Villanova, Pa. -
Villanova men’s and women’s swimming head coach Rick Simpson and his staff announced Wednesday afternoon the addition of nine student-athletes that will make up the Class of 2021.
"We are excited to welcome these nine student-athletes to Villanova University, and to our program. They were very enthusiastic throughout the recruiting process, and we are certainly looking forward to working with them in the Fall," stated Simpson.
This class will have seven women and two males, from seven different states and one from the United Kingdom. Two females will join the team as divers while the other seven will swim in a variety of events this upcoming season.
College Park: Four-year varsity letter winner…DVAL All-League Honorable Mention (2017) and 2nd Team (2014, 2015,2016)…California High School State Meet Qualifier (2016)…Named a National Merit Letter of Commendation (2016)…Recipient of the Biliteracy Seal for the State of California (2017).
Personal: Born on June 12, 1999 in Berkeley, California to parents Eric and Diana Fetterman…Two siblings Matthew and Taylor…Majoring in Chemical Engineering…Enjoys finding unique places to eat and Mexican food…Chose Villanova for the opportunities it presents in both the pool and in the classroom.
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Cherry Creek: Four year varsity letter winner…Three time All-American (2015, 2016, 2017)…Finalist for Swimmer of the Year…2015 State Champion…Two time All-State Team (2015, 2017)…Named to the All-State Academic Team (2015, 2016, 2017) and received four Academic Letters.
Personal: Born September 8, 1998 in Greenwood Village, Colorado to John and Julie Strain…Has two siblings James and Jonah…Majoring in Political Science…Enjoys hiking and off-roading…Chose Villanova because he can feel at home.
Catholic: Four year varsity letterwinner…Two time Connecticut Class S State Champion (2014, 2015)…All-FCIAC Diving Team (2013-2016)…Smith College Book Award (2016)… The Connecticut Association of Schools Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award (2017).
Personal: Born April 27, 1999 in Greenwich, Connecticut to Jim and Kim Daine….Father Jim played football at Columbia University…Her older brother, Dillon, played baseball at Bard College…Plans to major in Political Science…Enjoys going to the beach and traveling…Chose Villanova because of the ideal combination of size, proximity to a major city, and very welcoming students who seem to have a strong sense of service and community.
Moorestown: Four year varsity letter winner…Two time First Team South Jersey Interscholastic Swim League All- Conference Award Recipient… 3 time All South Jersey Swim Team Qualifier…4 time NJSIAA Meet of Champions Qualifier…BCSL Swim Open Outstanding Swimmer (2016)…Burlington County Times Girls Swimmer of the Year (2017)….Three time Burlington County Scholastic League All Star.
Personal: Born July 30, 1999 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey to Peter and Stephanie Fong…Has an older brother, Josh, who swims at UVA and a younger brother Josh…Plans to major in Business…Enjoys shopping and spending time with her family…Chose Villanova because the team and entire atmosphere of the campus was also incredibly welcoming.
Nolan Catholic: Four year varsity letter winner…TAPPS State Record holder in the 200 IM and 100 Breast…Four time TAPPS and TISCA First Team All-State…TAPPS State Champion in the 200 IM and 100 Breast (2014,2015,2016,2017)… Bruce Rollins Distinguished Swimmer Award (2016)…Two time NISCA Academic All-American…Three time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.
Personal: Born June 25, 1999 in Racine, Wisconsin to Jim and Renae Jaryszak…Enjoys traveling…Chose Villanova because the campus felt like home and the academics are incredible.
Sugar Land, Texas
St. Agnes Academy
St. Agnes Academy: Four year varsity letter winner…First Team All-State in the 200 IM (2014, 2017), 100 back (2014, 2015, 2017), and 500 free (2016)…Holds school records I the 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 back, and 200 free relay…Team captain (2015, 2016, 2017)…Voted Most Valuable Player (2017)…Member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society.
Personal: Born December 15, 1998 in Houston, Texas to Andrius and Tamara Kontrimas…Has two older sisters Alexandra and Kristina…Father played water polo and swam at University of California Berkeley and sister Kristina swam at Texas A&M and Ohio State…Plans to major in Electrical Engineering…Enjoys drawing and photography…Chose Villanova for the energy and community that encompasses it.
Glen Allen, Virginia
Saint Gertrude: Four year varsity letter winner…USA Swimming Scholastic All-American (2015)…2nd in the 500 freestyle at All States (2017)…VISAA All-State 2nd place in 400M freestyle relay and 500 yard freestyle…Richmond Times Dispatch Scholar Athlete (2017)...President of Honors Council.
Personal: Born March 27, 1999 in Glen Allen, Virginia to Greg and Maria Provenzo…Has one sibling Regan…Enjoys volunteering and traveling…Chose Villanova because it was the perfect size, its proximity to Philadelphia, and the great academics.
North Ascot, United Kingdom
Charters School: British Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016)… South East Region Senior Long Course Champion in the 50M and 200M Free (2016) and 100M and 200M Free (2017)… British National Short Course Champs B Finalist…100M and 200M Free South East Region Senior Short Course Champion (2016).
Personal: Born in Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom to Tim and Nicky Routledge…Has one younger sibling, Charlotte…Plans to major in Psychology…Enjoys driving and shopping…Chose Villanova because of how warm the coaches and team are.
Marblehead: Four year varsity letter winner…Record Holder for both Marblehead and Northeast Conference (2015, 2017)… Marblehead High School and Northeastern Conference Record: 298.35 for 6 dives…Earned the Coaches Award (2015) and Most Outstanding Diver (2016)…Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born March 11, 1999 in Boston Massachusetts to Jeff and Kiki Walker…Has a twin, Hannah and two younger siblings Davis and Tate…Grandmother, Kate, swam for Sweden in the Olympics in 1956…Enjoys baking and going to the beach…Chose Villanova for its sense of community and the extremely close Swimming & Diving team.