Verbal commitments seem to be flooding in multiples this fall on the women’s side. Missouri, in addition to Hannah Stevens’ commitment yesterday, has added two more names: Erin Metzger-Seymour out of Colorado and Sharlene Brady from Kentucky.
Metzger-Seymour swims for the North Jeffco Swim Team and Ralston Valley High School. She’s primarily a butterflier, with yards bests of 54.91 and 2:01.08. In 2013, she was the Colorado 5A (big schools) State Champion in both the 100 fly and the 200 free (she was a 1:49.92 in the latter race).
Brady trains with the Northern Kentucky Clippers and swims for Union High School. Brady is primarily an IM’er, though that of course means she’s good in several different races, especially those from 200-500 yards.
In the 200 yard race, she’s got a best time of 2:00.67, and in the 400 she’s been 4:17.36.
She’s also been 1:59.98 in the 200 fly, 1:49.54 in the 200 free, and 4:47.56 in the 500 free.
Both swimmers are also very, very good in long course, meaning we could see a bigger national-level USA Swimming presence from the black and gold in the next few years.
In Greg Rhodenbaugh’s three full years at Missouri, he’s developed a lot of very good swimmers, including last year’s NCAA runner-up in the 200 back Dominique Bouchard, but it’s taken until now for that success to really start showing up in recruiting. It will be some time before everything shakes out, but this looks like it could be Rhodenbaugh’s best recruiting class yet in terms of signing the type of depth needed to compete at the SEC level (as compared to their prior conference, the Big 12).