A Decorated 2017-18 Recruiting Class

A Decorated 2017-18 Recruiting Class

MOORHEAD, Minn. (7/05/17)--- Concordia head coach Gary Fisher enthusiastically announced his first recruiting class for the 2017-18 season.

"Now that the 4th of July has come and gone it is easy to get excited about what the future holds for the program," said Fisher – who just completed his first season at the helm of the Cobbers. "We have six incoming student/athletes who all could make a huge impact on the program right away."

The six incoming Cobbers have posted impressive accomplishments during their high school careers and all six were their high school team's captain. There are also three state meet participants and several athletes who have times which are currently around Concordia school record marks.

The 2017-18 recruiting class isn't the largest in program history but it is one of the most decorated in the 21-year history of the program. All six athletes have a chance to qualify for the MIAC Championship Meet in their freshman season and all six will look to help the Cobbers improve on the ninth-place finish at the conference meet in 2017.

"It has been encouraging to see potential student/athletes get excited about Concordia and where the program is headed," added Fisher. "I am very happy about this first recruiting class and can't wait to get into the pool in the fall to start the season."

The six incoming first-year student/athletes will join the nine current Cobbers on the roster who are expected to return for the 2017-18 season. Concordia's season will begin in October and will finish at the end of the February with the annual MIAC Championship Meet held at the University of Minnesota.  

Below is a list of the six current Cobber recruits to commit for the 2017-18 season.   

Anna Backes
Homtown/High School:
Willmar, Minn./Willmar
Event: Freestyle
Personal: Daughter of Jodi and Cory; 2016-17 Willmar Team Captain; Central Lakes All-Conference; Team MVP 2015 and 2016; Minnesota State High School state swim meet participant 2013-2016; Scholar Athlete Honor Roll; Academic All State; National Honor Society Member Honor Roll

Cassie Bohnsack
Hometown/High School:
Osakis, MN/Sauk Centre
Event: Diver
Personal: Daughter of Heather and Barry; 2016-17 Team Captain; 2016-17 All-Conference Honorable Mention; 2017 Triple A Award 

Lyndsey Grand  
Hometown/High School:  Hutchinson, Minn/Hutchinson
Events: Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke
Personal: Daughter of Val and Jeff;  2016-17 Team Captain; All-Conference; All-State; 3-Year Minnesota State High School Meet participant; helped Hutchinson extend its streak to 10 straight section titles; 3.7 GPA with AP and college level classes

Allison Marcus -
Hometown/High School: Placerville, Calif./El Durado
Events: Breaststroke, Individual Medley
Personal: Daughter of Sheree and Ron; 2016-17 Team Captain, conference champion in 2 individual events in 2016; helped team win conference championships in 2015 and 2016: Scholar Athlete 2013-2017.

Hannah Murray -
Hometown/High School: Monticello, Minn./Monticello
Events: Freestyle
Personal: Daughter of Karla and Doug; 2016-17 Team Captain; Top 8 in two individual events in 2016-17; five varsity letters in swimming

Amy Warren -
Hometown/High School:
Bismarck, N.D./Bismarck Century
Events: Individual Medley, Freestyle, Breaststroke
Personal: Daughter of Michelle and Wade;  North Dakota State Champion, 2016-17 Team Captain, North Dakota State Meet participant for five years in grades 7-12; four-time WDA All Conference Team; National Honor Society; Outstanding Community Service Award; Academic All American; Valedictorian; HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)