Allaire, Turell honored for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) released its All-New England and All-Sportsmanship teams and a pair of Plymouth State University student-athletes were among those honored.
Junior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) earned All-New England honors and was selected as Plymouth State's representative on the All-Sportsmanship Team, while sophomore Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) also claimed All-New England recognition.
Allaire captured a pair of medals at the NEISDA Championships last month with a second place finish in 3-meter diving and a third place in 1-meter diving. The owner of four of PSU's diving records, she was also maned the Little East Conference (LEC) Diver of the Year for a second straight season.
Turell earned All-New England status after an impressive weekend at the NEISDA Championships. She captured a silver medal in the 50-yard butterfly in a school record time, finished eighth in the A finals of the 50-yard freestyle, posted a season best time while finishing sixth in the B finals of the 100-yard IM, was part of four relay teams (200-yard medley, 400-yard medley, 200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle) that all recorded season best times over the weekend.
To earn All-New England honors an individual must post a top eight individual or top four relay placement at the NEISDA Championships. The All-Sportsmanship Team is made up of one representative from each of the league's 22 member schools
Under first-year head coach Anne Barbeau, PSU went 4-5 in dual meets and took fifth at the LEC Championships. The squad finished 13th at the NEISDA Championships, matching the best result since the 2013-14 season, setting a pair of school records while claiming three medals in the process.
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