Four-Time New York State Champion Megan Deuel Verbally Commits to Notre Dame for 2020

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NEW COMMIT: Pittsford, New York native and high school junior Megan Deuel has announced her verbal commitment to Notre Dame as a member of the class of 2024.

Deuel swims year-round with Victor Swim Club and owns the U.S. Open standard in both fly events as well as four additional Winter Junior cuts. She placed fourth in the 200 fly and tenth in the 100 fly at Juniors East and concluded her summer season with a 17th-place showing in the former at Junior Nationals. She also registered six top-5 finishes at Ithaca Speedo Sectionals last March. Deuel is a six-time New York Federation Championships finalist while representing Pittsford High School and successfully defended her 100 back and 100 fly titles during her junior season. She has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts.

She told Swimming World:

“So incredibly excited and grateful to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic careers at the University of Notre Dame. Thank you so much to my family, friends, and coaches for always supporting me!! I can’t wait to become part of such an amazing team!! Go Irish!” 

Her best times include:

  • 100 fly – 53.77
  • 200 fly – 1:57.96
  • 200 IM – 2:03.06
  • 100 back – 54.83
  • 200 back – 1:58.81

Deuel will make an immediate impact when she suits up for the Fighting Irish at the start of the 2020-21 season. Even with 1.5 years of club swimming still to go, she would’ve scored in the B-final of the 200 fly and the C-final of the 100 fly at the 2018 ACC Championships.

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      Mike Smith

      So proud of my great-niece and Notre Dame is a fantastic choice! Congrats Megan!!

  1. Mike Murray

    Very proud of this young lady

  2. Nicole Ulmer Ritz

    So happy for you Megan! You’ve earned it all with your hard work and dedication!

  3. J Chris Ware

    Mega D – very excited for you!!! Enjoy, have fun and swim fast!

  4. Marcie Fraser Ware

    YAY, Meg! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you… I know you will do amazing things!! ☘️?☘️?

  5. Amy Wisner

    Congrats to you! I hope you love it there.