Bonnies sweep Griffs

Griffin Staff Report The Canisius swimming and diving team fell to rival St. Bonaventure this past weekend, with the men losing 147-96 and the women falling 148-95. For the women, sophomore Kelly Burns was the lone swimmer to take home an individual first place, as she won the 100-yard freestyle event with a time of 54.99 … [Read more...]

Swimmers split with Geneseo

Griffin Staff Report The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team split their home opening meet against Geneseo last Saturday with the men winning by a score of 149-94 and the women falling, 140-103. On the women’s diving side, junior Vinnie Costanzo placed first in the 3-meter competition and also finished in the fifth place in … [Read more...]

Women’s swimming has historic opening victory

Griffin Staff Report A total of 14 events were won by Canisius swimmers in last Friday’s opening meet at McCann Natatorium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The women’s team won a total of nine events leading to a 160-140 victory over the Marist Red Foxes while the men won five events in a 178-116 defeat. For the women, it was a record-setting … [Read more...]

Pair of former Griffs join coaching staff

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor One of the most decorated divers in Canisius history is back with the team, this time in a different role. Travis Wright, a four-year diver with the Griffs, joins the swimming and diving program as the team’s diving coach. He replaces Ian O’Rourke, who was a two-time MAAC Diving Coach of the Year, … [Read more...]

Seven Griffs to head to NCAA Zone ‘A’ meet

    By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter Seven Canisius divers have qualified for the NCAA Zones competition in March, the team announced via Twitter. The Griffs who qualified for the meet are as follows: Brett Palo: The freshman placed third in the 3-meter dive against Colgate, behind fellow Griffs Travis Wright and … [Read more...]

Five pool records set in sweep of Gannon

Griffin Staff Report A very successful day for the Canisius men's and women's swimming and diving team was capped off by five pool records and a pair of divers punching their tickets to NCAA Zones last Friday in a sweep of Gannon in Erie, Pa. Dan Dirrigl highlighted the pool records by setting two (200-yard freestyle and 200 … [Read more...]

Mroz highlights successful Senior Day for Griffs

Griffin Staff Report Vivian Mroz highlighted the Canisius swimming and diving team's sweep of Niagara last Saturday at the Burt Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo. The junior diver qualified for NCAA Zones in the 1- and 3-meter springboard events at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. in March with her first place finishes in … [Read more...]

Swimmer, two divers earn MAAC honors

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Three members of the Canisius swimming and diving program earned accolades from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Wednesday. Rebecca Anthone was named the MAAC's Women's Swimmer of the Week, while Vivian Mroz was named Women's Diver of the Week and Trevor Wright was the Male Diver of the … [Read more...]

Griffs’ success present in past week

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter It’s been a busy week in the wide world of Canisius sports. The Griffs played hard, as usual, coming away with several wins. Swimming & diving sweeps The Griffs swimming and diving team swept their second consecutive meet last Saturday over Geneseo. The men’s team had a commanding win, 146-92, … [Read more...]

Griffs have strong outing against Rochester

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor When you win the first eight races and 18 of the first 20 events, more often than not, your team is going to come out victorious. That’s exactly what the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs had happened last weekend against the University of Rochester. The men’s team defeated the … [Read more...]


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