Sjostrom Cracks $100K In Prize Money, Opens Up Big Lead In ISL Season MVP Race

2021 ISL PLAYOFFS

  • November 11-28, 2021
  • Start Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm local time; 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Short Course Meters (25m – SCM) Format
  • Match 3 Results
  • Match 4 Results

Energy Standard’s Sarah Sjostrom cruised to her second Match MVP victory of the season in the ISL’s third playoff match in Eindhoven late last week, putting up a whopping 87.5 points to lead teammate Siobhan Haughey (67.0) by 20.5.

As a result, Sjostrom opens up a 28-point lead in the ISL Season MVP race, with Haughey sitting second. Coming into the match, Sjostrom led the standings with 288.0 points, with Haughey and Cali’s Beata Nelson tied for second with 280.5.

In the following playoff match over the weekend, London’s Duncan Scott picked up the MVP honors with 60.0 points, while Nelson scored 34.5 to fall to a distant third in the overall race.

Scott was the biggest mover inside the top-10, as he jumped up from 10th after the second playoff match (226.5 points) up into fifth with 286.5.

SEASON MVP STANDINGS – THRU PLAYOFF MATCH 4

  1. Sarah Sjostrom (ENS), 375.5
  2. Siobhan Haughey (ENS), 347.5
  3. Beata Nelson (CAC), 315.0
  4. Ilya Shymanovich (ENS), 289.5
  5. Duncan Scott (LON), 286.5
  6. Lilly King (CAC), 281.0
  7. Kelsi Dahlia (CAC), 265.0
  8. Caeleb Dressel (CAC), 259.0
  9. Coleman Stewart (CAC), 257.0
  10. Daiya Seto (TOK), 253.5

Find the full MVP rankings here (scroll to the bottom).

SJOSTROM CRACKS $100K IN WINNINGS

Sjostrom’s performances last week led her to become the first swimmer to break the $100K mark in Season 3, hitting $106,050 in prize money.

A total of 15 swimmers have reached at least $50,000 in earnings this season.

In Season 2, Caeleb Dressel walked away with $291,788 in earnings after winning the overall MVP, while Sjostrom won the inaugural season MVP award back in 2019.

SEASON MONEY EARNINGS – THRU PLAYOFF MATCH 4

Rank Swimmer Club Points Individual $ Relay $ Skins $ MVP $ Team Bonus $ Total $ Stolen $
1 Sarah Sjostrom ENS 375.5 $40,150.00 $14,900.00 $28,200.00 $18,000.00 $4,800.00 $106,050.00 $3,050.00
2 Beata Nelson CAC 315.5 $40,150.00 $10,600.00 $18,800.00 $8,000.00 $4,400.00 $81,950.00 $550.00
3 Siobhan Haughey ENS 347.5 $52,700.00 $6,975.00 $6,900.00 $8,000.00 $4,800.00 $79,375.00 $475.00
4 Duncan Scott LON 286.5 $59,050.00 $1,800.00 $0.00 $10,000.00 $3,600.00 $74,450.00 $250.00
5 Kelsi Dahlia CAC 265.0 $28,250.00 $12,300.00 $29,400.00 $0.00 $4,400.00 $74,350.00 $2,450.00
6 Ilya Shymanovich ENS 289.5 $36,150.00 $11,325.00 $0.00 $18,000.00 $4,800.00 $69,475.00 $1,875.00
7 Daiya Seto TOK 252.5 $47,500.00 $75.00 $0.00 $16,000.00 $400.00 $63,975.00 $825.00
8 Ranomi Kromowidjojo IRO 245.5 $30,000.00 $8,250.00 $16,400.00 $8,000.00 $1,200.00 $63,850.00 $0.00
9 Caeleb Dressel CAC 259.0 $31,450.00 $8,825.00 $11,000.00 $8,000.00 $4,400.00 $61,875.00 $2,575.00
10 Coleman Stewart CAC 255.0 $25,050.00 $9,825.00 $14,200.00 $8,000.00 $4,400.00 $61,475.00 $3,275.00

SEASON MONEY EARNINGS – BY TEAM

Energy Standard holds the earnings lead slightly over Cali with over $715K won.

Rank Club Points Individual $ Relay $ Skins $ MVP $ Team Bonus $ Total $ Stolen $
1 Energy Standard 3,157.5 $338,400.00 $122,800.00 $75,400.00 $52,000.00 $127,200.00 $715,800.00 $4,950.00
2 Cali Condors 3,127.0 $333,600.00 $129,650.00 $109,850.00 $24,000.00 $115,000.00 $712,100.00 $6,850.00
3 London Roar 2,786.8 $330,900.00 $106,400.00 $60,900.00 $10,000.00 $97,600.00 $605,800.00 $600.00
4 Toronto Titans 2,641.0 $315,000.00 $92,100.00 $41,200.00 $8,000.00 $76,800.00 $533,100.00 -$850.00
5 LA Current 2,517.0 $278,500.00 $82,400.00 $52,250.00 $10,000.00 $76,600.00 $499,750.00 -$2,300.00
6 Iron 2,636.8 $274,100.00 $63,300.00 $87,700.00 $8,000.00 $33,400.00 $466,500.00 -$1,000.00
7 Aqua Centurions 2,403.5 $260,050.00 $94,200.00 $37,300.00 $0.00 $49,600.00 $441,150.00 -$2,300.00
8 DC Trident 2,639.2 $293,950.00 $62,700.00 $16,800.00 $0.00 $38,800.00 $412,250.00 -$4,000.00
9 Tokyo Frog Kings 1,867.5 $215,700.00 $35,300.00 $21,000.00 $16,000.00 $11,000.00 $299,000.00 -$1,800.00
10 New York Breakers 1,451.2 $155,400.00 $34,150.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $5,400.00 $205,550.00 -$2,550.00

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Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
8 days ago

But the thing is, is she actually gonna get that money

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
8 days ago

But the thing is will she actually be paid that 100k

SwimSider
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
8 days ago

No

AnonISL
8 days ago

I still haven’t been paid for last season lol

Ol' Longhorn
7 days ago

Would love to see the fine print of an ISL contract. “In the event revenue is inadequate, compensation for your performance will be limited to a pat on the back and a write-up in SwimSwam about what you thought you were going to be paid.”

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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