June 25, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.
-- Purdue women's swimming and diving head coach John Klinge
has announced the Boilermakers' 2013-14 recruiting class, featuring eight swimmers set to join the program for the upcoming season.
Kate Curley (Valparaiso, Ind.), Grace Einterz (Zionsville, Ind.), Grace Hernandez (Chico, Calif.), Rylee Klomp (North East, Pa.), Meagan Lim (Singapore), Hannah Manger (New Albany, Ind.) and Leah Ritsema (Zeeland, Mich.) have committed to attend Purdue and compete for the Boilermakers. Additionally, Trish Reagan (Carmel, Ind.) transferred to Purdue from the University of Florida. She has been on campus since the start of the spring semester and will join the program as a junior.
Curley is a four-year Indiana state meet qualifier who specializes in the backstroke and IM events. She was part of new pool and team records in the 200 IM and 400 free relay at the high school level as well as the backstroke & IM events with her Duneland Swim Club.
Einterz is a freestyle sprinter who was a six-time Indiana state meet qualifier as an upperclassman. As an individual finalist in the 100 free, she helped Zionsville High finish as the 2012 state runner-up. She was a Speedo Sectionals qualifier with her club team.
Hernandez has excelled in the 50 through 200 freestyle events, finishing her prep career as a four-time NSCIF Swimmer of the Year in Northern California. As a three-sport standout that also excelled in soccer and track, she was named the athlete of the year in her graduating class. Her parents, Mike and Jill Hernandez, and all four of her siblings competed in college athletics.
Klomp was a four-year Pennsylvania state meet qualifier as a freestyle sprinter. She helped her 200 medley relay team win the state title as a freshman and finished as the runner-up in 100 free as a junior. She was a USA Swimming Junior Nationals qualifier with her Eric Aquatic Club.
Lim excels in the butterfly events. She was a two-time Outstanding Sports Girl of the Year and a four-time sports scholar at Methodist Girls' School in Singapore.
Manger was a four-time News and Tribune Area Swimmer of the Year in Southern Indiana. She earned All-State honors as a senior and specializes in the backstroke and IM events. She was a Junior Nationals and Speedo Sectionals qualifier with her club team.
Ritsema is a freestyle sprinter who was a four-time All-State honoree in Michigan. She helped lead her high school team to top five finishes at the state meet in each of her upperclassman seasons, earning All-American honors as a senior. She is also an accomplished water polo player.
Regan was a two-time state champion in the 200 IM as a standout at Carmel High School. She also excels in the backstroke events, placing fifth in the 200 back at the 2011 SEC Championships to garner All-Freshman Team honors her first year at Florida. At Carmel, she was also part of record-setting 200 free and 400 medley relays.
The following is an alphabetical listing of recruit info, including hometown, club team and top events/times.
Hometown (High School): Valparaiso, Ind. (Chesterton HS)
Club Team: Duneland Swim Club
Club & High School Coach: Kevin Kinel
Parents: James & Linda Curley
Best Events (Top Times): 200 IM (2:05.71), 100 Back (57.95) & 200 Back (2:07.27)
Notable: Four-year Indiana state meet qualifier... established new pool, team and sectional records in the 200 IM... had 13 straight victories at the conference and sectional levels... 400 free relay team set new school and pool records her upperclassman seasons... Duneland Swim Club record holder in the 100 and 200 back, 200 IM.
Hometown (High School): Zionsville, Ind. (Zionsville HS)
Club Team: Zionsville
Club & High School Coach: Eric Meyer
Parents: Robert & Lea Anne Einterz
Best Events (Top Times): 50 Free (24.46) & 100 Free (51.18)
Notable: Six-time state finalist as an upperclassman, including individually in the 100 free... helped ZHS finish as the 2012 runner up at the Indiana state meet... most improved as a junior... Speedo sectional qualifier.
Hometown (High School): Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley HS)
Club Team: Chico Aqua-Jets
Club Coach: Betsy Aird
Parents: Mike & Jill Hernandez
Best Events (Top Times): 50 Free (23.81), 100 Free (51.61) & 200 Free (1:50.84)
Notable: Four-time NSCIF Swimmer of the Year and PVHS most valuable swimmer... selected as the top senior athlete of her graduating class after also being a standout performer in soccer and track... Junior Nationals qualifier, including a finalist in the 50 free... part of an athletic family: both of her parents and all four siblings competed in college sports; mom and three siblings were college swimmers.
Hometown (High School): North East, Pa. (Mercyhurst Prep HS)
Club Team: Erie Aquatics Club
Club Coach: Joe Tristan
Parents: Brad & Serene Klomp
Best Events (Top Times): 50 Free (23.63) & 100 Free (51.28)
Notable: Four-year Pennsylvania state meet qualifier... NISCA All-American as a junior... four-time First Team All-State... PIAA state champion in the 200 medley relay as a freshman, swimming the anchor leg... runner up in the 100 free at state as a junior... four-time District 10 champion in the 100 free and at least one relay event, setting new records in four events... USA Swimming Junior Nationals qualifier.
Hometown (High School): Singapore (Methodist Girls HS)
Parents: Colin Lim Fang Kiat & Wendy Lim Shuck Yeu
Best Events (Top Times): 100 Fly (1:01.23 SCM) & 200 Fly (2:14.10 SCM)
Notable: Two-time Methodist Outstanding Sports Girl of the Year as an upperclassman... four-time sports scholar.
Hometown (High School): New Albany, Ind. (New Albany HS)
Club Team: Riverside Aquatic Club
Club Coach: Joe Perkins
Parents: Andrew & Ashley Manger
Best Events (Top Times): 100 Back (56.26), 200 Back (2:05.09) & 200 IM (2:03.98)
Notable: Four-time team MVP and News & Tribune Area Swimmer of the Year... all-state as a senior after being honorable mention all-state her first three years of high school... four-time individual sectional champion... Junior Nationals and Speedo Sectionals qualifier... Golden Goggle award.
Hometown (High School): Zeeland, MI (Zeeland East HS)
Club Team: West Michigan Swimmers
Club & High School Coach: Mike Torrey
Parents: Tim & Amy Ritsema
Best Event (Top Time): 50 Free (23.93)
Notable: All-American as a senior... four-time all-state honoree... conference champion in the 50 free as a sophomore... helped ZEHS finish among the top five at the Michigan state meet in each of her upperclassman seasons... championship final qualifier at the 2012 Michigan long course state meet in the 50 free... also an accomplished water polo player.
Hometown (High School/Previous College): Carmel, Ind. (Carmel HS/Florida)
Club Team: Camel Swim Club
Club & High School Coach: Chris Plumb
Parents: Hugh & Jamie Reagan
Best Events (Top Times): 100 Back (54.20), 200 Back (1:55.20) & 200 IM (1:59.74)
Notable: Placed fifth in the 200 back at the 2011 SEC Championships to garner All-Freshman Team honors... finished 10th in the 100 & 200 back at the SEC Championships as a sophomore... two-time Indiana state champion in the 200 IM... part of 200 free and 400 medley record-setting relays as a high school standout.