Women's Swimming Program Receive Eight Commitments
The new swimmers will begin the upcoming season.
May 13, 1998
Head women's swimming coach Cathy Wright-Eger has announced that seven high school seniors have committed to Purdue for the upcoming season.
Among the list of incoming freshman is Karin Stender of Federal Way H.S. in Des Moines, Wash. Stender is a senior nationals qualifier and this year finished second in the 200 IM, third in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 400 IM at junior nationals. She was also named her team's MVP four consecutive years.
Leslie Lorenz (Seattle Preparatory H.S., Seattle, Wash.) is a four-time state finalist and a senior nationals qualifier. She swam at junior nationals this year, finishing in the top eight in the 1650 freestyle. Lorenz also attended the U.S. Swim Bronze and Gold Select Camps and is an Academic All-American.
Ronica Rogalski, a five-time high school All-American from Peoria, Ariz., (Xavier Preparatory H.S.), earned her acclaim in the 100 breaststroke, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. She was also a junior and senior nationals qualifier. In addition to her success in the pool, Rogalski has maintained a 3.5 grade-point average throughout high school and was recognized as one of Xavier's top scholar athletes on four occasions.
Marla Reyzer of Poway H.S. in Poway, Calif. is a junior national qualifier and the western zone champion in the 200 butterfly. Reyzer was also on the principal's honor role for four years and played in the Symphony Orchestra.
Kelly Mackus is an all-state selection in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM. The Brookfield, Wis. native scored at senior nationals with the Elmbrook Swim Club and is in the National Honor Society.
Jenny Marty, a sectional champion and a YMCA national qualifier has also verbally committed to Purdue. Marty was a three-time conference champion, a sectional champion and a member of the National Honor Society while at Wawasee H.S. in Syracuse, Ind.
Molly MacFarlane is a four-time state champion diver off the 1-meter board and has been named as an honorable mention All-America three times. She has qualified for junior nationals three times as well, finishing as high as 11th off the 3-meter board. MacFarlane was also named her high school's Athlete-of-the-Year her sophomore year. These seven recruits join Katie Mullarkey, who committed to Purdue last fall.