One will be a Hoosier next year, another a Hoya. A third plans to swim for the Mountain Hawks, another for the Minutemen. A fifth will hit the water as a Raider.
Five seniors from the New Trier High School recently committed to continue their swimming careers at the college level.
Their names, hometowns and college destinations:
Hope Hayward, Kenilworth, Indiana University; Morgan Conley, Winnetka, Georgetown University; Danny Brooks, Winnetka, Lehigh University; Maxwell Robertson, Wilmette, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Samantha Adams, Winnetka, Colgate University.
Hayward finished 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) girls state swimming and diving meet last fall.
“I chose Indiana University because, within seconds of meeting the team and the coaching staff, I felt at home,” Hayward said. “I have never met a more welcoming group of people. To have the opportunity to be a part of such a hardworking and truly inspiring team is unreal. Also, the balance between academics and athletics at IU is a perfect fit for me.”
Conley helped the Trevians’ 200 freestyle relay place second at the 2014 IHSA state meet. She also touched 16th in the 50 free.
“I chose Georgetown,” Conley said, “because it is a perfect fit for me athletically and academically. The incredible coaching staff and team dynamic contribute to a perfect atmosphere for success. I am excited to be a part of the Best East next year.”
Brooks swam a leg for the Trevians’ ninth-place 200 free relay at the IHSA boys state swimming and diving meet last winter.
“I am excited to swim at Lehigh because it allows me to pursue my academic ambitions, while continuing to develop as a swimmer.”
Robertson motored to fourth place in the 500 free and was a member of NT’s runner-up 400 free relay crew at the 2015 IHSA state meet.
“I can’t wait to swim at UMass because the team is tight knit and extremely successful,” Robertson said. “The coach [Russ Yarworth] has a knack for improving swimmers, and he is loved by the entire team.”
Adams qualified for state in the 100 butterfly last fall.
“I chose Colgate,” Adams said, “because of the amazing academics, team and coaching staff. I am so excited to join the Raider family. Colgate is the perfect place for me.”