Dec. 11, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Seven high school standouts are set to join the University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving squad in the fall of 2014, head coach Brian Barnes announced Wednesday.
Diver Anne Crea and swimmers Nicole Emery, Mary Hinton, Hanna House, Sherri McIntee, Alyssa Storino, and Molly Treble will make up the class of 2018.
Highlighting the group are 2012 Olympic Trials qualifiers Emery, House and McIntee, who when added with the 13 current or former Irish student-athletes that were also in Omaha, Neb., gives the program 16 representatives on one of the sport's biggest stages.
In addition to the Olympic Trials participants, Crea, Emery and Treble earned All-America honors during their junior campaigns, while Emery, Hinton, House, Storino and Treble were tabbed Scholastic All-Americans after sporting at least a 3.5 GPA in the classroom and reaching a required time standard in their respective event.
"The coaching staff worked very hard to identify and ultimately sign student-athletes who are the best fit for Notre Dame and for our program," said Barnes. "The University of Notre Dame is a place for ambitious young people who aspire to achieve at the highest level. I believe our incoming class, the class of 2018, will flourish at Notre Dame and in our program. I am excited to work with each of these young women for the next four years."
The seven incoming freshmen will join six sophomores, seven juniors and eight seniors in making up the 2014-15 Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team.
After four consecutive dual meet wins and an eight-team invitational title in Iowa, this year's Notre Dame (4-3) team has finally moved into the latest CSCAA Coaches Poll (No. 25), which was released Wednesday morning.
The Irish are done with competition for the fall semester, but get back to action Jan. 11 when they head to Evanston, Ill., to meet Big Ten foes Michigan and Northwestern in a double dual meet.
November 2013 Signees
The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands College Park
THE CREA FILE: Set to graduate from The Woodlands College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas in the spring of 2014 ... has earned four letters in diving ... named to the all-district team from freshman to junior year with senior year ongoing ... named a high school All-American and earned a spot on the all-region team as a junior ... participates at The Woodlands Diving Academy, placing at regionals and zones from 2011-13 and at nationals in 2013 ... away from the pool, participates in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Spanish Honor Society and the National Charity League ... has been on the high school honor roll and earned an AP Scholar award ... full name is Anne Kelso Crea ... born in The Woodlands, Texas to Thomas and Kathleen Crea ... has an older brother, Collin ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in pre-med.
IM / Back
Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic
THE EMERY FILE: Set to graduate from Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C., in the spring of 2014 ... has earned three letters in swimming with senior year ongoing ... specializes in the IM and the backstroke ... qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 IM and the 2013 world championship-qualifying Phillips 66 National Championships in the 200 IM and 200 back ... won back-to-back 3A state 200 IM titles as a sophomore (2:03.63) and junior (2:02.01) ... program won state titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... finished second in state as a junior in the 100 back ... also swam on the state-record breaking 200 medley relay team as well as the 400 free relay squad ... named an All-American and a Scholastic All-American as a sophomore and junior ... finished second in the 200 IM at the state meet as a freshman ... swims club for the Swim Mac Carolina squad ... helped squad win the 2012 long-course junior national team championship, the 2012 short-course junior national team championship and the 2013 long-course women's junior national championship ... out of the pool, is active at Saint Matthews Catholic Church and participates in the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... full name is Nicole Christine Emery ... born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Jim and Kathy Emery ... father, Jim, swam at Grove City College ... mother, Kathy, played tennis at the University of Florida ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... undecided on college major.
Free / Back
Littleton, Calif. / Heritage
THE HINTON FILE: Set to graduate from Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo., in the spring of 2014 ... has earned four letters in swimming ... specialized in the distance freestyle events and the backstroke ... team captain as a senior ... in the middle of final campaign ... broke own team record in the 500 free as a junior ... qualified for the finals at the state meet in the 200 and 500 free and on the 200 and 400 free relays as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... set original team record in the 500 free as a sophomore ... is a member of the ACES Swim Club ... holds the team record in the long course 1,500 free (17:48.44) ... named to the Scholastic All-American team in 2012-13 and was a sectional team member from 2010-13 ... involved in student government having been a senator in the ninth and 10th grades and class president in 11th grade ... participates in National Honor Society ... named an AP Scholar and has been on high honor roll all three years ... selected as a delegate for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership group ... is a regular volunteer in the Denver community ... full name is Mary Catherine Hinton ... born in Littleton, Colo., to Darren and Leslie Hinton ... has a younger brother, Michael ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in majoring in business.
Fly / Back / IM
Carmel, Ind. / Carmel
THE HOUSE FILE: Set to graduate from Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind., in the spring of 2014 ... specializes in the fly, back and IM ... earned four letters in swimming ... competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 back ... is a four-time Scholastic All-American ... named a team captain as a senior ... helped Carmel to a national title as a junior ... earned all-conference, all-sectional and all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... earned all-sectional and all-state accolades as a freshman ... competes with the Carmel Swim Club ... is the club record holder in the 200 fly in the open girls division ... participates in the National Honor Society and student government ... earned magna cum laude honors on the national Latin exam ... is an AP Scholar ... earned the pre-calculus and trigonometry Department Award ... full name is Hanna Elizabeth House ... born in Indianapolis, Ind., to BP and Kimberly House ... has an older sister, Morgan, and a younger sister, Lily ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in pre-med.
Breast / IM
Carlsbad, Calif. / Carlsbad
THE MCINTEE FILE: Set to graduate from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, Calif., in the spring of 2014 ... participated in the 200 breaststroke at the 2012 Olympic Trials ... has earned four letters in swimming with senior year ongoing ... specializes in the breaststroke and IM ... placed second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 IM (2:06.59) in helping Carlsbad finish second at the CIF San Diego D1 Championships as a junior ... won the 100 breast (1:04.39) at the CIF championships as a sophomore ... named an Union Tribune all-academic athlete as well ... placed second in the 100 breast in helping Carlsbad finish second at the CIF Championships as a sophomore ... swam club for the Rancho San Dieguito (RSD) ... holds club records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... named a team captain for the senior championship group ... helped squad win the 2013 Junior Olympics championship ... is a co-president of the Beta Club and a member of the National Honor Society ... member of the California Scholarship Federation ... is in top 1% of class at Carlsbad ... full name is Sherri Jiyoung McIntee ... born in Carlsbad, Calif., to Brian McIntee and Yi Jung Kim ... has an older sister, Shannon ... father, Brian, sister, Shannon, and uncle, Stephen, all attended Notre Dame ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in majoring in business administration.
Breast / IM
Trumbull, Conn. / Trumbull
THE STORINO FILE: Set to graduate from Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Conn., in the spring of 2014 ... specialized in the breaststroke and IM ... earned two letters in high school before forgoing final two seasons to compete for club team Wilton Y Wahoos, which is a USA Swimming silver medal club ... is team captain for the 2013-14 team ... was a 2013 summer junior national qualifier and participant, a 2013 winter junior and senior national qualifier ... named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for 2012 and 2013 ... selected as a Connecticut Swimming Scholar Athlete for 2012 and 2013 ... Connecticut state resident record holder in senior 400m medley relay ... finished second in the 200 breast (2:36.63) and recorded the third fastest-time in the 100 breast (1:12.94) at the 2013 YMCA Nationals (long course) ... claimed seventh in the 200 breast (2:16.45) and 12th in the 100 breast (1:04.14) at the 2013 YMCA Nationals (short course) ... participated at the 2013 Orlando Grand Prix and placed ninth in the 200m breast (2:40.19) and 11th in the 100 breast (1:13.80) ... as a sophomore, won title in the 100 breast (1:05.40) at the Connecticut State Extra Large High School Class and finished second in the event at the Connecticut State Open division ... set school record in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay ... named to the Connecticut All-Star Girls Swimming first team and the all-FCIAC team ... as a freshman, finished third in the 100 breast (1:07.62) at the Connecticut State Extra Large High School Class and placed second in the event (1:06.59) at the Connecticut State Open division ... was also the FCIAC runner-up (1:07.68) ... is a peer leader and member of the National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society and Robotics Club ... has been an active participant in Relay for Life since 2007 ... full name is Alyssa Lauren Storino ... born in Trumbull, Conn., to Anthony and Laurie Storino ... has two younger sisters, Ashley and Anna ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in majoring in finance.
Massapequa, N.Y. / Massapequa
THE TREBLE FILE: Set to graduate from Massapequa High School in Massapequa, N.Y., in the spring of 2014 ... specialized in the freestyle events ... earned four letters in swimming ... claimed first in the 200 free (1:49.98) and second in the 500 free (4:49.24) at the New York State Swimming Championships as a senior ... named all-county, all-state, and All-American after winning a state championship in the 500 free (4:52) as a junior ... earned all-county honors in the 200 and 500 free as a sophomore ... broke 5:00 in the 500 free for the first time as a freshman ... swam for the Long Island Aquatic Club ... was a finalist in the 500 free at the NCSA Junior Nationals and a finalist in the 400 free at the Speedo Junior Nationals ... participates in the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society ... full name is Molly Morgan Treble ... born in Flushing, N.Y., to Timothy and Susan Treble ... has a younger sister, Cara, and a younger brother, Erik ... father, Timothy, swam collegiately at Kings College ... mother, Susan, swam collegiately at Queens College ... will enroll in First Year of Studies ... interested in majoring in business science.
-- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director