Year: Freshman
Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
High School: St. Joe's Prep
Graduating Year: 2022


  • A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee


  • Had 3 top three, 10 top five, and 19 top ten finishes on the yearSet personal-best times in the 50 free at the Patriot League Championship (24.09), in the 100 free at the Patriot League
  • Championship (49.96), in the 200 free at the   Husky Invitational (1:53.37), in the 400 free vs. Providence (4:33.61), in the 500 free at the Harold Anderson Invitational (5:01.88), and in the 200 fly at the Harold Anderson Invitational (2:10.29)
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four-year member of the varsity swimming team under head coaches George Willard and Kelley Voss
  • Won Gold Medal in Roman Archaeology and Mythology
  • Was member of the Mission and Ministry Club and Treblemakers organization


  • Son of William and Margaret Dierkes
  • Has 3 brothers (Peter, Andrew, Thomas) and 4 sisters (Catherine, Theresa, Elizabeth, Maria)
  • Has not yet decclared a major

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