Lexi Plogger Gives Verbal Commitment to Liberty University

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Lexi Plogger will be staying home this Fall as the Virginia native has chosen Liberty University of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA). Plogger excels most as a breaststroker and IMer and will look to carry that over to the Lady Flames as they look to repeat as CCSA champions. She is a senior at Jefferson Forest High School and swims club for the Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team.

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and further my academic career at Liberty University!! So thankful for all the teammates, friends, and coaches who have helped my fulfill my dream of becoming a D1 athlete!! I absolutely love the culture of the team, coaches, and training at Liberty and cannot wait to be a Lady Flame for the next 4 years!”

Plogger will already be as a point-scoring threat for Liberty and head coach Jake Shellenberger (who took home CCSA Coach of the Year honors last month). In conference, her times stack up well as both her 100 and 200 breaststroke best times would have qualified for the consolation finals at this past season’s CCSA Conference Championship. In both the IM events, she finds herself sitting in the bonus consolations. She will, however, need to get back down to her lifetime bests in those four events which were all achieved in the 2016-17 Winter season.

Best Times (SCY):

  • 100 Freestyle: 53.37
  • 100 Breaststroke: 1:06.32
  • 200 Breaststroke: 2:23.98
  • 200 IM: 2:10.01
  • 400 IM: 4:40.51

Notably, Plogger has been a Virginia High School Class 4A state finalist for each of the past three seasons. During her sophomore year, she earned her highest finish earning 2nd place while achieving her lifetime best times in the 100 breaststroke and fifth place in the 200 IM. During her junior season, she finished 3rd place in the 100 breaststroke.

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