Matheus Assis Selected Men’s Swimmer of the Week

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Saint Leo freshman Matheus Assis has been named Sunshine State Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week presented by VALIC, it was announced Monday by SSC Commissioner Jay Jones.

Assis, a freshman from Paraiba, Brazil, tallied three wins despite his team's 130-74 setback at Nova Southeastern.  Assis finished first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.17, the fastest posted by an SSC swimmer so far this season. 

He also participated in a pair of winning performances via the 400 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.  The 400 Medley squad posted a time of 3:28.81, while the 200 Freestyle team set a new program record with a mark of 1:24.08. Both of those relay marks rank second among Division II times turned in so far this season.   

Through two weeks, men's swimming has earned two conference awards, as well as a National Swimmer of the Week award. Seven Saint Leo student-athletes have been named SSC Player of the Week this fall.

The Lions will resume action Saturday, October 27, when they travel to Winter Park, Fla. to challenge Rollins.  The dual is set to begin at 1 p.m. from the Alfond Swimming Pool.

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