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Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Porcellio

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

Profile:

Elizabeth Porcellio

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Junior

Free/Breast/IM

Hometown: Fairport, NY

Major: Neuroscience

 

Career Bests:

100 IM:  1:02.13

200 IM:  2:03.84

100 free: 53.65

200 free: 1:52.43

100 fly: 58.52

 

During a dominant 189-111 win at rival Lehigh on Saturday, Elizabeth Porcellio ’13 led the women’s swimming team with three individual event wins in the 200-yard freestyle, 100 fly, and 200 IM, and was a member of the first-place 400 free relay team. Starting her day with a three-second victory in the 200 free, Porcellio carried the Orange and Blue to their second victory over the Patriot League rival Mountain Hawks in as many years. Porcellio posted a career-best time of 58.52 in the 100 fly despite having not swum the event all season. Due to her dominating performance, the junior swimmer was awarded Patriot League Female Swimmer of the Week honors.

A two-time member of the All-Patriot League Second Team, Porcellio has made a huge impact on the Bison since arriving in 2009. She currently ranks in the top five in Bison history for the 200 free, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM. She has also emerged as a strong team leader this season.

The women’s squad finished its dual meet schedule with a league record of 4-2 and has just one meet remaining before Patriot League Championships.

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