Make that two Midwest Conference Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week awards for Monmouth’s Preston Bocchi (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes).
Bocchi earned the season’s first weekly league award and picked up another this week after four wins in Saturday’s dual meet team win at Illinois College. The junior opened and closed the meet swimming legs on a pair of winning relays. He opened the meet swimming the leadoff leg of the winning 400-yard medley relay which won by nearly 10 seconds in 3:49.15. Bocchi closed the meet with the anchor leg on the 200 free relay which touched first in 1:32.88. In between, Bocchi took first in the 400 IM where he won by more than 12 seconds with a 4:34.17. His other win came in the 200 backstroke when he clocked a 2:02.17 to win by more than seven seconds.
A business major, Bocchi is the son of Paul and Holly Bocchi.