Swimming ‘ Diving: Wallace named CAA Diver of the Week after NU win

By Jared Sugerman

Following a season-opening rout of Central Connecticut and a win at Boston College to start the dual-meet season a perfect 2-0, the Northeastern swimming ‘ diving team went 1-2 in their first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) meet of the season, held at Delaware on Nov. 3 and 4.

“I think they were more mentally prepared for Boston College,” said head coach Roy Coates. “We have a history with BC and everyone knows how much it means for us to beat them. We don’t have any feelings against these teams yet, so there isn’t as much emotion.”

The Huskies competed against squads from Old Dominion, William ‘ Mary and Delaware, triumphing over Old Dominion 235-118, but falling to William ‘ Mary and host Delaware, 242-110 and 212-141, respectively. This is Northeastern’s only meet against CAA foes before the conference championships in February.

The seven-hour bus ride to Delaware may also have played a role in the swimmers’ apparent fatigue.

“I was talking with Adam Mullen from Delaware, and he was saying how happy they were to have the meet at their place, because they usually do badly when they have to take long trips like we did,” said junior co-captain Kara Lane.

Mental preparedness and fatigue did not appear to be a problem for the Northeastern divers, though. Junior Brooks Wallace was Northeastern’s lone first-place finisher, capturing the top spots in the 1-meter dive and the 3-meter dive. Wallace earned CAA Diver of the Week honors for her performance.

Juniors Monica Hubbard and Brittany Giles, and sophomore Courtney Flanagan placed second, third and fourth in the 1-meter dive, respectively.

“After the BC meet, all the divers buckled down and we really focused on the Delaware meet,” Wallace said. “Everyone put in so much effort preparing for this meet, both mentally and physically.”

There were some bright spots for the swimmers, as well. Freshman Kathrine Fugge added to her already impressive r

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