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Emmanuel Picked to Repeat in Conference Carolinas Women’s Swimming Preseason Poll

Emmanuel Picked to Repeat in Conference Carolinas Women’s Swimming Preseason Poll

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Defending champion Emmanuel has been tabbed to repeat in the 2019-20 Conference Carolinas women's swimming preseason poll released on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

It was an extremely close vote with Emmanuel narrowly taking the top spot with a total of 40 points. The Lions received four first-place votes to narrowly best second-place Barton in the preseason tally. Barton obtained two first-place votes and a total of 38 points. The final team to receive a first-place vote was Converse, who is third in the preseason poll with 32 points. The Valkyries picked up one first-place vote.

King was tabbed fourth in the preseason poll, while Chowan was picked fifth. Associate member for swimming Salem was selected sixth and Lees-McRae was seventh. 

2019 Women's Swimming Preseason Poll


First Place


1. Emmanuel



2. Barton



3. Converse


4. King



5. Chowan



6. Salem



7. Lees-McRae



2019-20 Women's Swimmers to Watch

Nicola MacDonald, Jr., Durban, South Africa (conference champion in 2019; 2019 Conference Carolinas Co-Swimmer of the Year)
Kleanza Cathers, Jr., Kitimat, British Columbia (conference champion in 2019; 2019 Conference Carolinas Co-Swimmer of the Year)

Marrissa Mann, So., London, Ontario, Canada
Grace Arredondo, Jr., Charleston, S.C. 

Anna Pettus, Sr., Clover, S.C.
Victoria Fulton, So., Annapolis, Md.
Lisa Studstill, Sr., Decatur, Ga. (all-conference in 2019)
Mikki Nunn, So., Pilot Mountain, N.C. (all-conference in 2019)

Julia Simioni, Jr. Concordia, Brazil (conference champion in 2019)
Karolina Ostojska, Sr., Warsaw, Poland (conference champion in 2019)
Natalie Hayes, So., Danville, Ky. (conference champion in 2019; 2019 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year)

Macarena Martin Mayor, Sr., Alcala de Henares, Spain (all-conference in 2019)
Madi Matthews, Fr., Franklin, Pa.
Ashley Woods, Fr., Keller, Texas

Molly Layde, Jr., Kennesaw, Ga.
Kayla Fleming, So., Prattville, Ala.
Sophia Vanderpool, Fr., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Veronica Bolibaugh, Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa
Lauren Platz, So., Townsville, Australia
Chloe Smart, Fr., Crystal Brook, Australia 

This is Conference Carolinas

Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its early initial inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Conference Carolinas member institutions are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan. 

Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition.

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