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Women’s Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week: February 11, 2019

women's swimming & diving athletes of the week for February 11, 2019

Swimmer of the Week

Megan Lasto (Eastern Connecticut) – Sophomore – Orange, Conn.
Lasto was named LEC Swimmer of the Week for the fifth time this season after winning each of her three individual events at the 2019 LEC Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday, taking home the conference title in the 50 freestyle (25.06), 200 breaststroke (2:28.39) and 400 individual medley (4:45.78). She also earned second-team all-conference honors as a member of the Warriors' second-place 200 medley relay (1:55.11).

Rookie Swimmer of the Week

Maddie Kovach (UMass Dartmouth) – Freshman – Oxford, Conn.
Kovach was named LEC Rookie Swimmer of the Week for the fifth time this season after winning the conference title 200 backstroke (2:11.15), earning second-team all-conference in the 100 backstroke (1:01.48) with her runner-up finisher, and placing third in the 400 IM (4:49.92) at the 2019 LEC Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday. She was also a member of the third-place 200 medley relay for the host Corsairs, who placed second in the final team standings.

Co-Diver of the Week 

Monique Groux (Westfield State) – Senior – Agawam, Mass. / Casey Allaire (Plymouth State) – Junior – Mattapoisett, Mass.
Feldman and Groux shared the LEC Diver of the Week Award after recording one win and one runner-up finish each in the diving events at the 2019 LEC Championships Saturday. Groux was the victor on the 3-meter board (229.25) and placed second on the 1-meter board (236.40), while Allaire was triumphant on the 1-meter board (239.05) and placed second on the 3-meter board (227.25). This marks the seventh Diver of the Week honor for Groux, while it was the fifth for Allaire.

Rookie Diver of the Week

Brianna Feldman (Keene State) – Freshman – Glastonbury, Conn.
Feldman picked up her eighth LEC Rookie Diver of the Week award of the season after placing third on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the LEC Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday; she was first among the conference freshmen in both events. Feldman totaled 206.00 points on the 1-meter board and 191.60 points on the 3-meter board for the 2019 LEC Champion Owls.

Previous Weekly Winners

Swimmer of the Week
Oct. 16 – Katie Brandeberry (Keene State)
Oct. 22 – Katie Brandeberry (Keene State)
Oct. 31 – Megan Lasto (Eastern Connecticut)
Nov. 5 – Megan Lasto (Eastern Connecticut)
Nov. 12 – Megan Lasto (Eastern Connecticut)
Nov. 19 – Kelsey Johnstone (Westfield State)
Dec. 3 – Katie Brandeberry (Keene State)
Dec. 10 – Kait Kelly (Westfield State)
Jan. 7 – Olivia Sosnoski (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 14 - Cammie Turrell (Plymouth State)
Jan. 21 – Molly Henry (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 28 – Megan Lasto (Eastern Connecticut)
Feb. 4 – Kelsey Johnstone (Westfield State)

Rookie Swimmer of the Week
Oct. 16 – Maddie Kovach (UMass Dartmouth)
Oct. 22 – Wenona Alexander (Rhode Island College)
Oct. 31 – Wenona Alexander (Rhode Island College)
Nov. 5 – Maddie Kovach (UMass Dartmouth)
Nov. 12 – Ellie Wilson (Plymouth State)
Nov. 19 – Athena Sampalis (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 3 – Athena Sampalis (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 10 – Maddie Kovach (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 7 – Molly Henry (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 14 – Mary McBride (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 21 – Molly Henry (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 28 – Maddie Kovach (UMass Dartmouth)
Feb. 4 - Hope Johnsky (Western Connecticut)

Diver of the Week
Oct. 16 – Jessica Masotta (Keene State)
Oct. 22 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Oct. 31 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Nov. 5 – Casey Allaire (Plymouth State)
Nov. 12 – Casey Allaire (Plymouth State)
Nov. 19 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Dec. 3 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Dec. 10 – Casey Allaire (Plymouth State)
Jan. 14 – Casey Allaire (Plymouth State)|
Jan. 21 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Jan. 28 – Monique Groux (Westfield State)
Feb. 4 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)

Rookie Diver of the Week
Oct. 16 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Oct. 22 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Oct. 31 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Nov. 12 – Hannah McKenna (Westfield State)
Nov. 19 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Dec. 3 – Kaylin Carpenter (Westfield State)
Jan. 14 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Jan. 21 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)
Jan. 28 – Hannah McKenna (Westfield State)
Feb. 4 – Brianna Feldman (Keene State)