Riggs adds nine to 2022-23 men’s swimming and diving roster

MORGANTOWN, WV – Men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach at the University of West Virginia Vic Riggs announced the addition of nine student-athletes to the men’s roster for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

“I am happy to welcome this class to our men’s swimming and diving program and to the Mountaineer family,” said Riggs. “Each of these individuals brings the qualities and characteristics we seek in future student-athletes. I am thrilled with their impact on our program and look forward to watching them grow into strong young men.”

Two student-athletes are set to join the diving team, while seven more will be added to the swimming roster. Featured in the men’s incoming class are Danny Berlitz (Battery, Pennsylvania/University of Michigan), Maverick Bray (Avon, Indiana/Avon High), Patrick Burk (Cleveland, Ohio / Solon High School) Jamin Harlan (Albuquerque, New Mexico/Cibola High), adam mcdonald (Liberty Township, PA/Lakota East High), Max Nielsen (Phoenix, Arizona/Desert Vista High), Alvaro Santiago (Madrid, Spain/Les Ortega y Gasset), christian simpson (Tupelo, Mississippi/Tupelo High) and Christian Torres (Jupiter, Fla./William T. Dyer).

Danny Berlitz

Battery, Pennsylvania | University of Michigan

Events: Freestyle and individual medley

Berlitz on WVU: “I chose WVU because of the amazing coaching staff, team atmosphere and facilities.”





Maverick Bray
Avon, In. | Avon High


Events: butterfly and backstroke

Bray on WVU: “I chose West Virginia because it felt like home, it felt like a place I could fit in well.”





Patrick Burk
Cleveland, Ohio | High Solon


Events: Diving

Burke on WVU: “I chose West Virginia because of the facilities and family atmosphere the team and coaching staff provide.”





Jamin Harlan
Albuquerque, New Mexico | Cibola High


Events: freestyle, backstroke and individual medley

Harlan on WVU: “I chose WVU because I thought it would be a big family to be a part of.”





adam mcdonald
Liberty Township, Pennsylvania | Lakota is high


Events: Breaststroke and individual medley


McDonald on WVU: “I chose WVU because of the great team atmosphere and friendly coaching staff.”





Max Nielsen
Phoenix, AZ | Desert Vista High


Events: Freestyle


Nielsen on WVU: “I chose West Virginia for the great coaching staff, the team atmosphere, and the opportunity to grow both academically and athletically.”





Alvaro Santiago
Madrid, Spain | the Ortega and Gasset

Events: butterfly, freestyle and individual medley

Santiago on WVU: “I chose West Virginia because of its outstanding facilities and ambitious goals.”





christian simpson
Tupelo, miss | Tupelo Top


Events: backstroke, freestyle and individual medley

Simpson on WVU: “I chose WVU because of the amazing team opportunities, school spirit and campus.”





Christian Torres
Jupiter, Florida | William T. Dyer


Events: Diving


Torres on WVU: “I chose West Virginia because of the incredible facilities, growth opportunities and hospitality of the team.”




Riggs will announce the WVU 2022-23 women’s swimming and diving additions later this week.




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