Coach O'Neill Announces Captains for 2017-18 Season

Oct. 13, 2017

Providence, R.I. -

Providence College Head Coach John O'Neill announced today that Katherine Fallon and Erin Cunningham have been named co-captains of the women's swimming and diving program, while Austin McGowan will serve as captain for the men's program.

Fallon, a senior, specializes in freestyle. With 986.5 career points to date, she is already the highest point scorer in the Providence College swimming and diving program’s history. She qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in multiple events during the 2016-17 season, including the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Fallon is also the school record holder in the 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle, as well as being a part of the 800-yard freestyle relay record. She is a recipient of the O’Neill Family Award (2015) as well as the Cindy Luciani Award (2016). Prior to her arrival at Providence, she attended Mount Saint Mary Academy in New Jersey. 

Cunningham, a senior, specializes in sprint freestyle and backstroke events. She qualified for the 2016-17 BIG EAST Championship in multiple events, including the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and she contributed a leg of the lady Friars’ 200-yard freestyle relay. Prior to her arrival at Providence, Cunningham was a three sport athlete at The Pingree School in Massachusetts, playing tennis and soccer as well as swimming.

McGowan, a senior, has been one of the Friars’ most versatile swimmers in recent years, specializing in the individual medley, butterfly, distance-freestyle and breaststroke events. As a junior in 2016-17, he qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the 200-yard IM, 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard IM. He is a recipient of the Jan and Brian Larkin Award (2016). Before arriving at Providence he attended Mansfield High School in Massachusetts.

The Friars open the 2017-18 campaign at the New England Catholic Invitational on Oct. 13-14 at Boston College in Newton, Mass.

- GO FRIARS! -


 

 

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