Women’s Swimming & Diving Heads to Northeast Conference Championships

Women’s Swimming & Diving Heads to Northeast Conference Championships

NEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 21-24
Nassau County Aquatic Center | East Meadow, N.Y.
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SETTING THE SCENE
The Mount St. Mary's University women's swimming & diving team heads to the Northeast Conference Championships spanning February 21-24 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y. Action will be streamed live on NECFrontRow.com.

Mount St. Mary's will compete alongside Bryant, Central Connecticut, LIU Brooklyn, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner during the four-day event.

ABOUT THE MOUNT
Mount St. Mary's opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-0 dual meet record, marking the best-ever start to a season in program history. During the stretch, the Mount topped VMI twice, Monmouth, Saint Peter's, Howard and St. Francis Brooklyn, before dropping its final two dual meets at La Salle and Loyola.

The Mountaineers competed in a pair of invitationals during the season, placing third overall at the Franklin & Marshall Invite with 777 team points, before following it up with a fourth-place finish at the Loyola Invitational with 479 points.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
Mount St. Mary's is set to compete at the Northeast Conference Championships for the 12th time in program history.

YEAR                      FINISH/POINTS
2007                       9th/96 pts.
2008                       5th/132 pts.
2009                       6th/126 pts.
2010                       6th/106 pts.
2011                       6th/253 pts.
2012                       5th/348 pts.
2013                       5th/263 pts.
2014                       5th/284.5 pts.
2015                       5th/276 pts.
2016                       6th/193 pts.
2017                       7th/204 pts.

LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
Central Connecticut won its third-straight NEC title and sixth in program history last year, collecting 26 medals and 869.5 team points. Bryant finished second with 605 points and Wagner rounded out the top-three with 578.5 points. The Mount finished in seventh place overall and registered seven top-10 finishes in individual events at the championships, led by a pair from Maggie deTar, who placed eighth in the 1650 free and swam to a ninth-place showing in the 500 free.