MAC Announces Women's Swimmer Of The Week

Updated 1/24/2006

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Jan. 24, 2006

Madeleine Pilchard • So. • Eastern Michigan
Marietta, Ga. • George Walton

Pilchard was on the winning end of five individual events and one relay triumph in two MAC wins for Eastern Michigan last week. The Eagles defeated Akron, 182-109, and beat Ball State, 140-103. Against the Zips, Pilchard captured the individual titles in the 50 (24.47 seconds), 500 (5:02.61) and 1,000-yard freestyles (10:26.40). Versus Ball State, Pilchard claimed first-place in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23 seconds, and clocked a winning time of 5:01.78 in the 500 free. She also anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle team.

Other nominees-Women's Swimmer Of The Week
Melissa Young • Jr. • Akron
North Canton, Ohio • West Chester University (Pa.)

Young posted three individual first-place tallies and one relay victory last weekend against MAC foes Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green. In the setback to EMU, Young swept the breaststroke events, winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.52, and captured the 200 backstroke with a clocking of 2:24.76. In a tie with Bowling Green, Young legged in the winning 200 medley relay team, and captured the 100 breaststroke individual title.

Brittany Sayler • Jr. • Ball State
Crawfordsville, Ind. • Southmont

Sayler posted a pair of first-place finishes at Eastern Michigan, posting a season-fast time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.24) and combining to win the 200 medley relay. She also added a third-place tally in the 50 freestyle.

Caroline Keating • So. • Bowling Green
Cincinnati, Ohio • St. Ursula Academy

Keating finished first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:02.42) by more than 13 seconds in the team's 150-150 tie with Akron on Saturday. Keating began the meet with a first-place tally in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.65).

Katie Forster • Sr. • Miami
Centerville, Ohio • Centerville

Forster posted first-place times in both the 200-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle in Saturday's win over Toledo. In the 200 fly, she touched the wall in 2:05.91, and captured the 500 free in 5:03.79. Forster was the only Miami swimmer to post multiple wins in the dual meet.

Jessica Orlov • Sr. • Ohio
Bexley, Ohio • Columbus School for Girls

Orlov posted her best all-around weekend of the season, winning both the one and three-meter diving events in a win over Buffalo. She posted personal bests in both events, tallying a 260.70 in the three-meter, and a score of 234.00 in the one-meter competition.

Leah Woodard • So. • Toledo
San Antonio, Tex. • Churchill

Woodard set a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.81 seconds, and legged in the record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay (3:29.43). Woodard also captured the 200 freestyle in 1:51.77, and won the 50 freestyle race with a clocking of 24.01.