Award Winners - 2006

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER AWARD

This Award has been around since the first season back in 1973. The winner is determined by votes by the team members and the criteria is “who do you feel was most valuable to the team in 2006.”

Andy Faughnan ’07 – Aberdeen, New Jersey

 

Last years graduating seniors took five MVP’s with them (three for Tully and two for Twichell), so somebody new was going to grab the 2006 Eagle. I doubt that the award is what drove him but all season long his performance warranted the recognition. Andy was chosen as the Outstanding Performer in four of our dual meets. He consistently took on the opponents top performers and more often than not came up with a big win. He was BC’s high scorer during the dual meet season and he led the team in wins. At the Nutmeg Invite Andy was once again chosen as the Outstanding Performer and he was involved in all three of the wins that BC had at the meet. He was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay plus individually he took first in both the 50 and the 100 freestyles.
I have to admit to being a little worried as the end of the season approached. He seemed to be ill and absent a few times. Mike and I wondered what affect it might have on his season ending taper, but as Andy showed us all weekend long at the ACC’s – he was fine. His performance at the ACC’s earned him another Outstanding Performance. He had a spectacular meet both as an individual but mostly as a team swimmer. He turned in four personal bests and not surprisingly three of them were in leading off relays. His 50 free (20.97), his 100 free (46.33) and his 200 free (1:42.52) all turned in during relay record setting swims; place Andy in the #2 spot all time at BC for those events. His new event – the 100 butterfly – also saw a very impressive time of 51.30 and that is #3 on BC’s list.
So Andy Faughnan rightfully grabs the Eagle as the 2006 MVP; but to be honest with you I was more impressed with the effort and improvement that he demonstrated with his academics.

List of All Boston College Swimming & Diving MVP's