International Swimmers Leading the Swimming and Diving Teams

by ALEXA SCHMIDT, Asst. A&E Editor The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Manhattan College are almost halfway through their seasons. They’ve participated in weekly swim meets, either dual meets or inivationals, with a collective six team wins. Individual performances are tracked and can be followed throughout a season in a sport like swimming and diving. A common trend with MC swimming is … Continue reading International Swimmers Leading the Swimming and Diving Teams

Freshman Lexington Passamonte Breaks 3-Meter Dive Record Twice

by C. GARRETT KEIDEL, Asst. Sports Editor Lexington Passamonte is a freshman on the swimming and diving team. Currently she has aspirations to go to dental school after her time at Manhattan College, but at the moment she’s a young talent on the diving team, setting and breaking school records in her short time already at the college. The Quadrangle: How did you get into … Continue reading Freshman Lexington Passamonte Breaks 3-Meter Dive Record Twice

Katelyn Hall Transitions From High School Swimming to Collegiate Swimming

by Madalyn Johnson Staff Writer Katelyn Hall is a freshman student from Rockland County, NY who is majoring in engineering. She previously swam at Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, NY as well as the Phoenix Aquatic Swim Club in New York City. Now a Jasper student-athlete, Hall shared with the Quadrangle about her experiences so far on the women’s swim team which begins its first competitive … Continue reading Katelyn Hall Transitions From High School Swimming to Collegiate Swimming

Swimming and Diving Teams Break Records Galore at MAAC Championships

by C. GARRETT KEIDEL, Asst. Editor Over the long weekend of Feb. 14 through Feb. 17, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the MAAC championships. During this competition, 22 school records were broken in 13 events between the men’s and women’s teams, which is the most they have ever done at a single meet in school history. At the end of the … Continue reading Swimming and Diving Teams Break Records Galore at MAAC Championships

Swimming and Diving Seniors Close Out MC Careers

The Manhattan College Swimming and Diving team bid farewell to six seniors on Jan. 27 at the team’s Senior Day dual meet against Iona. The six seniors were Alexandra Hutzler, Audrey Corcoran, Eileen Blood, Brandon Shields, Mitchell Rifkind and Tyler McCloskey. Each one was presented individually with a plaque to commemorate their athletic careers at Manhattan. The day ended in a loss to the Gaels … Continue reading Swimming and Diving Seniors Close Out MC Careers

Senior Audrey Corcoran Wraps Up Her Swimming Career

Audrey Corcoran is a senior and four-year member of the Manhattan College women’s swimming and diving team. Originally from West Boylston, Mass., Corcoran is an accounting major and is part of a swimming legacy which includes much of her family.  She brought her passion to the college and, this week, shared it with The Quadrangle. The Quadrangle: How did you first get into swimming and … Continue reading Senior Audrey Corcoran Wraps Up Her Swimming Career

What’s Up During Winter Break?

by RIKKILYNN SHIELDS, Editor During winter break, Jaspers are everywhere. Some study abroad, others travel with their L.O.V.E. Trips, some stay home and the athletes continue working hard and preparing for games, meets and upcoming seasons. The men’s basketball team beat Hofstra University on Dec. 20 and Fairfield University on Dec. 30 with scores of 63-61 and 61-58. The team started the new year on the right … Continue reading What’s Up During Winter Break?

Smoragiewicz Named Assistant Coach for Swimming and Diving Teams

By John Jackson, Staff Writter The men’s and women’s swimming and diving program has experienced some big changes over the last few months. After longtime coach Walter Olsewski retired, assistant coach Joe Murtha became the head coach. To fill Murtha’s vacant assistant coaching position, Kayla Smoragiewicz was hired. “It’s an honor,” said Smoragiewicz. “This is my first time really going out for a coaching position … Continue reading Smoragiewicz Named Assistant Coach for Swimming and Diving Teams

Lifelong Swimmer & Coach, Murtha to Lead Jaspers in the Pool

by ANTHONY DePINHO, Contributor Joe Murtha, an assistant coach for Manhattan College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams has been elevated to head coach. The appointment hardly came as a surprise to someone who learned how to swim almost before he could walk. “I was probably about 6 months old when I started doing swimming lessons in a mommy-and-me type of class, and when I … Continue reading Lifelong Swimmer & Coach, Murtha to Lead Jaspers in the Pool