SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Roundup – 10/5/15 to 10/11/15

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It was another big week of commitments as swimmers and divers all around the country are making their decisions in advance of National Letter of Intent Signing Period (November 11-18, 2015). Some of the more notable verbals came from:

  • Andrea Vergani and Ethan Young – Cal – Numbers 10 and 11, respectively, on our Top 20 list, Young and Vergani both threw their names into the Golden Bears’ ring this week, joining Albert Gwo, Jack Xie, and Michael Jensen ahead of them.
  • Katie Drabot, Erin Voss, and Benjamin Ho – Stanford – Drabot (6), Voss (11) and Ho (18) all gave verbal commitments to the Cardinal this week, in Stanford’s biggest weekly haul to date.
  • Jeremy Babinet – Michigan – Babinet (12) added his name to one of the most fully-formed classes of 2020. The Wolverines have already received verbals from Charlie Swanson, Jacob Montague, Jake Herremans, James Jones, Robert Zofchak, and Tommy Cope, in addition to this week’s Babinet and Miles Smachlo.
  • Taylor Abbott – Tennessee – Abbott (13), one of the nation’s top distance freestylers, committed to the Volunteers and their strong group of distance/open water swimmers. Tennessee also picked up two more verbals this week from Alec Connolly and Nathan Murray.
  • Ted Schubert – Virginia – Schubert (20) made the decision to remain in-state and swim for the Cavaliers, joining a strong list that includes Henry Keel, Jared Norton, Jason Quinn, John Whiteside, and Ryan Baker.

Here are the commitments we wrote about during the week of October 5-11, 2015:

Akron Anna Nebraska OH 10/6/15
Akron Mackenzie Vargas CA 10/6/15
Arizona Brendan Meyer KY 10/7/15
Arizona Kirsten Jacobsen IL 10/7/15
Arizona State Emily Glinecke PA 10/9/15
Army West Point Edward Kang OR 10/11/15
Army West Point Larry Quintana AZ 10/11/15
Army West Point Ty Dang AZ 10/11/15
Assumption Sydney LaQue NY 10/9/15
Auburn Sierra Jett CA 10/7/15
Auburn Julien Pinon FL 10/8/15
Auburn Stetson Lamb TN 10/11/15
Brown Cody Cline FL 10/9/15
Brown Alexander Smilenov TX 10/10/15
Bucknell Katherine O’Shea MA 10/5/15
Cal Ethan Young GA 10/6/15
Cal Andrea Vergani Italy 10/10/15
Cal Maddie Murphy CA 10/11/15
Cal Poly Jonah Saya CO 10/7/15
Duke Kira Page CT 10/5/15
Duke Daichi Matsuda CA 10/6/15
Duke Roger Kriegl CA 10/8/15
Duke Noah Stevens NY 10/9/15
Duke Brittany Kampfer CA 10/11/15
Florida Makayla Sargent NY 10/5/15
Florida State Nicole (Nika) Blank NJ 10/10/15
Georgia Sandra Scott GA 10/5/15
Georgia Javier Acevedo Canada 10/6/15
Georgia Katherine Aikins GA 10/8/15
Georgia Katherine Parker GA 10/8/15
Georgia Mary Cardwell GA 10/8/15
Georgia Meryn McCann Canada 10/11/15
Georgia Tech Aidan Pastel VA 10/10/15
Idaho Katy Older GA 10/6/15
Illinois Emily Martin IL 10/11/15
Indiana State Cierra Cambell KS 10/7/15
Kentucky John Mitchell GA 10/6/15
Kentucky Elizabeth Merriman MI 10/8/15
Kentucky Kierston Farley-Sepe WI 10/8/15
Kentucky Alex Taylor GA 10/11/15
Kentucky Morgan Lakes KY 10/11/15
Louisville William Cadigan MD 10/8/15
Michigan Jeremy Babinet CA 10/6/15
Michigan Miles Smachlo NY 10/6/15
Minnesota Tyler Klatt IL 10/9/15
Missouri Micah Slaton TX 10/6/15
Navy James Todd Wilson PA 10/6/15
NC State Vassiliki Baka Greece 10/8/15
NC State Olga Lapteva Russia 10/11/15
Nebraska Tori Beeler MO 10/8/15
Niagara Sarah Webber NY 10/8/15
North Carolina Meghan Dupay NC 10/8/15
North Dakota Anna Andersen MN 10/5/15
Ohio State Molly Kowal NJ 10/7/15
Ohio State Devin Landstra OH 10/11/15
Pepperdine Kasdyn Rafie NV 10/10/15
San Diego State Kassidy Henson CA 10/11/15
Stanford Erin Voss MA 10/6/15
Stanford Brooke Stenstrom CO 10/7/15
Stanford Katie Drabot WI 10/8/15
Stanford Benjamin Ho CA 10/10/15
TCU Claire Munster AL 10/8/15
TCU Hannah Dooley TX 10/8/15
Tennessee Alec Connolly TN 10/6/15
Tennessee Nathan Murray NC 10/7/15
Tennessee Taylor Abbott TX 10/11/15
Texas Jordan Wheeler TX 10/7/15
Towson Rachel Hoban MD 10/6/15
UCLA Amy Okada CA 10/10/15
UMass Ashlyn Butkowski NC 10/9/15
USC Piper Brockley CA 10/5/15
Vanderbilt Namilla Sanchez FL 10/8/15
Vanderbilt Bre Thorne MN 10/9/15
Virginia Jason Quinn OH 10/6/15
Virginia Ted Schubert VA 10/11/15
Virginia Tech Eleanor Matheson CO 10/9/15
Virginia Tech Margarita Ryan MD 10/9/15
Wagner Jenna D’Allegro NJ 10/5/15
William & Mary Emma Herold WI 10/5/15
Wisconsin Kendall Smith IN 10/7/15
Wisconsin Michael Milinovich IL 10/9/15
Wisconsin Abby Kochevar CO 10/10/15
Xavier Emily Conners MN 10/10/15
Yale Bebe Thompson NY 10/6/15
Yale Sophie Fontaine NJ 10/6/15


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