Holmes, MacMillan, Lawler, Lewandowski Earn Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Release: 01/23/2007
Courtesy: America East Communications

Binghamton's David Holmes (Doncaster, England) and Vermont's Molly MacMillan (Doylestown, Pa.) have been named America East Men’s and Women’s Swimming Performers of the Week, respectively, while Boston University's Brian Lawler (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Stony Brook's Hailey Lewandowski (Pomona, N.Y.) earn Men’s and Women's Diving Performers of the Week, respectively. The awards were announced Tuesday (January 23).

Holmes earns Performer of the Week for the third time this season. He was a perfect 5-for-5 in individual events lifting the Bearcats to a 3-0 mark with wins over Lafayette, St. Bonaventure and Stony Brook. In the final home meet of his collegiate career on Wednesday, Holmes claimed gold in the 1,000 -yard freestyle in a school and pool record time of 9:27.73 and the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.30 to lead Binghamton to the tri-meet victory. Over the weekend, Holmes' dominance continued as he set a pair of pool records against a very strong St. Bonaventure program, taking home top honors in both the 200-fly, 1:52.42, and 500-free, 4:38.48. He also won the 1,000-free clocking in at 9:53.79.

MacMillan earns her second Performer of the Week honor. On Saturday, in a meet against Stony Brook, she won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:00.31, finishing in a time of 55.35 in the 100-yard freestyle. She was also a member of the winning 400-medley relay and 400-freestyle relay. On Sunday, she won three events in the meet against Northeastern. MacMillan won the 100 and 200-backstroke in 1:00.22 and 2:09.91, respectively. She finished in a time of 5:12.12, winning the 500-freestyle. MacMillian was also a member of the winning 200-freestyle relay.

Lawler won the one-meter dive with 193.05 points and the three-meter dive earning 365.55 point against Holy Cross. Against Syracuse he won both boards wtih 299.63 and 339.30 points in the one-meter and three-meter boards, respectively.

Lewandowski wins Diver of the Week for the second time this season. She won the one-meter board, scoring 242.40 points, and the three-meter board with 226.73 points.