|Hometown:||East Hampton, Conn.|
|High School:||East Hampton HS|
|Previous College:||Southern Connecticut University|
|Major:||Middle Grades Education|
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)
CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week (02/08/12) ... Saint Leo Athletic Banquet Excellence Award … Participated primarily in 100, 200, and 500 Yard Free events … Swam career-best times in the following events … 100 Yard Free (46.37, vs. Rollins, 02/03/12) … 200 Yard Free (1:40.59, SSC Championships, 02/17/12) …Swam season-best time in the 500 Yard Free (4:33.99, SSC Championships, 02/16/12).
AS A SOPHOMRE (2010-11)
Saint Leo Athletics Male Athlete of the Year…Sunshine State Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week (10/25/10)...Sunshine State Conference 1,000-Yard Freestyle Champion…Saint Leo Male Athlete of the Week twice (11/3/10, 02/20/11)…Competed in nine of the Lions 10 meets…Swam primarily freestyle events…Posted school record times in the 200 (1:40.67), 500 (4:33.90), 1000 (9:32.00), and 1650 (15:59.82) Freestyle, in addition to the 100-Yard Breast (:58.51)…Member of four of the Lions top relay teams, including the 400 Medley, 200 Free, 400 Free and 800 Free relays.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Competed at Southern Connecticut University.
While attending Southern Connecticut University, Michael was the Northeast 10 Conference Champion in the 200 Freestyle…In 2009 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships he placed 29th in the 200 freestyle, 27th in the 500 freestyle and 23rd in the 1650…Michael was also a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that placed 9th and was awarded Honorable Mention All-American.
Born June 26 in New Britain, Conn. …Middle School Education major, with a specialization in Social Sciences…Hobbies include tennis, skiing and snowmobiling…His career goals are to graduate with his teaching degree and become a teacher…Believes his versatility of events he swims are his best assets to the team…Names David Ortiz as his favorite athlete…Names the Boston Red Sox as his favorite team…Chose Saint Leo because he really enjoyed the school and the people he met on his visit…Son of Robert and Teresa Cozzi…Has two brothers, Tory and Travis…Michael’s older brother is currently a swimmer for Adelphi University.