CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team took two of the top honors and had 11 first-team All-State selections from the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) on Wednesday (May 12).

Freshman Matt Brownstead (Port Matilda, Pa.) was named the VaSID Swimmer of the Year and Todd DeSorbo was named Coach of the Year to highlight the top honors for the Cavaliers.

DeSorbo led Virginia to its second-best finish in program history, placing ninth at the 2021 NCAA Championships. Virginia earned 28 All-America honors and saw five UVA school records on the season. The Cavaliers finished fourth at the ACC Championships, with two ACC individual titles and five All-ACC honors.

Brownstead earned VaSID Swimmer of the Year honors after winning two ACC individual championships (50 free, 100 free). Brownstead set UVA school records in 50 and 100 free during the season and earned six All-America honors at NCAA Championship. He helped UVA to its second-best finish in school history at NCAA Championships and best finish since 2011. Brownstead was part of four school record setting relays during the season and was named ACC Swimmer of the Week after winning two events in dual vs. Navy.

In addition, Virginia earned 11 first-team All-State honors and three second-team honors. Brownstead (sprint free), Jack Walker (distance free), Will Cole (backstroke), Justin Grender (backstroke), Keefer Barnum (breaststroke), Matt Otto (breaststroke), Sean Conway (IM) and the 200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay all were selected to the first team.

Max Edwards (butterfly) as well as the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay were selected to the second team.

2020-21 VaSID All-State Men’s Swimming & Diving Team
Swimmer of the Year – Matt Brownstead, UVA
Diver of the Year – Noah Zawadzki, Virginia Tech
Rookie Swimmer of the Year – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech
Rookie Diver of the Year – Ian Castegnaro, George Mason
Coach of the Year – Todd DeSorbo, UVA

First-Team All-State
Sprint Free – Matt Brownstead, University of Virginia
Sprint Free – Blake Manoff, Virginia Tech
Sprint Free – Anthony Nguyen, George Mason University
Distance Free – Antani Ivanov, Virginia Tech
Distance Free – Jack Walker, University of Virginia
Backstroke – Will Cole, University of Virginia
Backstroke – Justin Grender, University of Virginia
Breaststroke – Keefer Barnum, University of Virginia
Breaststroke – Carles Coll Marti, Virginia Tech
Breaststroke – Matt Otto, University of Virginia
Butterfly – Antani Ivanov, Virginia Tech
Butterfly – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech
IM – Sean Conway, University of Virginia
IM – Keith Myburgh, Virginia Tech
Diving – Taj Cole, Virginia Tech
Diving – Bridger Thurston, Virginia Military Institute
Diving – Noah Zawadzki, Virginia Tech
200 Free Relay – Virginia
200 Medley Relay – Virginia
400 Free Relay – Virginia Tech
400 Medley Relay – Virginia
800 Free Relay – Virginia Tech

Second-Team All-State
Sprint Free – Josh Fletcher, George Mason University
Sprint Free – Graham Hertweck, College of William & Mary
Sprint Free – Noah Wilkins, Old Dominion University
Distance Free – Jackson Knouse, George Mason University
Distance Free – Wade Turlington, George Mason University
Backstroke – Luke Durocher, George Mason University
Backstroke – Jake Kealy, College of William & Mary
Breaststroke – Peter Durisin, Old Dominion University
Breaststroke – Dylan Peck, George Mason University
Butterfly – Sorab Aman, George Mason University
Butterfly – Max Edwards, University of Virginia
IM – Jacob Cobb, Old Dominion University
IM – Dylan Peck, George Mason University
Diving – Ian Castegnaro, George Mason University
Diving – Indigo Flynch, George Mason University
Diving – Joseph Perreault, Virginia Tech
200 Free Relay – George Mason
200 Medley Relay – George Mason
400 Free Relay – Virginia
400 Medley Relay – George Mason
800 Free Relay – Virginia