Seton Hall Rolls At BIG EAST Diving Championships

Seton Hall had a big day at the 2014 BIG EAST Diving Championships on Saturday.

Seton Hall had a big day at the 2014 BIG EAST Diving Championships on Saturday.

Feb. 15, 2014

VILLANOVA, Pa. – It was a Seton Hall kind of day as the Pirates swept gold at the BIG EAST Diving Championships on Saturday and claimed all four major awards.

Gabby Signorelli was voted the Women’s Most Outstanding Diver while Ben Mitchell was named the Men’s Most Outstanding Diver after both swept the one- and three-meter boards. Signorelli took the one-meter crown with 516.15 points and the three-meter gold with 497.05 points. Mitchell captured the three-meter title with 621.45 points and the one-meter championship with 535.50 points.

Seton Hall’s PJ Hughes completed the Pirate sweep of the trophies on Saturday when his peers voted him the Diving Coach of the Year for both the men and women.

Katie Riley was the silver medalist from both boards, scoring 431.45 from the one-meter and 470.80 from the three-meter. Eric Davidson took silver in the one-meter with 489.10 points and bronze in the three-meter with 489.40 points.

Jared Cooper-Vespa gave Georgetown a top-three finish in the men’s three-meter with a silver medal-winning 521.15 point total. He took bronze from the one-meter with 471.40 points.

The diving results will carry forward to next week’s BIG EAST Swimming Championship at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, N.J. Competition begins with Wednesday’s finals session at 6 p.m., followed by three full days from Thursday-Saturday. Preliminaries will start at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

Women’s 1-Meter
Gabby Signorelli, Seton Hall, 516.15
Katie Riley, Seton Hall, 431.45
Lauren Kahan, Georgetown, 429.80
Casandra Schwartz, Georgetown, 414.15
Jen Purks, Georgetown, 378.35
Michelle Hall, Villanova, 374.30
Sarah Jaklitsch, Georgetown, 371.00
Lauren Griffin, Providence, 368.10

Men’s 3-Meter
Ben Mitchell, Seton Hall, 621.45
Jared Cooper-Vespa, Georgetown, 521.15
Eric Davidson, Seton Hall, 489.40



Women’s 3-Meter
Gabby Signorelli, Seton Hall, 497.05
Katie Riley, Seton Hall, 470.80
Michelle Hall, Villanova, 404.95
Jen Purks, Georgetown, 399.55
Sarah Jaklitsch, Georgetown, 394.40
Casandra Schwartz, Georgetown, 335.95

Men’s 1-Meter
Ben Mitchell, Seton Hall, 535.50
Eric Davidson, Seton Hall, 489.10
Jared Cooper-Vespa, Georgetown, 471.40
Alex Pfisterer, Seton Hall, 442.60

Men’s Most Outstanding Diver
Ben Mitchell, Seton Hall

Women’s Most Outstanding Diver
Gabby Signorelli, Seton Hall

Men’s Diving Coach of the Year
PJ Hughes, Seton Hall

Women’s Diving Coach of the Year
PJ Hughes, Seton Hall