2019-20 Women's Swimming & Diving Outlook

2019-20 Women's Swimming & Diving Outlook

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)

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

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

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.

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.


  • 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


  • 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


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