After returning from a recruiting trip to New York earlier this year, Sam Hanson signs his NCAA Letter of Intent to represent Division 1 Canisius College located in Buffalo, New York this upcoming fall. Canisius college is a private school that competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) along with Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola University, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, St. Peter’s College and Siena College.
Canisius placed 5th this past year behind Iona, and are in the process of building their program. Sophomore Tyler Carver of Canisius finished 6th at this year’s MAAC Conference meet in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:07.32. Sam’s December 200 breaststroke time of 2:09.86 would have been the 7th place finish at the meet and brought the team 12 points.
Senior Thomas Brown and Junior Wesley Coles received letters of introduction from Bryant University. Bryant University is a private Division 1 school competing in the North East Conference (NEC) and located in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Both swimmers also received letters from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Key Point, New York, as well as from Claremont-Mudd-Scrippts here in California.
In addition to Bryant and the other educational establishments, Wesley Coles also received a letter of interest from Stevens Intitute of Technical. Stevens Institute is a private Division 3 program located in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Sophomores Nathan Rhea and Colin Landweer received letters of interest from private Division 1 Yale University of the Ivy League, and Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League (EISL) conference.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on the recognition they’ve received.