2006-07 (Redshirt Junior): First-Team All-Atlantic 10 member ... at the A-10 Championships (2/21) placed seventh in the 200 fly (1:54.55), seventh in the 500 free (4:41.87), 10th in the 200 free (1:42.42), and swam the anchor leg of the first-place 800 free relay ... won the 200 fly against Boston College (1/20) and at Fordham (2/3).
2005-06 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not compete.
2004-05 (Redshirt Freshman): Guided the 4x800-yard freestyle relay team to the Atlantic 10 (2/16) title capturing first in 6:46.87 ... swam the third fastest 200-yard freestyle time last season clocking 1:43.11 for an 11th-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... won the 200 free at Fordham (1/29) and finished second against New Hampshire (11/20) ... posted the team's second-fastest 500-yard free time (4:88.66) ... took eighth in the 500 free at the A-10 Championships ... won the 500 free versus Boston College (1/22) ... also finished second against Boston College in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:00.26) with the team's second-fastest time of the season ... won the 1,000 free at Boston University (11/13) ... also competed in the 100 and 200 butterflies ... finished eighth in the 200 fly at the A-10 Championships ... had two second-place and one third-place finishes in the 200 fly to highlight the season.
2003-04 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2003-04 season.
Before UMass: Named a Dual County All-Star in 1999 and 2000 ... also tabbed a Lowell Sun All-Star those years ... finished third in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2000 New England State Champhioships ... also placed third in the 100-yard butterfly in 1999 and fourth in the 500-yard freestyle.
Personal: Full name is Derek Palmer Castellana ... born May 30, 1984 in Boston ... son of Steven and Barbara Castellana ... has two siblings, Matthew and Wendy.