SUNY Potsdam swimmer Taylor garners all-conference accolades
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:40 pm

SUNY Potsdam sophomore Alexander Taylor was named to the 2010-11 All-State University of New York Athletic Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving second team as the league announced its all-conference teams Wednesday.

Taylor, a Port Ewen, N.Y., native, earned the honor by finishing in second place in the 100 breaststroke at the SUNYAC Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., last week. His time of 58.93 seconds was just four one-hundredths away from a school record and just 1.5 seconds behind Geneseo’s CJ Schaub, who set a conference and meet record in the preliminary round.

A multi-event swimmer, Taylor also finished seventh in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.07) and 200 individual medley (1:59.30) at the conference meet to lead the Bears to an eighth-place finish.

Taylor claimed SUNYAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week accolades for the week of Jan. 17-23 after winning five individual races and being a part of one victorious relay team in dual meet wins over North Country rivals Clarkson (126-111) and St. Lawrence (135-105).

Taylor’s award is the second of its kind to be earned by a Potsdam swimmer in the last two seasons. Ryan Wentz (Pendleton, N.Y.) earned second-team all-conference recognition as a sophomore in 2009-10.

The top three finishers in individual events make the all-conference teams. The individual champions are on the first team, while the second- and third-place finishers are on the second team. See below for the 2010-11 All-SUNYAC Men’s Swimming & Diving teams.

First Team?Austin Brennan, Geneseo

Wills DeMoulin, Geneseo

Matt Distler, Cortland

Nate Foley, Geneseo

Ken Pink, Geneseo

CJ Schaub, Geneseo

Frank Schiappa, Geneseo

Ben Strickland, Cortland

Dan Strothenke, Geneseo

Ryan Walsh, Oneonta

Rob Webb, New Paltz

Second Team?Chris Austin, Brockport

Jeremy Boyce, Geneseo

Dan Brigano, Brockport

Travis Burke, Cortland

John Estanislau, Fredonia

Mark Hanifin, Cortland

Josh Kaplan, Geneseo

Daniel Maximowicz, Cortland

Mike Mitchell, Fredonia

Pete Nastasi, New Paltz

Justin Nelson, Cortland

Daniel Salvatore, Cortland

Erik Scheemaker, Cortland

Judd Simon, Cortland

Jeff Singer, Geneseo

Nate Steger, Buffalo State

Alexander Taylor, Potsdam

Aaron Wagner, Geneseo