Yale Women Add Nine Bulldogs to Class of 2022

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NEW HAVEN, CT —This upcoming fall, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will welcome nine members in the Class of 2022. The new class of Bulldogs features eight swimmers and one diver.

Guided by the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Jim Henry, Head Diving Coach Chris Bergère and 2018-2019 Captain Sophie Pilkinton, these athletes will strive to lift the team to its third consecutive undefeated regular season and its eighth Ivy League Championship victory.

When discussing the Class of 2022, Coach Jim Henry stressed the readiness of these athletes to make their presence felt from the outset: “They are a positively-motivated group that will have a huge impact on our team from day one. The championship-level experience that they bring will allow them to contribute early. ” He also added: “All of these women share a love of Yale, to academics and our team. We cannot wait to get started.”

The best swimming times or diving performances of the incoming Bulldogs are listed below. Other highlights are also listed.

Alessandra Baldari

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
100-yard butterfly: 53.59
200-yard butterfly: 2:01.00
100-yard freestyle: 51.13
200-yard freestyle: 1:50.31
200-yard individual medley: 2:00.27
Highlights: MVP of high school team for all four years. Holds individual high school records in the 50-yard, 100-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle, as well as the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke. All-American (2015-2017).

MaryKate Buckley

Duxbury, MA
100-yard breaststroke: 1:01.74
200-yard breaststroke: 2:16.59
200-yard individual medley: 2:05.63
Highlights: Two-time high school team MVP (2017, 2018). State of Massachusetts record holder in the 100-yard breastroke and 200-yard medley relay. Holds individual high school records in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard breaststroke, and 50-yard freestyle.

Marisa Conner

London, UK
1-meter 9-dives: 241.05
3-meter 9-dives: 385.75
Highlights: Dutch National Team member. Junior gold medalist at the International Amsterdam Diving Cup in the 1-meter dive, silver and bronze medalist in the 3-meter dive. Dutch National Champion in the 1-meter dive. Gold medalist at the Croatian Open International in the 3-meter dive, bronze medalist in the 1-meter dive.

Izzi Henig

Menlo Park, CA
50-yard freestyle: 22.73
100-yard freestyle: 49.04
200-yard freestyle: 1:46.84
500-yard freestyle: 4:49.85
100-yard butterfly: 54.45
200-yard butterfly: 1:59.96
Highlights: Two-time MVP of high school team. High school record holder in 50, 100, 200, and 500-yard freestyle. Olympic Trials Qualifier.

Raime Jones

Dallas, TX
50-yard freestyle: 23.36
100-yard freestyle: 50.57
200-yard freestyle: 1:47.89
100-yard backstroke: 56.19
100-yard butterfly: 55.82
200-yard butterfly: 2:02.69
200-yard individual medley: 2:02.68
Highlights: Five-time Minnesota State Champion, and 18-time Minnesota All-State. Holds high school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle, as well as the 200-yard individual medley.

Ashley Loomis

Franklin, MA
200-yard freestyle: 1:49.00
500-yard freestyle: 4:50.76
1000-yard freestyle: 10:05.03
1650-yard freestyle: 17:13.61
Highlights: Four-time state champion in the 500-yard freestyle. Three-time state champion in the 200-yard freestyle. State of Massachusetts record holder in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle. All-American (2017).

Marlise Moesch

Green Brook, NJ
50-yard freestyle: 23.65
100-yard freestyle: 50.33
200-yard freestyle: 1:49.02
100-yard butterfly: 56.26
Highlights: High school team MVP for all four years. County record holder in the 200-yard freestyle. New Jersey state record holder in the 400-yard medley relay.

Olivia Paoletti

New London TWP, PA
100-yard breaststroke: 1:01.43
200-yard breaststroke: 2:14.89
200-yard butterfly: 2:02.27
200-yard individual medley: 1:59.20
400-yard individual medley: 4:16.06
Highlights: Undefeated in dual meets in high school career. 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier. 2017 World Championship Trial Qualifier. Two-time Scholastic All-American (2016, 2017).

Ali Truwit

Darien, CT
200-yard freestyle: 1:49.70
500-yard freestyle: 4:52.07
1000-yard freestyle: 9:58.87
1650-yard freestyle: 16:41.87
Highlights: Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American. Won the 1650-yard freestyle at the 2018 Speedo Sectionals.

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2 Comments

2 comments

  1. Amy Katz

    Love this David Henig. Cheers to Izzy!

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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