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DURHAM, N.H. -- Josh Willman, head coach of the University of New Hampshire swim teams, announced the addition of four women – Ana Dowell (Phoenix, Ariz.), Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.), Sarah Guyett (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Catherine McDonough (Chatham, N.J.) – to the 2004-2005 UNH roster on Friday.
Dowell is a national caliber freestyle sprinter who will also add depth in backstroke. She swims for Dennis Pursley at Brophy East Swim Team in Phoenix. Dege is one of the most talented incoming divers we have had, according to diving coach Carol Stevenson, and will have an immediate impact on the team.
Also joining the Wildcats this fall is Guyett, a high school All-America selection and Junior National qualifier whose versatility in the individual medley and backstroke will make her a strong contributor. Finally, McDonough will be part of the sprint contingent and compete in both IM and backstroke.
These women join early signees Kary Goodman (E. Windham, Maine), Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.), Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) and Kate Haigney (Upper Montclaire, N.J.) for what could be the UNH swim team's strongest incoming class to date.
"These student-athletes have the talent, experience and character that will, combined with our returning veterans, place us exactly where we want to be for next season," Willman said.