UT Men's Swimming Has Four on All-SSC Team

UT Men's Swimming Has Four on All-SSC Team

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Four University of Tampa swimmers were among the 22 student-athletes selected to the 2018-19 All-SSC Men's Swimming Team. Voting for the all-conference awards was conducted among the Sunshine State Conference men's swimming coaches.

Nova Southeastern University, the 2019 SSC men's champions, are represented by seven honorees. Florida Southern College, Florida Tech, Rollins College, Saint Leo University, and the University of Tampa are also represented in the league awards this season.

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Matthew Holmes of Florida Southern repeats as a First Team selection for the fourth consecutive year. Holmes is the third SSC men's swimmer to earn the award four times, joining Luis Rojas (Florida Southern, 2012 - 15) and Marco Aldabe (Nova Southeastern, 2012-15). Also repeating as a First Team member is Victor Rocha Furtado from Florida Tech, who earns the accolades for a third straight year.

FSC's Luka Planinc finds his way back to the First Team after earning the same accolades in 2016-17. His teammates Matias Lopez and Brandon Dyck make the jump to the First Team from Second Team accolades a year ago. Tampa's Luke Hene and Brett Saunders along with NSU's Vincent Lijoi round out this year's First Team selections. The Spartans also had Cameron Newton and Brian Valedon on the second team.

Coach of the Year, Swimmer of the Year, and Freshman of the Year will be voted on by league coaches following the NCAA Division II championship. This year's NCAA Championships are March 13 - 16 at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. For a full list of SSC qualifiers, click here.

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

Cameron 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