2018-19 Bentley University Men's Swimming and Diving News

  • Samko Reaches & Surpasses 500 Wins as Bentley Sweeps Norwich
    December 08, 2018
    Longtime Bentley University swimming coach Mary Kay Samko earned both the 500th and 501st victories of her 37-year career Saturday when her teams swept Norwich University at Norwich’s Goodyear Pool.
  • Zoda Repeats as Northeast-10 Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Week
    December 07, 2018
    For the second straight time, Bentley University freshman Mark Zoda (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Week.
  • Bentley Swimming Looks to Give Samko 500th Career Win on Saturday
    December 07, 2018
    With a win by either the men’s or women’s teams Saturday at Norwich University, Bentley University swimming coach and aquatics director Mary Kay Samko will record her 500th career victory.
  • Bentley Concludes 3-Day Gompei Invitational in 5th Place
    December 02, 2018
    The three-day Gompei Invitational, held at WPI’s Sport and Recreation Center, concluded Sunday with the Bentley University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams collecting a dozen top-ten performances and finishing fifth among 15 teams.
  • Bentley Stands in 5th after Day 2 of Gompei Invitational
    December 01, 2018
    Day two of the Gompei Invitational at WPI’s Sport and Recreation Center is in the books and the Bentley University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in fifth place, matching their standing at the start of the day.
  • Men’s School Record & 4th by Kaduboski Among Bentley Highlights at WPI
    November 30, 2018
    A school record-breaking performance in the men’s 200 yard mediey relay and a fourth-place finish by senior Kate Kaduboski (Dedham/Dedham HS) were among the highlights for the Bentley University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams during the opening day of the Gompei Invitational Friday night at WPI’s Sport and Recreation Center.
  • Zoda Receives Rookie of the Week Honors from Northeast-10
    November 27, 2018
    Bentley University freshman Mark Zoda (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin HS) was recently named the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Week for the week ending November 18.
  • Bentley’s Winning Streak Hits 27 with 172-122 Victory at Brandeis
    November 16, 2018
    The winning streak for the Bentley University men’s swimming and diving team reached 27 Friday night when the Falcons bested crosstown rival Brandeis University, 172-122, at the Brandeis pool.
  • Bentley Student-Athletes Have Highest Graduation Rate in Division II
    November 14, 2018
    For the second straight year, Bentley University is ranked number one nationally in the latest NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate report, which was announced today. Bentley, with its highest ASR in the 13 years that the NCAA has been compiling the data, was alone at the top of the rankings, two points above the five institutions tied for second, after sharing the top position a year ago. This was the fifth straight year that Bentley has achieved an ASR of 97 or better and the eighth straight they’ve been above 90.
  • Elenio & Viator Named NE10 Swimmers of the Week
    November 09, 2018
    Bentley University seniors Frank Elenio (Ridgefield, N.J./Ridgefield HS) and Melissa Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS) have been recognized as the Northeast-10 Conference Swimmers of the Week for their performance in last Sunday’s win over The College of Saint Rose.
  • Elenio, McGeary Help Bentley Swim Past Saint Rose for 26th Straight Victory
    November 04, 2018
    Senior co-captains Ryan McGeary (Paramus, N.J./Bergen Cathoic HS) and Frank Elenio (Ridgefield, N.J./Bergen County Academies) each won two events as the Bentley University men’s swimming and diving team stretched its dual winning streak to 26 with a 186-108 win over The College of Saint Rose Sunday afternoon at RPI.
  • Homorodean & Logozzo Among NE10 Swimming & Diving Honorees
    November 02, 2018
    Sophomore Paul Homorodean (Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Moran HS) and junior Caroline Logozzo (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield HS) were among the Bentley University swimmers and divers who were recognized this week by the Northeast-10 Conference for their performance.
  • Samko Earns 399th & 400th Bentley Wins as Falcons sweep Le Moyne
    October 27, 2018
    WALTHAM, Mass. – Longtime Bentley University swimming coach Mary Kay Samko earned her 399th and 400th wins as the Falcons’ head coach when her teams swept Le Moyne College Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center pool. The Bentley women ran their winning streak to 12 with a 174-108 victory over the Dolphins and the men’s team dispatched Le Moyne 189-85 for their 25th consecutive dual win. Samko, now in her 23rd season directing the Falcons, owns a combined record of 400-139, including 46-2 since the start of the 2016-17 season. Her Bentley women’s teams have strung together a 228-66 record and her men’s teams are 172-73. The Arlington resident is closing in on another milestone as she is six wins away from reaching 500 as a collegiate head coach. The Bentley men, who won 15 of 16 events, were led by sophomore Paul Homorodean (Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Foran HS) and freshman Mark Zola (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin HS). Homorodean swam to victory in both the 100 yard breaststroke (1:00.83) and the 100 butterfly (52.94) while Zola posted first-place finishes in the three shortest freestyle events. He swam the 50 in 22.11 seconds, the 100 in 48.24 and the 200 in 1:46.84. The two were also part of the Falcons’ winning 200 free relay team (1:27.67) and Homorodean also anchored the 200 medley relay, which took first in 1:39.19. Six other freshmen also posted individual victories for the Falcons. They were Zach Papsco (Northport, N.Y./Northport HS) in the 200 individual medley (2:04.32), Jeremy Glick (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor HS) in the one-meter diving (151.11), Ellis Sartorio (Mountainside, N.J./Academy for Information Technology) in the 200 back (2:03.83), Alec Lanza (Hartland, Wis./Sanford School) in the 200 breast (2:17.82), Andrew D’Annolfo (Chestnut Hill/Newton South HS) in the 500 free (4:54.35) and Owen Busser (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) in the second one-meter diving (198.52). The other individual winners for Bentley were junior Jared Yoshihara (Irvine, Calif./University HS) in the 100 back (55.18) and senior Frank Elenio (Ridgefield, N.J./Bergen County Academies) in the 200 fly (1:59.81). The women’s team, which prevailed in 11 of 16 events, had a trio of individual winners: senior Brooke Jameson (Bedford/Bedford HS), junior Paige MacNeil (Branford, Conn./Branford HS) and classmate Caroline Logozzo (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield HS). Jameson was the first to the wall in the 200 free (2:01.09) and the 500 free (5:24.06) while MacNeil earned firsts in the 100 back (2:01.09) and the 200 back (2:13.00). Logozzo swept the diving with one-meter scores of 175.42 and 234.08. The other individual wins for the women’s team were posted by junior Ari Revelas (Snyder, N.Y./Nardin Academy) in the 100 breast (1:11.30), freshman Lucy Slowe (Millis/Millis HS) in the 100 free (56.67), sophomore Selin Karadeniz (Poughkeepsire, N.Y./Arlington HS) in the 200 breast (2:36.12) and senior Melissa Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS) in the 200 IM (2:16.71). Both Bentley teams are off to 2-0 starts and will return to action next Sunday at Saint Rose.
  • Bentley Well-Represented on 1st Northeast-10 Swimming & Diving Weekly Report
    October 24, 2018
    The Bentley University Falcons were well represented on the inaugural Northeast-10 Conference Swimming and Diving weekly report of the season with the honorees including senior Frank Elenio (Ridgefield, N.J./Bergen County Academies) and freshman Rona Mejiritski (Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green HS).
  • Elenio Leads Bentley to 178-85 Season-Opening Win; Falcons Stretch Win Streak to 24
    October 19, 2018
    Senior co-captain Frank Elenio (Ridgefield, N.J./Bergen County Academies) was first to the wall in three individual events as the Bentley University men’s swimming team opened its season with a convincing 178-85 win over Wheaton College Friday night at the Dana Center pool.
  • Quartet Named Bentley Swimming and Diving Captains
    October 17, 2018
    A quartet of seniors have been named captains of the 2018-19 Bentley University swimming and diving teams, head coach Mary Kay Samko announced.
  • 2017-18 Was a Banner Year for Bentley Student-Athletes in the Classroom
    September 20, 2018
    While a few awards are still to be announced, Bentley University athletic teams and student-athletes certainly made a mark for themselves in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.