Lincoln, Neb.- Nebraska swimming and diving coach Pablo Morales recently announced the signing of Bridget Pacilio. Pacilio becomes the ninth athlete to sign with the Huskers for 2015-16. Along with Pacilio, Kaylyn Flatt, Rilye Fries, Lindsey Helferich, Anna Howorth, Jacqueline Jeschke, Morgan McCafferty, Anna McDonald and Dana Posthuma all have signed for the 2015-16 season.
Pacilio comes to Nebraska from Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas. Pacilio was named swimmer-of-the-year at the 2014 District 7-5A Championships, after leading her team to a district title. At the meet, Pacilio captured individual victories in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.
Hailing from Centennial, Co., Kaylyn Flatt competed for the Colorado Athletic Club. Flatt was a 2014 Wisconsin Speedo Champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle and a top-8 Finalist in the 500-yard freestyle.
Mission Hills, Kan., native Rilye Fries competed for the Kansas City Blazers. Fries was a National Qualifier in the 200-yard butterfly and a Junior National Qualifier in the 400-yard individual medley.
Lindsey Helferich comes to Nebraska from Midland, Texas. Helferich competed for the City of Midland Swim Team. She was a top-24 finalist at the 2014 Southern Zone Sectional Championships in the 200-yard freestyle and a top-16 finalist in the 200-yard backstroke.
Omaha, Neb., native Anna Howorth competed for Elkhorn South High School and the Nebraska Diving Club. Howorth was a 2014 Nebraska state champion and placed in the top-10 at the 2014 USA Diving Summer Junior Zone C Championships in the three-meter dive and platform dives.
Jacqueline Jeschke comes to Nebraska from Augusta, Ga. Jeschke competed for the Aiken-Augusta Swim team. She was a National Qualifier in the 200- and 100-yard backstrokes.
Joining the Huskers out of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Morgan McCafferty competed for the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio. She was a National Qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley.
Evergreen, Co., native Anna McDonald competed for the Jeffco Hurricanes. McDonald was a top-30 finalist at the 2014 Speedo Western Region Championships in the 200-yard backstroke and a top-24 finalist in the 400-yard individual medley.
Dana Posthuma joins the Huskers out of Omaha, Neb. Posthuma competed for Greater Omaha Aquatics. She was a 2014 Nebraska state champion and a National Qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly.