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  Zach Lierley
Zach Lierley

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, S.C.

High School:
Wando

Position:
BK/BR/IM

07/17/2014

Pitt Swimming & Diving Programs Make A Splash In The Classroom

Both men's and women's swimming and diving squads honored as Scholar All-America Teams along with four individuals on the men's side.

04/15/2014

Swimming and Diving Host Annual Special Olympics Meet

Panthers volunteered for their tenth annual Special Olympics

03/02/2014

Panthers Break Eight School Records at ACC Championships

Pitt men finish ninth in conference

03/01/2014

Zach Lierley Owns Pitt's Top Two Times in 400IM

Pitt men's and women's swim and dive team also competed in the ECAC Championships

02/28/2014

Pitt Men's Swimming Breaks Two More School Records at ACC

Panthers set 16 lifetime bests

2013-2014: Finished first in the 200 backstroke against St. Bonaventure...Finished first in the 200 backstroke against Bucknell...Against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, he finished third in the 200 yard butterfly...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he earned three first place finishes in the 200 yard IM, the 400 yard IM, and in the 200 yard backstroke...Earned a spot in the bonus final in the 200 IM at the AT&T winter Nationals...Broke the school record and finished seventh at the AT&T winter Nationals in the 400 IM...Competed at the ACC Championships where he went a lifetime best in the 200 IM...Broke his own school record in the 400 IM and finished tenth overall at the ACC Championships...He also swam in the C final and earned a lifetime best in the 200 Backstroke at the ACC Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Multiple State Champion and State record holder...helped swim team achieve State Championships (two years straight) and won the state title in the 200 IM and as part of the medley relay team (2013)...named All-Low country Swimmer two years straight...earned "Palmetto Scholar" title (state honor for top five percent of graduating class)...named Scholastic All-America by USA Swimming...named State H.S. Male Swimmer of the Year in January 2012 by the State's High School Sports Report...competed in US Open...named to the USA-S 2011-2012 National Junior Team....won State Champion in in the 100 Breast and 200 IM both sophomore and junior years...swam 6 years varsity...member of State AAAA Championship Team in seventh grade.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Elizabeth Lierley...has one brother, Jon, a junior on the Pitt swim team...a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club...intends to major in business or pharmacy