Big Green Women Add 10 Recruits To Roster For 2020-21 Season

Courtesy: Dartmouth Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. – Head coach James Holder has announced the addition of 10 athletes to the Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving roster as members of the Class of 2024.

Joining the Big Green ahead of the 2020-21 season are Caroline Alonzo, Emily Appleton, Diana Bates, Alexa Brinker, Sophia Gregorace, Izzy Hamlen, Mary Howley, Isabelle Lewitt, Zoe Moon and Rachel Zhang.

Caroline Alonzo
Hometown/High School: Spring, Texas / Oak Ridge
Club Team: Woodlands Diving Academy / NV Aquatics
Event: Diving
Awards/Accolades: Two-year captain … three-time district champion … AAU All-America … TISCA Academic All-America … two-time AAU national finalist … AP Student Ambassador … National Honor Society … Texas Youth Leadership Council … two-time BSA SHAC Regatta champion.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because of the emphasis on student-athlete development and the opportunity for undergraduate research.”

Emily Appleton
Hometown/High School: Cohasset, Mass. / Cohasset
Club Team: Weymouth Club Waves
Events: Distance freestyle, IM
Awards/Accolades: Captain … four-time MVP … four-time Mass. State champion … U.S. Open qualifier … Scholastic All-America … National Honor Society … senior class president.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth for the close team and the incredible post-graduate opportunities.”

Diana Bates
Hometown/High School: New York, N.Y. / The Brearley School
Club Team: Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics
Events: Breaststroke, IM
Awards/Accolades: Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America … AGUA Most Improved … summer junior national qualifier.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth for a multitude of reasons: the beautiful campus, the flexibility and opportunities that the D-Plan provides, the perfect balance between athletics and academics, the tight-knit community… the list goes on. On my recruiting trip, I was instantly drawn to the supportive, driven, and lively team and family led by Coach Jamie, Milana and Helaina. I can’t wait to represent such an amazing school both in and out of the pool.”

Alexa Brinker
Hometown/High School: Macungie, Pa. / Parkland
Club Team: TNT Diving
Event: Diving
Awards/Accolades: Two-time All-America … three-time state medalist … AAU Synchro National Championship … National Honor Society … Math Honor Society.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because it has so much to offer and the overall atmosphere is incredible. The academics are outstanding, and the swimming and diving team is so welcoming. I knew that Dartmouth was the place for me when I attended junior day and learned about the college and talked with Coach Hamilton and the team. I felt like Dartmouth was the only school that fulfilled what I was looking for in a college. I am excited to attend and be a part of the team.”

Sophia Gregorace
Hometown/High School: Westbury, N.Y. / Carle Place Middle Senior High
Club Team: Long Island Aquatic Club
Event: Butterfly
Awards/Accolades: NCSA Junior National finalist … two-time Scholastic All-America … U.S. Open qualifier … valedictorian … National Merit Commended Scholar.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth for its fast-rising swim team and amazing community. The academics are unparalleled, and I can’t wait to represent the Big Green.”

Name: Izzy Hamlen
Hometown/High School: Hanover, N.H. / Deerfield Academy
Club Team: Upper Valley Aquatics Club
Event: Backstroke
Awards/Accolades: Singapore Nationals backstroke champion … AP Scholar with Honor … All-NEPSAC Honors … co-captain.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth for its incredible academic opportunities, beautiful setting, and access to the outdoors. I can’t wait to join DCSD in the woods.”

Name: Mary Howley
Hometown/High School: Milton, Mass. / Milton Academy
Club Team: Shamrock Swim Club
Event: Backstroke
Awards/Accolades: MVP … New England champion … New England Outstanding Swimmer … Eastern’s Interscholastic champion.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because the minute I walked on campus I felt right at home. Everyone, especially the team, was so nice, friendly and welcoming.”

Name: Isabelle Lewitt
Hometown/High School: London, England / Southbank International School
Club Team: Brompton Swim Club
Event: Breaststroke
Awards/Accolades: British National qualifier … British Regional medalist … school record holder … captain … MVP … IB Diploma Scholar.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth for the outstanding undergraduate academic experience as well as the tight knit and highly spirited team and broader community.”

Name: Zoe Moon
Hometown/High School: New York, N.Y. / The Chapin School
Club Team: Badger Swim Club
Event: Backstroke
Awards/Accolades: NCSA and Futures qualifier … three-time high school All-Star … MVP … record holder.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I fell in love with the team and campus on my visit. It was the only place I felt like I was truly home.”

Name: Rachel Zhang
Hometown/High School: Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Central
Club Team: Arkansas Dolphins
Event: Sprint freestyle
Awards/Accolades: National Merit Scholar … National AP Scholar … NCSA and Futures qualifier … co-captain … three-time Arkansas State champion.
Why I chose Dartmouth: ” I fell in love with FoCo cookies, the campus and the team on my visit. I’m really excited for Dartmouth’s traditions, like first-year trips.”

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swimfan210_
4 months ago

Congratulations to everyone! This is a pretty nice recruiting class!

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Reply to  swimfan210_
3 months ago

A month later and look how fast things can change

BWswim
4 months ago

“Big Green Women” what an article title 😂😂😂