The College of Staten Island swimming and diving teams did not wait long to make a good impression as four different Dolphins were honored with weekly CUNYAC awards just 48 hours after their initial meet. Ibrahem Hassan was named Male Swimmer of the Week while Ayman El Haddad was named Diver of the Week on the men’s side while on the women’s side Cecelia Mauro was named Rookie of the Week and Alyssa Dunn earned Diver of the Week honors.
In his first-ever collegiate meet, Hassan impressed, placing first in the 1,000-yard freestyle and second in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the pad at respective marks of 11:19.95 and 5:36.90, respectively. Hassan also was a part of CSI’s 200-yard Medley Relay team that earned a first place finish with a time of 2:04.36. Hassan’s 24 points earned in total was tied for highest on the team.
No stranger to awards, El Haddad took his first after placing first on both the one and three-meter diving boards against Mount Saint Mary. First, on the one-meter platform, El Haddad scored 99.10 points to take the gold and later in the meet, he put up 125.55 on the three-meter board to complete the diving sweep.
Over on the women’s side, it was a pair of freshmen that made the difference. Mauro was respectable through the lone meet on Saturday. First, she took her first Top Three finish of the season, earning the bronze placing in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 2:29.27. Later, in the 500-yard freestyle she would take fifth place with a responsive time of 7:10.75. She finished up her day lending herself to the team’s 400-yard freestyle relay, coming in second place with a time of 4:31.90.
Dunn was only a part of one-meter diving for the Dolphins this past weekend, but her trip on the boards was a successful one, as she scored 77.30 points to take first place in the event.
The CSI teams will get back to action on Friday, November 3, when both programs host Brooklyn at the Sports & Recreation Center at 5pm.