The University of Maine women's swimming team announced three new signings to the 2014-15 season. Antonia Ulici (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Chloe Adams (Davie, Fla.), and Emily Borger (Hanscom AFB, Mass.) have all signed NLI's. The Black Bears also will have Haley Sylvester (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich High School) join the squad in the upcoming season. These four swimmers join six other athletes the program announced in December, to bump up the freshman class to ten.
Ulici joins the Black Bears after attending Churchill high school in Winnipeg from 2010-14. She also swam for the Manitoba Marlins swim club in both the fly and IM. Ulici was also a part of the 2012 Man/Sask Swim Championship team. Academically she excelled as she was named to the Academic Honor Roll from 2010-14 and was Environmental Group President from 2012-13.
Adams comes to the Black Bears after spending four years at Fort Lauderdale high school from 2010-14. Her primary events at Fort Lauderdale were 100, 200, 500 freestyle events. She helped her team to district success in 2010 as the squad reeled in an FLHS district championship, while her and her squad tallied a district and regional championship in 2013. As far as her individual success, Adams was the 100 free district champion from 2010-14 as well as the 100 free regional champion in 2014. Aside from her athletic prowess she was named an AP scholar athlete in 2013.
Borger comes to Maine after receiving home school tutelage as she resides at Hanscom Air Force Base. Her primary events are fly, free and backstroke. The incoming Marine Biology student has a laundry list of accolades in a variety of locales. While attending Osan high school she was varsity captain from 2011-13 as well as Most Valuable Player all three years. She was also named Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference MVP (Osan's conference) from 2011-13. Osan honored her as she was named to the All-Athletic Academic Varsity team from 2013-14. Meanwhile most recently with the North Shore Swim Club, Borger took second place in the 200 IM Relay atsectionals. Academically, Borger won the UMaine Flagship Award.
Sylvester spent four years attending Greenwhich high school where she primarily swam breast stroke and IM for her squad. The team saw unprecedented success as she helped the Greenwich to a 40-0 dual meet record as a member fo the varsity swim team. She assisted in LL division champions all four years while earning Connecticut state championships in 2010 and 2011. Sylvester was a state LL division finals qualifier in the 100 breast in 2010, 2011 and 2012 while also qualified for the finals in the Connecticut state open finals in the 100 breast in 2010-12. She also swam with the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins year round. With the DOlphins she earned a senior perofrmance award in 2014. Academically she earned the Outstanding Determination In Business award in 2014 which is given to the area high school students by the college of Westchester.