After a busy week for College of Staten Island athletics, the CUNYAC has rewarded the Dolphins with a total of four weekly honors. Three of the awards were for work in the pool, as Jonathan Gorinshteyn took home Swimmer of the Week honors while both Adil El Haddad and Jessica Shaw won Diver of the Week honors in their respective divisions. Sophomore Adeola Latunji was spotlighted for his work on the hardwood, being named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
In CSI’s lone men’s swim meet last week vs. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn, Gorinshteyn appeared in three races and took first-place in all three. He swam the second leg of the Dolphins’ winning 200-yard Medley Relay, earning a 30.07 split. Later in the meet, he added a win by nearly two full seconds in the 50-yard Freestyle with a time of 24.73. In the final individual race of the meet, Gorinshteyn then took first again in the 100-yard Breaststroke, turning in a time of 1:07.41, winning the event by almost 14 seconds.
For the season, Gorinshteyn is the team leader with 280 total points earned and boasts team best with 17 individual first-place finishes and 21 Top Three finishes. He is second overall in Top Three relay race finishes with 12 in total.
Teammate Adil El Haddad is no stranger to CUNYAC honors. This week’s win is his sixth of the year. El Haddad took first-place in both the one-meter and three-meter board competition this past weekend. On the one-meter platform he turned in a score of 208.12, and then followed with an admirable score of 196.95 on the three-meter platform. For the year, El Haddad is fifth on the team in total points with 120 and his 12 first-place finishes ranks second on the team.
Women’s counterpart Jessica Shaw performed on the one-meter board in two events last week, against John Jay and St. Joseph’s. Shaw placed second against John Jay with a total score of 116.4, but four days later she improved that score admirably with a 159.75 performance, CSI’s highest one-meter score of the week. For the season, Shaw has 40 total points earned, and the first-place finish she had on Saturday was her third of the year.
Over on the basketball court, no one has been running hotter than Adeola Latunji, who took over the team lead in total points thanks to a week where he averaged 23 points in three contests, all wins. Against Kean University, Latunji matched a career-high by pouring in 27 points, and then followed up with a 20-point effort against Brooklyn College, finalizing with another team-leading 22 against John Jay on Saturday. CSI is currently on a season-best seven-game win streak, and Latunji has boosted his season averages to 15.6 points and and 5.8 rebounds per game, which leads the team. Latunji has added eight blocked shots and 22 total steals as well.
CSI’s winter set of teams will see continued action this week. The CSI Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving teams will swim against York College on Thursday at 6pm at The Tank, marking their senior day, while the basketball teams will next be in action at The Tank on Wednesday, when they clash with Baruch College. Women’s tip-off is at 5:30pm while the men get set for a 7:30pm start.