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Purchase's Nestel Earns Coach of the Year Honors

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Purchase men’s and women’s swimming coach Peter Nestel earned Coach of the Year honors on Saturday from the Skyline Conference.

Nestel earned the honor for the women’s team last year. The swimming teams are in just their second season as varsity programs. The women’s team finished third at the league finals over the weekend.

“As a coach, you always want to have your teams peeking at championships and that's exactly what we did,” Nestel said. “I'm very proud of their overall team and overall individual performances. I'm also humbled by the conference's decision to name me coach of the year. I'd like to thank the conference and all of the coaches in the league. It was a great year of swimming for the Skyline.”

Mount Saint Mary finished first at the league finals.

Here is the full list of all-conference finishers:

Men's First-Team All-Conference (Event champions) David Mierzwa, Maritime (1,000-yard freestyle) Enrique Naudy, Mount Saint Mary (200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke) Bryan Woodhead, Old Westbury (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke) Ryan Luchsinger, Maritime (100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke) Jonathan DaSilva, Maritime (100-yard butterfly, 200-yard butterfly) Alex Dwyer, Maritime (500-yard freestyle) Ricky Damiano, Old Westbury (200-yard individual medley) Jonathan DaSilva, Joseph Tucker, Collin McNamara, Ryan Luchsinger, Maritime (400-yard freestyle relay) Zach Haughn, Dominic Pereira, Jonathan DaSilva, Collin McNamara, Maritime (200-yard medley relay) Men's Second-Team All-Conference (second-place finishers) Eric Reimer, Maritime (1,000-yard freestyle) Michael Marte, Mount Saint Vincent (100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle) Jeffrey Sutera , Purchase (100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke) Dominic Pereira, Maritime (100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke) Zach Haughn, Maritime (200-yard butterfly) Ryan Luchsinger, Maritime (50-yard freestyle) Collin McNamara, Maritime (100-yard freestyle) David Mierzwa, Maritime (500-yard freestyle) Alex Dwyer, Maritime (200-yard individual medley) Mark Bohlinger, Ryan Murray, Conor Dowd, Enrique Naudy, Mount Saint Mary (400-yard freestyle relay) Bryan Woodhead, Stephen Paul, Ricky Damiano, Cameron Russo, Old Westbury (200-yard medley relay) Women's First-Team All-Conference (Event champions) Meghan Seaman, Mount Saint Mary (200-yard freestyle, 1,000-yard freestyle) Lauren Ouzounian, St. Joseph's-L.I. (100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke) Allison Wyatt, Mount Saint Mary (100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke) Jessica Alessi, St. Joseph's-L.I. (200-yard butterfly) Censi Danner, Mount Saint Mary (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley) Amanda Schneider, St. Joseph's-L.I. (500-yard freestyle) Kamara Lewis , Purchase (100-yard butterfly) Meghan Seaman, Allison Wyatt, Brianna Perazella, Censi Danner, Mount Saint Mary (400-yard freestyle relay) Lauren Ouzounian, Allison Grega, Jessica Alessi, Melissa Nocco, St. Joseph's-L.I. (200-yard medley relay) Women's Second-Team All-Conference (second-place finishers) Deidre Kenny, Mount Saint Mary (1,000-yard freestyle) Lydia Coleman, Old Westbury (50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle) Brianna Perazella, Mount Saint Mary (100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke) Allison Grega, St. Joseph's-L.I. (100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke) Kamara Lewis , Purchase (200-yard butterfly) Meghan Seaman, Mount Saint Mary (100-yard freestyle) Janet Marmol, Old Westbury (500-yard freestyle) Janna Libby, Mount Saint Vincent (100-yard butterfly) Lauren Ouzounian, St. Joseph's-L.I. (200-yard individual medley) Mariel VanderLinden, Kwantisha Lozada, Charlotte Acklin, Leighahn Ferrari, Maritime (400-yard freestyle relay) Alexandria Bodick , Bianca Covello , Kamara Lewis , Christina Muller* , Purchase (200-yard medley relay)

From a report by Purchase College Athletics/Bobby Ciafardini

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