George Washington's Aspougalis, La Salle's Rizzetto Earn Performer of the Week Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington’s George Aspougalis and La Salle’s Sara Rizzetto have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. La Salle’s Sam Henninger and George Washington’s Stine Omdahl Peterson earned Men’s and Women’s Rookie of the Week honors. The awards are for events completed Sept. 27 – Oct. 6.
Aspougalis, a freshman from Serres, Greece, put together a fabulous collegiate debut at FIU's TYR Fall Classic, highlighted by a pair of individual wins. He took first in the 100 breast with a time of 55.43 and the 200 breast at 2:00.90. Both of his times landed him on GW's all-time Top 10. He also contributed to a pair of third-place relay swims.
Sophomore Sara Rizzetto grabbed two individual wins at the New England Catholic Invite, smashing an Invite record in the 200 Back with a time of 2:04.10. The Kriftel, Germany native had a winning time of 2:08.99 in the 200 IM that came 00.02 seconds short of matching another record. She also placed second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:33.43. Rizzetto was also part of the 200 Free relay team that took second place with a time of 1:39.01.
Henninger, a freshman from Glenside, Pa., opened his career at La Salle by winning his first collegiate dive, claiming the 1-meter with a score of 282.90. That mark was 12.75 points more than the second-closest diver. The rookie did not compete in any other event.
Omdahl Petersen, from Rykkin, Norway, shined in her collegiate debut at FIU's TYR Fall Classic, posting a time of 2:21.51 in the 200 breast en route to a third-place finish against top competition. She was also seventh in the 100 Breast at 1:05.90 and 13th in the 200 IM 2:09.80. She swam excellent breaststroke legs on GW's 200 and 400 medley relays, as well.