Fralinger And Cassidy Sweep Weekly MAAC Swimming Awards

Dec. 4, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola freshmen Matthew Fralinger and Caitlin Cassidy were named the men's and women's MAAC Swimmers of the Week after last weekend's performance at the H2Ounds Invitational. The Greyhound swimmers played a big part in the team's success, which included the men's first win over Marist in program history.

Fralinger led the Greyhounds to a first-place finish at the H2Ounds Invitational with victories over Marist, Drexel and Delaware. The freshman swimmer won the 100 Breast and 200 Breast competitions, posting ECAC qualifying times in each event.

He then joined the 200 and 400 Medley Relay teams and helped them win both events with two more ECAC qualifying times. Both relay times were good enough to place them on Loyola's all-time Top-5 list.

Cassidy also set ECAC qualifying times in the 50 Free, 100 Fly and 100 Free, while helping the 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay earn ECAC qualifying times as well. She won the 50 Free and helped both the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay teams place first in their events.

Cassidy's 200 Free Relay team set a school record, while the 400 Medley Relay team swam the second-fastest time in program history.

The MAAC Swimmer of the Week honor is Cassidy's second this season - she was named swimmer of the week back on October 31.

Both Fralinger and Cassidy return to action this weekend as the Greyhounds host Siena and Mount St. Mary's at the Mangione Aquatic Center this Saturday at 1 p.m.