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Nick Spinella Biography
Courtesy: Marist Athletics
Release: 07/01/2011

2012-2013: At ECAC’s finished fifth in the 200 yard freestyle relay with teammates Tyler Ferraro, Spencer Kelley and John Spitzer with a time of 1:24:13… At the ECAC Finals finished 15th in the “B” final of the 100 yard backstroke competition… Finished sixth in the 800 yard freestyle relay with teammates Stephen Miller, Jason Ruddy and William Drennan… Finished sixth in the 400 yard freestyle relay with teammates Jason Ruddy, John Spitzer and Spencer Kelley at ECAC final.

2011-12: Was edged out for the 100-yd backstroke title by .65 seconds as he took second place at 50.82 ... Also finished runner-up in the 200-yd backstroke at 1:49.94 ... Earned a seventh place finish in the 200-yd IM at 1:54.91 ...  In relay action, swam with the second place 200-yd freestyle (1:23.52), third place 800-yd freestyle (6:53.47), fifth place 400-yd freestyle (3:06.09). fifth place 400-yd medley (3:26.70).

At the ECAC Championship, finished fourth in the 200-yd backstroke at 1:50.34 to highlight his performances ... Took fifth place in the 100-yd backstroke at 51.39 ... Finished 14th in the 200-yd IM at 1:54.88 ... Swam with the sixth place 200-yd freestyle (1:24.81), seventh place 400-yd freestyle (3:07.33), seventh place 800-yd freestyle (7:00.45), seventh place 400-yd medley (3:26.68) squads.

2010-11: 200-yard Backstroke MAAC Champion ... Won the 200-yd backstroke title at the MAAC Championships with a time of 1:49.67 (second fastest in Marist history) ... Finished in second place in the 100-yd backstroke with a time of 50.92, his prelim time of 50.81 is the second fastest in school history ... Finished third in the 200-yd individual medley with a time of 1:52.33 (third fastest in school history) ... Member of the second place 200- and 400-yd freestyle teams, as well as 800- freestyle and 400-yd medley relays.

At the ECAC Championships, qualified for the A - Final and finished seventh in the 100-yd backstroke with a time of 51.76 ... Took eighth place with a time of 1:55.87 in the 200 yd IM ... Won the B-Final and finished ninth overall in the 200-yd backstroke with a time of 1:52.17 ... Member of the third place 200-, 400- and 800-yd freestyle relay teams, as well as the 400-yd medley relay squad.

Prior to Marist: Spinella joins the Red Foxes after being named a High School All-American in the 100-yd. backstroke and qualifying for the New York State Championship meet in seven out of eight events. He was an All-Long Island selection in consecutive years and placed third at the state championship meet in the 100-yd. backstroke. He has competed in five junior national meets and was a member of two winning relay teams at the 2010 Short Course Junior National Meet.

Results: 

10/15/10 Black Knight Invitational – 200 yard freestyle – 2nd

                                                                100 yard backstroke – 5th

                                                                 200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                                400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

10/21/10 Fordham – 400 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                      200 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                      400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

10/30/10 – 200 yard medley relay – 2nd

                    100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                    200 yard backstroke – 1st

                    400 yard freestyle relay – 1st

11/6/10 Fairfield – 100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                  100 yard butterfly – 1st

                                   200 yard freestyle relay – 1st

11/20/10 Binghamton – 100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                            200 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                            200 yard IM – 2nd             

                                            400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

12/3/10 – 12/4/10 H20unds Invitational – 400 yard medley relay – 6th

                                                                          200 yard IM – 6th

                                                                          800 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                          100 yard backstroke – 6th

                                                                          200 yard medley relay – 5th

                                                                          200 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                                                         400 yard freestyle relay – 3rd

1/8/11 Lehigh – 100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                200 yard IM – 2nd

                                400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

1/15/11 SCSU – 200 yard medley relay – 1st

                                100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                100 yard butterfly – 2nd

1/22/11 UMBC – 200 yard medley relay – 4th

                               200 yard freestyle – 7th

                               200 yard backstroke – 2nd

                               200 yard IM – 2ND

1/29/11 Seton Hall – 200 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                      100 yard backstroke – 3rd

                                      200 yard backstroke – 3rd

                                       200 yard IM – 2nd

2/17/11 – 2/19/11 MAAC Championships – 200 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                             200 yard IM – prelim – 2nd, final – 3rd

                                                                            400 yard medley relay – 6th

                                                                           100 yard backstroke – prelim – 1st, final – 2nd

                                                                           800 yard freestyle relay – 4th

                                                                           200 yard backstroke – prelim/final – 1st

                                                                           400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

10/14/11 Army – 200 yard medley relay – 2nd

                              100 yard backstroke – 1st

                              200 yard backstroke – 1st

                              200 yard IM – 1st

10/20/11 Fordham – 400 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                      200 yard IM – 1st

                                      200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                      100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                     200 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                     200 yard IM – 2nd

                                    400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

11/6/11 Canisius – 200 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                  100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                  50 yard freestyle – 2nd

                                  200 yard IM – DNP

                                  400 yard freestyle relay – 1st

11/19/11 Binghamton – 200 yard freestyle – 1st

                                           100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                           200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                          400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

12/2-12/3/11 H2ounds Invitational – 400 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                                                 200 yard IM – 5th

                                                                 800 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                 200 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                 100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                                 200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                                 400 yard freestyle relay – 3rd

1/7/12 Lehigh – 100 yard backstroke – 1st

                              100 yard freestyle – 2nd

                               200 yard IM – 3rd

                              400 yard freestyle relay – 4th

1/14/12 SCSU – 200 yard medley relay – 2nd

                              200 yard butterfly – 1st

                              400 yard IM – DNP

                              200 yard freestyle relay – DNP

1/21/12 Boston College – 200 yard freestyle – DNP

                                               50 yard freestyle – 5th

                                              200 yard backstroke – 1st

1/28/12   Seton Hall – 100 yard backstroke – 2nd

                                        100 yard freestyle – 3rd

                                        200 yard backstroke – 4th

                                        400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

2/16 - 2/18/12 MAAC Championships - 200 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                      200 yard IM – 7th Final

                                                                     200 yard IM – 6th prelim

                                                                    400 yard medley relay – 5th

                                                                    100 yard backstroke – 2nd final

                                                                    100 yard backstroke – 3rd prelim

                                                                    800 yard freestyle relay – 3rd

                                                                    200 yard backstroke – 2nd final

                                                                   200 yard backstroke – 1st prelim

                                                                   400 yard freestyle relay – 5th

2/24-2/26/12 ECAC Championships – 200 yard free relay – 6th final

                                                                      200 yard free relay – 6th prelim

                                                                      200 yard IM – 14th final

                                                                      200 yard IM – 15th prelim

                                                                      400 yard medley relay – 7th final

                                                                     400 yard medley relay – 8th prelim

                                                                    100 yard back – 5th final

                                                                    100 yard back – 5th prelim

                                                                    800 yard free relay – 7th

                                                                   200 yard back – 4th final

                                                                   200 yard back – 2nd prelim

                                                                   400 yard free relay – 7th final

                                                                  400 yard free relay – 6th prelim

10/20/12 Canisius – 200 yard freestyle – 1st

                                     200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                    200 yard IM – 1st

                                    400 yard freestyle relay – DNP

10/25/12 Fordham – 200 yard freestyle – 3rd

                                     200 yard backstroke – 3rd

                                    400 yard freestyle relay – 1st

11/10/12 Fairfield – 200 yard medley relay – 4th

                                100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                200 yard breaststroke – 2nd

                                200 yard freestyle relay – DNP

11/17/12 Rider – 200 yard freestyle – 2nd

                                100 yard backstroke – 6th

                                200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

11/30 – 12/1/12 – H2ounds Invitational – 400 yard medley relay – 2nd

                                                                          200 yard IM – 4th

                                                                          800 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                         200 yard freestyle relay – 1st

                                                                        100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                                        200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                                       400 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

1/12/13 SCSU – 50 yard freestyle – 1st

                              500 yard freestyle – 5th

                              200 yard freestyle relay – DNP

1/19/13 Boston College – 100 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                                200 yard IM – 5th

                                                400 yard freestyle relay – 3rd

1/26/13 Seton Hall – 200 yard freestyle – 3rd

                                      200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                     200 yard IM – 5th

                                     400 yard freestyle relay – 1st

2/2/13 Binghamton – 200 yard freestyle – 1st

                                      200 yard backstroke – 1st

                                     100 yard butterfly – 5th

                                      400 yard freestyle relay – 1st

2/14-2/16/13 MAAC Championships – 200 yard freestyle relay – 2nd

                                                                     200 yard IM – 5th final

                                                                     200 yard IM – 5th prelim

                                                                    400 yard medley relay – 7th

                                                                    100 yard backstroke – 4th final

                                                                    100 yard backstroke – 3rd prelim

                                                                     800 yard freestyle relay – 4th

                                                                     200 yard backstroke – 3rd final

                                                                     200 yard backstroke – 2nd prelim

                                                                     400 yard freestyle relay – 3rd

3/1-3/3/13 ECAC Championships – 200 yard freestyle relay – 5th final

                                                                200 yard freestyle relay – 4th prelim

                                                                50 yard freestyle – 31st prelim

                                                               400 yard medley relay – DNP final

                                                               400 yard medley relay – 8th prelim

                                                              100 yard backstroke – 15th final

                                                              100 yard backstroke – 9th prelim

                                                              800 yard freestyle relay – 6th

                                                              200 yard backstroke – 21st prelim

                                                             400 yard freestyle relay – 6th final

                                                             400 yard freestyle relay – 7th prelim

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