HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The Juniata men and women's swim team announces their incoming class for the 2018-19 season. Head coach Nathan Smith welcomes ten incoming student-athletes to the men and women's swimming program.
"Our class of 2022 is going to take our team to new heights. This group contains several swimmers who will make an immediate impact at the conference level and many who I'm confident can grow into major contributors over the next four years. Most importantly, they are wonderful people and will accomplish amazing things in the classroom. I greatly enjoyed getting to know them all during the recruiting process and can't wait to start coaching them next fall", said head coach Nathan Smith.
Matias Berger (Huntingdon, Pa./ Huntingdon Area High School)
Matias Berger is from Huntingdon, Pa. and goes to Huntingdon Area High School. He plans to major in Pre-Medicine with a minor in Biology. He was named to the Altoona Mirror's First Team All-Stars for swimming and is the brother of current Juniata swimmer Martin Berger. His favorite food is tacos.
100 Butterfly: 58.15
200 IM: 2:11.81
Hunter Mona (State College, Pa./ State College Area High School)
Hunter Mona is from State College, Pa. and goes to State College Area High School. He intends to major in Biology and Health Professions. He swims for the State College Area YMCA where he is the record holder in the 1000 Freestyle. His favorite food is meatlover's pizza.
200 Freestyle: 1:51.95
500 Freestyle: 4:55.10
1000 Freestyle: 10:02.48
400 IM: 4:23.28
Brady Ott (Silver Spring, Md./ Our Lady of Good Counsel High School)
Brady Ott is from Silver Spring, Md. and goes to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. He plans to major in Biology. Brady has also swam for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and the Stonegate Serpents. At Our Lady of Good Counsel, he earned a National Scholastic All-American honor with his 200 freestyle relay, the leadership award, the coach's award, and athlete rookie of the year during his freshman year. Like a true Marylander, Brady's favorite food is crabs.
50 Free: 21.3
100 Free: 46.6
100 Butterfly: 52.2
100 Back: 53.7
Evan Walker (North Versailles, Pa./ East Allegheny High School)
Evan Walker is from North Versailles, Pa. and goes to East Allegheny High School where he is the secretary of the National Honor Society. He intends to major in Biology and minor in French at Juniata. He is a WPIALs relay qualifier.
50 Free: 24.3
100 Free: 54.6
100 Butterfly: 1:03.7
Gianna Canale (Egg Harbor City, N.J./ Cedar Creek High School)
Gianna Canale is from Egg Harbor City, N.J. and goes to Cedar Creek High School. She intends to major in Environmental Science. She also swims for the EHT Seahawks and intends to also play soccer at Juniata.
200 Free (SCM): 2:29.44
400 Free (SCM): 5:23.53
Tabitha Dettelback (Martinsville, N.J./ Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School)
Tabi Dettelback is from Martinsville, N.J. and goes to Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She has swum for the Somerset Hills YMCA for 12 years. She intends on majoring in Accouting. Her favorite food is baked ziti.
100 Back: 1:02.42
200 Back: 2:14.01
100 Breast: 1:10.83
200 Breast: 2:33.07
Priscilla Diamond (Harrisburg, Pa./ Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School)
Priscilla Diamond is from Harrisburg, Pa. and goes to Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School where she earned a place on the Honor Roll all four years. She swims for the Mechanicsburg Swim Club. She intends to major in Elementary Education/Special Education and ASL. She earned three varsity letters in both swimming and water polo.
50 Free: 27.33
100 Free: 1:01.0
Lexi Kerstetter (Nesquehoning, Pa./ Tamaqua Area Senior High School)
Lexi Kerstetter is from Nesquehoning, Pa. and goes to Tamaqua Area Senior High School. Lexi is a school record holder in the 100 Backstroke and 200 Medley Relay. She was also the AA District XI champion in the 200 freestyle and state qualifier. Lexi intends to major in Biology. Her favorite food is grilled cheese and she really loves her dog!
200 Free: 2:00.83
100 Back: 1:01.74
100 Free: 58.10
Cassie Sanidad (Silver Spring, Md./ Springbrook High School)
Cassie Sanidad is from Silver Spring, Md. and goes to Springbrook High School. Cassie intends on majoring in Psychology and Studio Art. She swam for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club for 9 years and ASA this year. She also earned the coach's award at Stonegate Swim Club. Her favorite foods are cheesecake and macaroni and cheese.
100 Breast: 1:05.28
200 Breast: 2:26.90
200 IM: 2:13.80
100 Butterfly: 1:00.66
Kendra White (Jersey Shore, Pa./ Jersey Shore Area Senior High School)
Kendra White is from Jersey Shore, PA and goes to Jersey Shore Area Senior High School. She intends to major in Biology and Pre-Medicine. Kendra was a PIAA state qualifier.
500 Free: 5:26
200 Free: 2:02
200 IM: 2:21