Mavs’ 2017-18 recruiting class increases swim program by 35

Colorado Mesa nearly doubled the size of its swimming and diving team’s recruiting class for the upcoming season, announcing on Thursday the addition of 15 student-athletes who will compete during the 2017-18 season.

The 35-swimmer recruiting class includes five college transfers. The newcomers will add depth to a men’s roster that won the RMAC championship and combined men’s and women’s roster that included nine seniors.

Recent in-state high school recruits are divers Chandler Livingston and Kaylee Eakman of Pueblo, Brennan Bloyd of Colorado Springs and Stefany Busch, who is transferring from CSU-Pueblo. Danielle Jefferies is an LIU-Brooklyn transfer and will be joined by fellow recruits Isabelle Hansson, Natalie Saul, Brei McQuivey, Natalya Dahlke, Justin Fell, Jacob Stewart, Tim Lim, Tyler Cotton and Caleb Truman. Nico Tscherner, who transferred from Lindenwood-Bellville, is also part of the recruiting class.

“This group of freshmen and transfers will play a major role in taking this program to the next level on the national stage,” Mesa coach Geoff Hanson said in a news release.

Female athletes who had previously committed to Mesa are swimmers Madison Pressler, Sierra Forbord, Sarah Stacer, Kamryn Fox, Noel Scott, Olivia De Remer, Kennedy Bright, Danielle Beacham-Herrera, Mackenzie Smith, Rebecca Doe, Maggie York and Grace Payton. Quinn Poppert of Denver is the only in-state male recruit in a class that also features Sabin Venable, Tarek Farouk, Logan Killion, Torsten Rau, Sean Apsey and Jacob Dexter.


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