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2 Women s Swimming Schedule Date Meet Time Oct. 21 BLOOMSBURG RELAY MEET 1:00 p.m. 28 MANSFIELD 1:00 p.m. Nov. 11 at Ithaca 1:00 p.m. 17 at Albright 6:00 p.m.. 18 at College of New Jersey 1:00 p.m. Dec. 1-3 at Univ.of Akron Invitational 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at Port Orange Invitational 12:00 p.m. Daytona, Florida 19 at Shippensburg 5:00 p.m. 20 KUTZTOWN 1:00 p.m.. 27 at East Stroudsburg 1:00 p.m. Feb. 3 WEST CHESTER 1:00 p.m PSAC Championships 10 p.m. & 6 p.m. Mar NCAA Championships 10 p.m. & 6 p.m. Buffalo, NY Women s Roster Name Yr. Events Hometown (High School) Kellie Ayres Fr. Breast/ IM Gilbertsville (Boyertown) Stephanie Boccuti Sr. Fly Doylestown (Central Bucks East) Barb Caccia So. Free/ IM Laurel Springs, NJ (Sterling) Ashley Carroll Fr. Back/ IM Mohnton (Schuylkill Valley) Ashley Carsia Fr Free Sugarloaf (Hazleton Area) Courtney Dean Sr. Free Lancaster (Hempfield) Jackie Gribbin Jr. Free Richboro (Council Rock North) Jessie Gribbin Jr. Free Richboro (Council Rock North) Stacy Henry So. Free Besemer (Kennedy Christian) Sara Hippeli So. Free Quakertown (Quakertown) Laura Jeffers Sr. Back/ IM Spring (Perkiomen Valley) Katheryn Leibig Fr. Free Saylorsburg (Stroudsburg Area) Sara Lengler Sr. Back/ Breast Harrisburg (Central Dauphin East) Lindsay Muchorski So. Free/ IM Bensalem (Nazareth Academy) Laura Punda Fr. Free Camp Hill (Cumberland Valley) Allison Reed So. Free Selinsgrove (Selinsgrove) Diana Smith Jr. Free West Grove (Avon Grove) Lauren Sterkenberg Sr. Fly Lancaster (Hempfield) Jessica Stusnick Fr. Fly Huntingdon Valley (Lower Moreland ) Liz Tesoro So. Free/ IM Doylestown (Central Bucks West) Amy Usciak Fr. Fly Lancaster (Hempfield) Ashley Yelinek Sr. Free Youngwood (Southmoreland) 18

3 Dave Rider is entering his 21st season as head coach. He has posted a record of with schedules that have included some of the nation s top teams. Rider has coached 53 different swimmers to 97 All-American honors and multiple relay teams to PSAC championships. The Huskies took fourth at last season's PSAC Championships with 454 points. Rider received his bachelor s degree in Near East archaeology from the University Coming off a strong campaign, in which the Huskies finished fourth at the PSAC Championships, the Bloomsburg University Women s Swim team is optimistic that the season will be even stronger. Last year we finished fourth at the PSAC Championships, said head coach Dave Rider. We d like to be at least third this season. In order to do that, the Huskies will need to find swimmers who can replace the graduating seniors who scored points at the conference championships last season. If everyone improves from last year, then we should be able to replace those points, added Rider. The Huskies will be strongest in freestyle events this season due to the return of junior sprint freestyle swimmer Dianna Smith and senior distance freestyle swimmer Ashley Yelinek. Smith, a 2006 Honorable-Mention All- American, finished 11th in the 100-free and 13th in the 200-free at the NCAA Championships last season. At the PSAC Championships, Smith captured the 200- free championship and finished third in the 100-free. Yelinek is the returning PSAC champion in the 1650-freestyle. She also finished second in the 1000-free at the conference championships and narrowly missed qualifying for nationals in both events. Rider is confident she can qualify for nationals this season. However, the Huskies will need to Head Coach Dave Rider Season Preview of Chicago in He was a member of the school s varsity swimming and water polo teams. His physical education certification was awarded in 1973 at Slippery Rock and his Master of Science degree in sports sciences from Indiana (PA). He is certified by the Red Cross in standard swimming and first aid. Rider holds memberships in the American Swimming Coaches Association and the College Swimming Coaches Association and is a past president of the Pennsylvania High School Swimming Coaches Association. Rider is also a member of the Bloomsburg University faculty. improve in the butterfly events. The Huskies have not been strong in butterfly in the past and Rider is hoping that one of the new swimmers will step up and fill the void. In order for the Huskies to improve they will also need big contributions from the senior class. The whole senior class needs to step up, said Rider. It s their turn to be the leaders. In the past, we ve been successful because we ve had good seniors to lead the way. This year s senior class includes, Stephanie Boccuti, Courtney Dean, Laura Jeffers, Lauren Sterkenberg, Sara Lengler and Yelinek. Other key returning swimmers will be junior Jackie Gribbin and sophomores, Barb Caccia, Allison Reed, and Sara Hippeli. Each of these swimmers qualified for the PSAC Championships last season. In addition to the seniors, the Huskies have a number of incoming freshmen who could have an immediate impact on the team. The freshman class includes, Kelly Ayres, Ashley Carroll, Ashley Carsia, Laura Punda, Jessica Stusnick, and Amy Usciak. Last season, the Huskies sent 15 swimmers to the conference championships. This year, Rider feels the Huskies have at least 18 swimmers capable of qualifying for the conference championships. That should make the Huskies a strong contender at the conference championships this season with a chance of achieving its goal of a third place finish. 17

4 Swimmer Profiles STEPHANIE BOCCUTI SENIOR, DOLYESTOWN (CENTRAL BUCKS EAST) Boccuti will swim fly events for Bloomsburg. Qualified for the PSAC Championships in the 200-fly last season. Had the Huskies second best time in 2006 for both the 100-fly and 200-fly. Major: Special Education/ Elementary Education COURTNEY DEAN SENIOR, LANCASTER (HEMPFIELD) Dean will swim freestyle events for the Huskies. Finished third at the PSAC Championships in the 400-free relay and 200-free relay. Major: Physical Therapy LAURA JEFFERS SENIOR, COLLEGEVILLE (PERKIOMEN VALLEY) Jeffers is a versatile swimmer who competed in breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley events last season. Scored points at the PSAC Championships in the 400-IM, 100-back and 200-back in SARA LENGLER SENIOR, HARRISBURG (CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST) A versatile swimmer, Lengler will swim backstroke, breast stroke, and IM. Had the Huskies top time in the 200-breast in Major: Accounting LAUREN STERKENBERG SENIOR, LANCASTER (HEMPFIELD) Sterkenberg will swim butterfly events primarily. Held the Huskies top time in 100- and 200- fly last season. Finished fifth last season in the 400-free relay at the PSAC Championships. Major: Medical Imaging ASHLEY YELINEK SENIOR, YOUNGWOOD (SOUTHMORELAND) Yelinek was one of the Huskies top swimmers last season. She captured the PSAC Championship in the 1650-free and also took second in the 1000-free. Major: Biology 16

5 Swimmer Profiles LINDSAY MUCHORSKI SOPHOMORE, BENSALEM (NAZARETH ACADEMY) Muchorski is a versatile swimmer who will swim distance and individual medley events this season. Major: Elementary Education ALLIE REED SOPHOMORE, SELINSGROVE (SELINSGROVE) Reed will swim sprint freestyle events. Finished ninth at the PSAC Championships in the 100-free. Had the Huskies second best time in 2006 in the 100- and 200- free. Major: Special Education/ Elementary Education LIZ TESORO SOPHOMORE, DOYLESTOWN (CENTRAL BUCKS WEST) Tesoro will swim backstroke events this season. Will also compete in medley relay events. Major: Elementary Education KELLIE AYRES FRESHMAN, GILBERTSVILLE (BOYERTOWN) Ayres will swim breaststroke and individual medley events. Major: Business Education ASHLEY CARROLL FRESHMAN, MOHNTON (SCHUYLKILL VALLEY) Carroll was named an All-American by the National Inter-Scholastic Swimming Coaches Association as a senior in high school. Will swim backstroke and individual medley events. Major: Business Marketing ASHLEY CARSIA FRESHMAN, SUGARLOAF (HAZLETON AREA) Carsia will swim distance freestyle events for the Huskies. Set Hazleton Area records in the 500-free, 200-free relay, and 400-free relay. Major: Elementary Education 15

6 Swimmer Profiles JACKIE GRIBBIN JUNIOR, RICHBORO (COUNCIL ROCK NORTH) Will swim freestyle events for the Huskies. Qualified for the PSAC Championships in the 200-free for the second straight season. Was also part of the Huskies 400-free relay team at the PSAC Championships. Major: Medical Imaging JESSIE GRIBBIN JUNIOR, RICHBORO (COUNCIL ROCK NORTH) Will swim distance freestyle events. Took third in the 500-freestyle versus Kutztown and second in the 1650-freestlye against East Stroudsburg Major: Elementary Education DIANNA SMITH JUNIOR, WEST GROVE (AVON GROVE) One of the Huskies top swimmers, Smith was an Honorable Mention All-American last season. Smith finished 13th in the 200-free and 11th in the 100-free at the 2006 NCAA Championships. Was also PSAC Champion in the 200-free. Major: Nursing BARB CACCIA SOPHOMORE, LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ (STERLING) Caccia will swim distance freestyle events for the Huskies. Qualified for the PSAC Championships as a freshman in the 1000-free, finishing 10th. Major: Communications STACEY HENRY SOPHOMORE, BESEMER (KENNEDY CHRISTIAN) Henry will swim distance and backstrokeevents for Bloomsburg. Major: Exercise Science SARA HIPPELI SOPHOMORE, QUAKERTOWN (QUAKERTOWN) Hippeli will swim distance freestyle events. Qualified for the PSAC Championships in the 1650-free last season. Major: Exercise Science 14

7 First Year Swimmer Profiles KATHERYN LEIBIG FRESHMAN, SAYLORSBURG (STROUDSBURG) Leibig will swim distance freestyle events for Bloomsburg. Was an Academic All-American in high school. Major: Speech Pathology LAURA PUNDA FRESHMAN, CAMP HILL (CUMBERLAND VALLEY) Punda will swim backstroke and individual medley events. Major: Undeclared JESSICA STUSNICK FRESHMAN, HUNTINGDON VALLEY (HAZLETON AREA) Stusnick will swim butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley for the Huskies. Major: Elementary Education AMY USCIAK FRESHMAN, LANCASTER (HEMPFIELD) Usciak will swim in butterfly events for the Huskies. Major: Speech Pathology 13

8 Top Performances Event Time Opponent Swimmer(s) 50-Free Franklin & Marshall Dianna Smith 100-Free NCAA Championships Dianna Smith 200-Free 1:53.79 Terrapin Invitational Dianna Smith 500-Free 5:12.35 PSAC Championships Ashley Yelinek 1000-Free 10:32.35 PSAC Championships Ashley Yelinek 1650-Free 17:32.90 PSAC Championships Ashley Yelinek 100-Back 1:00.55 PSAC Championships Sara Lengler 200-Back 2:09.51 PSAC Championships Kari Pokrzywa 100-Breast 1:10.44 Franklin & Marshall Erin Carey 200-Breast 2:32.00 Albright Sara Lengler 100-Butterfly 1:02.29 Franklin & Marshall Lauren Sterkenberg 200-Butterfly 2:16.23 PSAC Championships Lauren Sterkenberg 200-Individual Medley 2:13.92 PSAC Championships Erin Carey 400-Individual Medley 4:43.99 PSAC Championships Erin Carey 200-Medley Relay 1:52.95 Franklin & Marshall Dean, Carey, Reed, Smith 400-Medley Relay 4:05.44 Franklin & Marshall Lengler, Carey, Sterkenberg, Smith 200-Free Relay 1:39.01 PSAC Championships Dean, Carey, Reed, Smith 400-Free Relay 3:35.78 PSAC Championships Dean, Gribbin Reed, Smith 800-Free Relay 7:54.43 PSAC Championships Smith, Dean Reed, Yelinek 1977 Tina O Hara 1979 Sue Brophy Ann Fadner Joanne Kitt Vickie Orme Linda Smith 1980 Sue Brophy Joanne Kitt Vickie Orme Linda Smith Leah Stratton 1981 Sue Boyer Sue Brophy Tina Klamut Kelly Reimert Cathy Sheridan Linda Smith 1982 Sue Boyer Gwen Cressman Tina Klamut Angie Kramer Kelly Reimert Cathy Sheridan Sue Snedden Sue Young 1983 Sue Boyer Sue McIntosh Colleen Grimm Gwen Cressman Kelly Knaus Kelly Reimert Cathy Sheridan Sue Young 1984 Gwen Cressman 1985 Gwen Cressman Dana Grubb Paulette Fahringer Kim Mader Kelly Knaus Crystal Wilt Beth Roeder 1986 Kelly Knaus Joan Wojtowicz 1987 Beth Roeder Kim Youndt Carol Gurniak Karen Pfisterer 1988 Debb Legg Beth Roeder All-Americans 1989 Tracy Price Kim Youndt Heidi Kohlhaas Debb Legg 1990 Val Brindza Megan Gillen Kimm Miller Tracy Price Shannon Simonet Kelley Tracey Tina Wasson Kim Youndt Debb Legg 1991 Val Brindza Megan Gillen Kimm Miller Kim Nelson Tracy Price Shannon Simonet Kelley Tracey 1992 Tracy Price Val Brindza Kelley Tracey Shannon Simonet Jen Blake 1993 Stephanie 12 Humphries Val Brindza 1994 Stephanie Humphries Heather Towne Lani Curran Patty Kirn 1995 Stephanie Humphries Heather A. Jones Heather Towne Lani Curran Patty Kirn 1998 Erin Snook Amy Krier 1999 Janine DiSalvatore Nicole Zienkewicz Kathleen O'Dell Amy Krier Brittany Sneberger Brianne Clapp Wendy Walbert 2001 Janine DiSalvatore Ashley Jones Brittany Sneberger Lindsay Wallace 2002 Janine DiSalvatore Ashley Jones Brittany Sneberger Lindsay Wallace

9 Year Record The Record Book Event Name Year Time 50-free Dianna Smith free Dianna Smith free Joan Wojtowicz : free Joan Wojtowicz : ,000-free Joan Wojtowicz : ,650- free Joan Wojtowicz : back Heather A. Jones : back Heather A. Jones : back Erin Snook : breast Erin Snook : butterfly Stephanie Humphries butterfly Beth Roeder : individual medley Gwen Cressman : individual medley Erin Snook : medley relay Jones,Towne :49.29 Walbert,Curran 400-medley relay Youndt, Wasson :00.13 Price, Tracey 200-freestyle relay Sneberger, Krier :38.33 Walbert, Clapp 400-freestyle relay DiSalvatore, Wallace :31.93 Sneberger, Jones 800-freestyle relay DiSalvatore, Wallace :40.22 Sneberger, Jones 1-meter diving Kimm Miller meter diving Kimm Miller Over the Years Year Record Year Record Year Record Results (5-2) Oct. 22 at Clarion Invitational 2nd Place 29 at Mansfield W, Nov. 12 ITHACA W, ALBRIGHT W, COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY W, Dec. 2-4 at Franklin & Marshall 1st Place Jan. 4 at Port Orange Invitational 3rd Place 20 SHIPPENSBURG L, at Kutztown W, EAST STROUDSBURG W, Feb. 4 at West Chester L, at PSAC Championships 4th 11

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