Assumption Scores Pair of Verbals From Allison Barclay, Emmie Laspada

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NEW COMMITS: Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. has recently gained two verbal commitments from Allison Barclay and Emmie Laspada. They will join the Greyhounds as members of the class of 2023.

Allison Barclay

Allison Barclay Assumption

Photo Courtesy: Allison Barclay

Barclay swims year-round with Tennessee Aquatics and capped off her long course season with a personal best in every event she swam at the Southeastern LCM Championships. The Knoxville, Tenn. native also competes for Bearden High School and has qualified for the Tennessee State Championships every year so far. As a junior, she finaled in the 500 free at State.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Assumption College! I’m so thankful for all my coaches, family, and friends who helped me throughout this process. Go Hounds!” 

Her best times include:

  • 100 free – 54.93
  • 200 free – 1:57.83
  • 500 free – 5:10.99
  • 1000 free – 11:08.87
  • 1650 free – 18:26.66

Barclay’s versatility across freestyle distances will be extremely beneficial for the Greyhounds next fall. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 500 free at the 2018 NE-10 Conference Championships and she’ll join a strong training group led by rising senior Colleen Kurtz.

Emmie Laspada

Emmie Laspada Assumption

Photo Courtesy: Emmie Laspada

Hailing from West Hartford, Conn., Laspada does her club swimming with Mandell Jewish Community Center and most recently competed at the Quassy Open Water Championships. Also representing William Hall High School, she has raced at the Connecticut Championships all three years and recorded a pair of best times at the meet last November.

She told Swimming World:

“I am very excited to announce my commitment to Assumption College for the fall of 2019! I can’t wait to join Coach Cromarty and the swimmers I have met in the upcoming season!! Go Hounds!!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:11.08
  • 200 breast – 2:36.96
  • 200 IM – 2:24.97

Laspada will be valuable to the Greyhounds when she arrives on campus for the 2019-20 season. She’ll join a breaststroke training group that includes Abbey Holmes, Isabelle Roberts and Hannah Nitso. Assumption finished second at last season’s NE-10 Championships.

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