Nebraska Signs Nine For Start of 2015-2016 Season

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.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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