NSU Swimming Garners 13 All-SSC Honors

NSU Swimming Garners 13 All-SSC Honors

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern swimming teams boasted 13 all-conference selections as announced by the Sunshine State Conference office on Friday afternoon, tying the 2016-17 and 2011-12 teams for the most all-conference honorees in program history. Voted on by the league’s head swimming coaches, a total of 17 women and 22 men represented the All-Conference Teams.

On the women’s side, Nova Southeastern and Tampa were tied for the most nominations, with six each. For the second consecutive year, SSC Swimmer of the Meet Emma Sundstedt was named to the All-SSC First team along with newcomer Sasha MaslovaJenna JohnsKaylee GassenElizabeth Zubero and Caroline Oster rounded out the awards for NSU, earning All-SSC Second Team honors. This was also Johns’ second consecutive postseason nod from the conference.

The 2019 SSC men’s champion, NSU boasted seven honorees, the most from any SSC institution. Vincent Lijoi was the lone Shark to find his name on the All-SSC First Team, while Alec DawsonAlessandro XellaJulian Coster and Aleksei Averchenko all earned spots on the Second Team. Additionally, rookie Spencer Hohm and Bernardo Abascalwere named to the All-SSC Honorable Mention Team.

Coach of the Year, Swimmer of the Year, and Freshman of the Year will be voted on by league coaches following the NCAA Div. II championship. This year’s NCAA Championships are Mar. 13-16 at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.

Below is a complete list of both the men’s and women’s 2019 All-SSC selections.

2018-19 ALL-SSC Women’s Swimming First Team
Name School Yr. Hometown
Emma Sundstedt^! Nova Southeastern So. Hasselby, Sweden
Sasha Maslova Nova Southeastern Fr. Moscow, Russia
McKenzie Street^* Tampa Sr. Norwood, Pa.
Katie Moore~ Florida Southern Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Courtney Sherwood Tampa Fr. Ottawa, Ontario
Sarah Hughes^% Lynn Sr. Southampton, England
Hana van Loock^ Tampa So. Essen, Germany
Lisa Bazarova Tampa Fr. Neznamovo, Russia
2018-19 ALL-SSC Women’s Swimming Second Team
Name School Yr. Hometown
Jenna Johns~ Nova Southeastern So. Ambler, Pa.
Kaylee Gassen Nova Southeastern Jr. Parker, Colo.
Jessie Tobin~ Tampa So. Pittsfield, Mass.
Elizabeth Zubero Nova Southeastern Jr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Savannah Brennan Florida Tech So. Oviedo, Fla.
Karolina Smylek Lynn Fr. Lublin, Poland
Caroline Oster Nova Southeastern Sr. Lake Mary, Fla.
Haley DeGrace Florida Southern Sr. Germantown, Wisc.
2018-19 ALL-SSC Women’s Swimming Honorable Mention
Name School Yr. Hometown
Maureen Moore Tampa So. Tampa, Fla.

^ = 2017-18 All-SSC First Team
! = 2017-18 Freshman of the Year
~ = 2017-18 All-SSC Second Team
* = 2016-17 All-SSC First Team
% = 2016-17 All-SSC Second Team

2018-19 ALL-SSC Men’s Swimming First Team
Name School Yr. Hometown
Matt Holmes^&*# Florida Southern Sr. Rockledge, Fla.
Luke Hene Tampa Jr. Gainesville, Ga.
Luka Planinc+* Florida Southern Sr. Zagreb, Croatia
Matias Lopez~! Florida Southern So. Asuncion, Paraguay
Vincent Lijoi Nova Southeastern Jr. Bradenton, Fla.
Brett Saunders Tampa Jr. Newark, Del.
Victor Rocha Furtado^* Florida Tech Sr. Sao Paula, Brazil
Brandon Dyck~ Florida Southern So. Cary, N.C.
2018-19 ALL-SSC Men’s Swimming Second Team
Name School Yr. Hometown
Cam Newton Tampa Sr. Clearwater, Fla.
Alec Dawson Nova Southeastern So. East Palatka, Fla.
Brian Valedon Tampa Jr. Brewster, N.Y.
Alessandro Xella Nova Southeastern Fr. Imola, Italy
Matthew Daniel Saint Leo Fr. Alton, Ill.
Julian Coster Nova Southeastern Jr. Gothenburg, Sweden
Aleksei Averchenko Nova Southeastern Jr. Usolie-Sibirskoe, Russia
Cole Smith Florida Southern Fr. Nixa, Mo.
2018-19 ALL-SSC Men’s Swimming Honorable Mention
Name School Yr. Hometown
Christian Huber Rollins Fr. Sindelfingen, Germany
Spencer Hohm Nova Southeastern Fr. Springfield, Ill.
Nico Campbell Florida Southern Sr. Chestnut, England
Yann Corbel Saint Leo Jr. Dinard, France
Emanuele Rossi Florida Tech Sr. Milan, Italy
Bernardo Abascal Nova Southeastern So. Mexico City, Mexico

^ = 2017-18 All-SSC First Team
& = 2017-18 Swimmer of the Year
! = 2017-18 Freshman of the Year
~ = 2017-18 All-SSC Second Team
+ = 2017-18 All-SSC Honorable Mention
* = 2016-17 All-SSC First Team
# = 2015-16 All-SSC First Team

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