Articles by Lucas Hetzel

MAC Breaststroker Ally Silvestri Will Stay In State With Verbal To Wisconsin

A runner up in the 100-yard breaststroke as a sophomore, Silvestri has made the switch to swimming year-round for Shane Ryan at Madison Aquatic Club.

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Franklin Backstroker Cade Oliver Commits To Missouri For Fall of 2021

Oliver has dropped almost 10 seconds in the 200 LCM bacsktroke since 2017, which puts him within one second of the Olympic Trials cut in the event.

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Marietta Sprinter Mitchell Norton Has Made Verbal To Swim For Georgia

Norton’s sprinting prowess is bound to make an immediate impact right away when he arrives in Athens in 2021.

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Colorado High School State Medalist Nathan Griffin Will Join Minnesota in 2021

Griffin’s best 50-yard backstroke time is just off of what the Gophers’ led off their 200 yard medley relay with at NCAA’s in 2019.

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Dubuque Sprinter Anna Pfeiffer Elects To Stay In State With Commitment To Iowa

Pfeiffer could make an impact on the Hawkeyes’ sprint relays as early as her freshman year if she can hit her best times at the B1G Ten Championship meet.


Grant Allison Stays In State, Commits to Georgia Tech

Allison is coming off of a big summer, capped with a 17th place finish in the 100 LCM freestyle at Speedo Junior Nationals.

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Colorado Based William Kerscher To Join D3 Runner Up Emory In 2020

Kerscher will be joining an Emory team that has most famously produced current national teamer Andrew Wilson.

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Hinsdale Sprinter Cullen Cochlan Delivers Verbal To Pitt For Fall of 2020

After the explosion of now junior Blaise Vera, Cochlan becomes the third sprinter to commit to Pitt for 2020.

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Futures Record Holder Nathan Holty Commits to Ohio State For Fall of 2020

Holty joins a very large and diverse recruiting class for the Buckeyes, but his 400 IM time is what really jumps off the page amongst his class.

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Gabriel Jett Elects to Stay in State, Delivers Verbal To Cal For 2021

Gabriel is a bit of a trailblazer for the Jett family; both of his parents swam at Auburn in the 90s and his sister currently swims there too.


3x Vermont State Champion Miles Cochrane Delivers Verbal To Penn State For 2020

Cochrane has made huge strides in the 200 breast, including dropping over 3 seconds from his PR in the 11 day period between his LSC champs and JR Nationals.


Three Event Olympic Trials Qualifier Kate McCarville Verbals to Tennessee 2021

McCarville will look to continue the tradition of great female butterfliers at Tennessee, already fast enough for ‘B’ cuts in both distances.


US Junior National Team Member Jackson Carlile Commits To Indiana for 2021

The class’s first distance freestyler, Carlile made the US Junior National Team in the Open Water 10k after finishing 6th place at Open Water Nationals.

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Olympic Trials-Qualifying Backstroker Chris OConnor Commits to Alabama for 2024

O’Connor earned his first Olympic Trials cut in the 100-meter backstroke at Junior Nationals over the summer, which bodes well for his yards times this fall.


Chelsea Piers Junior Tyler Sicignano Delivers Verbal Commitment to Virginia

Sicignano’s range extends from the sprint freestyles to the 200 IM at the national level but has seen the most success as a butterflier.


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