College of Staten Island’s dynamic swimming duo of Ewa Wojciechowska and Nicholas Defonte were named the Swimmers of the Week coming out of the CUNYAC by CollegeSwimming.com, it was announced last night. The pair starred in a pair of weekend weeks that saw the Dolphins place a 1-1 record overall. Wojciechowska doubled the effort as she was named Swimmer of the Week by the CUNYAC itself yesterday as well.
A highly-decorated senior, Wojciechowska won a total of four individual races last week, winning by wide margins especially in the meet against Brooklyn College on Friday, helping the Dolphins to a 117-81 victory. She started the meet by anchoring CSI in the 200-yard Medley Relay, and a first place finish with a split of 27.03. She followed by with a win in the 200-yard Freestyle with a race time of 2:10.71, and closed with a 1:10.51 run in the 100-yard Freestyle, winning that event by over 13 seconds. Against FDU-Florham the following day, Wojciechowska turned in a gold-plated finish in the 50-yard Freestyle, winning by less than a quarter of a second with a time of 26.85. She also finished with a pair of second place finishes in the 100-yard Freestyle and the 100-yard Freestyle.
Defonte, the CUNYAC’s Preseason Swimmer of the Year had a nice wave of sprints too this weekend. Against Brooklyn, Defonte started with a second-place showing with his teammates in the 200-yard Medley Relay, then followed with gold on the 200-yard Freestyle with a race time of 1:54.94, winning by over 12 seconds. He finalized with a win again in the 100-yard Backstroke, where he came in 58.52, almost five seconds ahead of the field. Against FDU, Defonte put up a second-place finish in the 1,000-yard Freestyle, and then won the 100-yard Backstroke again with a time of 58.91. He closed the afternoon with a third-place finish in the 500-yard Freestyle.
Both standouts continued their run with a solid meet at William Paterson University on Tuesday, and will return to the pool this Saturday in a confrontation with Montclair State University on Saturday at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center at 1pm.