Swimming and Diving Announces 2017 Recruiting Class

The Illinois Tech swimming and diving programs have announced the 2017–18 recruiting classes. Nine student-athletes will join one of the Midwest’s strongest rosters: six men and three women.

“We are very excited to add nine more talented student-athletes to our men’s and women’s programs,” said Head Coach Kyllian Griffin. “The arrow is certainly pointed up for both rosters, and these additions allow us to continue trending in a positive direction.”

Below is a profile of each new addition:

Ryan Escasa Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Butterfly
Hometown: Wilmette, Illinois
High School: New Trier
Club Team: Swift Aquatics
Major: Chemical Engineering
Peyton Goetschel Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Distance Freestyle
Hometown: Portage, Indiana
High School: Portage
Club Team: Portage Porpoise Swim Club
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Christina Hiotaky Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Sprint Freestyle/Individual Medley
Hometown: Berkley, Michigan
High School: Berkley
Club Team: Forest Hills Swim Club and Birmingham-Bloomfield Atlantis
Major: Architecture
Matthew Randle Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Backstroke
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
High School: Wichita East
Club Team: Wichita Swim Club
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ila Ritola-Schow Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Breaststroke
Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
High School: Asheville
Major: Biomedical Engineering
RJ Schroeders Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Distance Freestyle
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
High School: Riverview
Club Team: Sarasota YMCA Sharks
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Tessa Skubal Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Sprint Freestyle
Hometown: New Brighton, Minnesota
High School: Irondale
Club Team: North Suburban Aquatic Club
Major: Biology and Psychology
Seth Wissenbach Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Butterfly/Individual Medley
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Rocky Mountain
Club Team: Boise YMCA Swim Team
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Tyler Van Wagener Year: Freshman
Primary Event: Sprint Freestyle/Individual Medley
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
High School: Walter Johnson
Club Team: Tollefson Swimming
Major: Computer Science