YMCA National Finalist Sophie Cattermole Gives Louisville Verbal Commitment

Sophie Cattermole

Photo Courtesy: Sophie Cattermole

SARASOTA, Florida, September 24. THE Louisville Cardinals women’s team got a versatile star on their roster for next fall, with a verbal commitment from YMCA national medalist Sophie Cattermole.

While representing the Sarasota YMCA Sharks, Cattermole earned two silver medals at the spring YMCA nationals. She was second in the 200 IM with a 2:01.06 and runner-up in the 500 free with a 4:47.16. She was also third in the 400 IM with a 4:17.57.

Cattermole’s best time in the 200 IM came at the Florida Division 2 high school championships last November, where she won the event with a 2:00.39. A swim under 2:00 would be a big boost for the Lemon Bay High School senor going into college.

“On my recruiting trip I felt like I was part of the team already,” Cattermole wrote in her profile on CollegeSwimming.com. “Coach Arthur (Albiero) and the rest of the Coaching staff understood where I want my swimming career to go, and I feel like I will reach my next level of potential while swimming for them! I couldn’t be anymore pleased with my decision. Go Cards!”

Cattermole also earned All-American status at high school states last year, and holds every swimming record at her high school. She is also a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American two years running with a 4.00+ GPA, and is ranked seventh in the State of Florida and 54th in the class by CollegeSwimming.com.