Incoming Diver Named Top All-American in Nation
June 12, 2002
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana diving's resume just got a little stronger after its latest signee was named as All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
Incoming freshman Brian Mariano (Naugatuck H.S./Naugatuck, Conn.) was named as the No. 1-ranked All-American and the National Champion in the only event competed in high school, the one-meter springboard. Mariano signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Indiana University in November of 2001 and will arrive at Indiana in the fall.
Not only was Mariano a letterwinner and an All-American in diving, but also lettered in soccer and track.
This season, Mariano broke the Naugatuck High School record in one-meter diving. He was also the Connecticut state open champion in 2000 and 2001 and the state Most Valuable Player in both 2000 and 2001. In addition, he also was a YMCA National Champion on the one-meter in 2000 and 2001 and the three-meter in 2001.
His other sports did not go without accolade. He was the team captain on the 2000 and 2001 League Championship soccer teams and was a member of the All-League soccer team in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
In addition to his local accolades, Mariano was also awarded with the ESPN Play of the Day on Sportscenter last November, after he scored the game-winning goal in the Connecticut State Soccer Championship with a flip throw-in from about 45 yards out.
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