BOSTON, Mass. - Simmons College Swimming & Diving has announced its 2015-16 recruiting class to begin regular season play in the winter of 2015.
The Sharks will welcome 13 competitors to the squad to defend their Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship.
The following student-athletes will be suiting up for Simmons in the winter.
Rachel Butler (Marstons Mills, Mass.), who competed for Barnstable High School and transferred from Keene State College, where she competed for the varsity squad last year.
Kerry Fleming (Northampton, Mass.), who competed for Northampton High School.
Madeline Karod (Rockport, Maine), who competed for Camden Hills Regional High School.
Laura Kitchen (North Andover, Mass.), who competed for Central Catholic High School.
Megan McCann (Pawcatuck, Conn.), who competed for Stonington High School.
Macklyn O'Hara (Yarmouthport, Mass.), who competed for Nauset Regional High School.
Eleanor Powell (Dallas, Texas), who competed for the Cate School.
Charlotte Rivard (Norwood, Mass.), who competed for Norwood High School.
Laura Simpson (Perkiomenville, Pa.), who competed for Boyertown Area High School.
Emily Smith (Banks, Ore.), who competed for Banks High School.
Kara Smith (Eastham, Mass.), who competed for Nauset Regional High School.
Cassandra Vietas (Tampa, Fla.), who competed for T.R. Robinson High School.
Lillian Wade (Lisbon Falls, Maine ), who competed while at Lisbon High School.
Simmons Swimming & Diving finished, perhaps, the most successful season in school history with a ninth-place showing at the ECAC Championships, while topping all Division III schools at the meet. Simmons closed out its dual-meet results this season by winning five straight for a 10-2 record to tie the school standard for victories in a campaign. The Sharks won their 11th consecutive GNAC Championship earlier in the season and finished third for the second straight year at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championships. The team also broke 11 school records.