The University of Maine women's swimming team announces six new signings to the 2014-2015 season. Summer Nickerson-Hagen (Carver, Mass), Meghan O'Neill (Frisco, Texas) Victoria Kingston (Holland Landing, Ontario), McKayla Johnston (Quincy, Mass.), Emma Pontius (Portland, Maine) and Lara Sarett (West, N.Y.).
"We are very excited about the addition of these student-athletes for next season," said Coach Lizzotte. "Each of these girls brings something different to the team. Each will have immediate impact and will help us continue to build our program."
Summer is a freestyle and backstroke swimmer from Carver High School who holds several Cape Cod swim club records and was also a Speedo Sectionals Finalist.
O'Neill specializes in middle distance (100 free to 500-free) and the 100 butterfly from Wakeland High School. O'Neil was a high school state qualifier, a two year MVP, and all state second team in the 500-free, 200-free relay and the 400-free relay. O'Neil was also apart of the Frisco Aquatics USA club team.
Kingston attended Newmarket High School where she swam the butterfly. Kingston was a Provincial medalist, Age group National qualifier as well as a Junior National qualifier.
Johnston attended Quincy High School and swam for Charles River Aquatics. Johnston specializes in the IM, fly and backstroke.
Pontius swam for Portland Porpoise Swim Club and Deering High School and attended Casco Bay High School. Pontius specializes in the butterfly, IM and backstroke. Pontius was the recipient of the DHS work ethic award two consecutive years, she also was a sectional qualifier and grand pix qualifier.
"This is a great start for this incoming class. We will continue to work hard recruiting to add to this already talented class," commented Lizzotte.
The eligibility of all student-athlete is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.