Duke Nets 14 for Recruiting Class of 2014

Duke University swimming and diving head coach Dan Colella and the Blue Devil coaching staff are set to welcome another standout recruiting class for the 2014-15 campaign. The group includes 14 swimmers and divers hailing from seven states as well as the country of Jamaica.

Duke University swimming and diving head coach Dan Colella

Duke University swimming and diving head coach Dan Colella

“We’re extremely excited about next year’s incoming freshman class,” Colella said. “Bringing [assistant coach] Jesse [Moore] in as part of the staff a year-and-a-half ago has really allowed us to raise the bar when it’s come to recruiting … We’re really excited about the men and women that are going to be joining us and what they’re going to be able to contribute immediately in their freshman year. They’re going to have a big impact.”

Michael Camarda, Marco Hosfeld, Matthew Johnson, Ryan Nicolson, Alex Peña and Timothy Wynter will join the Duke men’s swimming and diving program next season and Verity Abel, Abby Artmann, Lizzie Devitt, Leah Goldman, Catie Miller, Isabella Paez, Maria Sheridan and Mary Ellen Targonski will begin their careers with the women’s program beginning in 2014-15.

For a closer look at each member of the recruiting class of 2014, check out the bios below.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Class of 2018

Michael Camarda – Laguna Hills, Calif.

High School/Coach: Phillips Academy Andover [Mass.]/David Fox

Club Team/Coach: Irvine Novaquatics/Adam Crossen

Notes: Qualified for Summer USA Junior Nationals

Camarda Personal Bests:

50 Free SCY 100 Free SCY 50 Free LCM 100 Free LCM

20.91

46.11

24.12

53.07

 

Marco Hosfeld – Coral Springs, Fla.

High School: University School of Nova Southeastern University

Club Team/Coach: Swim Fort Lauderdale/Dave Gibson

Notes: Qualified for Winter Nationals and Summer USA Junior Nationals

Hosfeld Personal Bests:

200 Free SCY

500 Free SCY

1,000 Free SCY

1,650 Free SCY

200 Free LCM

400 Free LCM

800 Free LCM

1,500 Free LCM

1:41.72

4:31.73

9:30.32

15:52.18

1:55.81

4:00.60

8:24.69

15:59.70

 

Matthew Johnson – Valencia, Calif.

High School: Hart High School

Club Team/Coach: Canyons Aquatic Club/Coley Stickels

Notes: Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, World Championship trials, Summer Nationals and Winter Nationals

Johnson Personal Bests:

200 Free SCY

500 Free SCY

1,000 Free SCY

1,650 Free SCY

200 Free LCM

400 Free LCM

800 Free LCM

1,500 Free LCM

1:39.60

4:29.15

9:19.64

15:37.88

1:55.85

4:03.76

8:22.53

15:51.22

 

Ryan Nicholson – Ithaca, N.Y.

High School/Coach: Ithaca High School/Mike Blakely-Armitage

Club Team: Syracuse Chargers

Notes: Qualified for Summer and Winter Nationals

Nicholson Personal Bests:

50 Free SCY

100 Free SCY

200 Free SCY

100 Fly SCY

200 IM SCY

50 Free LCM

100 Free LCM

100 Fly LCM

20.49

45.56

1:41.87

48.30

1:51.80

24.12

52.95

56.30

 

Alex Peña – Orlando, Fla.

High School/Coach: Lake Highland Preparatory/Mike Curley

Club Team/Coach: Highlander Aquatics/Mike Curley

Notes: Qualified for Winter Nationals and Summer USA Junior Nationals

Peña Personal Bests:

50 Free SCY

100 Free SCY 

200 Free SCY

500 Free SCY

1,000 Free SCY

1,650 Free SCY

200 Back

200 IM SCY

200 Free LCM

400 Free LCM

20.90

45.81

1:39.52

4:29.48

9:19.78

15:36.27

1:50.21

1:50.36

1:55.70

4:05.16

 

Timothy Wynter – Kingston, Jamaica

High School: Phillips Academy Andover [Mass.]

Club Team/Coach: Tornadoes Swim Club/Jacky Walter

Notes: Qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials, qualified for World Championships trials, qualified and competed at 2012 and 2013 Junior World Championship 

Wynter Personal Bests:

100 Back SCY

100 Fly SCY

100 Back LCM

200 Back LCM

49.06

49.74

57.31

2:08.85

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving Class of 2018

Verity Abel – Westport, Conn.

High School: Staples High School

Club Team/Coach: Wilton Y Wahoos/Randy Erlenback (Former Blue Devil ’81, team captain at Duke)

Notes: Qualified for Summer and Winter Nationals

Abel Personal Bests:

200 Free SCY

500 Free SCY

1,000 Free SCY

1,650 Free SCY

400 IM SCY

200 Free LCM

400 Free LCM

800 Free LCM

1,500 Free LCM

400 IM LCM

1:50.05

4:51.34

9:55.98

16:30.21

4:22.88

2:05.00

4:20.98

8:57.06

16:57.45

4:59.83

 

Abby Artmann – Cedar Park, Texas

Club Team/Coach: Nitro Swimming/Tim O’Brien

Notes: Qualified for 2013 World Championship trials, Summer Nationals and Winter Nationals

Artmann Personal Bests:

100 Breast SCY

200 Breast SCY

200 IM SCY

400 IM SCY

100 Breast LCM

200 Breast LCM

200 IM LCM

400 IM LCM

1:02.58

2:14.49

2:04.44

4:21.83

1:13.60

2:35.01

2:20.01

5:03.96

Lizzie Devitt – Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School

Club Team/Coach: Mission Viejo Nadadores/Bill Rose

Notes: Qualified for Winter Nationals and Summer USA Junior Nationals

Devitt Personal Bests:

200 IM SCY

400 IM SCY

100 Free SCY

200 Free SCY

500 Free SCY

200 IM LCM

400 IM LCM

100 Free LCM

200 Free LCM

400 Free LCM

2:01.63

4:21.66

51.58

1:51.00

4:56.66

2:21.43

4:56.54

58.83

2:08.21

5:03.96

 

Leah Goldman – Burlingame, Calif.

High School: Burlingame High School

Club Team/Coach: Peak Swimming/Abi Liu

Notes: Swam for Team USA at 2013 Maccabiah Games, qualified for Summer and Winter Nationals

Goldman Personal Bests:

50 Free SCY

100 Free SCY

100 Back SCY

100 Breast SCY

100 Fly SCY

200 IM SCY

50 Free LCM

100 Free LCM

100 Back LCM

100 Fly LCM

200 IM LCM

23.69

50.65

56.18

1:03.89

53.69

2:00.61

26.46

57.01

1:04.79

1:02.34

2:22.34

 

Catie Miller – Las Vegas, Nev.

High School/Coach: Bishop Gorman High School/Ronald Aitken

Club Team/Coach: Sandpipers of Nevada/Ronald Aitken

Notes: Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, World Championship trials, Summer Nationals and Winter Nationals

Miller Personal Bests:

100 Breast SCY

200 Breast SCY

200 IM SCY

400 IM SCY

100 Breast LCM

200 Breast LCM

200 IM LCM

400 IM LCM

1:05.18

2:15.65

2:03.06

4:18.55

1:15.94

2:40.32

2:20.76

4:54.00

 

Isabella Paez – Medley, Fla.

High School: Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High

Club Team/Coach: Metro Aquatic Club of Miami/Kirk Peppas

Notes: Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, 2013 World Championship trials, Summer Nationals and Winter Nationals

Paez Personal Bests:

50 Free SCY

200 Free SCY

100 Fly SCY

200 Fly SCY

200 IM SCY

200 Free LCM

100 Fly LCM

200 Fly LCM

23.86

1:51.36

54.45

1:59.12

2:05.95

2:06.60

1:01.59

2:13.81

 

Maria Sheridan – Charlotte, N.C.

High School: Charlotte Catholic High School

Club Team/Coaches: SwimMac Carolina/Russ Kasl and Alan Pfau

Notes: Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Summer Nationals and Winter Nationals

Sheridan Personal Bests:

200 Free SCY

100 Back SCY

200 Back SCY

100 Fly SCY

200 Fly SCY

100 Free LCM

100 Back LCM

200 Back

100 Fly LCM

200 Fly LCM

1:51.55

56.76

2:01.16

55.33

2:02.62

58.36

1:04.67

2:17.51

1:01.84

2:19.04

 

Mary Ellen Targonski – Gastonia, N.C.

High School: South Point High School

Club Team/Coach: Carolina Diving Academy/Aaron Hintz

Notes: Qualified for USA Diving Summer Nationals and East Nationals

Diving Coach Nunzio Esposto on Targonski: “She is an accomplished junior national diver with much potential who comes to us from Carolina Diving Academy in Huntersville, N.C.”

Targonski Personal Bests:

1-Meter 3-Meter Platform

396.25

405.20

378.35

 This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of Duke Swimming and Diving.

 

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Does Duke offer swimming scholarships? I’ve heared conflicting info…..

Christine Wixted

Just so there’s no confusion, Duke women’s team is going from 2 to 14 scholarships while the men still remain unfunded with zero scholarships. However, there are financial aid grants available to those who fit the criteria.

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