STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Jared Felker is pleased to announce the men's swimming Class of 2022.
Coach Felker's second recruiting class features 10 swimmers – four men and six women – and brings additional talent and depth to a program that lost just one senior – Leia Berube (Brewer, Maine) – to graduation this spring.
Berube, a team captain during her senior season, was a four-year member of the SJC swim team and competed in 106 events – the sixth-highest total in program history – during her collegiate career.
The SJC men return all six swimmers this year after posting a 7-2 record and posting fourth and eighth place finishes in the GNAC Championship and NEISDA Championship, respectively, last winter. The NEISDA finish was the best in team history and the 2017-18 campaign was the program's first winning season in 11 years as a varsity sport.
"We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to Saint Joseph's College," adds Felker. "After graduating just one senior last year, the addition of these 10 freshmen will be instrumental in the success of our program. They will not only raise the level of competition in the pool, but in the classroom as well. I am really looking forward to getting them in the water!"
"The 2017-18 season was the first winning season in (men's) program history," Felker continues. "We didn't graduate a single member of that squad. With the addition of these young men we are looking to not only improve our dual meet win total, but we are expecting to be a player at the GNAC Championships."
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MEN'S SWIMMING CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose SJC because it is beautiful, academics are amazing and I love Maine.
High School: Swam at Pinkerton Academy…Helped his team claim the Division 1 State Championship and was selected as the team's Most Improved Swimmer in 2015…Four-time State qualifier.
Community Service: Derry Village Elementary School Field Day - four years
Personal: Nathan Landry, son of Brian and Amy Landry…Older brother of Mya Landry.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose Saint Josephs because I loved the campus and I felt welcomed there, it was almost like I was wanted.
High School: Swam competitively for the Portsmouth Swim Team.
Community Service: Kids Play/Youth Bound (afterschool programs), Coaching at PST.
Personal: Joe McPherson, son of Jamie and Lynn McPherson, brother of Sam McPherson.
Why Saint Joseph's? Love the campus, great and welcoming people!
High School: Four-year member of the Tyngsborough High School varsity swim team…Selected as a team captain…Also played high school soccer for two years.
Community Service: Seven Serves, PTO, Swim coach
Personal: Joseph Nichols, son of Nicole Salzano and Scott Nichols…Brother of Michelle Pilon.
Why Saint Joseph's? For the environmental science program and swim team
High School: Participated in varsity swimming at Bangor High School…Finished fourth in the 500-Free at State…Also participated in cross country and track…Member of the Honors band.
Community Service: Coaching the middle school swimmers
Personal: Ryan Watson, eldest son of Mike and Chris Watson.