CH4MPS! NSU Women’s Swimming Wins Fourth Consecutive SSC Title

OCALA, Fla. – For the fourth straight season, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Swimming team has won the Sunshine State Conference Championship. The Sharks won 11 events over the five-day meet and set numerous meet, school, and conference records. It is the eighth title in program history.

Emily Trieschmann repeats as the Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Meet. Trieschmann scored 80-points for Nova Southeastern with her wins in the 800 Freestyle Relay, 1000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay, 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle (set a new SSC and Meet record), and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Trieschmann is the third swimmer to win the award twice and remains the fifth NSU honoree.

For the third consecutive season, Nova Southeastern Men’s Swimming finished second at the Sunshine State Conference Championships, the Sharks scored 659 points across the five days.

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Ben Hewitt – Our teams performed quite well over all 9 sessions and came together for one another. I’m excited for our athletes and I’m thankful for their efforts, especially the Seniors! Looking forward to a strong performance at NCAA’s.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 1650 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle Relay
Results

Final Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 1025
2. Tampa – 821
3. Lynn – 498
4. Florida Southern – 495
5. Rollins – 303
6. Florida Tech – 229
7. Barry – 104

Final Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 854
2. Nova Southeastern – 659
3. Florida Southern – 543
4. Rollins – 428
5. Lynn – 423
6. Florida Tech – 356
7. Barry – 242

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The Sharks opened the day to a fast start, taking the top three spots in the 1650 Freestyle. After breaking her own record from earlier this season, Emily Trieschmann collected the gold medal with a time of 16:24.21. Behind Trieschmann, Hailey Williams placed second (16:25.72) and Neta Shiff placed third (16:52.75).
  • Rafaela Raurich placed second in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 50.37. Taking third place was Maria Goncalves, who finished with a time of 50.95.
  • Finishing with a time of 1:59.98, May Lowy took second in the 200 Backstroke.
  • The group of Emilia Ronningdal, Maya Esparza, Williams, and Trieschmann finished second in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:22.57.

How it Happened
(Men’s)
What's Next
Both the Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams will now prepare for the NCAA National Championships. The NCAA National Championship meet is set to begin on Tuesday, March 12th in Geneva, Ohio.

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NSU Women First, Men Second, as Day Four of SSC Championships Concludes

OCALA, Fla. – The Sharks returned to the pool at FAST on Saturday night for day four of the 2024 Sunshine State Conference Championships. The Sharks continued to collect more medals on Saturday, bringing their total medal count through four days up to 14 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals. As both teams gear up for the final day of the meet, the Women’s team stays put in first place, and the Men’s team remains in second.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle Relay
Results

Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 775
2. Tampa – 620
3. Florida Southern – 378
4. Lynn – 357
5. Rollins – 213
6. Florida Tech – 173
7. Barry – 63

Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 641
2. Nova Southeastern – 464
3. Florida Southern – 430
4. Rollins – 339
5. Lynn – 298
6. Florida Southern – 269
7. Barry – 186

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The Sharks dominated from the jump, taking first through fourth in the 500 Freestyle. Emily Trieschmann secured first place with a time of 4:49.16. Coming in second place with a time of 4:52.91 was Hailey Williams. Behind Williams in third place was Ilaria Murzilli, who finished with a time of 4:55.67. Rounding out the top four, finishing just .11 seconds after Murzilli was Estelle Bauer.
  • In the 100 Backstroke, Maria Goncalves captured the gold medal, finishing with a time of 54.45.
  • Earlier in the day during prelims, Rafaela Raurich set a new SSC record for the fastest 200 Butterfly with a time of 1:57.37. Unfortunately, that record did not last long, because Raurich broke the record once again during the finals. Raurich took first and reset the SSC record time in the 200 Butterfly with a 1:56.71. Taking third in the event was May Lowy, who finished with a time of 1:59.68.
  • In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Goncalves, Solana Capalbo, Mollie Morfelt, and Maya Esparza took home the silver medal with a time of 1:32.64.

How it Happened
(Men’s)
What's Next
The Sharks return to pool in Ocala, FL on February 18th for the final day of the Sunshine State Conference Championships. Events scheduled for day five include 1650 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Prelims begin at 10:00AM, followed by the finals at 5:00PM.

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Sharks Shine Bright on Day Three of SSC Championships

OCALA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams continued competition at the 2024 Sunshine State Conference Championships on Friday night in Ocala, Florida. The Sharks continued to dominate, adding five gold medals, three silver medals, and four bronze medals. Through three days, the Women’s team continues to have a strong hold on first place, while the Men’s team remains in second place behind Tampa.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 100 Butterfly, 400 Individual Medley, 200 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay
Results

Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 522
2. Tampa – 398
3. Florida Southern – 255
4. Lynn – 237
5. Rollins – 154
6. Florida Tech – 108
7. Barry – 27

Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 423
2. Nova Southeastern – 351
3. Florida Southern – 293
4. Rollins – 220
5. Florida Tech – 177
6. Lynn – 163
7. Barry – 119

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • Starting off the day in the 100 Butterfly, Rafaela Raurich captured first place, and set a new SSC Meet and NSU record with her time of 53.15.
  • In the 400 Individual Medley, the Sharks claimed the top three spots, with May Lowy claiming the gold medal with a time of 4:18.08. Behind Lowy in second place was Estelle Bauer with a time of 4:20.47. In third place, with a time of 4:21.05, was Neta Shiff.
  • The Sharks once again claimed the top three spots, this time in the 200 Freestyle. Emily Trieschmann took first place with a time of 1:47.27. In second place was Emilia Ronningdal with a time of 1:48.17. Then rounding out the top three was Raurich with a time of 1:48.55.
  • In the 400 Medley Relay, the group of Maria Goncalves, Ronningdal, Raurich, and Trieschmann secured the gold medal with a time of 3:39.98.

How it Happened
(Men’s)
What's Next
The Sharks return to pool in Ocala, FL on February 17th for day four of the Sunshine State Conference Championships. Events scheduled for day four include 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, and the 200 Freestyle Relay. Prelims begin at 10:00AM, followed by the finals at 6:00PM.

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Sharks Continue to Impress at SSC Championships

OCALA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams continued competition at the 2024 Sunshine State Conference Championships on Thursday night in Ocala, Florida. The Sharks earned three gold medals, six silver medals, and four bronze medals. The Women’s team remains in first after two days, while the Men’s team sits a few points behind Tampa in second place.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 1000 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay
Results

Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 296
2. Tampa – 231
3. Lynn – 151
4. Florida Southern – 144
5. Rollins – 97
6. Florida Tech – 90
7. Barry – 27

Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 239
2. Nova Southeastern – 221
3. Florida Southern – 179
4. Rollins – 128
5. Lynn – 125
6. Florida Tech – 109
7. Barry – 60

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The Sharks dominated from the jump, taking first through fourth in the 1000 Freestyle. Emily Trieschmann captured the gold medal, finishing with a time of 9:45.27. In second place, with a time of 9:50.74, was Hailey Williams. Coming in third place was Estelle Bauer with a time of 10:01.81. Then rounding out the top four, Neta Shiff took fourth with a time of 10:04.28.
  • In the 200 Individual Medley, Emilia Ronningdal secured the gold medal, narrowly beating teammate May Lowy. Ronningdal finished with a time of 2:00.27, and Lowy finished with a time of 2:00.70.
  • Maya Esparza placed third in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.06.
  • In the 200 Medley Relay, the group of Mollie Morfelt, Hannah Montgomery, Rafaela Raurich, and Esparza finished in second place with a time of 1:40.57.

How it Happened
(Men’s)

  • In the 1000 Freestyle, Luca Alessandrini won the gold medal with a time of 9:02.87. Securing the silver medal, with a time of 9:05.21, was Keith Peristeridis.
  • Inigo Marina captured second place in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:48.74. Thomas Flower placed third, finishing just 0.19 seconds after Marina.
  • With a time of 19.77, Marcel Snitko finished in second place in the 50 Freestyle.
  • Gustav Henriksen, Marina, Rhett Moore, and Snitko took third in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:28.18.

What's Next
The Sharks return to pool in Ocala, FL on February 16th for day three of the Sunshine State Conference Championships. Events scheduled for day three include the 100 Butterfly, 400 Individual Medley, 200 Freestyle, and 400 Medley Relay. Prelims begin at 10:00AM, followed by the finals at 6:00PM.

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NSU Opens Strong on Day One of SSC Swimming Championships

OCALA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams began competition at the 2024 Sunshine State Conference Championships on Wednesday night from the Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (FAST) in Ocala, Florida. The Sharks took care of business, winning both the Men’s and Women’s 800 freestyle relay, giving both teams the lead in the standings going into day two.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 800 Freestyle Relay
Results

Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 62
2. Tampa – 52
3. Florida Southern – 46
4. Florida Tech – 40
4. Rollins – 40
6. Lynn – 34

Standings – Men’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 62
2. Florida Southern – 46
3. Florida Tech – 44
4. Lynn – 42
5. Rollins – 38
6. Tampa – 34
7. Barry – 32

How it Happened
(Women’s)

 

How it Happened
(Men’s)

What's Next
The Sharks return to pool in Ocala, FL on February 15th for day two of the Sunshine State Conference Championships. Events scheduled for day two include the 1000 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, and the 200 Medley Relay. Prelims begin at 10:00AM, followed by the finals at 6:00PM.

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Sharks Ready to go at SSC Championships

OCALA, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference Championships are set to begin on Wednesday, February 14, from the Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (FAST) in Ocala, Fla. No. 3 Nova Southeastern Women’s Swimming will look to win its fourth consecutive SSC title, while the No. 12 Sharks Men’s Swimming team is looking to win their first crown since 2018-19.

Head Coach Ben Hewitt leads the Sharks into Ocala with the title pursuit beginning with the 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday evening. “Excited to take on the new venue in Ocala and swim fast. We’ve put the work in and the team is ready to perform at a high level.”

The Sharks women’s team features a veteran roster with championship experience at both the conference and national level. NCAA National Champions Emilia Ronningdal, May Lowy, Mollie Morfelt, Ilaria Murzilli, and SSC Athlete of the Year Emily Trieschmann lead the Sharks women’s team, which looks to add another conference championship to their collection. At last year’s SSC Championships, the women’s team took home 11 individual titles, en route to claiming their third consecutive Sunshine State Conference title.

Nova Southeastern Men’s Team finished the 2023 SSC Championships with a second-place finish. Thomas Flower won three individual Sunshine State Conference crowns (200 free, 400 medley relay, 200 free relay) in his sophomore year and looks to add more accolades to his ledger. Last season, NSU men’s swimming earned four overall titles.

The Sunshine State Conference Championships are set to begin on Wednesday evening. For full coverage of the events, be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter/X at NSU_Swim. For more information on the Sunshine State Conference Championships, click here.

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NSU Swimming Teams Honored as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

RICHMOND, VA. – The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released their Scholar All-American team for the 2023 Fall Semester. Overall, 783 teams from 461 institutions were selected on the basis of their Fall 2023 team grade-point averages and represent 18,716 student-athletes from across the country. Both the Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s swimming programs were recognized by the CSCAA.

Head Coach Ben Hewitt has continued to hold Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming to a high standard, both in the classroom and in the pool, with NSU Women’s Swimming ranking No. 3 nationally, while the men are ranked 16th.

Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming will be back in action for the Sunshine State Conference Championship meet beginning on Wednesday, February 14th.

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Sharks Victorious on Senior Day

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams hosted Rollins on Saturday afternoon at the NSU Aquatics Center. The Sharks women’s team was victorious 196-66, while the NSU men’s team won 161-100. Prior to the meet, Nova Southeastern Athletics honored the 2023-24 Sharks Senior Class, which featured: Isa DiSalvo, Matthew Gush, Aiden Hichkad, Amanda Kopas, Umberto Marsic, Anton Mueller, Gus Pastos, Keith Peristeridis, Audrey Rackel, Marcel Snitko, Emily Trieschmann, and Christian Vendetti.

Full meet results

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The group of Mollie Morfelt, Hannah MontgomeryRafaela Raurich, and Maya Esparza placed first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:45.15.
  • Emily Trieschmann came in first in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:04.39.
  • Raurich secured the victory in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:51.15.
  • Maria Goncalves won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 57.57.
  • Emilia Ronningdal took first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:03.21.
  • With a time of 24.30, Esparza was victorious in the 50 Freestyle.
  • In the 100 Freestyle, Isabella Hernandez took first with a time of 52.16.
  • Ronningdal swam into first in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:04.96.
  • Hailey Williams secured first in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:03.32.
  • Raurich placed first in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 56.04.
  • In the 400 IM, Trieschmann took first with a time of 4:17.70.
  • With a time of 3:29.34, Raurich, Goncalves, Bethany Weber, and Trieschmann came in first in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

How it Happened
(Men’s)

  • With a time of 1:29.35, the group of Gustav HenriksenInigo Marina, Thomas Flower, and Marcel Snitko came in first in the 200 Medley Relay.
  • Keith Peristeridis was victorious in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 9:24.83.
  • Flower captured first in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:36.42.
  • Henriksen earned a win in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 49.63.
  • In the 50 Freestyle, Marcel Snitko took first with a time of 20.09.
  • With a time of 43.76, Snitko was victorious in the 100 Freestyle.
  • Henriksen swam into first in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 1:46.85.
  • Marina placed first in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:01.01.
  • Luca Alessandrini secured first in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 4:29.01.
  • With a time of 3:57.94, Peristeridis won the 400 IM.
  • The group of Umberto Marsic, Snitko, Mateus Ribeiro, and Flower placed first in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 2:59.15.

What's Next
The Sharks will be back in the pool February 1 in Gainesville, Florida as they take part in the University of Florida Invitational.

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Sharks Victorious in Dual Meet Against Keiser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Sharks traveled to West Palm Beach to take on the Keiser Seahawks in a dual meet on Friday afternoon from the Lake Lytal Aquatic Center. Both NSU teams were victorious, with the Women’s team winning 216-46, and the Men’s team winning 145-117.

Full meet results

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • Maria Goncalves, Emilia Ronningdal, Rafaela Raurich, and Emily Trieschmann placed first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:45.59.
  • Ilaria Murzilli took first in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:31.67.
  • Trieschmann was victorious in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:51.89.
  • In the 100 Backstroke, Ronningdal placed first with a time of 58.27.
  • With a time of 1:05.92, Hannah Montgomery took first in the 100 Breaststroke.
  • Raurich swam into first place in the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:01.19.
  • Maya Esparza took first in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 24.23.
  • In the 100 Freestyle, Trieschmann took first with a time of 52.31.
  • May Lowy came in first in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:05.51.
  • Grace Gardner was victorious in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:24.27.
  • Ronningdal placed first in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:01.96.
  • Raurich secured another first place finish, this time in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 55.97.
  • In the 200 IM, Trieschmann finished first with a time of 2:06.93.

 How it Happened
(Men’s)

  • Keith Peristeridis captured first in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 9:17.21.
  • In the 200 Freestyle, Thomas Flower was victorious with a time of 1:39.10.
  • With a time of 1:53.30, Luca Alessandrini took first in the 200 Butterfly.
  • Marcel Snitko placed first in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 20.63.
  • Snitko secured another first place finish, this time in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 45.06.
  • Gustav Henriksen was victorious in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 1:48.74.
  • With a time of 1:58.57, Inigo Marina took first in the 200 Breaststroke.
  • In the 500 Freestyle, Alessandrini captured first with a time of 4:31.94.

 
What's Next
The Sharks will be back in the pool Saturday, January 27 for senior day against the Rollins Tars at the NSU Aquatic Center.

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Nova Southeastern Takes Down Florida Southern In Dual Meet

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Sharks were back in their home pool on Friday afternoon, hosting the Florida Southern Mocs in a dual meet from the NSU Aquatic Center. The Nova Southeastern women’s and men’s teams were both victorious over the Mocs in today’s SSC showdown.

Full meet results

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • With a time of 1:45.85, the group of Maria Goncalves, Hannah Montgomery, May Lowy, and Emily Trieschmann placed first in the 200 Medley Relay.
  • Trieschmann was victorious in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:11.47. 
  • Emilia Ronningdal captured first in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:52.61.
  • In the 100 Backstroke, Mollie Morfelt took first with a time of 59.53.
  • Rafaela Raurich claimed victory in the 200 Fly with a time of 1:59.92.
  • In the 50 Freestyle, Goncalves placed first with a time of 24.42.
  • Raurich was victorious for the second time of the day, taking first in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 52.05.
  • Lowy was victorious in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:05.08.
  • Claiming her second victory of the day, Ronningdal placed first in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:23.62.
  • Trieschmann took her second victory of the day, taking the 500 Freestyle with a time of 4:56.16.
  • Ronningdal cruised into first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.96.
  • The group of Trieschmann, Raurich, Estelle Bauer, and Solana Capalbo took first in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:32.00.

 How it Happened
(Men’s)

  • The group of Gustav Henriksen, Inigo Marina, Thomas Flower, and Marcel Snitko finished first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:30.91.
  • Luca Alessandrini took first in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 9:25.30.
  • With a time of 1:39.02, Thomas Flower was victorious in the 200 Freestyle.
  • Henriksen placed first in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 50.54.
  • In the 100 Breaststroke, Marina finished first with a time of 55.22.
  • Claiming his second victory of the day, Alessandrini took the 200 Fly with a time of 1:51.02.
  • Umberto Marsic captured first in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 21.54.
  • Snitko placed first in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 45.07.
  • Henriksen was victorious for the second time of the day, capturing the 200 Backstroke with a time of 1:49.78.
  • Marina took first in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:01.53.
  • Keith Peristeridis finished first in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 4:32.30.
  • In the 200 IM, Marina cruised into first with a time of 1:52.21.
  • Snitko, Mateus Ribeiro, Alessandrini, and Flower placed first in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:02.25.

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Ben Hewitt – Team effort across the board today. Always great to come away with a dual meet win in the SSC. Looking forward to a final weekend of dual meets and the coming Championship season!
 
 What's Next
The Sharks will be back in the pool Friday, January 26 as they travel to West Palm Beach, Florida to take on the Keiser Seahawks at the Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

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