MAC Awards Women's Swimmer of the Week Honors

Updated 11/12/2008


MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week (two honorees)

Allison Stevens- Miami

Senior - Laurel, MD

Allison Stevens won six events last weekend in Miami's dual meet victories over Toledo and Bowling Green. Against the Rockets, Stevens swept all three freestyle events ? 50 (:24.09), 100 (:52.25) and 200 (1:57.72). Versus the Falcons, she won the 50 freestyle (:2403), the 100 butterfly (:57.52) and was a member of the 400 medley relay (3:56.66).

Ashley Marion ? Ohio

Senior - London, Ontario/Banting Secondary School

Ashley paced Ohio with wins in the 200 freestyle (1:52.66) and the 100 freestyle (51.78) in the team's win over Bowling Green Friday, with her time in the 100 free being the fastest in the MAC to date. On Saturday versus Toledo, Marion showed her versatility as she again won the 200 freestyle (1:52.70), while also winning the 200 backstroke in 2:07.15 and the 200 IM in 2:06.31, the best time in the MAC to date. She also swam the lead-off leg for Ohio's winning 400 medley relay team (3:52.33) against Toledo. Marion won all five individual events she was entered in on the weekend.

Additional Women’s Nominees

Kendall Karchner ? Akron

Junior - Maumee, OH/Maumee

Karchner compiled four individual victories for the Zips adding a first and second place finish in the 400-yard medley relay events over the past weekend. In Akron’s nail biting loss to Ball State (151-149), Karchner swept the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes (59.30, 2:08.64) and notched a first place finish with the 400-yard medley relay team winning in 3:59.11. In Saturday’s loss to Eastern Michigan, 172-122, the Akron junior repeated her efforts tallying a pair of first place finishes in both the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke races (59.82, 2:08.57) while contributing to a second place 400-yard relay (3:59.79).

Lisa Maertin ? Ball State

Senior - New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way-Central

Diver Lisa Maertin won the 1-meter diving competition versus Akron last Friday with a score of 281.85 which qualifies her for the 2009 NCAA Zone Diving meet held in Minneapolis, Minn., from March 12-15. She also placed second on the 3-meter board versus the Zips with a score of 278.40. In Saturday's meet versus Buffalo, Maertin scored second-place efforts on both boards (266.55 on 3-meter and 265.95 on 1-meter).

Megan Bomicino ? Bowling Green

Freshman - Downers Grove, Illinois

In Friday's meet between BGSU and OU, she placed first in the 1650 yard freestyle, with a time of 17:41.74. She continued to have a strong race taking 4th in the 500 freestyle, 5:19.94, and 6th in the 200 yard I.M., 2:19.30. In Saturday's meet against Miami she took another first place in the 1000 yard freestyle, swimming it in 10:33.95. She also participated in the 400 yard freestyle relay where her squad took second with a time of 3:46.14; being the last leg in the relay, she had a split time of 57.61. Also in the meet against Miami, Megan took third in the 200 yard butterfly, 2:13.14 and sixth in the 500 yard freestyle, 3:46.14.

Jessie Koltz ? Buffalo

Sophomore - Chenango Bridge, NY/Chenango Valley

Jessie Koltz won the 50 freestyle (24.30) against Eastern Michigan, and also won three individual events against Ball State, taking first in the 50 freestyle (24.65), 100 freestyle (54.56) and the 100 butterfly (58.90) to lift the Bulls past the Cardinals last weekend.

Alissa Ricard ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - Tucson, Ariz.-Catalina Foothills

In helping the Eagles to three wins over the weekend, the senior swimmer won four individual events, as well as three relays. Against Akron and Xavier, she was the first to hit the wall in the 100 and 200 free, while helping the 400 free and 400 medley relay teams to wins. Against Buffalo, she once again won the 100 and 200 free, while helping the 400 medley relay team to a win.

Jacy Dyer ? Toledo

Sophomore - Lebanon, PA/Cedar Crest

Won the 1650 freeystyle at Miami (17:05.05)... Has yet to lose a 1650 race this season in two attempts... Placed second in the 500 freestyle at Miami (5:02.92)... Finished first in the 500 freestyle at Ohio (5:04.34)... Has finished in the top-two of every 500 free race she has competed in (five) with three first-place finishes... Touched the wall first in the 1000 freestyle at Miami (10:15.08)... Has won all three 1000 free races she has competed in this season

Previous Women’s Swimmers of the Week

Oct. 21: Lacy Dyer, Toledo

Oct. 28: Kasey Carpenter ? Miami

Nov. 4: Stephanie Zielinski, Akron

Last Week’s Women’s Results

November 7 ? Friday

*at Ohio 150.5, Bowling Green 135.5

*at Eastern Michigan 169, Buffalo 125

*at Miami 193, Toledo 102

* at Ball State 151, Akron 149

November 8 ? Saturday

*at Eastern Michigan 172, Akron 122

Eastern Michigan def. Xavier

* at Miami 182, Bowling Green 116

* at Ohio 170, Toledo 122

*Buffalo 160, at Ball State 137

This Week’s Women’s Schedule

November 14 ? Friday

Youngstown State at Akron, 5 pm

Miami at Kenyon, 5 pm

Eastern Michigan at Purdue Challenge ? West Lafayette, Ind., 6 pm

November 15 ? Saturday

Eastern Michigan at Purdue Challenge ? West Lafayette, Ind., Noon

Akron at Oakland, 1 pm

Ohio at Youngstown State, tba