Allaire, Turell, Svetin, Brady all honored for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Fresh off its best performance at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships in nine years, the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team earned a number of NEISDA honors.
Senior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.), junior Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) and sophomore Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) were named to the NEISDA 2020 All-New England Team, freshman MacKenzie Brady (Rochester, N.H.) was selected to the 2020 All-Sportsmanship Team and Allaire was credited as the Female Senior High Point Diver.
To earn All-New England honors an athlete needs a top-eight individual or top-four relay placement. Allaire captured a pair of silver medals to close out an incredible diving career, scoring 347.60 on the 1-meter board and totaling 364.30 at 3-meters. Turell claimed a bronze medal in the 50-yard butterfly after a season-best time of 27.12 seconds, while Svetin posted three top-eight finishes. She finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a school record 1:01.38, ended up fifth in the 50-yard backstroke with a program best time of 28.48 and took seventh in the 200-yard backstroke after touching the wall in 2:16.98.
Brady had a solid weekend, leading off the Panthers' 800-yard freestyle relay, finishing 18th in the 1650-yard freestyle, taking 22nd in the 400-yard IM and claiming 24th in the 500-yard freestyle.
Plymouth State wrapped up a fantastic season with its 12th place finish at the championships – the best result in nine years. The Panthers went 6-3 in dual meets to post the second most wins in a decade and posted their highest team finish at the Little East Championship since the 2006-07 season after taking fourth.
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