Racer X Aquatics’ Maddie Dorish Gives Lehigh Mountain Hawks First 2020 Verbal

Maddie Dorish Lehigh
Photo Courtesy: Maddie Dorish

NEW COMMIT: Lehigh University has earned their first verbal commitment for the 2020-21 season and beyond from in-state swimmer Maddie Dorish of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dorish does her club swimming with Racer X Aquatics and owns the Winter Nationals standard in the 100 breast with the Winter Juniors cut in the 100m back. She most recently competed at Indianapolis Speedo Sectionals where she finished 14th in the 100 breast and 15th in the 100 back. This past summer, she was a three-time finalist at the TPIT Junior Olympics after racing three events at TYR Pro Swim Series Columbus. Also competing for Mount Lebanon High School, she placed ninth in the 100 breast at the Pennsylvania 3A State Championships as a junior after taking 10th in that event during her freshman season.

She told Swimming World:

“Extremely excited and proud to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim at Lehigh University. This would not have been possible without the love and support of my family, teachers, coaches, teammates, and friends. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team and community. Go Mountain Hawks!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 breast – 30.57
  • 100 breast – 1:03.02
  • 200 breast – 2:23.02
  • 100 back – 57.31

Even with well over a year to go before suiting up for the Mountain Hawks, Dorish will add valuable depth to their roster and her best 100 breast time would’ve ranked first on their lineup last season. She would’ve scored in the A-final of the 100 breast and the B-final of the 200 breast at the 2019 Patriot League Championships where Lehigh finished fourth overall in the team standings.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

1 comment

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    Good Job!