2005 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE SECOND TEAM
2005-06: Set a school record in the 100 breaststroke with a prelim time of 57.01 at the Horizon League Championships...earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors for his second-place finish (57.15) in the 100 breaststroke finals at the league meet...Part of Horizon League Championship-winning 200 medley relay that set league and school records with a time of 1:30.77...also part of school record-setting 400 medley relay (3:22.77) at the league finals...placed third in the 200 breaststroke league finals with a time of 2:05.41...won the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.20 against Wright State...captured the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.22 and took the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.10 at UW-Milwaukee...swam a meet-best 59.97 in the 100 breaststroke against Butler...turned in a first-pace time of 59.91 in the 100 breaststroke and took second in the 200 IM (2:00.95) against Valparaiso...took first in the 100 breaststroke (59.65) against Ball State...swam a second-place 2:09.52 in the 200 breaststroke at UW-Green Bay...won both the 100 breaststroke (59.78) and 200 breaststroke (2:09.11) and posted a 2:00.30 in the 200 IM at the Bill Ritter Invitational...took second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:09.88 at Cleveland State.
2004-05: All-Horizon League Second Teamer after placing second in the 100 breaststroke with a career-best 57.77 in the league finals...took third place in the 200 breaststroke by finishing in 2:05.64...set career-best in 200 breaststroke in the league preliminaries by finishing the qualifying race with a first-place 2:05.30...showings in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events were team's top times of the year...named the team's Most Improved...won 200 breaststroke against UW-Milwaukee with a 2:13.62...won 200 breast in 2:09.63 at the Bill Ritter Invitational.
2003-04: Turned in the team's third-best 100-yard breaststroke time of the season, swimming a 1:00.62 at the league championships...turned in a 2:10.11 in the 200 breaststroke at the league meet for the team's second-best mark of the year...placed 11th overall in the 200 breaststroke at the league meet...smashed his previous 200 IM career best by five seconds, swimming a 2:03.28 against Western Illinois and Saint Louis...took second in the 100 breaststroke at the UW-Milwaukee Quad Meet with a 1:01.90...was the team's best finisher in three events at the Bill Ritter Invitational, taking fourth in both the 100 breaststroke (1:01.01) and 200 breaststroke (2:11.86) while taking top team honors in the 200 IM with a 2:03.52.
2002-03: Finished first season with top times in the 50 free (22.75) and the 100 free (49.46) established at the Horizon League Championships...took second place in the 200-yard IM with a 2:08.28 against Valparaiso...took fourth in the 100 free with a 52.09 against UW-Green Bay.
2001-02: Redshirted the season, retaining four years of eligibility.
Prep/Personal: Four-year swimming letterwinner at Nile West...helped Niles West to a third-place finish at the Central Suburban League championships...part of the school's 400-yard freestyle relay record...also competed on the tennis and gymnastics teams for the Wolves...son of Stoyan and Elka Staev...born April 27, 1983...majoring in computer engineering.
Career Best Times
Event Time Date 100-yard Breaststroke 57.77 2-25-05 200-yard Breaststroke 2:05.30 2-26-05 50-yard Freestyle 22.75 3-1-03 100-yard Freestyle 49.46 3-1-03