After a busy week of activity for the College of Staten Island winter allotment of teams, the Dolphins have collected a total of six City University of New York Athletic Conference weekly awards. The wins include a clean sweep of Men’s Swimming & Diving honors, as Jonathan Gorinshteyn took Swimmer of the Week, Leo Litovsky Rookie of the Week and Adil El Haddad the Diver of the Week. On the women’s side Ewa Wojciechowska delivered another Swimmer of the Week honor while Jessica Shaw picked up Diver of the Week. On the hardwood, CSI senior Samantha Flecker posted a Player of the Week honor as well.
The CSI men’s swimming unit posted a 127-109 win over Lehman this weekend and Gorinshteyn was responsible for 27 of those points as he swept his three events in individual competition. It started with the 200-yard Individual Medley, where he posted a time of 2:12.59 to take first place, then scored another win in the 500-yard Freestyle, winning by over 17 seconds with a race time of 5:43.56. To wrap up the great race, Gorinshteyn posted a time of 1:05.59 in the 100-yard Breaststroke to win in a field of seven. For the season, Gorinshteyn leads the team with 222 points earned, 13 first-place finishes and 17 Top Three finishes in individual events this season. The CUNYAC Swimmer of the Week honor is his second of the season.
Winning his first Rookie of the Week award was Litovsky, who had a highly productive meet, earning 18 points in total against Lehman. He was a part of CSI’s first-place relay team in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, earning a 29.53 split in the race. Prior to that he put up a second place effort in the 1,000-yard Freestyle with a time of 12:25.43 and then a third-place finish in the 500-yard Freestyle with a time of 6:10.78. For the season, he is fifth on the team with 108 points earned and he has earned eight Top Three finishes this season in individual events.
El Haddad is quickly making a case for Performer of the Year honors, posting his fifth Diver of the Week citation this week after once again sweeping the boards at Lehman College this past week. El Haddad one the one-meter competition with a score of 198, and then on the three-meter, he posted a score of 179.33 to win in the field of four. He is sixth on the team with 102 points earned and is second on the team with 10 gold medal finishes in diving this season.
The women’s counterparts in the pool were equally impressive this week. Wojciechowska left little to doubt in the pool against Lehman in a 109-94 win. Wojciechowska first won the 200-yard Freestyle with a time of 2:05.46, then doubled with a win in the 100-yard installment with a race time of 1:01.25. Saving her best for last, Wojciechowska turned in a time of 6:03.48 in the 500-yard Freestyle, winning the event by over a minute and 13 seconds. For the year, Wojciechowska leads CSI with 206.5 points awarded with a team-high 15 first-place finishes in individual competition. Today marks her fourth CUNYAC Swimmer of the Week honor.
Jessica Shaw was awarded first place on the diving boards with a score of 128 on the one-meter board at Lehman, the only diving event for women at the meet. It was her second straight Diver of the Week honor.
Finalizing the list of weekly winners was women’s basketball star Samantha Flecker, who strung together two great CUNYAC performances last week in wins over York College and City College of New York. Against York, Flecker cashed in 15 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes of work, adding four assists and three steals. Four days later, Flecker was red-hot in a 20-point performance on 8-14 shooting, 4-6 from beyond the arc. She also added a team high eight rebounds and eight steals in 34 minutes. For the season, Flecker is averaging 13.1 points and a team-high 7.0 rebounds per game. She is second on the team in thefts with 26 and her 26 assists ranks third on the unit.