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  Zach Lierley
Zach Lierley

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, S.C.

High School:
Wando

Position:
BK/IM/BR

10/18/2014

Women's Swimming & Diving Notch First ACC-Win

Freshman Amanda Richey wins a season-high three races.

10/17/2014

Swimming & Diving Goes To Georgia Tech

Both squads continue competing against the ACC.

10/10/2014

Swimming & Diving Starts 2014-15 Season Against Duke

Fans are encouraged wear pink in support of raising awareness for breast cancer.

10/03/2014

Blue-Gold Meet First Up For Swimming & Diving

The swimming & diving team unofficially begins the 2014-15 season.

10/03/2014

Pitt Sets 10 Meet Records At Annual Blue-Gold Intrasquad

Freshman Amanda Richey sets meet and freshmen record in 1,000-yd free.

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:2012 Olympic Trial qualifier ... Placed 31st in the 200 back, 33rd in the 400 IM and 56th in the 200 IMMultiple 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