2005-06 Update (Freshman): Helped teammates Brian McNeil, Kevin Cabriales, and Isaac Ebert to a fifth place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:44.21) against Stony Brook (10/29) and Kevin Cabriales, Pat Seely, and Isaac Ebert for a third (1:46.31) at Southern Connecticut State (11/6) ... Finished fifth (58.02) in the 100-yard backstroke at Southern Connecticut State (11/6) and eleventh (1:01.01) at the UConn Invitational (10/15) ... Strong in the 200-yard backstroke finishing third (2:05.30) against Boston University and also (2:05.95) at Southern Connecticut State (11/6)...Placed 6th in the 400-yard Medley Relay (3:47.12), 7th in the 200-yard Backstroke (2:08.05) and 6th (3:36.11) with teammates Brad Sloan, Brian McNeil, and Mike Prout in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay against Army(11/18).
Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Wayne Hills High School where he was a two-time YMCA National Qualifier ... led the Patriots to a New Jersey Division B Championship title ... member of YMCA State Championship team ... despite suffering from mononeucleosis, named to the All-Essex County Third-Team in the 100 backstroke as a junior ... during his senior year, posted times of 55.87 seconds in the 100 back, 2:00.67 in the 200 back, 23.57 seconds in the 50 freestyle, and 51.81 seconds in the 100 freestyle ... also a member of the football and baseball teams.
Personal: Nicholas Anthony Bassolino ... born Oct. 25, 1986 in Ridgewood, N.J. ... son of Cresenzo and Gail Bassolino ... has one sister, Katherine ... plans to major in psychology.
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