Women's Swimming and Diving Captures
14th MAAC Championship
The women’s swimming and diving program captured its 14th MAAC championship in February 2013. Head Coach Larry VanWagner (back row, far right) earned Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year honors, and Associate Head Coach/Diving Coach Melanie Bolstad (back row, second from right) earned Diving Coach of the Year.
On Feb. 16, the Marist women’s swimming and diving program captured its 14th MAAC championship thanks to a dominating team performance.
Marist amassed a total of 801 points, 193 better than second-place Rider. As usually comes with the territory, several Red Foxes brought home individual honors. Senior Kate Conard was named Co-Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer, senior Chelaine Eliazar was named Women’s Most Outstanding Diver, Head Coach Larry VanWagner earned Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year honors, and Associate Head Coach/Diving Coach Melanie Bolstad earned Diving Coach of the Year.
Conard wrapped up her career—which included MAAC championships in all four years—with 11 individual titles.
For VanWagner, the award provided a fitting bookend to a season that saw him win his 300th career dual meet, which came against Canisius in the season opener on Oct. 20.
The total of 14 MAAC championships ties men’s rowing for the most of any program in school history.