Courtesy: Cal Poly Athletics
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly swimming and diving will quickly welcome 28 new student-athletes to campus as a part of its incoming recruiting class, this system introduced Wednesday.
“I’m so excited for the 2022-23 season and this excellent incoming class becoming a member of the Mustang swimming and diving household,” Third-year head coach Phil Yoshida stated. “These 28 swimmers and divers will convey character, pleasure and a dedication stage that may improve our each day atmosphere and propel us to new heights within the classroom, in apply and in competitors. Our first day of apply can’t come quickly sufficient.”
The category consists of 14 signees from California and 5 from Washington. The total 2022-23 signing class, made up of 26 freshmen and two transfers spanning 18 completely different majors, is detailed under, together with a few of their high instances and achievements.
Melia Costa • Breaststroke/Freestyle
Costa, ranked because the Sixteenth-best prospect in Oregon by SwimCloud.com, positioned third within the 100 breast and eleventh within the 100 fly on the 2022 OSAA 6A state championships. The district champion within the 100 fly additionally completed third within the 100 breast and seventh within the 200 breast on the 2021 Speedo Sectionals in St. George, Utah.
Costa, an honors scholar at Bend Excessive, enters Cal Poly with high marks within the 50 free (24.37), 100 breast (1:03.78) and 200 breast (2:23.35). Costa was additionally a member of the Bend Swim Membership, the place she obtained the Most Improved Award in 2019.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Melia is our No. 1 breaststroke recruit and will likely be counted on to guide our breaststrokers on relays and particular person occasions.”
Courtney Cross • Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Lake Washington HS
Cross secured a pair of third-place finishes on the 2019 WIAA 3A state championships within the 200 and 500 free, a 12 months after grabbing fourth in each occasions on the state finals. She positioned fifth within the 100 free and eighth within the 200 IM on the 2022 Pacific Northwest Senior Lengthy Course Championships.
Cross, ranked the Twelfth-best prospect in Washington by SwimCloud.com, owns high marks within the 200 free (1:51.82), 200 IM (2:06.74) and 500 free (5:00.50). She swam alongside fellow 2022-23 signee Jonathan Butler throughout her time with the Bellevue Membership Swim Crew and her older sister, Katie, is getting into her junior 12 months on the Cal Poly swimming and diving group.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Courtney will likely be an enormous addition to our center distance and particular person medley teams.”
Brooke Dunphy • Freestyle
La Costa Canyon HS
A 2022 CIF state qualifier within the 200 free and group captain, Dunphy completed third within the 200 free and fifth within the 500 free on the 2022 CIF San Diego Part Division II championships. She earned a pair of third-place ends in the five hundred and 1,000 free and a fourth-place end within the 200 free on the 2021 SI Winter Age Group Championships whereas swimming for her membership North Coast Aquatics.
Dunphy, a member of the Nationwide Honor Society in highschool, enters Cal Poly with private bests within the 100 free (53.85), 200 free (1:54.51), 500 free (5:04.18) and 1,000 free (10:29.24).
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Brooke has made some good enhancements over the previous 12 months, and I anticipate her to proceed that and put herself ready to problem for a spot on our 800 free relay.”
Mikaela Gomez • Butterfly/Particular person Medley
Gomez notched private bests of 56.97 within the 100 fly and a couple of:08.24 within the 200 IM throughout her time competing with the Terrapins Swim Crew. Gomez, a Futures qualifier, positioned Fifteenth within the 200 IM on the 2022 CIF North Coast Part Championships.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Mikaela will bolster our butterfly and particular person medley teams and I absolutely anticipate her to make important enhancements to excel in her high occasions.”
Abby Isaly • Backstroke/Freestyle
Laguna Niguel, CA
Santa Margarita Catholic Excessive College
A 3-time CIF Southern Part Division I Championship qualifier and four-year varsity letterwinner, Isaly helped powerhouse Santa Margarita Catholic sweep the group titles on the 2021 CIFSS Division I meet with a seventh-place end (4:59.18) within the 500 free. Isaly, captain of the speech and debate group in highschool, earned the Eagles’ Most Improved Award in 2019.
A Santa Margarita Goodness Award recipient, Isaly claimed second within the 100 again and fifth within the 200 again on the 2019 California Summer time Junior Olympics. She was additionally a Futures qualifier and key member of the Evolution Racing Membership.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Abby will likely be counted on to get again to her sub five-minute 500 free and the remainder ought to deal with itself. She is going to assist in the backstrokes as properly, however her focus will likely be strengthening our middle-distance freestyle group.”
Myl Lauc • Diving
Clovis North HS
Lauc, a member of the Clovis Dive Membership, positioned first within the women springboard on the 2022 TRAC Diving Championships with a school-record rating of 417.00. She secured third on the CIF Central Part Division I & II Diving Championships and twenty first on the 2022 state dive meet.
Lauc, who additionally did gymnastics at Clovis North, took house MVP honors in each sports activities and broke the varsity’s file in diving 4 instances.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Myl will likely be a fantastic addition to our dive group. She continues to make enhancements and her expertise is beginning to actually come by way of.”
Briana Medvecki • Diving
Granite Bay HS/Azusa Pacific College
Medvecki involves Cal Poly as a junior switch the place she plans to earn her MBA whereas additionally competing as diver. She beforehand competed at Azusa Pacific College the place as a freshman in 2019-20, she positioned fifth within the 1-meter and 3-meter dives on the Pacific Collegiate Swim Convention Championships.
The Roseville, Calif. native additionally graduated Cum Laude from Hartnell Faculty and hung out with the Dos Rios Divers.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Briana will likely be an excellent addition to the group. I anticipate her ‘by no means surrender’ angle to proceed to inspire her and her teammates.”
Jen Reiter • Backstroke/Butterfly/Freestyle
Reiter was an ILH League champion within the 100-yard free whereas at ‘Iolani Excessive College and completed fourth within the occasion on the 2022 Hawaii State Championship in Hilo with a private finest 53.59. Reiter swam year-round for Aulea Swim Membership, recording a private better of 59.0 within the 100 again on the 2019 Hawaiian Senior Championship.
She was additionally awarded the Duke Kahanamoku Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship recipient and was an AP Scholar.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Jen is motivated to take her swimming to a brand new stage, and I absolutely anticipate her to stay as much as that. Her constructive, ‘go get it’ angle will likely be a fantastic addition to the group.”
Katie Treacy • Breaststroke/Butterfly/Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Eastside Catholic HS
Treacy was a three-year varsity swimmer at Eastside Catholic Excessive, competing within the 100 fly (57.10), 200 breast (2:24.62), 200 IM (2:07.39), 100 breast (1:06.40), 400 IM (4:39.88) and 50 free (24.44). She positioned eighth within the 200 IM and eleventh within the 100 fly on the 2021 WIAA 3A state meet.
Treacy, ranked because the Seventeenth-best prospect in Washington on the ladies’s facet by SwimCloud.com, has additionally accomplished two Half Ironman’s, competed in a number of triathlons and swam for PRO Swimming Membership. Academically, she was named a Scholar-Athlete and was a member of the Nationwide Honors Society.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “As an IM’er, Katie has some good versatility and a willingness to place within the coaching to enhance. She additionally excels in triathlons, which our program has a robust historical past with a number of high ranked triathletes, together with Olympians Victor Plata, Mark Barr and Taylor Spivey.”
Kiersten Weiler • Backstroke/Butterfly/Freestyle
Kennedy Catholic HS
As a swimmer at Kennedy Catholic, Weiler was a primary group All-League honoree all 4 years. She completed third within the 100 again and seventh within the 100 fly on the 2021 WIAA 4A State Championships. She additionally performed water polo, serving to her group earn third at state and incomes a primary group All-State choice. Weiler swam for Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Membership as properly, and the 50 free (24.57), 100 again (56.35) and 100 fly (57.30) are her finest occasions.
Academically, she earned the varsity’s Val Kirk award which is given to at least one graduating feminine scholar for top GPA and excessive athletic achievements. She was additionally an Educational All-American. At Cal Poly, she plans to main in Kinesiology.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Kiersten is energetic and enjoyable, and I sit up for serving to her bottle all that up into being the very best she could be. In attending to know her, I consider I’ve discovered a swimmer that rises to the event and races quick. Tapping into that potential will likely be enjoyable and I sit up for working together with her.”
Jonathan Butler • Backstroke/Freestyle
Eastside Catholic HS
Butler completed third within the 100 free and eighth within the 200 free on the 2022 WIAA 3A state championships, recording private bests within the 50 free (21.50), 100 free (46.58), 200 free (1:42.37) and 100 again (52.28) throughout his profession at Eastside Catholic. He’s the second Cal Poly signee within the 2022-23 class from Eastside Catholic, becoming a member of Katie Treacy.
Butler, a scholar-athlete, competed for the Bellevue Membership Swim Crew and is ranked because the Seventeenth-best prospect in Washington on the lads’s facet, based on SwimCloud.com. His older brother, Jimmy Butler, is a junior on the Cal Poly swimming and diving group.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “I’m excited to have Jonathan becoming a member of his older brother on the group and I sit up for him making some massive enhancements within the center distance occasions.”
Nick Elliott • Freestyle/Particular person Medley
San Jose, CA
Bellarmine Faculty Prep
Elliott, an Educational All-American and Billy Schmidt Award winner at Bellarmine Prep, positioned second within the 200 free and third within the 500 free on the 2022 CIF Central Coast Part Championship. Throughout his senior season, Elliott scored the fourth-most group factors amongst all male swimmers within the CIF Central Coast Part.
Elliott was a group captain for Bellarmine and his membership group Quicksilver. He enters Cal Poly with high instances within the 200 free (1:40.21), 200 IM (1:53.22), 400 IM (4:03.26) and 500 free (4:33.39). Elliott’s aunt, Wendy Elliott, is a Cal Poly ladies’s tennis legend who earned Division II All-American honors in singles and doubles in 1988.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “He has some nice versatility within the center distance, freestyle and particular person medley occasions, and I anticipate that he will likely be a convention scorer in all of his occasions.”
Mac Follmer • Butterfly/Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Follmer, a Scholastic All-American, was a three-time varsity letterwinner and group captain at Campolindo Excessive. He earned the group’s Most Improved Award twice and swam for Orinda Aquatics in Moraga.
Follmer begins his collegiate profession with private bests of fifty.27 within the 100 fly, 1:42.29 within the 200 free, 1:51.35 within the 200 fly and 1:55.19 within the 200 IM.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Mac has some uncooked expertise that when blended with weight coaching and some method tweaks will make him excellent. He has bought some work to do, however I absolutely anticipate him to get it accomplished and make some massive drops.”
Nicky Glenn • Freestyle
Mill Valley, CA
Glenn earned 2021-22 Nationwide Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Affiliation All-American honors by clocking a 20:47 within the 50 free to position eighth on the 2022 CIF State Championships. Glenn, who obtained a CIF North Coast Part Scholar-Athlete Award, certified for the summer season and winter Junior Nationals whereas competing for membership group Orinda Aquatics.
Glenn positioned fourth within the 50 free on the 2022 Speedo Sectionals in Carlsbad with a private better of 20.43. He additionally earned fourth within the 100 free and sixth within the 50 free on the 2022 CIF North Coast Part Championships.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Nicky’s rocket-like development during the last 18 months has been nothing in need of superb. His work-ethic, character and dedication to be the very best has pushed him to new heights. He would be the quickest sprinter we’ve had coming into the dash crew in a few years.”
Cole Groom • Breaststroke/Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Bentonville West HS
Groom, an AP Scholar who graduated from Bentonville West with excessive honors, certified for the finals in two occasions on the Arkansas 6A State Championships three straight years, putting second within the 200 IM in 2022 and third within the 500 free as a senior and junior. The All-State swimmer within the 200 IM swam private bests within the 200 breast (2:04.79), 400 IM (3:59.97) and 1,650 free (16:13.83) whereas competing for his membership group Northwest Arkansas Aquatics.
Groom, who obtained Coronary heart of the Shark and Pure Grit awards from his membership group, is ranked because the fourth-best prospect in Arkansas, based on SwimCloud.com.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Cole is coming in with some strong instances in occasions the place we have to construct some depth. He will likely be counted on to step up straight away and be a distinction maker each in coaching and in meets.”
Drew Huston • Butterfly/Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Fox Island, WA
Gig Harbor HS
This previous 12 months, Huston swam a private finest (1:50.65) to seize the WIAA 3A state title within the 200 IM. On the state meet, he additionally positioned third within the 100 fly and broke 5 Gig Harbor faculty data.
Huston, who additionally performed water polo in highschool, earned All-American consideration for his instances within the 100 fly (49.62) and 200 IM as a senior. Huston was named to Gig Harbor’s Dean Record 4 instances, earned the Coaches Award 4 instances and topped group MVP twice. Within the 2021-22 season, Huston scored essentially the most group factors amongst all male WIAA 3A swimmers, and the third-most within the state.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Drew has an incredible upside supplied he makes the transition from part-time water polo participant and part-time swimmer to full-time swimmer. His big-time enhancements over the previous 18 months inform me that he’s simply scratching the floor and has the potential for much more.”
Lyndon Kov • Diving
A two-time AAU Diving All-American and AP Scholar with Distinction Award recipient, Kov earned BASIS Goodyear’s Excellence in Athletics Award. At YMCA & AAU Nationals, Kov recorded private bests scores within the 1-meter dive (383.60), 3-meter dive (382.30) and platform dive (294.55).
Kov, a member of the YMCA Westside Silver Fins, graduated with excessive honors from his constitution faculty and obtained the Counseled Scholar Award.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Lyndon will assist us on all three boards. He has continued to up his diploma of issue and dealing with our diving coaches, he’ll proceed to enhance. His character, work ethic and team-first angle could have a constructive influence on the group.”
Srish Maulik • Breaststroke/Freestyle/Particular person Medley
Jamnabai Narsee College
Maulik, who swam for Otters Membership Dolphins, is likely one of the finest breaststrokers within the nation of India and the quickest U17 swimmer within the state of Maharashtra. The worldwide expertise has represented Maharashtra on the nationwide stage since 2015, medaling in all nationwide stage swim meets.
Maulik, who obtained the Mahindra Seek for Expertise Scholarship for his dedication out and in of the pool, at present holds all of the breaststroke data within the Maharashtra State Degree meets throughout all age teams.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “I’m excited to get to work with one among India’s high younger abilities. With a a lot completely different COVID-19 state of affairs in India in comparison with the U.S., he has continued to enhance and swim quick at each alternative.”
Anthony Moskalenko • Breaststroke/Butterfly/Freestyle
Los Angeles, CA
Taft Constitution HS
Moskalenko arrives in San Luis Obispo after setting the CIF-Los Angeles Part file this previous 12 months within the 100 breast. He was additionally a qualifier for the 2021 Futures Championships the place he posted instances of 21.20 within the 50 free, 57.27 within the 100 breast, and 50.35 within the 100 fly.
He additionally swam membership for CCAT Swimming. Academically, Moskalenko graduated with excessive honors, earned an aerospace engineering scholarship and plans to main in civil engineering.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Anthony lately set the CIF-LA Part file within the 100 breast and is admittedly motivated to swim quick. I really like his angle and want. Pretty much as good as his breaststroke is, his free and fly might be the place he’ll make his greatest influence.”
Will Newlands • Breaststroke/Butterfly/Particular person Medley
New Trier HS
Whereas swimming at New Trier Excessive College, Newlands was a three-time All-Convention and All-Sectional honoree, recording a private better of 56.72 within the 100 breast. He helped New Trier win two Sectional Championships throughout his time and was given the Ted Mullin Management Award that’s given to the athlete that shows management, sportsmanship, kindness, positivity, laborious work and dedication.
Out of the pool, Newlands was an Educational All-American and an eight-time member of his highschool’s honor roll.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Will is one other cog within the wheel of our revamped breaststroke group. He has some versatility within the IM and butterfly, however I anticipate him to be proper in there competing with the opposite breaststrokers to raise that group to their finest.”
Connor Ormsby • Breaststroke/Particular person Medley
De La Salle HS
Ormsby was a Junior Nationals qualifier whereas swimming at De La Salle Excessive in Harmony. He has private bests of 57.03 within the 100 breast, 2:03.93 within the 200 breast and 1:55.22 within the 200 IM, and likewise swam for Orinda Aquatics membership.
Ormsby, who will likely be majoring in agricultural enterprise, stated he selected Cal Poly due to its mixture of being a fantastic tutorial faculty with a excessive caliber swim program in an incredible location.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “I’m actually searching for Connor to be a pacesetter and set himself aside together with his work ethic. Coming off a niche 12 months, he has that additional 12 months of maturity and I anticipate him to set the instance for the remainder of the first-year Mustangs. I anticipate him to be one other sturdy addition to the breaststroke group.”
Alex Energy • Breaststroke/Particular person Medley
Sage Ridge College
Energy, ranked because the Fifteenth-best prospect in Nevada by SwimCloud.com, was a NIAA 3A state champion within the 100 breast and runner-up within the 200 this previous season whereas swimming at Sage Ridge College in Reno. Whereas competing at Junior Nationals for membership Lakeridge Swim Crew, he swam private bests of 57.90 within the 100 breast and a couple of:04.54 within the 200 breast.
Academically, Energy, who plans to main in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly, was a Scholastic All-American, the varsity’s salutatorian, a Nationwide Advantage Counseled Scholar and chosen to the Nevada All-State Educational Crew.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Alex will likely be a robust addition to the breaststroke/IM group, and I absolutely anticipate him to make a robust transition to varsity life and collegiate athletics.”
Alex Seybold • Backstroke/Breaststroke/Particular person Medley
San Ramon Valley HS
Whereas swimming for San Ramon Valley Excessive, Seybold positioned third within the 100 breast and fourth within the 200 IM on the 2022 CIF North Coast Part Championships. He additionally certified and competed on the California State Championships and Junior Nationals for the Crow Canyon Sharks. Seybold owns private bests of 51.96 within the 100 again, 2:02.43 within the 200 breast and 4:00.67 within the 400 IM.
Academically, Seybold completed with a 4.5 weighted GPA in highschool and was a Nationwide Advantage Scholar. At Cal Poly, he plans to main in mechanical engineering and minor in laptop science.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Alex is strong in lots of occasions. His versatility is invaluable, and I absolutely anticipate him to adapt to the coaching, make some enormous jumps and rating some massive factors all season lengthy.”
Andrew Sullivan • Freestyle
Monte Vista Christian College
At Monte Vista Christian College, Sullivan was a three-time group MVP, two-time CIF Central Coast Part medalist and all-league within the 50 and 100 free. He additionally swam for the South Valley Makos in 2021-22 and has personal-best instances of 21.55 within the 50 free, 47.26 within the 100 free, and 1:47.13 within the 200 free.
Outdoors the pool, Sullivan, who plans to main in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly, was a member of the Nationwide Honors Society.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “A 12 months’s price of weight coaching and growing his stroke with much more energy can pay massive dividends. If he places within the work that I do know he can do, he’s going to be superior.”
Ryan Trichler • Butterfly/Particular person Medley
Desert Mountain HS/Ohio State
Trichler involves Cal Poly after having spent the earlier two years competing at Ohio State. At Desert Mountain Excessive College in Arizona, he was the state champion and group file holder within the 200-yard IM. He was named group MVP all 4 years and can be a part of the varsity’s record-holding 200 medley relay group.
He was an USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2019-20 and swam for the Scottsdale Aquatic Membership, the place he’s the 18 and beneath 400 IM file holder. Earlier this 12 months, he was the champion of the 2022 Speedo Sectionals within the 200 fly and claimed first within the occasion on the Ohio State Winter Invite with a private better of 1:47.22.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Ryan has top-five potential in all his convention occasions and has the flexibility to problem for a spot on our 800 free relay as properly. I’m excited to have him be part of our program and be a pacesetter out and in of the pool.”
Cole Underwood • Diving
San Clemente, CA
San Clemente HS
Underwood was a 2021 Excessive College Diving All-American whereas at San Clemente Excessive. On the CIF Southern Part Championships, he positioned third within the 1-meter dive in 2021 with a personal-best rating of 437.00 and fourth in 2022. As well as, he got here in first place on the AAU West Coast Nationals in 2021 and was a member of the Crown Valley Divers.
Academically, he was a Scholar-Athlete and made each the Superintendent and Principal Honor Rolls. Underwood plans to main in forestry and fireplace providers with the hopes of at some point turning into a firefighter.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “I’m so excited to have Cole on our diving squad. The primary time we met, he drove out to a swim meet to satisfy with me. His pleasure about being a Mustang is infectious.”
Camilo Vargas • Breaststroke/Particular person Medley
At iUniversity Prep in Grapevine, Texas, Vargas was an All-State qualifier within the 100 breast and was chosen to take part in a number of high-level camps whereas competing with Nitro Swimming. On the 2020 Texas UIL 6A Area 3 Championships, he took second within the 200 IM and fifth within the 100 breast. His personal-best instances got here within the 400 IM (4:03.48), 200 IM (1:53.55), 200 breast (2:04.35) and 100 breast (57.44).
Academically, Vargas made the varsity’s Dean’s Record and Honor Roll the final two years and was a Faculty Board Nationwide Hispanic Advantage Scholar.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Camilo is a workhorse and can slot in nice inside our program. He’s ultra-committed to his lecturers and athletics. His want to be nice will set the tone for our complete group.”
Trevor Yargeau • Breaststroke/Particular person Medley
Torrey Pines HS
Whereas at Torrey Pines Excessive, Yargeau positioned fourth this previous 12 months in each the 100 breast (58.68) and 200 IM (1:56.09) on the 2022 CIF San Diego Part Division I Championships. He additionally helped the Falcons seize thirty fourth within the 200-yard medley relay on the 2022 CIF State Championships. In 2021, he was named Torrey Pines’ ‘Most Improved Swimmer’ and was named ‘Clutch Swimmer of the 12 months’ in 2022.
He additionally swam for the Rancho San Dieguito Swim Membership the place he was the co-captain in 2021-22. Yargeau, who was additionally a Scholar-Athlete at Torrey Pines, owns a private finest of two:06.88 within the 200 breast.
Ideas from coach Yoshida: “Trevor appears to swim quick more often than not whatever the part of coaching he’s in on the time. Whether or not it’s engaged on method or race technique, he could make enhancements and discover methods to swim quick. I sit up for working with him to take his swimming to the following stage.”