Stanford women’s head coach Greg Meehan, if the class holds up until signing day, is well on his way to the #1 class in the country. After Janet Hu verbally committed to his program earlier this week, Lindsey Engel gave her pledge this week as well. We rated her as the #5 recruit in the class of 2014, giving Stanford two of our top 5 commits.
Engel has best times of 22.2 in the 50 yard free and 48.9 in the 100 yard free to go along with 53-lows in both the 100 fly and the 100 back.
She garnered big national headlines in May when she broke the CIF-Southern Section Division III record that had been held by the legendary Dara Torres.
Engel swims for the JCC Waves in Irvine, California and attends school at Crean Lutheran.
Though early commitments like these were probably strongly considered for some time, the Stanford women’s program had a very good meet last week at the 2013 World Championship Trials, where Maya DiRado won the 400 IM and Felicia Lee also had a very good meet.
This class now has a 22.1 50 freestyler in Hu, and a 22.2 50 freestyler in Engel. To go with 2013 freshman and Olympic sprinter Lia Neal, the Stanford women line up to be very good for a long time.