Hill Signs Six to Letters of Intent

Nov. 15, 2013

Boise State Swimming & Diving
2014 Signing Class

Monica Bottelberghe

Emma Chard

Kacee Olson

Kiley Carlson

Amelia Draney

Morgan McClure

BOISE, Idaho- Boise State women's swimming and diving has signed six incoming freshmen to National Letters of Intent, head coach Kristin Hill announced on Friday.

"With a new staff this season, we really worked on creating a vision that would allow us to continue to move forward as a team, and these young women all really fit into that vision," said head coach Kristin Hill. "We are focused on recruiting great people who understand our team work ethic as both students and athletes, and who are excited to contribute to the team success. It was important to find recruits who want to grow and develop as individuals throughout their college years, and these six really showed us that they weren't satisfied with their current level of success and they wanted to continue to grow in all aspects of their lives."

The Broncos will welcome four swimmers to the orange and blue, including Monica Bottelberghe (Vancouver, Wash.), Emma Chard (Tacoma, Wash.), Amelia Draney (St. George, Utah) and Morgan McClure (Sacramento, Calif.) and two divers, Kacee Olson (Mesa, Ariz.) and Kiley Carlson (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.)

"We are focused on recruiting great people who understand our team work ethic as both students and athletes and who are excited to contribute to the team's success."

All six new Broncos have experienced high levels of success at the high school state championship level and come from strong club programs. Bottelberghe, the Vancouver, Wash., native earned All American honors as well as the state title in the 200-freestyle. Draney, the St. George, Utah, native holds six individual region records and two state records, along with All American honors. Chard holds the 3A state record in the 100 freestyle. On the diving side, Carlson earned All American honors at Crean Lutheran High School.

"We are certain that each of these athletes will improve tremendously in our program and their best swimming or diving is ahead of them. Boise State is a special place to be a student athlete and we know that each of these new Broncos embraced that and really knew they wanted to be a part of this university, athletic department and swimming and diving team."

On the diving side, first-year diving coach John Lynch inked Kacee Olson (Mesa, Ariz.) and Kiley Carlson (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) to his first recruiting class. "I'm very excited to get both girls onto the team next year," said Lynch. "Both girls are from great age group programs, including Sun Devil Diving and Mission Viejo Nadadores. They will both make an impact next year and add to an already great group of divers going into next year!"

The 2014-15 incoming class joins the Bronco program in its eighth season. In that time span, the Broncos have earned three conference championships and three-straight years of NCAA appearances. The new Broncos will help replace the five departing seniors.


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