Panthers volunteered for their tenth annual Special Olympics
2013-2014: Finished first in the 200 butterfly against St. Bonaventure... Finished second in the 200 butterfly against Bucknell... Finished second in the 100 butterfly against Bucknell...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 800 yard freestyle relay...Also finished second in the 200 yard IM...Competed in the AT&T winter nationals where he led off the 800-free relay...Advanced to finals in the 200 yard butterfly at the AT&T winter Nationals...Broke the school record in the 800 free relay at the ACC Championship...Earned a personal best time in the 200 IM at the ACC Championship and also earned a spot in the C finals of the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly...Named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team...Received the prestigious Panther Triad Award.
2012-2013: Finished second in the 100 butterfly (50.56) and third in the 200 IM against UVa...On the road against Cincinnati Lierley placed first in the 200 free (1:41.71) and second in the 100 fly...Placed third against Notre Dame in both the men's 100 and 200 yard butterfly...Finished first in the men's 800 yard freestyle relay while placing second in the 200 yard IM, 200 yard butterfly, and 200 and 400 yard medley relays at the Pitt Invitational...Lierley placed 19th in the 200 Butterfly at the AT&T Winter Nationals held at the University of Texas...Lierley also swam a season-best time of 1:48.60 and finished third in his heat of the 200 Fly C Finals...Finished second in the men's 100 and 200 yard butterfly races while also taking third in the 200 IM against WVU
2011-2012: Voted Co-Most Valuable Swimmer...Named a CSCAA Academic All-American...Competed in the 200 fly at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb...Broke the school record in the 200 fly (1:46.40) with an NCAA provisional and fourth-place finish at the Big East Championship on Feb. 15...placed 11th in the 200 IM at the Big East Championship...was also ranked in the top eight in the 100 fly.)...Member of the first-place 400 free relay team and claimed second in the 100 fly against Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...topped the podium in the 200 fly and won bronze in the 100 fly and 100 free against Louisville (Nov. 4)...placed first in the 200 free and 200 IM and second in the 500 free against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...claimed first in the 800 free relay, second in the 200 IM and 200 fly and third in the 100 fly at the Pitt Invitational (Nov. 19)...captured silver in the 200 IM at West Virginia (Jan. 7) ...placed third in the 200 fly at Virginia (Jan. 28)...raced in the 50 free (24.85) and 100 fly (55.84) at the Indianapolis Grand Prix (March 31).
High School: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials after winning the 200 fly at the Senior Sectional meet in Athens, Ga....Named All-Lowcountry Swimmer of the Year...Garnered state titles in the 100 fly and 100 free at the South Carolina High School State Meet...Set state records in the 100 fly and 100 free...Qualified for the 2009, 2010 and 2011USA Swimming Junior Nationals...A three year USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...A member of the Mount Pleasant Swim Club for six years.
Personal: Born August 17, 1992...son of Michael and Elizabeth Lierley...has a brother, Zach.