WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 10. THE top recruit in the State of Delaware, Lily Dubroff, has committed to swim for the University of Southern California as part of the Class of 2015.
Dubroff, the 2014 Delaware Swimmer of the Year who set the 50-yard free state record as a freshman at the Charter School of Wilmington with a 22.93, will add some sprint depth to Dave Salo’s Trojans. This year, she took 53rd in the 50-meter free at Junior Nationals after having a much more promising year in 2013, when she blasted a 26.07 in the C final at Juniors, which would have placed eighth in the A final.
Dubroff, who is ranked 71st in the Class of 2015 by CollegeSwimming.com, also has a 50.58 and 57.57 set of short course and long course times in the 100 free from 2011, but hasn’t found the same level of success as she’s gotten older. However, Salo must see some great raw talent in Dubroff for her to be welcome to one of the top teams in the country.
Dubroff, who trains with the Delaware Swim Team, also has a serviceable 200-yard IM with a 2:03.22 to her credit as well as a 4:18.88 in the 400-yard IM.
Dubroff took a pair of visits to the campus, and fell in love with the team according to her father, Richard. It’s been a long-time dream to be a Trojan for Dubroff, and she’s excited to be part of the squad next fall.
Dubroff is the second public commitment to USC this summer. Billy Monjay of SoCal Aquatics and Northwood High, already chose to become a Trojan. Billy is the 89th recruit in the nation and 13th in the State of California.