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Stanford Off to Smoking Start in Class of 2014; No. 10 Lindsey Engel Commits

Published:July 3, 2013

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Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
IRVINE, California, July 3. JUST three days into the open recruiting period for the Class of 2014, and Stanford's Greg Meehan is well on his way to an epic recruiting class. He just added No. 10 recruit Lindsey Engel out of the Orange County Waves.

Earlier this week, Meehan scored the commitment of the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2014 with NCAP's Janet Hu verbaling as a future Cardinal. Today, Engel, the No. 2 recruit in California and 10th nationwide per CollegeSwimming.com, announced herself as a future member of Meehan's squad as well.

"Stanford University has an amazing swimming program as well as amazing academics and it felt like the perfect fit for me!" Engel said.


Engel, who also preps at Crean Lutheran South High in Irvine, is a powerhouse sprinter with sizzling long course times in the 50-meter free (26.25), 100-meter free (56.56) and 100-meter back (1:03.73). She's also turned in strong efforts in the 200-meter free (2:03.25) and 100-meter fly (2:00.93) as she is one of the more versatile swimmers in the class.

After just one year at the helm of The Farm, Meehan is demonstrating that his championship pedigree built at California with the men's squad is absolutely transferable to the women's program at Stanford. Not only did he mentor Maya DiRado to a berth on the Barcelona-bound World Championship roster for the Stars and Stripes, he's proving to be a dangerous person to battle on the recruiting trail. That's a scary combination as a head coach.
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