Third-year team member who will add depth to the Blue Hen backstroke and individual medley events. Enters the season with four finishes on UD's Top-Ten List- 50 Back (8th-24.40), 100 Back (7th-50.07), 200 Back (8th-1:49.53), 200 IM (4th-1:50.47).
Swam the 50m Freestyle in 21.40 and the 100m Freestyle in 47.11 • In the 100m Backstroke, he swam a 50.49 and in the 200m Backstroke, he swam a 1:51.16 • Led UD with his 200m Freestyle Relay team, running a 1:21.27 and finished second in the 400m Freestyle Relay with his team, running it in 3:07.95 • Was part of the 800m Freestyle Relay team to set the UD Record, swimming it in 6:36.78 with his team • Top 5 CAA Finisher • All-CAA • At CAA Conference Championships, finished 4th in the 800 Freestyle Relay with a finals time of 6:36.78 and 2nd in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a finals time of 1:21.27.
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman campaign for the Blue Hens • competed in six events at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships and placed fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:30.26), sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:22.79), sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:04.29), ninth in the 200 individual medley (1:50.63), 11th in the 100 backstroke (50.07), and 13th in the 200 backstroke (1:49.75) • set school record in the 200 IM at the CAA meet (1:50.63) • recorded a second place finish in the 800 freestyle relay at the Bucknell Invitational • won dual meet competitions vs. La Salle (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM), vs. Rider (400 medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM), vs. Drexel (100 freestyle, 200 IM), and vs. Towson (400 freestyle relay).
Competed for coaches Ryan Sprang and Peter Moyer at State College Area High School • earned All-State and All-American honors in the 200 freestyle relay • holds the school record in the 200 individual medley (1:53.09) • Academic All-American • honor student.
Alexander "Alex" Veltman Hillsley • son of Ken and Mechteld Hillsley • born on August 2, 1995 • has three younger siblings, Kirsten, Jordan, and Ryan • honor student as a chemical engineering major at Delaware • Eagle Scout • lists mountain biking as a hobby.