Kathleen Miszkiewicz, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey, has made a verbal commitment to join Villanova University for the 2015-16 season.
Miszkiewicz is a long-axis stroke specialist out of Somerset Hills YMCA. She was a C-finalist in the 100 back and a B-finalist in the 200 back and 100 free at the 2014 YMCA short course national championships. Her junior season at Oak Knoll culminated in a sixth-place finish in the 100 free and a fourth-place in the 100 back at the 2014 New Jersey state high school Meet of Champions.
Miszkiewicz’s top times are:
|100y back: 55.53||100m back: 1:06.08|
|200y back: 2:00.26||200m back: 2:23.46|
|100y free: 51.51||100m free: 59.65|
|200y free: 1:51.63||200m free: 2:08.26|
The Wildcats have been loading up on talent over the last several years and it paid off in spades when the women won their first Big East title in 18 years at the 2014 conference championships. Miszkiewicz’s addition to their roster will strengthen their backstroke group, in which two freshmen were A-finalists in both the 100 and 200 distances at Big Easts. She will also be a welcomed addition to their freestyle group which dominated at the conference level: Villanova finished 1-2-3 in the 200 and 1-2-3-4 in the 100 free.
Miszkiewicz is only 2/10 off the Villanova school record in the 100 back and 5/10 away in the 200 with a whole year to go before she suits up for the Wildcats.