DaCorte Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year for 2nd Year in a Row
Former MDI Trojan Lydia DaCorte was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimmer of the Year for the 2nd year in a row, helping to lead the Wheaton Lyons Women's Swim and Dive Team to 2nd place in the Conference Championships.
DaCorte, a junior, was named the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in 2018, followed by the swimmer of the year in 2019. On Sunday with a conference championship in the 1650 free after finishing in 17:03.01, good enough for the B-Cut in the NCAA Championships.
As part of the 400 free relay team, she finished in 4th on Sunday.
On Saturday, DaCorte claimed the school and NEWMAC record in the 200 free. She picked up the conference championship in the 200 free after touching in 1:49.61, becoming the first woman in NEWMAC history to break 1:50, earning an NCAA B-Cut.
As part of the 200 Medley Relay team, she set a school record in the 200 medley relay after concluding the event in 1:44.17. The finish was good enough for second place, as well as a NCAA B-Cut time.
The 2020 NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio March 11-14