Versatile Riley Lexvold Verbally Commits to ASU for 2019-20

The gates have opened on the Arizona State University women’s swimming and diving team’s class of 2023 recruiting with today’s verbal commitment from high school junior Riley Lexvold. Lexvold made her announcement via social media:

“I’m beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to further pursue my academic and athletic career at Arizona State University! Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches, who have all helped me get to this point. I can’t wait to be apart [sic] of the Devil family! ? #forkem #ladydevs”

As a freshman at Irvine, California’s University High School at the 2016 CIF-Southern Section Division I Championships, Lexvold was runner-up in the 100 back (54.38) and took sixth in the 200 IM (2:01.86). Lexvold represented Mission Viejo Nadadores in December at Winter Juniors West, where she won three bonus finals (200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM) and was runner-up in another bonus final (100 back).

Lexvold is a versatile talent with Juniors cuts or better in back, free, breast, and IM. Her best time in the 200 back would have landed her, along with then-freshman Chloe Isleta, in the B final at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships. She also would have made the B finals of the 200 IM and 400 IM and the C finals of the 100 back, 200 free, and 200 breast.

Top SCY times:

  • 200 back – 1:56.26
  • 100 back – 54.32
  • 400 IM – 4:14.89
  • 200 IM – 1:59.68
  • 200 free – 1:48.34
  • 100 free – 50.74
  • 50 free – 23.34
  • 200 breast – 2:15.18
  • 100 breast – 1:03.53

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].


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Sun Devil Swim Fan
4 years ago

For those who “thumbs down” the previous two posts, you must have been told by others that the truth doesn’t hurt. Those people lied to you! Bowman & company (assistant coaches, athletes, & Phelps as well) are in the midst of building greatness at ASU. I’m glad that this young lady will soon be a part of that. She made a fabulous choice!!!

Sun Devil Fanatic
4 years ago

Congratulations Riley!!! ?? What a smart choice to further your education and swimming!

ASU is an excellent school, in a beautiful weather state and their swim program is the MOST improved in the nation to date. What a great match between a versatile athlete and one of the most versatile coaches in the world, if not the best! A huge congratulations to both!!!

Way to Go Devils…??☀️?

Sun Devil Swim Fan
4 years ago

Excellent choice Riley! Great academics & swimming program at ASU. Welcome to the Sun Devil Family!! Enjoy your 4 years in & out of the water!!!

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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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