NC State Grabs Another 2018-19 Verbal Commitment: STAR’s Maddie Smith

The Wolfpack women’s swimming and diving team is off to an early start on building its class of 2022. After the verbal commitment from Kylee Alons last week, NC State has received word that in-state sprint freestyler and breaststroker Maddie Smith (Madelaine) has chosen to join the squad in the fall of 2018.

“I am so HONORED and SUPER excited to announce my commitment to swim for NC State in 2018. Thank you to my family and coaches who have gotten me this far. Also thank you to the NC State coaches who are giving me this amazing opportunity! Go PACK!?”

Smith is a junior at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina. A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, she is the reigning NCISAA 1A2A State Champion in the 50 free (23.88) and runner-up in the 100 breast (1:04.33). Smith anchored Caldwell’s 200 medley and 200 free relays in February, as well, and contributed heavily to the girls’ team’s ninth-place finish at the 2017 state meet.

Smith swims year-round with Star Aquatics. She competed at Winter Juniors East in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 breast, earning new PBs in the 50 free and 100 back. Most of her top times, though, come from Greensboro Senior Sectionals this March.

Smith’s top SCY times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:03.01
  • 200 breast – 2:18.59
  • 50 free – 23.46
  • 100 free – 51.64
  • 100 back – 57.65
  • 200 IM – 2:07.19

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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