STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Jared Felker is pleased to announce the women'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 women return eight swimmers this year after placing fourth in the GNAC Championship and 17th in the NEISDA Championship last winter. The young 2017-18 squad featured six freshmen and sophomores.
"We are thrilled 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 class of 2022 is chock full of not only sprint speed but also versatility," Felker continues. "The six women coming in share a ton of competitive experience and will make an immediate impact. We are really excited to see what they are capable of!"
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WOMEN'S SWIMMING CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose to attend Saint Joseph's because I enjoyed the atmosphere of the team and I like the idea of a small close-knit community.
High School: Participated in swimming and cross country at Dover High School…four-year varsity member of the swim team…2014-15 State Championship and 2017-18 50-Free State Champion…Captain of the team and chosen as the Most Valuable Player.
Community Service: Key Club, Hyder House, and Special Olympics
Personal: Ali Beauregard, daughter of Doug and Elizabeth Beauregard...Sister of David Beauregard.
Why Saint Joseph's? Felt like home as soon as I entered the campus.
High School: Four-year letter winner at Mount Saint Charles Academy…Selected as a team captain…Earned the Most Valuable Swimmer Award.
Community Service: St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, Best Buddies
Personal: Emilienne English, daughter of Lon and Donna English, sister of Schuyler.
Why Saint Joseph's? It feels like home. I love the lake, swim team, and academic opportunity.
High School: Swam at Pinkerton Academy…Selected as a team captain.
Community Service: Big Island Pond cleanup, East Derry Memorial Elementary school event volunteer
Personal: Samantha Knight, daughter of David and Erin Knight, sister of Meghan Knight.
Why Saint Joseph's? It's close to home and is a small campus and everyone makes you feel at home while you're there.
High School: Four-year varsity letter winner at Cony High School…Helped her team win the state championship in 2017 and 2018.
Community Service: Cohen Center, Daycare, Triathlon
Personal: Abigail Lenko, born in Augusta Maine…Daughter of Michael Lenko and Sherry Brooks…Has three siblings: Sasha Thibodeau, Morgan Lenko, and Philip Lenko.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose Saint Joseph's because I fell in love with the campus and the people. I loved the environment and I'm excited to spend a portion of my college education here.
High School: Four-year letter winner at Gorham High School…Selected as a team captain…Swam a leg for the quartet that set Gorham High's 400-Free relay school record…Four-year Maine State Championship participant.
Community Service: Been involved in fundraisers for Cancer research painting faces at Narragansett Elementary School and also worked on swimming technique with kids from the Westbrook Seals Swim Club.
Personal: Sierra Lumbert, daughter of Janet and Doug Lumbert…Has three siblings: Cassidy, Morgan, and Bryce.
Why Saint Joseph's? I felt at home as soon as I stepped on campus.
High School: Seven-year varsity letter (6th-12th grade) winner at Austin Preparatory School…Selected as a CCL All-Star and team captain during her senior season.
Community Service: Special needs swim program (Sunday Swim) since 7th grade, therapeutic horse program
Personal: Joy Mastrocola, daughter of Christine and Nicholas Mastrocola.