2019-20 Women's Swimming & Diving Outlook

2019-20 Women's Swimming & Diving Outlook

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Eileen Hall (10th Year)
Diving Coach: Susannah Gruner Kelley (4th Year)
Assistant Coaches: Michael Sprague '12 (4th Year), Sammy Sweeney Keating '12 (3rd Year), Laura Matuszak (18th Year)

LAST YEAR
2019-19 Record: 3-6
2018-19 Northeast-10 Conference Championship: 9th/9

THIS YEAR
Returners: 10
Newcomers (First-Years): 9 (7)

FAST FACTS
Two of top three in wins return ... won mid-season North Country Invitational for fourth time in five seasons, including the Purple Knights capturing their third crown in a row ... set four school records ... the Purple and Gold is rolling out its largest roster since 2015-16 thanks to fielding the biggest first-year class in five seasons ... nine of the 19 on the roster are newcomers to the program ... Saint Michael's has its largest diving corps since 2014-15, with seven between the men's and women's programs, including four on the women's side.

KEY DATES
Saint Michael's opens the season with one event per week during the first semester, kicking off a five-dual-meet slate at Keene State College on Saturday in a tri-meet including Norwich University ... three of the next three meets are at home - with each opponent hailing from a different NCAA division - before the Purple Knights cap the semester at the State University of New York at Potsdam's two-day North Country Invitational on Nov. 22-23 ... after returning for four dual meets in January, Saint Michael's heads to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the four-day NE10 Championship on Feb. 6-9 ... qualifiers for the NCAA Championship compete in Geneva, Ohio, on March 11-14.

SENIORS (6)

  • Reiley Adelson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs), distance free | 2 wins | studied abroad during 2nd semester
  • Sarah Brennan (Glen Rock, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy), back, mid-distance free | studied abroad during 2nd semester
  • Lauren Giampietro (Watertown, Conn./Watertown), breast, IM | captain | 21 wins | 2 school records
  • Megan Reid (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), distance free | 1 win
  • Katie Valle (Weston, Mass./Weston), breast | studied abroad during 2nd semester
  • Sarah White (Lakeville, Mass./Apponequet Regional), fly, back | captain | 22 wins

JUNIORS (4)

  • Leah Benoit (Franklin, Mass./Franklin), back, IM | 2 wins
  • Kristin Burlew (Springfield, Vt./Hartford), IM, distance free | 1 win
  • Meg Geschwind (Rochester, Minn./Mayo), breast, IM | 2 wins
  • Liz Vallatini (Needham, Mass./Needham), diving | 1st year of college diving

SOPHOMORES (2)

  • Tess Brown (Westfield, N.J./Westfield), diving | 1st year of college diving
  • Maggie King (Clinton, Conn./Mercy), diving | 2 wins

FIRST-YEARS (7)