William & Mary Women’s Swimming Adds 10 Newcomers To Roster

by SwimSwam 2

August 12th, 2022 College, College Recruiting, News

Courtesy: William & Mary Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. – William & Mary’s women’s swimming coach Nate Kellogg has announced the signing of 10 newcomers that will join the Tribe this fall. The class features five swimmers from Virginia with other student-athletes representing New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Caroline Burgeson comes to the Tribe from Arlington, Virginia and is an impressive sprinter. Burgerson’s top times include a 23.61 in the 50 free, 51.79 in the 100 free, and a time of 56.23 in the 100 back. The Yorktown High School product was a four-year letter-winner and captain, helping her team to four district championships and twice earning top-five individual state finishes.

Kiersten Dagg heads to Williamsburg from Royersford, Pennsylvania. The distance swimmer has high school times of 1:52.56 in the 200 free, 5:00.11 in the 500 free, 10:24.86 in the 1,000 free, and 17.28.80 in the 1,650. Dagg also played water polo in high school and finished fourth in the 200 free at Easterns and fifth in the 500 free.

Hailing from Fairview, Texas is Emmerson Dingwerth. The freestyle specialist has times of 53.13 in the 100 and 1:53.19 in the 200 free. The four-year letter-winner was named to the All-State team in 2021 and qualified for the state meet all four years of high school. Dingwerth holds Lovejoy High School records in the 100 free, 200 free relay, and 200 medley relay.

Sophia Heilen joins the Tribe from Haymarket, Va. The fly and breaststroke swimmer has impressive times of 54.84 in the 100 fly, 2:01.43 in the 200 fly, 1:03.55 in the 100 breast, 2:18.42 in the 200 breast, and a 2:05.96 individual medley time. Heilen was named an All-American in the 100 fly as a senior and was All-American in the 200 medley relay twice. She also was a regional champion in the 100 breast and finished second at the state meet, helping Battlefield High School to a state championship.

Ruby Isbell heads east from Roanoke, Va. to land in Williamsburg. The versatile distance swimmer has times of 2:05.30 in the 200 IM, 4:26.16 in the 400 IM, 2:02.79 in the 200 back, and swims a 500 free in 5:00.39. The four-year letter winner was a captain as a senior and helped the team to a state championship. In 2020 she placed first in the 500 free at the All-Timesland Invitational and first in the 200 free at the VHSL 5D regional meet. Isbell was named to the All-Timesland first team in 2020, 21, and 22.

Lindsay Juhlin joins William & Mary from Woodbridge, Virginia where the breaststroke and fly swimmer helped Forest Park High School to a 2-22 Cardinal District championship. Juhlin enters college with times of 1:03.85 in the 100 breast, 2:24.41 in the 200 breast, and a 57.07 100 fly mark. The Virginia native finished fifth in the 100 breast at the state meet in both 2021 and 2022.

Kelsey Katt makes the journey from New Jersey to William & Mary as a distance swimming specialist. Katt has top times of 1:53.24 in the 200 free, 5:00.04 in the 500, 10:16.60 in the 1,000, and a 17:01.33 mark in the 1,650 free. Katt has Green and Gold in her blood as both her mother, Tracy, and her father, Brian swam at William & Mary in the early 1990’s. The newcomer was a Winter Junior Nationals Qualifier in the 800 and 1,500 free events and finished second in the 2021 USA Swimming Futures Championships in the 1,500 free.

Lauren Klinefelter is one of two newcomers to come to Williamsburg from Ohio. The New Albany product specializes in the fly and has top times of 55.57 in the 100, 2:00.97 in the 200 fly to go with a 2:06.71 IM mark. Klinefelter was a four-time All-MSL selection in high school and was named the 2022 Swimmer of the Year. She was a 2022 Central District runner up and was All-Ohio in at least one event in each of her four years at Columbus Academy.

Erin Langenburg is a back and fly swimmer that comes to William & Mary from Powhatan, Va. Langenburg enters college with top times of 55.24 in the 100 fly and 2:02.48 in the 200. She has a 57.79 100 back mark and swims 2:02.89 in the 200 to go with times of 2:05.07 and 4:27.38 in the 200 and 400 individual medley events. Langenburg helped The Steward School to a pair of state championships and holds the VISAA DII Championship record for the 100 fly. She was named the VISAA DII Championship Swimmer of the Meet as a senior and was an all-state selection in the 100 fly all four years of high school. Her sister Allison is also a collegiate swimmer, competing at the Air Force Academy.

Taylor Stockard is an Ohio product that specializes in the individual medley. Stockard holds a top time of 2:07.57 in the 200 and 4:31.96 in the 400 medley. Stockard also has a 56.92 time in the 100 fly. The two-time Magnificat High School Most Outstanding Athlete was a four-time OHSAA state qualifier in the 200 IM and won the Northwest District Championship as a senior. Stockard competed at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals as the fly leg of the 200 and 400 medley relays.

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Goblin Walk
7 months ago

Mary is looking strong. William on the other hand …

7 months ago

Some nice talent in this class. Go Tribe!