#16 Megan Moroney Verbally Commits to Virginia Cavaliers

Courtesy: Kerry Shipman

Courtesy: Kerry Shipman

Megan Moroney from Saint Andrew’s Swimming in Florida has verbally committed to the Virginia Cavaliers. Moroney was SwimSwam’s 16th-ranked recruit in the class of 2015, and the top-ranked swimmer from the state of Florida.

Moroney is a 7-time Florida 1A (small schools) State Champion in three seasons, with 5 individual titles. That includes three-straight in the 100 fly and 2-straight in the 200 free, to go with two relay wins.

In yards, her best times are:

  • 50 free – 23.63
  • 100 free – 49.51
  • 200 free – 1:46.01
  • 500 free – 4:49.83
  • 100 back – 53.96
  • 100 fly – 53.49
  • 200 fly – 1:59.83
  • 200 IM – 2:01.79

She’s also already qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100, 200, and 400 freestyles, with bests of 56.3, 2:00.8, and 4:16.9, respectively, at Nationals this summer.

She projects best as a freestyler and butterflier at the next level. The Cavaliers are stacked for many years into the future in the fly and backstroke races for relays, and Moroney will both add another layer to that, as well as a potential individual scorer at NCAA’s down the road.

They will use her immediately, though, in the sprint freestyles. With the graduation of Emily Lloyd, they don’t have any sub-49 second freestylers returning. They have a deep freestyle group, with a lot of young talent going 49’s, and with Moroney’s continued development, that group could elevate.

Moroney is still progressing too, based on the electric junior season she had. She went best times in all of the events listed above, including a full second in the 100 fly.

Florida is already well into the thick of their high school season, and coach Sid Cassidy and the St. Andrew’s School has a huge dual meet coming up against rivals Pine Crest. The two will meet head-to-head on Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens, including Moroney’s 10-0 St. Andrew’s Team.

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UVA Mama
7 years ago

Megan will be a great asset to the team…welcome aboard!

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