COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's swimming & diving senior Lindsay McNall (Colchester, Vt./Colchester) was named the Northeast-10 Conference Swimmer of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 22. Three teammates earned spots on the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll, with first-year Connor Hopkins (Windham, N.H./Windham) representing the men's team, while junior Ally Fischang (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) and sophomore Patty Kohn (Weston, Conn./Greenwich) hailed from the women's squad.
McNall won four times in six events over the weekend while clocking three top-three times in the NE10 this winter, including the fastest in the 100-yard backstroke. On Saturday in a 148-82 loss to Bentley University, she won the 200 back (2:06.51) by 4.91 seconds, with her time third in the league this season. She was second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.44) by just 0.15 seconds, and led off for the second-place 200-yard medley relay (1:57.56). Her leadoff 50 back leg of 28.01 was the fastest in the event by 1.19 seconds and was second in the league this season - to her 27.80 performance in November. During a 137-97 loss to The College of Saint Rose on Sunday, she won the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.20) and anchored the top 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.88). In a 400 medley relay victory (4:16.38), her leadoff 100 back leg of 58.93 was the best time in the NE10 this season and gave the Purple Knights a 3.89-second lead before the second swimmer even entered the pool.
McNall leads the team in total (23), individual (12) and relay (11) victories this winter, having pushed her career win total to 98 across solo and relay events. Sixty five of her wins have been during individual races, while she has combined with 17 different women to claim 33 relay triumphs.
Hopkins picked up a pair of wins among his five top-three finishes over the weekend. He won the 100 free (50.91), anchored the third-place 200 medley relay (1:48.21) and nabbed fifth in the 200 free (1:57.66) during a 154-65 loss to Bentley. Hopkins then won the 50 free (22.77), was second in the 100 back (57.95) by 0.19 seconds, and led off for the runner-up 400 medley relay (3:52.50) during a 135-65 setback against Saint Rose. He is tied for the men's team's lead with 10 combined victories while sitting second in solo wins (7), trailing the leader by one.
Fischang had three wins among her five top-three finishes over the weekend. Versus Bentley, she won the 100 free (58.87) by 0.01 seconds while leading off for the top 200 free relay (1:49.91) and took third during the 200 free (2:09.32). Against Saint Rose, she led off for the winning 400 free relay (3:54.88), with her opening leg of 59.79 giving the foursome the lead for good. She was also second in the 100 free (59.08) and fourth during the 50 free (27.77). After missing the entire 2015-16 season due to injury, Fischang has rebounded with nine relay wins - second on the team only to McNall - and a trio of solo triumphs, giving her fourth place on the squad with 12 total victories, nearly doubling her rookie year total of seven.
Kohn won three events and nabbed three runner-up finishes over the weekend. Against Bentley, she anchored the winning 200 free relay (1:49.91), was second in the 1,650 free (20:19.15), and anchored the second-place 200 medley relay (1:57.56), which fell short by just 0.48 seconds. Versus Saint Rose, she won the 200 free (2:05.33), anchored the winning 400 medley relay (4:16.38) and took second in the 100 back (1:05.31). Kohn is second on the squad in both combined (18) and individual (11) victories, both of which are just two short of the marks she tabulated as a first-year.
The men stand 2-4 and the women 5-2 heading into their final dual meet of the season at Saint Lawrence University on Sunday at 1 p.m.