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UConn Swimming and Diving Announce NLI's

Dec. 7, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - UConn swimming head coach Chris Maiello announced the Huskies 2018 signing class on Monday, a class that includes seven swimmers.

Joining the Huskies in 2018 are Grace Ali of Duxbury, Mass., Linnea Anderson of Birmingham, Mich., Catherine Fazio of Township of Washington, N.J., Stefanie Mendizabal of Jacksonville, Fla., Lena Redisch of Bethesda, Md., Katelyn Walsh of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Orry Zayit of Roslyn, N.Y.

"We are really excited about this group of student athletes, said head coach Chris Maiello. "I believe they are exactly what we were looking for.  This group is a bunch of hard working student athlete's who's goals match up with our teams goals in the long run. These individuals, along with the other members of the class will have a direct impact on our program next season and beyond."

"We have athletes from around the US and from some strong clubs as well.  This class features top end talent who can compete for an individual event conference championship, as well as providing depth that the team needs. To build a championship program we need depth and event winners. I think this recruiting class shows that type of potential. We are looking forward to watching the progress their SR. year and welcoming them to Storrs next fall, said Maiello."

 


 

 

UConn Swimming signees:

Name                            Hometown / High School / Previous School       Club Team

Grace Ali                       Duxbury, Mass. / Duxbury HS                       Kingfish Swimming

Linnea Anderson           Birmingham, Mich. / Seaholm HS                 Motor City Aquatics

Catherine Fazio              Township of Washington, N.J./Immaculate Heart    Cougar Aquatic

Stefanie Mendizabal      Jacksonville, Fla. / Bolles School               Bolles School Sharks

Lena Redisch                 Bethesda, Md. / Walt Whitman HS                    All Star Aquatics

Katelyn Walsh                 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Arlington HS                   Matchpoint NYC

Orry Zayit                       Roslyn, N.Y. / Port Washington HS     Long Island Aquatic Club

 

 

Grace Ali | Duxbury, Mass/ Duxbury HS | Kingfish Swimming

 

Best times/events

  • 100 Fly: 55.94
  • 200 Fly: 2:03.43
  • 100 Free: 52.83
  • 200 Free: 1:54.66

 

Linnea Anderson | Birmingham, Mich. /Seaholm HS | Motor City Aquatics

 

Best times/events

  • 50 Free: 23.94
  • 100 Fly: 56.26
  • 200 Fly: 2:05.59

 

Catherine Fazio | Township of Washington, N.J. / Immaculate Heat | Cougar Aquatic

 

Best times/events:

  • 50 Free: 24.69
  • 200 Free: 1:51.67
  • 500 Free: 5:02.09
  • 100 Back: 56.26
  • 200 Back: 2:04.26
  • 200 IM: 2:06.72

 

Stefanie Mendizabel | Jacksonville, Fla. / Bolles School | Bolles School Sharks

 

Best times/events

  • 50 Free: 24.04
  • 100 Free: 51.81
  • 200 Free: 1:53.98

 

Lena Redisch | Bethesda, Md. / Walt Whitman HS | All Star Aquatics

Best times/events

  • 200 Free: 1:53.62
  • 500 Free: 4:57.93
  • 1000 Free: 10:19.13
  • 1650 Free: 17:34.35

Katelyn Walsh | Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Arlington HS | Matchpoint NYC

Best times/events

  • 100 Breast: 1:03.44
  • 200 Breast: 2:18.03
  • 200 IM: 2:07.92
  • 400 IM: 4:32.00

Oryy Zayit | Roslyn, N.Y. / Port Washington HS | Long Island Aquatic Club

Best times/events

  • 100 Fly: 49.63
  • 200 Fly: 1:47.51
  • 100 Breast: 58.81
  • 200 Breast: 2:07.26

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