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2009-10 Women's Swimming & Diving News

June 18, 2010
Swimming and Diving Completes Incoming Class for 2010-11
Head swimming coach Bill Ball and head diving coach Dave Maliar have announced the addition of five student-athletes to their incoming class in 2010-11, bringing the total number of the class to eight. The Blue Devils have won two Northeast Conference titles and finished second once in the last three years. They won back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009 before finishing second last season.

April 20, 2010
CCSU Swimming to Hold Water Safety Clinic May 9
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team will be conducting a free water safety clinic on Sunday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Stew Leonard III Children's Charities and is for children ages two to six. The clinic will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Devils' Jack Suydam Natatorium in Kaiser Hall. All those ready to have fun and learn basic water safety, grab a towel and head to CCSU for the event.

February 28, 2010
Blue Devils Finish ECAC Championships in Eighth
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team finished competition at the ECAC Championships today. The Blue Devils placed eighth out of 24 scoring teams, recording 227 total points. The 400 freestyle relay team of Alex Czaplicki, Kandra Kane, Taylor Friedmann and Katie Lang recorded the top finish of the day, placing fifth in a time of 3:31.13.

February 27, 2010
Swimming Competes In Day Two Action at ECAC Championships
Both relay teams placed in the top five as Central Connecticut State University competed in the second day of competition at the ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The 800 freestyle relay team of senior Kandra Kane, sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshmen Taylor Friedmann and Katie Lang led the way with a silver medalist performance, recording a time of 7:36.09.

February 26, 2010
Friedmann Wins 500 Free, Blue Devils in Fifth at ECACs
Freshman Taylor Friedmann won the 500 freestyle as Central Connecticut State University competed in the first day of competition at the ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday. Friedmann recorded a time of 4:56.81 to earn gold medalist honors in the event. The Blue Devils are in fifth place out of 18 scoring teams after one day of action in Pittsburgh, PA.

February 25, 2010
Nine Swimmers and Divers Earn All-NEC Honors
Taylor Friedmann was named Co-Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet and Co-Outstanding Rookie of the Meet at the Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships two weeks ago. The freshman headlines a group of nine Central Connecticut swimmers and divers to be named to the All-NEC Teams, as released by the conference today.

February 13, 2010
Central Falls Just Short of Third Straight NEC Championship
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team started the final day of the Northeast Conference Championships down 28.5 points. After the first three events of day three CCSU found itself up by 41.5 points, but St. Francis (PA) won the final three events and went on to win the meet by 48 points. The Blue Devils, who had won the last two NEC Championships were the Runners-up with 508.5 points.

February 12, 2010
Blue Devils Remain In Second After Two Days at NEC Championships
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshman Taylor Friedmann each won one event on Friday, but Central Connecticut State University remains in second place after two days of competition at the Northeast Conference swimming and diving championships. Czaplicki won the first individual event of the night, touching in at 4:32.21 in the 400 IM. Friedmann broke another CCSU freshman record on Friday, winning the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:50.75.

February 11, 2010
CCSU In Second After First Day at Northeast Conference Championships
In pursuit of its third straight Northeast Conference Championship, the Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team stands 11 points back of St. Francis (PA) after day one of competition at Yale University. Freshman Taylor Friedmann highlighted the day, taking first place in the 500 freestyle with a record breaking time of 4:52.56. She topped the best ever time by a Central Connecticut freshman and broke the NEC record while winning the event.

February 10, 2010
Swimming and Diving Ready To Defend Title
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team will attempt to win the Northeast Conference Championship for the third straight season this weekend. The conference championship meet will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Prelim action will start at 10:00 a.m. each day and finals will begin at 6:00 p.m.

January 30, 2010
Central Swimming Tops Wagner, 153-108 On the Road
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshman Taylor Friedmann won three events each as Central Connecticut State University defeated Wagner on the road by a score of 153-108. The Blue Devils won 10 out of 14 events to stay undefeated in Northeast Conference action at 2-0.

January 25, 2010
Watch Highlights From College Conference Carnival
Highlights from this past weekend's College Conference Carnival are now available for viewing. Swimming World Magazine #$%^along with Rutgers University hosted the event on January 22 and 23. The Blue Devils competed along with Minnesota, #$%^Richmond, Rider, UMBC and Rutgers. Among the videos available at SwimmingWorld.TV is the 500 freestyle 'B' Final which #$%^features freshman Taylor Friedmann and senior Kandra Kane placing first and third, respectively.

January 23, 2010
Swimming and Diving Finishes Competition at College Conference Carnival
Sophomore Kristen Malski put forth the fourth best time in the 100 breastroke, touching in at 1:06.63 as the Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team finished competition at the Swimming World College Conference Carnival at Rutgers on Saturday. The Blue Devils placed sixth in the two day meet in which the University of Minnesota edged out the host Scarlet Knights for the championship.

January 22, 2010
CCSU Competes In Day One of College Conference Carnival
Freshman Taylor Friedmann and senior Kandra Kane both placed in the top 10 of the 500 freestyle as Central Connecticut State University competed in the first day of action at the Swimming World College Conference Carnival. Friedmann took third with a time of 5:00.38, while Kane placed seventh, touching in at 5:05.51.

January 19, 2010
Swimming World Meet To Be Streamed Live On SwimInfo.com
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team will be competing in Swimming World Magazine's College Conference #$%^Carnival this weekend at Rutgers University. The Blue Devils will compete against the host Scarlet Knights, Minnesota, #$%^Richmond, UMBC and Rider over the two day event. To catch all of the live action this weekend go to www.swiminfo.com.

January 19, 2010
Vestergaard Earns Fifth NEC Diver of the Week Honor
Sophomore Madison Vestergaard earned her second straight Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor and her fifth of the season for her performance against Miami on Saturday. She led CCSU this weekend with two first place finishes. The Middletown, CT native won the one-meter dive with 252.60 points. Her score was only 1.3 points off the Central school record in the event. She also took home gold medalist honors in the three-meter dive with a score of 236.93. Vestergaard has the top scores in the NEC this season and has qualified for the ECAC Championships with her performance.

January 16, 2010
Blue Devils Fall 163-60 at Miami
Sophomore Madison Vestergaard won both diving events, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 163-60 road decision at Miami Saturday. Vestergaard scored 252.60 points in the one-meter dive and totaled 236.93 points to win the three-meter board. The Blue Devils will next travel to Rutgers to compete in the College Conference Carnival on January 22 and 23 in Piscataway, NJ.

January 12, 2010
Friedmann and Vestergaard Receive Northeast Conference Honors
Freshman Taylor Friedmann and sophomore Madison Vestergaard earned Northeast Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week accolades, respectively, for their performance at CCSU's home dual meet against Vermont on Sunday. It marks the first time that Friedmann has received the honor in her young career, but this is the fourth time that Vestergaard has been named Diver of the Week during the 2009-10 season.

January 10, 2010
Friedmann Breaks Pool Record as CCSU Falls to Vermont 161-139
Freshman Taylor Friedmann broke the Jack Suydam Natatorium record in the 1,000 freestyle, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 161-139 decision at home to the University of Vermont on Sunday afternoon. Her time of 10:13.41 was a pool and freshman best in the CCSU record books and is the best time in the Northeast Conference so far this season.

November 30, 2009
Ball Adds Three During Early Signing Period
Central Connecticut State University head swimming and diving coach Bill Ball announced three National Letter of Intent signings #$%^for the 2010-11 season. Erin Massey of Stratford, CT, Kristina Gulia of Orange, CT, and Kasey Chilton of Chelmsford, MA all #$%^committed to CCSU during the early signing period.

November 24, 2009
Vestergaard Receives NEC Diver of the Week Honor
Sophomore Madison Vestergaard earned her third Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor for her performances at the Harvard Invitational this weekend. She competed in both the one-meter and three-meter events at the meet. Vestergaard recorded scores of 176.10 and 184.10 points in the two events, respectively. CCSU will take the next month off from competitive swimming and will return to the pool on January 10 of 2010.

November 22, 2009
CCSU Finishes Final Day at Terrier Invite, Harvard Diving Invite
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki placed third in the 200 backstroke as the Central Connecticut State Unviversity swim team placed seventh out of nine teams at the Terrier Invitational this weekend. Czaplicki recorded a time of 2:04.55 to lead Central in the final day of the meet at Boston University. Senior Kristen Rossi and sophomore Madison Vestergaard also finished diving at the Harvard Invitational on Sunday.

November 21, 2009
Blue Devils Compete In Day Two Action at Terrier Invite
Central Connecticut State University competed in day two action at the Terrier Invitational on Saturday. Five Blue Devils put forth individual performances, while two relays competed at Boston University. Senior Kandra Kane was the top finisher for CCSU, placing 10th in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:54.87.

November 20, 2009
CCSU Swims at Day One of Terrier Invite
The Central Connecticut State University swimming team competed in day one action at the Terrier Invitational on Friday. Freshman Taylor Friedmann placed third in the 500 freestyle, touching in with a time of 4:58.37. Two Blue Devil relays finished in 11th place in the first day of competition at Boston University.

November 17, 2009
Rossi Is Northeast Conference Diver of the Week Again
Kristen Rossi has competed in three weeks of diving in 2009. The Central Connecticut State University senior now has three Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honors this season. She earned the accolades for the third straight week after her performance at the Blue Devils' dual meet with Boston University on Saturday.

November 14, 2009
CCSU Falls to Boston University, 157-77, In Dual Meet Competition
Senior Kandra Kane, sophomore Kristen Malski and freshman Taylor Friedmann each won an event, but Central Connecticut State University was upended by Boston University by a score of 157-77 on Saturday afternoon. Kane took first in the 500 freestyle, touching in at 5:09.58. Malski earned gold medalist honors in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:09.73, while Friedmann won the 1,000 free, recording a time of 10:24.58.

November 11, 2009
CCSU Swimming to Offer Water Safety Clinic
The Central Connecticut State University Swimming and Diving team will be offering a free water safety clinic in conjunction with the Stew Leonard III Children's Charities on December 5, 2009 at the Jack Suydam Natatorium. Anyone interested should contact Bill Ball at ballb@ccsu.edu or call 860-832-3073 for more information.

November 10, 2009
Kristen Rossi Takes Second Straight Diver of the Week Honor
CCSU senior Kristen Rossi earned her second straight Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor for her performance at #$%^New Hampshire on Saturday. Rossi led the Blue Devils in both diving events, taking second place in the one-meter dive and #$%^placing third in the three-meter event. The Southington, CT native recorded scores of 217.50 and 173.47 in the two events, #$%^respectively.

November 7, 2009
Swimming and Diving Falls to New Hampshire, 181-110
Freshman Taylor Friedmann won two individual events, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 181-110 decision to New Hampshire on the road on Saturday afternoon. Friedmann took gold medalist honors in the 1,000 and 500 free, touching in at 10:23.56 and 5:08.68, respectively.

November 4, 2009
Meet at New Hampshire Changed to 2:00 p.m.
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team will be competing at New Hampshire this Saturday, November 7 in dual meet action. The contest has been changed from a 1:00 p.m. to a 2:00 p.m. start in Durham, NH. The Blue Devils will look to improve on their 2-2 dual meet record.

November 3, 2009
Rossi Receives Northeast Conference Diver of the Week Honors
Senior Kristen Rossi earned Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honors in her first weekend of competition on Sunday. She led the Central Connecticut State University diving unit with a second and a fourth place finish against Southern Connecticut and Sacred Heart. Rossi, the 2007 Northeast Conference Diver of the Year, recorded scores of 201.15 and 173.80 in the one-meter and three-meter events, respectively.

November 1, 2009
CCSU Wins Pair of Dual Meets At Southern Connecticut
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team picked up a pair of dual meet victories this afternoon, defeating Sacred Heart 98-40 and topping Southern Connecticut 77-63 in New Haven. Freshmen Taylor Friedmann and Katie Lang recorded two first place finishes each to lead the Blue Devils on Sunday.

October 27, 2009
Vestergaard Earns Second Northeast Conference Weekly Honor
Madison Vestergaard earned her second straight Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor for her performance at the Sonny Werblin Invitational this weekend. It marks the third time in the CCSU sophomore's career that she has received the accolades.

October 24, 2009
Swimming and Diving Competes at Sonny Werblin Invite
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team competed at the Sonny Werblin Invitational this weekend. Six different Blue Devils recorded top ten finishes, while freshman Taylor Friedmann led the way placing in the top ten five times. She also had the best individual finish of the weekend, taking silver medalist honors in the 500 freestyle, touching in at 5:06.22.

October 20, 2009
Vestergaard Earns Diver of the Week Honors
Sophomore Madison Vestergaard was named the Northeast Conference Diver of the Week for her performances at Northeastern on Saturday. It marks the second time in the Middletown, CT native's career that she has received the honor.

October 17, 2009
Swimming and Diving Drop Pair of Dual Meets at Northeastern
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki won the 100 and 200 backstroke, as well as the 200 IM, but the Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team dropped a pair of dual meets to open the season on Saturday. The Blue Devils fell to Northeastern by a score of 175-108 and lost the meet with Maine, 161-132 in Boston this afternoon. Czaplicki won the 100 back in 1:00.70, and took the 200 back in 2:09.80. The sophomore won her final event, the 200 IM, by over ten seconds, touching in at 2:10.31.

October 1, 2009
Blue Devils Picked To Three-Peat In Northeast Conference Poll
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team was unanimously selected to win the Northeast Conference for a third straight year in the 2009 version of the conference coaches' poll, released on Thursday. The Blue Devils will begin their quest for three straight league titles on Saturday October 17 when they compete at Northeastern with the host Huskies and Maine.