The Princeton women’s swimming and diving team, winners of 11 of the last 15 Ivy League championships, has put together a deep, talented and versatile Class of 2018 that it hopes will continue building on the program’s rich tradition.
“We are very excited about what this group can bring both in and out of the water,” head coach Susan Teeter said. “Not only is this a very talented group, but we believe it will be a high-character class that will make our program stronger as soon as they step into DeNunzio Pool. Both [assistant coach] Suzanne Yee and I can’t wait to get to work with them.”
Princeton has several recruits ranked via collegeswimming.com, though the coaching staff is confident that the entire class will be able to strengthen the program this coming season.
“After almost two years of getting to know these young women, I am looking forward to getting to work with all of them in a few months,” Yee said. “All of the women we are adding to our class bring something special to the team, and all of them wanted to be Tigers more than anything, which is one of the major factors in us continuing to be successful into the future.”
You can read their individual bios below.
FREE – Jiang, Marsteller, McIlmail, Miller, Reisinger, Veith, Welshofer
DISTANCE - Davis
BACK – Davis, Temple
BREAST – Veith
FLY – Jiang, McIlmail, Welshofer
IM – Marsteller, Miller, Temple
DIVING – McHugh, Papa
Mary Kate Davis
Distance/Back • Cinnaminson, N.J. • Bishop Eustace
At Bishop Eustace — 2012 Olympic Trials participant (200 back) … B finalist in the 200 back at the 2013 Summer Junior Nationals … finalist at the 2014 Austin Grand Prix … four-time participant and multiple-time finalist at the NCSA Junior Nationals … two-time participant at Winter Nationals … two-time Bishop Eustace Team MVP … holds backstroke records in both high school and club … team captain … member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society.
Personal — born June 24, 1996 … daughter of Jim and Kathy Davis … has two younger sisters, Molly and Ellie … enjoys singing and reading … may study molecular biology at Princeton.
Free/Fly • Irvine, Calif. • Irvine
At Irvine — earned All-America honors in both the 100 fly (twice) and the 100 free (once) … three-time Pacific Coast League champion in the 200 free … set high school and league record in the 200 free (1:49.37) … team captain … AP Scholar with Distinction … Scholar-Athlete and Heritage Award recipient.
Personal — born June 4, 1996 … daughter of David and Connie Jiang … has a younger sister Jenny … enjoys music … may study economics.
Free/IM • Mason, Ohio • Ursuline Academy
At Ursuline Academy — US Open qualifier … 11-time NISCA All-America … qualified for both the USA Summer and Winter Nationals, as well as Summer and Winter Junior Nationals … won two Ohio individual state titles, two relay titles and two team titles … holds Ohio high school records in the 200 free and 400 free relay; holds four high school records … two-time Team MVP … Cincinnati Enquirer first-team selection … multiple-time high school district and central zone champion … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … member of the National Honor Society … Summa Cum Laude National Latin Exam … three-time USA Swimming Academic All-America … Ursuline Academy Junior Scholar Award.
Personal — born Oct. 23, 1995 … daughter of Steven and Kim Marsteller … has two older sisters, Allyson and Alyssa, and an older brother Noah … enjoys music and basketball … may study engineering.
Diving • Lewis Center, Ohio • Olentangy
At Olentangy — state placewinner and district runner-up … USA Diving Spring Junior Regional finalist … competed at Junior Nationals … four-year letterwinnner and two-time captain … also dove with The Ohio State Dive Club … three-time Scholar-Athlete and two-time Most Valuable Diver … two-time gymnastics team MVP … gymnastics state qualifier and district champion … USA Gymnastics Junior National Qualifier … AP Scholar … National Merit Commended Student … member of the National Honor Society … editor-in-chief of school newspaper.
Personal — born Aug. 31, 1995 … daughter of Dan and Jean McHugh … has an older brother Anthony … father played baseball at Bowling Green; brother wrestles at the Air Force Academy … enjoys traveling, playing the piano and writing … may study economics at Princeton.
Free/Fly • Urbana, Md. • Urbana
At Urbana — won Maryland state championship in the 200 free … Frederick County Swimmer of the Year … competed in the NCSA Swim Against Japan meet in 2012 … has held multiple age-group records for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club … member of both the National Honor Society and the National Math Honor Society.
Personal — born June 17, 1996 … daughter of Timothy and Joan McIlmail … has an older sister Zoe and two younger siblings, Fiona and Ferris … Zoe is a swimmer at St. Mary’s College … enjoys cross-stitching, reading and coaching … may study mathematics.
IM/Free • Pittsburgh, Pa. • The Ellis School
At The Ellis School — earned multiple Top-20 finishes at both the 2013 Winter Nationals and the 2013 Winter Junior Nationals … World Championship Trials qualifier … earned 2012-13 National Top Ten Age Group Award… finalist at the World Trials … set 11 regional records … two-time recipient of the Allegheny Mountain Swimming Outstanding Swimmer honor … 2012 Junior Nationals finalist … two-time selection to the Women’s Scholastic All-America Team (qualified in 21 events over two years) … two-time state qualifier in cross country.
Personal — born May 8, 1996 … daughter of Robert Miller and Vesna Prasnikar … has an older brother Jon … studied Piano and Music Theory for a decade; as a three-time medalist at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition for Young Artists, she was invited to perform at both Carnegie Music Hall and the United Nations … editor for the Ellis Literary Magazine … also enjoys singing, mountain biking and skiing.
Southlake, Texas • Carroll
At Carroll — three-time junior national champion at the USA Diving Age Group Nationals … NISCA All-America diver … nationally ranked Junior Olympic diver … has qualified for a national competition in each of the last 10 years … invited to USA Diving Junior Elite Performance Squad Synchronize Diving Camp (2011) … all-state, all-region and all-district honoree … academic all-state honoree … has helped GC Divers to multiple USA Diving West titles.
Personal — born Sept. 22, 1995 … daughter of John and Pamela Papa … has an older sister Lindsey and a younger sister Sloane … enjoys outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking and biking, as well as reading … may study molecular biology with plans to complete requirements for medical school.
Free • St. Louis, Mo. • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
At Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School — has served as team captain on both the 2013 and 2014 conference championship teams … helped set high school team record in the 200 free relay … co-captain of her club team, the CSP Tideriders … earned a varsity letter in field hockey … member of the Cum Laude Society.
Personal — born Feb. 14, 1996 … daughter of Walter (Buddy) and Jeana Reisinger … father is a member of the Princeton Class of 1985 … has a younger brother Walter (Bear) and a younger sister Elizabeth (Lizzy) … enjoys cooking, going to St. Louis Cardinals games and playing with her pet pig, Corny … may study molecular biology.
Back/IM • Hillsborough, N.J. • Hillsborough
At Hillsborough — USA Junior National qualifier … has set high school/club records in back, free and IM … won league championship in the 200 back … team captain in both high school and club program … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born April 28, 1996 … daughter of James and Leslie Temple … has an older brother Matthew and a younger sister Alexandra … Girl Scout … enjoys playing basketball … may study biology.
Free/Breast • Hershey, Pa. • Hershey
At Hershey — two-time Pennsylvania state champion in the 50 free; also won 100 free state title as a senior … two-time competitor at Winter Junior Nationals … led Hershey to three state championships … helped set Pennsylvania state relay records in both the 200 and 400 free … holds school 50 free record … team captain … USA Swimming Scholastic All-America … earned Hershey’s Freud Award for psychology … recognized by the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for work as a grassroots partner (Breaststroke for Breast Cancer) … HOBY Leadership Seminar representative … Honorable Mention for Nestlé’s Very Best in Youth award.
Personal — born Feb. 8, 1996 … daughter of William and Patricia Veith … has an older brother Mitchell, who swam at Columbia … enjoys reading, crafting and playing the viola … may study psychology.
Fly/Free • Charlotte, N.C. • Charlotte Catholic
At Charlotte Catholic — Winter Junior National finalist in the 100 fly … Olympic Trials and World Championship Trials qualifier … won three high school state championships in the 100 fly; also part of six state championship relays (4 in the 400 free, 2 in the 200 medley) … Junior national champion in the 400 medley relay … national age group record holder in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay … four-time High School Swimming All-America … member of both the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society.
Personal — born May 13, 1996 … daughter of John and Jane Welshofer … has an older sister Erin and an older brother Garrett … Erin swam four years at William & Mary and was a CAA champion in the 200 fly … enjoys photography, hiking and music … may study anthropology.