Pacific Swimming: Kennedy Signs 10 for 2011-12 Season
Pacific swimming head coach Adam Kennedy has announced the signing of 10 incoming freshman swimmers during the early signing period for the 2011-12 season.
The entering freshmen that will graduate in 2011 are: Kelsey Boreyko (La Jolla, Calif.), Cody Burkard (Thiensville, Wis.), Brandon Chandler (Livermore, Calif.), Kelsey Crowder (Federal Way, Wash.), Cameron Franke (Davis, Calif.), Sydni Johanson (Holladay, Utah), Jeff Peters (Santa Clara, Calif.), Brandon Presswood (Yuba City, Calif.), Cooper Rogers (Perth, Australia), Oliver Simkovic (Vienna, Austria).
"This early signing class is a very well-rounded group of swimmers from top programs around the world that will move us forward in almost all areas. I could not be more excited to have our largest and most talented early signing class on the men's side," said Kennedy. "For the women we add three talented swimmers who will continue to grow the excitement of our women's program that does not graduate anyone this year. This spring we will add a few more talented newcomers to cap another great class who will continue the Tiger tradition."
Kennedy on Boreyko: "Kelsey has been a delight to get to know through the recruiting process. Kelsey and her coach Dan Peck have done a great job with her development. She will be an asset to our IM and distance groups at Pacific and be a tough competitor amongst incoming Mountain Pacific Sports Federation swimmers."
Kennedy on Burkard: "Cody is a conscientious student-athlete with unlimited potential. He will add talent and considerable depth to our breast and IM groups. We expect Cody to do great things while at Pacific as he comes from a highly respected program in Ozaukee Aquatics."
Kennedy on Chandler: "Brandon is a tenacious competitor from the Pleasanton Seahawks. We are thrilled to have Brandon join the program as he will bolster our distance and freestyle program. Pacific was a great match for Brandon from the first recruiting contact and he will thrive in the Tiger environment."
Kennedy on Crowder: "Kelsey's drive and ambition in and out of the water is incredible. She is a great addition to Pacific's backstroke and IM events and we expect she will do great things in the pool and classroom. We are very excited to have another member of the King Aquatic club in the program."
Kennedy on Franke: "Cameron has been fun to watch develop over the last year with Coach Doughty and the Davis Aquadarts. He is a swimmer on the rise and will be fun to watch his impact to our breastroke unit as he comes to Pacific with high ambition and junior national level experience."
Kennedy on Johanson: "Sydni comes from the same program as current graduate assistant coach KC Albiston. We expect Sydni to see great success as a Tiger and she will add depth to our growing middle distance freestyle group and become a great asset for the Tigers."
Kennedy on Peters: "Jeff is an incredibly diverse swimmer who has a great willingness to race what is needed. He is a true team player from the Santa Clara Swim Club who will be an impact swimmer for the Tigers in many disciplines and distances."
Kennedy on Presswood: "Brandon is a great two sport athlete who is diverse in the pool as well. His development with California Capital Aquatics and Coach Walker's program sets him up well for what we are doing at Pacific. Brandon comes to Pacific as the second from the family as he follows his sister to Stockton. We are excited to have Brandon in the mid-distance, back and fly events."
Kennedy on Rogers: "Cooper has been a tremendous person to get to know over the last few months in areas in and out the pool. He is an up and comer in Australian swimming and will be an impact swimmer for the Tigers in the sprint, back and IM. Coach Matt Magee has done a tremendous job with Cooper and we look forward to continuing his development."
Kennedy on Simkovic: "Oliver is a great student-athlete who will bring high level experience to the men's program in the backstroke and IM events. We are thrilled about Oliver's potential over the next four years. His enthusiasm for swimming and the Pacific program is amazing."
Kennedy and the Tigers return to the pool on Jan. 8, 2011, in Stanford, Calif., against Stanford.