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After a slow recruiting start in the class of 2020 for the Stanford Cardinal, new head coach Dan Schemmel has revved the engines up over the last few months since taking over on the Farm. His latest verbal commitment comes from high school senior Aaron Sequeira, who announced his plan to attend Stanford on Instagram on Friday.
I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Stanford University. I am very grateful for my family, coaches, and teachers who have helped me along the way. The future is bright on the farm, and I am eager to be a part of such a storied team with amazing teammates and coaches!
Sequeria swims club for the legendary Cincinnati Marlins club in Ohio. He is primarily a backstoker and freestyler, though he has good-enough butterfly and breaststroke times to indicate that he might excel in the IM races in college – a discipline in which Stanford has a long history of producing national champions, including the last 2 NCAA titles in the 400 IM (Abrahm Devine).
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 20.74
- 100 free – 45.24
- 200 free – 1:37.57
- 500 free – 4:31.05
- 100 back – 47.81
- 200 back – 1:45.67
- 100 breast – 59.95
- 200 breast – 2:18.22
- 100 fly – 50.70
- 200 fly – 2:05.79
- 200 IM – 1:51.36
At the 2019 Ohio High School Division I State Championship meet, swimming for Walnut Hills, he finished 2nd in the 100 back and 3rd in the 200 free.
While the Cardinal need help rebuilding a number of groups on the team, the team graduated their top 2 swimmers in the 100 free last season, and had nobody ranked higher than 55th in the country in the event. They also graduated 3 of their top 4 in the 100 yard backstroke, and the other (Benjamin Ho) will be gone before Sequeira arrives.
He joins top 20 recruits Ethan Hu (#11), Rick Mihm (#14), Preston Forst (#16), and Luke Maurer (#19) in Stanford’s high school class of 2020.
All 4 swimmers have announced their commitments since Schemmel was named the program’s new head coach officially on May 14th.
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I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Stanford University. I am very grateful for my family, coaches, and teachers who have helped me along the way. The future is bright on the farm, and I am eager to be a part of such a storied team with amazing teammates and coaches! #fearthetree🌲
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