November 30, 2009
Ball Adds Three During Early Signing Period
Connecticut State University head swimming and diving coach Bill
Ball announced three National Letter of Intent signings for the
2010-11 season. Erin Massey of Stratford, CT, Kristina Gulia of
Orange, CT, and Kasey Chilton of Chelmsford, MA all committed to
CCSU during the early signing period.
swims at Stratford High and for the Amity Regional Aquatic Club.
She is an All-State swimmer in the freestyle sprints. Next season
she will help the Blue Devils out in the sprint and middle-distance
freestyle events, as well as all relays. Massey's father was an
All-American freestyler at Southern Connecticut State
really am looking forward to working with Erin," Ball said. "She
has incredible talent, size and strength and should be a major
player in all of our relays as well as be the go to sprinter we
have been lacking."
is also a member of the Amity Regional Aquatic Club and swims for
Amity High. Both a sectional qualifier and finalist, Gulia was also
a Connecticut State Finalist in the breaststroke. She will make an
immediate impact in the breaststroke events at the Northeast
Conference Championships next season.
continues to improve each season, and with such a limited
background I feel she will give us three breaststrokers that can
win a conference championship," Ball said.
swims at Chelmsford High and with the Magnus Aquatic Group. Having
three National Club Swimming Association Junior National qualifying
times, Chilton will add tremendous depth to an extremely strong
middle distance corp. She will vie for several NEC Championships
throughout her career at Central.
comes to Central from a very strong nationally recognized club team
in the Magnus Aquatic Group," Ball said. "With that background she
will adjust to college swimming very quickly and make an immediate
impact on all of our meets."
Blue Devils are off until January 10 when they will host their only
meet of the season against Vermont at the Jack Suydam Natatorium.
From February 11 through February 13, CCSU will attempt to win its
third straight NEC Championship.
we are graduating only one swimmer this season, adding these three
very talented young ladies should continue to make Central one of
the favorites to contend for another NEC Championship in 2011 and
beyond," Ball said.