George Mason University Announces Incoming Freshman Class

George Mason University has officially announced their incoming class for the 2014-2015 season. 16 athletes total, 8 women, 8 men, will be joining the Patriots this fall.

Gentry Anderson – Atlanta, Georgia

We are very excited to have Gentry as part of our class this year. She has an unmistakable and shinning personality and is eager to join the program and get to work. Gentry will add depth to our aging butterfly group as well as our IM group.

Stroke(s): Butterfly/IM/Free

  • 100 FL: 57.77
  • 200 FL: 2:09.04
  • 200 IM: 2:11.43
  • 400 IM: 4:34.87

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Alison Barahona – Yardley, Pennsylvania

Alison is another great addition to our breaststroke group and can also contribute in her IM events as well. We are very excited to see how Alison develops this coming season!

Stroke(s): Breaststroke/ IM

  • 100 BR: 1:06.14
  • 200 BR 2:23.96
  • 200 IM: 2:12.20
  • 400 IM 4:35.90

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Veronica Canada – Rockland County, New York

Veronica comes to us from New York she will be a great asset to the team, having strong leadership skills both in and out of the pool.

Diving

  • 2013 and 2014 Sectional participant in both swimming AND diving events
  • 3rd in Rockland County Diving
  • 7th in Section One Diving
  • Captain of both swimming and diving teams as a Junior and Senior
  • 2x MVP of East Ramapo Swimming and Diving Team MVP

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 Elizabeth Kleveno – Fredericksburg, Virginia

From Emory and Henry College

Elizabeth had very successful year last year and we are excited to bring her on board. She is very versatile and will be a great piece to add to our line up wherever we need her.

Stroke(s): Backstroke/Breaststroke/IM

  • 100 BR: 1:06.57
  • 100 BK: 58.86
  • 200 BK 2:09.21
  • 400 IM: 4:37.40

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Dorothy Reilly – Richmond, Virginia

Dorothy is a corner stone of this class and her strength in the middle distance fly, free, and IM events gives us a lot of freedom to move her around in our line up where we need her. She will be a great addition to our middle distance group and we are very excited to get her in the water.

Stroke(s): Fly/IM

  • 500 FR: 5:05.00
  • 200 BK: 2:06.03
  • 100 FL: 57.72
  • 200 FL: 2:03.15
  • 400 IM: 4:28.26

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Kylie More – Fairfield, Connecticut

Kylie has spent time abroad in Australia, while there she had to opportunity to train at one of the Australian Regional Training facilities. We are looking forward to her contributions to the squad.

Diving

  • 1m: 324.35
  • 3m: 264.35
  • 2012 YMCA Nationals
    • 16-21 Girls 1M (Final)                                   12th       315.85
  • 2011 YMCA Diving National Championships
    • 14-15 Girls 1m (Final)                                    5th         284.90
    • 14-15 Girls 3m (Final)                                    6th         264.35
  • 2011 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 1 Championships
    • 14-15 Girls 1m (Final)                                    10th      254.85
    • 14-15 Girls 3m (Final)                                    14th      248.90
  • 2011 USA Diving Spring Region 2 Championships
    • 14-15 Girls 1m (Final)                                    10th      227.55
    • 14-15 Girls 3m (Final)                                    8th        232.25

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Amy Tansill – Bristow, Virginia

We are thrilled to have Amy as part of our incoming class and we see her making an immediate impact to our breaststroke and 200 IM groups as well contributing on relays.

Stroke(s): Breaststroke/IM

  • 50 FR: 24.35
  • 100 BR: 1:02.69
  • 200 BR: 2:23.20
  • 200 IM: 2:08.84

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Rachel Williams – Potomac Falls, Virginia

Rachel is a very motivated person whose passion for swimming is impossible to ignore. We are excited to have her on board and look forward to her contributions both in and out of the pool.

Stroke(s): Freestyle and Butterfly

  • 50 FR: 24.98
  • 100 FR: 53.23
  • 100 FL: 58.27
  • 200 FL: 2:10.47
  • 200 IM: 2:11.59

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Steven Craig – Raleigh, North Carolina

Steven will have an immediate impact on our line up adding to our distance freestyle and IM events. We are eager to get him into our line up training with the rest of our distance group.

Stroke(s): Distance Freestyle/IM

  • 500 FR: 4:35.34
  • 1650 FR: 15:57.79
  • 200 IM: 1:53.95
  • 400 IM: 4:00.11

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Deion Dean – Norfolk, Virginia

We are excited to bring Deion on board; he is part of a class that adds great depth to our breaststroke corps and he also has strong butterfly events as well. We see Deion developing into a strong contributing member of this program.

Stroke(s): Breaststroke/Butterfly

  • 100 BR: 57.94
  • 200 BR: 2:06.31
  • 100 FL: 52.93

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Vadim Jacobson – Arnold, Maryland

Vadim addresses immediate needs for us in the distance freestyle events and the 200 backstroke. We also see him developing into a strong member of our 800 freestyle relay.

Stroke(s): Distance Freestyle/Backstroke

  • 200 FR: 1:42.10
  • 500 FR: 4:36.63
  • 1650 FR: 15:54.52
  • 200 BK: 1:53.36

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Gabriel Juranovic – Queens, New York

Gabriel is a well-rounded and versatile swimmer making him a great IMer and strong in other events as well. We have a history of very good 400 IM swimmers at George Mason and Gabriel certainly adds to that and more.

Stroke(s): Butterfly/Backstroke/IM

  • 200 BK: 1:55.06
  • 200 FL: 1:55.23
  • 200 IM: 1:56.47
  • 400 IM: 4:02.30

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Fredrick Sean King – Atlanta, Georgia

Sean joined us this past spring and has yet to compete but we are extremely excited to get him in action! He adds great depth to our growing breaststroke group will develop into a strong sprint freestyler as well. Sean has all of the qualities that we look for in prospects not just athletically, but in what it takes to become a true member and leader of a program.

Stroke(s): Freestyle/Breaststroke

  • 50 FR: 21.61
  • 100 FR: 47.97
  • 100 BR: 57.22
  • 200 BR: 2:09.18

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Matthew Lynch – Richmond, Virginia

Matthew is one of the corner-stones of our incoming class with 3 events that would have A-finaled in our conference meet last year. He joins a very strong group of butterfly and IM specialist on our squad currently where he will surely benefit from even higher and more competitive training.

Stroke(s): Butterfly/IM

  • 100 FL: 49.43
  • 200 FL: 1:48.71
  • 200 IM: 1:54.36
  • 400 IM: 4:01.02

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Alexander Michael Lanier Morin – Fredericksburg, VA

Alec adds strong depth to our sprint group and he should contribute on relays immediately. Alec has only been swimming at the club level for a couple of years so we think Alec has a great amount of potential to turn into a premier sprinter in this program.

Stroke(s):Freestyle, Butterfly

  • 50 FR: 20.89
  • 100 FR: 45.91
  • 100 FL: 50.46

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Thomas Perkins – Montpelier, Virginia

Thomas is a great addition to our program and we expect him to become a role player in our middle distance freestyle events including developing into an integral part of our 800 freestyle relay. Thomas has a lot of potential to develop into not only a keep part of this program athletically but he also possesses many leadership qualities that we value.

Stroke(s): Freestyle

  • 50 FR: 21.74
  • 100 FR: 47.12
  • 200 FR: 1:39.65
  • 500 FR: 4:35.42

 

 

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Paco Fernandez

What a group of studs. Go team.

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