The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association recently announced its 2020-2021 High School Swimming and Water Polo All-America athletes and Brunswick School was certainly well-represented on each list.
Six Bruins swimmers earned NISCA All-America honors in a combined 10 events. Additionally, according to NISCA rankings, Brunswick placed second nationally among small independent schools and 16th among all public and private schools.
Brunswick’s 200-yard individual medley relay team achieved All-America status. The quartet of Lucas Hodgson, Max Meissner, Alex Hazlett and Gavin Molloy posted the 55th best time in the nation during the 2020-2021 season, combining for a time of 1:33.18. The top 100 times in the nation in each event made the NISCA’s All-America list.
Hazlett, a rising senior, also produced NISCA All-America performances in the 200-yard individual medley 1:48.67, )29th best time in the nation), the 100-yard freestyle (:44.98, ranked 48th), the 100 butterfly (:48.56, 34th top time in the country) and the 50 freestyle (20.68, 90th). He also swam on Brunswick’s All-American 200 and 400-yard freestyle squads.
Hodgson, who is also entering his senior year at Brunswick, was an All-American in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:38.01 – which ranked 27th in the nation and registered an All-America time in the 50 freestyle (:20.50) and 100 backstroke (:48.75, 20th best time in the country).
The Bruins’ 200-yard freestyle squad of Hazlett, Patrick Mullen, Gavin Molloy and Hodgson swam to an All-America time of 1:23.12, ranking them 13th on the All-America list.
Hazlett, Meissner (2021 graduate), O’Malley (2021 graduate) and Hodgson posted an All-America finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:04.44, 29th in the nation).
On the water polo scene, Hayden Collins, a 2021 graduate and Molloy earned First Team NISCA 2020-2021 All-America Water Polo accolades. Collins and Molloy powered the Bruins’ water polo team, which has experienced a lot of success in recent seasons, to another winning campaign.
Molloy helped pace the Bruins’ high-scoring offense, generating goals at an rapid pace. Collins was a standout goalie. His consistent play in goal made it difficult for the opposition to light the scoreboard. Only 14 athletes in the nation were selected as First Team All-America selections. This marked the first time Brunswick had two players names as First Team Water Polo All-Americans.