Eight Sea Gull swimmers named to All-CAC swim teams
YORK, Pa. -The Capital Athletic Conference officially released its 2008-09 all-conference swimming teams today and Salisbury University had eight swimmers represented. The Salisbury men had one member distinguished in junior Mike Ferrari, while the women had seven members honored in seniors Raienne South and Laura Kordzikowski, sophomore Katy Turner, and freshmen Kelly Closs, Katie Fitzenreiter, Jenna Petrella and Robin Stone.
The Sea Gull men were led in the CAC championships, held on February 13-15 in St. Mary's City, Md., by Ferrari who won two events and finished third in another. The Columbia, Md., product opened the weekend off with a third-place finish in the 200-yard IM (2:01.15). Ferrari then won two events as he narrowly won the 100-yard breaststroke by one-tenth of a second with a time of 1:00.38. The junior then defended his conference title in the 200-yard breaststroke as he won the event with a time of 2:13.24, three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. He has now won three events in his collegiate career at the CAC championships. His effort pushed the Salisbury men to a fourth-place finish at the championship meet.
South would steal the show for the SU women's team as she was the only member of the team to post two top three finishes. She teamed up with Closs, Stone and Turner on the 400-yard medley team that finished third (4:16.44). The senior swam the anchor leg and accompanied Fitzenreiter, Kordzikowski and Petrella to finish in third-place of the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 8:17.88. The combined effort of the women helped lead the Sea Gulls to a fourth-place finish at the championship meet.
Salisbury expects to return 31 letter winners from this year's team but will lose seven seniors, including both Kordzikowski and South.
2008-09 Salisbury University Swimming All-CAC Honorees
|Kelly Closs||Katie Fitzenreiter||Laura Kordzikowski|
|Jenna Petrella||Raienne South||Robin Stone||Katy Turner|