BANNER ELK, N.C. – With the first ever season of Lees-McRae College swimming rapidly approaching, LMC Head Coach Sean Weddell announced the signing of two new student-athletes for the program's inaugural campaign on Wednesday. These two signings both hail from Prattville, Alabama in Carlee Hoagland and Kayla Fleming.
"I am thrilled to have Kayla and Carlee on board," said Weddell. "They both are great young ladies and have great values. Kayla and Carlee are team mates on both their club and high school teams in Prattville. Coach Reynolds does an excellent job with his program down there, I am fortunate to be getting both. I am really looking forward to seeing them continue to progress and compete at the next level."
- JROTC Tuskegee Airman's Award
- JROTC Sons of the American Revolution Award
- Honor Roll Student
- MVP and High Point Awards
- Breaststroke and IM specialist
"I chose Lees-McRae College because it was a location I felt very at home in, combined with an opportunity to pursue my academic program of interest," said Hoagland. "Additionally, I get to continue to swim competitively."
- Team Captain Prattville High School Swim Team
- National Beta Club
- National Honors Society
- 6A/7A Finalist Alabama High School Swimming Championships
- Breaststroke and Sprint Freestyle specialist
"I chose Lees-McRae College because I loved the atmosphere of the campus and the surrounding mountain area," Fleming said. "It was rewarding and beneficial to receive both academic and athletic scholarships that would allow me to purse my education and swimming at the same time."