Off Deck, March 8, 2017: Maya DiRado and Felicia Lee Preview Stanford Women at NCAAs

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Maya DiRado and Felicia Lee were key contributors on the first Pac-12 title Greg Meehan won as Stanford head coach, and they were co-captains during their senior seasons in 2013-14 when both won individual NCAA titles. They continued swimming with the Stanford program through the summer of 2016.

Now retired, DiRado and Lee remain highly interested observers of the Stanford women’s swimming program, and both will be in Indianapolis next week to watch as the Cardinal aim to win an NCAA team championship.

DiRado and Lee both joined this week’s episode of Off Deck to preview the NCAA meet. They discussed highlights from Stanford’s win at last month’s Pac-12 championships, including Ally Howe’s American record-setting performance in the 100 back and Lia Neal anchoring the final relay and to discuss how some of Stanford’s Olympians have bounced back so quickly from the summer.

The two also discussed what makes NCAAs unique from other major meets and their own experiences as spectators at that meet. Watch the full interview with DiRado and Lee below.


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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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