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 Nick Spinella

2012-13: At ECACs finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Tyler Ferraro, Spencer Kelley and John Spitzer with a time of 1:24:13… Finished 15th in the 'B' final of the 100- yard backstroke… 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 the ECAC final.

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

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

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

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

Prior to Marist: Spinella joins the Red Foxes after being named a High School All-American in the 100-yard 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-yard 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.

Career Meet By Meet

Position: Back/Free
Other Position: Back
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Franklin Square, N.Y.
High School: Frank Carey
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