IUPUI Jaguars Welcome 11 Additions for 2017-2018 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – A flurry of sizable additions to a pair of programs that continue to steadily rise, the IUPUI men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have announced the addition of 11 total student-athletes Wednesday (May 24) for the 2017-18 season. The group joins a Jaguar athletic program that finished in second place in the Summit League on both sides for the first time last season.

The women’s program will add four swimmers and one diver to its freshman class, while the men welcome six swimmers across multiple events. Head coach Matt Bos and the coaching staff are particularly excited about this group and the chance they have to come in and make steady contributions to the program.

“We are thrilled about the potential of this incoming class,” Coach Bos said. “This group is accomplished in the pool as well as the classroom and will immediately contribute to a positive team culture. They will provide some versatility to our team which will benefit us throughout the season. We are very excited to get them to campus and start working with them.”

The women’s class will see three student-athletes stay in-state and continue their careers at IUPUI. Harley Heinerich joins the Jags out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she competed at Homestead High School and the SWAC Swim Club Team. Intending to study Biology in college, Heinerich was a finalist in the 100 Back and 200 IM at the Indiana Girls Sectional Championship in her hometown.

Allison Walker comes to IUPUI from Granger, Indiana, where she competed at Riley High School and the South Bend Swim Club. A freestyle and butterfly swimmer, Walker placed third in the 500 Free and 100 Fly at the 2016 Indiana Girls Sectional Championships in South Bend. She was also a member of the eighth place 200 Medley Relay for Riley High School at the 2016 IHSAA State Championships and the 16th place 400 Freestyle Relay, helping her school finish 12th overall at the State Championships.

Brooke McKeon joins the Jags out of Valparaiso, Indiana and Valparaiso High School. There, McKeon was a diver and an IHSAA State Qualifier, also landing two sectional championships. She represents the lone diving addition of the freshman class.

Alexis DeAngelis competed at Dakota High School and the Great Lake Tritons Swim Club out of Macomb, Michigan. Primarily a breaststroker, the freshman was a 2016 Michigan Girls High School State Division I finalist in the 100 Breast. DeAngelis will be a Pre-Dental major at IUPUI.

Kellie Hoekstra joins IUPUI out of Kohler, Wisconsin, where she swam at Kohler High School and with the Ozaukee Aquatics Club Team. At the 2016 Wisconsin Division II High School Championships, Hoekstra was sixth in the 50 Free and fourth in the 100 Free. She was also a member of the Kohler/Sheboygan Area Lutheran’s second place 200 Medley Relay and fourth place 400 Free Relay teams.

Mark Auger represents one of two Illinois additions to the men’s program, as he joins the Jags out of Chicago Illinois. There, he competed at Saint Patrick High School and the Wildkit Swimming Club Team, competing as a butterfly and freestyle swimmer. He posted times of 50.88 and 1:50.65 in the 100 and 200 Fly events, while also logging a 21.53 in the 50 Free.

Nick Boryk joins Auger from the Land of Lincoln, coming to IUPUI out of Saint Charles, Illinois. There, he competed at Saint Charles East High School and the Saint Charles Swim Club, competing as a backstroker and posting times of 51.56 and 1:53.33 in the 100 and 200 Back. Boryk intends to study Computer Science as a Jag.

Zack Andrews is one of two Missouri additions, coming to Indianapolis from Lees Summit, Missouri. At Lees Summit West High School and the Empire KC Swim Club, Andrews put up times of 51.27 and 1:53.46 in the 100 and 200 Fly. He intends to major in Engineering.

Mason Jung marks the other Missouri signee out of Eureka, Missouri, where he competed at Eureka High School. A soon-to-be Business major, Jung logged a 21.15 50 Free time as well as a 47.76 in the 100 Free.

Kevin Lingle comes to circle city out of Temperance, Michigan, where he competed at Bedford Senior High School and the Southern Michigan Aquatic Club. A multi-event swimmer, Lingle logged a 51.43 100 Back time and a 200 IM finish of 1:52.73. The freshman will study Pre-Dental at IUPUI.

Dillon Stangeland joins the Jag family out of West Fargo, North Dakota. Strangeland was a competitor at West Fargo Sheyenne High School and the West Fargo USS Swim Team as a butterfly swimmer. He posted times of 51.15 and 1:56.97 in the 100 and 200 Fly events and will major in Mechanical Engineering.

The Jags are set to once again host both the 2017 House of Champions and the 2018 Summit League Championships during the upcoming season. The full schedule will be released later this summer with action set to begin likely in early October.

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IUPUI contributed this report. 

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