Sjostrom Leads Early ISL MVP Standings By 18.5 After Naples

Energy Standard’s Sarah Sjostrom is the early favorite to win the International Swimming League’s Year 1 MVP award after 50-plus-point performances in both Indy and Naples.

Her teammate Chad le Clos is the closest competitor, but is 18-and-a-half points back after two meets, and hasn’t outscored Sjostrom at either meet. Caeleb Dressel could be in the hunt if he keeps up his 57.5-point pace from Naples, but he has only the U.S. derby and a likely Championship meet to make a run at Sjostrom, who will likely swim the European derby and the Championship meet.

Running MVP Totals Through Naples

Rank SWIMMER CLUB TOTAL: Indianapolis Naples
1 Sarah SJOSTROM ENS 106 54 52
2 Chad le CLOS ENS 87.5 43 44.5
3 Olivia SMOLIGA CAC 83.5 39.5 44
4 Florent MANAUDOU ENS 72 41 31
5 Siobhan HAUGHEY DCT 58.5 25.5 33
5 Lilly KING CAC 58.5 27 31.5
7 Caeleb DRESSEL CAC 57.5 57.5
8 Mitch LARKIN CAC 55.5 30.5 25
9 Kelsi DAHLIA CAC 54.5 23.5 31
10 Bethany GALAT DCT 53.5 20 33.5
11 Femke HEEMSKERK ENS 53 25 28
11 Ilya SHYMANOVICH ENS 53 26.5 26.5
13 Melanie MARGALIS CAC 51.5 23 28.5
14 Kayla SANCHEZ ENS 48 19 29
15 Breno CORREIA AQC 47 25 22
15 Andreas VAZAIOS DCT 47 26.5 20.5
17 Evgeny RYLOV ENS 46.5 19 27.5
17 Nicolo MARTINENGHI AQC 46.5 21 25.5
17 Kylie MASSE CAC 46.5 21 25.5
20 Santo CONDORELLI AQC 45 29.5 15.5
21 Kliment KOLESNIKOV ENS 42.5 25.5 17
22 Nic FINK CAC 39.5 18.5 21
23 Matteo RIVOLTA AQC 38.5 20 18.5
23 Brianna THROSSELL DCT 38.5 20 18.5
25 Emily SEEBOHM ENS 37.5 17 20.5
25 Ariarne TITMUS CAC 37.5 18 19.5
27 Molly HANNIS CAC 36.5 14 22.5
28 Fabio SCOZZOLI AQC 36 17 19
29 Ben PROUD ENS 35 20.5 14.5
30 Simone SABBIONI AQC 34.5 17 17.5
31 Mary-Sophie HARVEY ENS 32 18 14
32 Zane GROTHE DCT 31.5 15.5 16
33 Justin RESS CAC 30.5 15.5 15
33 Mark SZARANEK CAC 30.5 19.5 11
35 Mallory COMERFORD CAC 29.5 15 14.5
36 Simonas BILIS ENS 29 19 10
37 John SHEBAT CAC 27 13.5 13.5
37 Kregor ZIRK ENS 27 13.5 13.5
39 Martina CARRARO AQC 26.5 13 13.5
39 Jay LITHERLAND DCT 26.5 13.5 13
41 Jeremy STRAVIUS DCT 26 6 20
42 Simona KUBOVA DCT 25.5 12 13.5
42 Kasia WASICK CAC 25.5 14.5 11
44 Penny OLEKSIAK ENS 25 14 11
44 Katie LEDECKY DCT 25 25
46 Elena di LIDDO AQC 24.5 9 15.5
46 Lisa BRATTON DCT 24.5 11 13.5
46 Poul ZELLMANN AQC 24.5 12.5 12
46 Georgia DAVIES ENS 24.5 13 11.5
50 Natalie HINDS CAC 24 8 16
50 Anastasiya SHKURDAI ENS 24 10 14
50 Ivan GIREV ENS 24 10.5 13.5
50 Kacper MAJCHRZAK CAC 24 12.5 11.5
50 Hali FLICKINGER CAC 24 24
55 Radoslaw KAWECKI CAC 23.5 10 13.5
55 Bowe BECKER CAC 23.5 12 11.5
55 Anton CHUPKOV ENS 23.5 23.5
58 Tristan HOLLARD DCT 23 11 12
59 Laszlo CSEH AQC 22 10 12
59 Anton IPSEN CAC 22 11 11
59 Mykhailo ROMANCHUK ENS 22 11 11
62 Federica PELLEGRINI AQC 21.5 5 16.5
63 Giles SMITH DCT 21 11.5 9.5
63 Zach APPLE DCT 21 12.5 8.5
63 Philip HEINTZ AQC 21 13 8
66 Anika APOSTALON DCT 20 11 9
67 Alessandro MIRESSI AQC 19.5 9 10.5
67 Sergey SHEVTSOV ENS 19.5 10 9.5
69 Emma BARKSDALE DCT 19 8 11
70 Velimir STJEPANOVIC DCT 18.5 10.5 8
70 Robert HOWARD DCT 18.5 12.5 6
72 Megan KINGSLEY CAC 18 18
72 Imogen CLARK ENS 18 9 9
72 Kierra SMITH ENS 18 9 9
75 Travis MAHONEY AQC 17.5 8.5 9
75 Cody MILLER DCT 17.5 8.5 9
77 Zach HARTING DCT 16.5 7 9.5
77 Apostolos CHRISTOU AQC 16.5 8 8.5
77 Andrew WILSON CAC 16.5 8 8.5
77 Leiston PICKETT DCT 16.5 9 7.5
81 Kristian GKOLOMEEV AQC 16 16
82 Max STUPIN ENS 15 5 10
83 Lidon MUNOZ AQC 14.5 5 9.5
84 Ilaria BIANCHI AQC 14 4 10
84 Georgia BOHL AQC 14 5 9
84 Silvia di PIETRO AQC 14 6.5 7.5
84 Sarah KOHLER AQC 14 7 7
84 Kelsey WOG CAC 14 14
89 Kevin CORDES DCT 13.5 13.5
89 Annika BRUHN DCT 13.5 5 8.5
89 Margherita PANZIERA AQC 13.5 9 4.5
92 Madison KENNEDY DCT 13 7 6
93 Charlotte BONNET ENS 12.5 5 7.5
93 Leah NEALE DCT 12.5 6 6.5
93 Larissa OLIVEIRA AQC 12.5 6 6.5
96 Fantine LESAFFRE ENS 12 12
96 Silvia SCALIA AQC 12 5 7
96 Viktoriya GUNES ENS 12 7 5
96 Townley HAAS CAC 12 12
100 Franziska HENTKE AQC 11 6 5
101 Rebecca SMITH ENS 10.5 5 5.5
102 Hannah MILEY AQC 10 5 5
103 Ian FINNERTY DCT 9.5 7.5 2
104 Luca DOTTO AQC 8.5 5.5 3
105 Jan SWITKOWSKI CAC 8 3.5 4.5
106 Sarah GIBSON DCT 5 1 4
107 Signe BRO CAC 4.5 2.5 2
108 Abrahm DEVINE DCT 3.5 2 1.5
109 Natalie COUGHLIN DCT 2 2
110 Alba VAZQUEZ AQC 1 1

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Thomas

What’s the prize for league MVP?

Not sure, but will ask. $5,000 for meet MVP.

Yozhik

As at any multi-event team competition there supposed to be a restriction on number of events for one swimmer. Otherwise neither team competition by itself as “team competition”, nor mvp competition will be fair. The swimming competition is unique in the respect to many distances and relays in four forms of different strokes plus medley. Such a structure separates immediately a group of swimmers who will have unfair advantage in super-multi-event competition.

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But if they were not performing well in the events that they entered in then they would get limited/low points. The people like Sjostrom and Dressel, who enter many events and perform well in all of them shouldn’t be limited to the number of events that they do because they can do well in them and maintain it over all the events that they or their coaches choose them to swim in.

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