Dressel Wins Second MVP Award of ISL Season In Cali Loss


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Caeleb Dressel became the International Swimming League’s first two-time MVP, winning his second title despite his Cali Condors losing to the LA Current.

Interestingly enough, both times Dressel has won MVP, his team has lost the overall meet. And in the bigger picture, the meet MVP has only come from the winning team in one of five ISL meets: Sarah Sjostrom‘s MVP win for Energy Standard in the very first ISL match. Here’s a look at the meet MVPs so far:

  • Indy (Group A): Sarah Sjostrom, Energy Standard (54 points)
  • Naples (Group A): Caeleb DresselCali Condors (57.5 points)
  • Lewisville (Group B): Vladimir Morozov, Iron (43.5 points)
  • Budapest (Group B): Katinka Hosszu, Iron (47 points)
  • Washington, D.C. (American Derby): Caeleb DresselCali Condors (61.5 points)

His 61.5 points is the most of any MVP so far this season, and Dressel now has the top two single-meet performances in the league this year.

Top American Derby MVP Candidates

  1. Caeleb Dressel (CAC) – 61.5
  2. Beryl Gastaldello (LAC) – 51.5
  3. Tom Shields (LAC) – 39.5
  4. Siobhan Haughey (DCT) – 38
  5. Michael Andrew (NYB) – 37.5

Each team had at least one swimmer in the top five for MVP candidates. Skins winners Dressel and Gastaldello were the top contenders easily, but the impacts of Shields, Haughey and Andrew were very evident as well. Shields earns the title of the only top-5 MVP candidate to not swim the skins race for his team.

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1 year ago

I’m very impressed with Shields. His versatility has been incredible.

Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

happy he is stil rocking well in the pool despite his LC deceptions from last summer .

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