Dec. 6)

Amanda Deller

  • America East Female Field Performer of the Week (Dec. 6)

Victor Gilreath

  • America East Male Field Performer of the Week (Dec. 6)

Volleyball

Naomi Bush (6)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Nov. 1)
  • 2009 America East Rookie of the Year
  • America East All-Rookie Team

Kira Giles

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

Alyssa Lang (2)

  • America East Second Team All-Conference
  • America East All-Championship Team

Ali Loynachan (2)

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