Cincinnati’s Versatile Alisabeth Marsteller Verbally Commits To Princeton

Susan Teeter’s Princeton swim team has earned another verbal commitment from a top female in the 2014 class. Alisabeth Marsteller, from greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, has committed to Teeter starting next fall.

Marsteller swims for the Mason Manta Rays, under Head Coach Ken Heis. The Manta Rays started back in 2003, and Marsteller has been there and a star swimmer since the beginning of the program. She also swims for famed Ursuline Academy, who have a rich high school swim history, with six state titles to their name.

She’s a talent swimmer with a lot more great swimming in front of her. When she spoke about her choice, she said, “Princeton will help me reach my goals in swimming as well as the goals I have set for myself academically. The coaches are also interested in not only making you a better swimmer, but also a better person.”

She’s a top flight student, earning a Junior Scholarship Award for being top 3 in her graduating class. In addition, she is a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar; the Ivy League is exactly the academic level she achieves at.

Marsteller’s versatility in the water is noteworthy. She can swim just about any event respectively, with a focus in the IM and short/mid freestyles. Just look at her best times:

50 Freestyle: 23.6/26.3
100 Freestyle: 50.1/57.1
200 Freestyle: 1:47.6/2:03.6
500 Freestyle: 4:50.7/4:22.4
100 Backstroke: 56.3/1:05
200 Backstroke: 2:02.4/2:21
100 Breaststroke: 1:06.3/1:19.4
100 Butterfly: 58.1
200 IM: 2:01.2/2:19.9

And she is a monster on relays. When the race is tight, you can count of Marsteller to get to the wall first. At the 2013 Ohio High School State Meet, Ursuline was in a chase for the state title, and the relay were critical for the Lions.

She split 22.9 and 49.5 as the anchor leg. Plus she finished 3rd in both the 200 IM and 100 freestyle. Her efforts paid off as Ursuline won their first Divison I State Title in 11 years.

Marsteller also was the Southwest Ohio District Champion in the 200 IM and 100 freestyle the weekend before State. Plus has been a USA Sectional winner twice in her career. Marsteller owns easily up to 20 records at the Manta Rays over the ten years.

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