A second huge title within the incoming recruiting class for the Stanford ladies’s swimming & diving program has determined to take a niche yr earlier than starting her faculty profession.
Lillie Nordmann, the Sixth-ranked recruit within the class, instructed SwimSwam’s Coleman Hodges on the SwimSwam Podcast this week that she wouldn’t be beginning her Stanford profession this fall as a result of uncertainty of the continued international coronavirus pandemic.
“There was lots of uncertainty with this upcoming season, and it simply made essentially the most sense for me to take a niche yr,” Nordmann mentioned. “It was a extremely powerful resolution to make, however we talked it over with Greg (Meehan), my dad and mom, and my membership coaches and we simply thought that was one of the best resolution. Stanford is doing 2 courses at a time on campus, and the freshmen and sophomores are alleged to be on campus within the fall, however we nonetheless don’t even know the move-in date but, so who is aware of what’s going to occur?”
She joins the category’ top-ranked recruit, World Document holder Regan Smith, in deciding to defer the start of her Stanford career until the fall of 2021.
Watch Nordmann’s full interview right here:
Nordmann is primarily a dash freestyler and butterflier and a member of the USA Swimming Nationwide Group because the 4th-best 200 meter butterflier within the US final summer season.
Her finest time within the 200 yard fly would have resulted within the eighth seed heading into final yr’s NCAA Championship meet, which was in the end canceled.
Nordmann’s Finest Occasions in Yards:
- 50 free – 22.89
- 100 free – 49.05
- 200 free – 1:43.62
- 100 fly – 52.00
- 200 fly – 1:53.62
- 100 again – 53.58
- 200 IM – 1:58.03
She presently trains with the Magnolia Aquatic Membership within the northern suburbs of Houston, the place their father Michael is the affiliate head coach. She is the 2nd of four sisters within the Nordmann household.
Nordmann’s older sister Lucie is a rising junior at Stanford and SwimSwam is instructed that she has not but decided about her 2020-2021 season. Lucie has 6 All-America honors between her freshman and sophomore seasons at Stanford.
The rolling information cycle on Monday in faculty athletics has been largely centered across the rising noise that the NCAA fall sports activities season will probably be canceled, and each week brings extra information of faculties canceling sports activities and reverting to online-only training to start out the autumn semester.
For the Stanford ladies, who’ve received the final three NCAA Division I Championships in ladies’s swimming, the lack of Smith and Nordmann mixed might have greater than a 100 level influence on the NCAA Championship stage, if the season occurs. The Stanford senior class didn’t rating as effectively at Pac-12s as their juniors or sophomores did, so the Cardinal will nonetheless be within the dialog if March occurs the best way its scheduled to occur.
Stanford does have a deep butterfly group, nevertheless; not less than for relay functions. They return 2 of the Pac-12s high 6 finishers within the 100 fly final season (Emma Wheal – 52.16 and Amalie Fackenthal – 52.52). They do graduate their high 2 performers within the 200 fly from final season – Katie Drabot and Allie Szekely.
With the fast evolution of the decision-making about fall sports activities, nevertheless, all of that’s certain to vary, each for Stanford and their opponents.