(NLI Photos) Two Swimmers Sign With Villanova University

by Amanda Smith 0

November 21st, 2013 College, College Recruiting, News

Two east coast swimmers will make their way to Villanova University next fall after signing their National Letters of Intent. Mackenzie Niness will move from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania, while Caitlin Daday will stay in state, as they both will swim for Wildcats next year.

Niness swims at Crimson Aquatics under Head Coach Skip Bryan. She was the Massachusetts Division II State Champion in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly last season, plus the North Sectional Champion in the 100 backstroke. Her best times include 59.14 100 backstroke and 56.98 100 butterfly. And she has a lot of potential in the 200 disciplines of those strokes, with a 2:04- 200 backstroke and 2:05- 200 butterfly.

Mackenzie Niness signs her NLI to Villanova University last week.

Mackenzie Niness signs her NLI to Villanova University last week.

Daday is a long freestyle swimmer, who swims at Parkland Aquatic Club under Head Coach Ryan Woodruff. Her best times include 1:54.20/4:58.27/10:10.68/17:00.31 200 on up in the freestyle events, plus a 2:06.39 200 backstroke. In addition to her times in the pool, she is an Open Water National Championship qualifier, and also serves on the Middle Atlantic Swimming Board as an Athlete Representative.

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Amanda Smith is a former swimmer at both Indiana and USC, where she earned a total of nine All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. Smith, a middle-distance specialist as a swimmer, was also 3-time USC School Record holder, a 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and an Olympic Trials …

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