Ranking the Classes - Women 2011



First step was ranking all recruits based on their recruiting scores. These scores take into consideration a swimmer's relative percentile ranking among other high school swimmers over the past three years. A recruit score is based on a minimum of two events with additional events helping to improve a swimmer's ranking.

Teams where then compared on the basis of the rankings of their incoming freshmen. Each team's top-ranked recruit was compared worth other teams' top-ranked recruit with their second-ranked freshmen compared to other second-ranked freshmen, and so forth.

The top ten were largely selected on the basis of their top three and top four swimmers. Beyond the top ten, depth plays a bigger role with the top six recruits forming a larger share of the team rankings.

The recruit rankings do not account for the impact of divers. Transfers were accounted for on a case-by-case basis. While transfers do not appear on each team's recruiting page, their profiles are included here.

California

A year after their freshmen play a major NCAA role, Berkeley's poised to repeat.


#1

1.2 Kong, Yvette BERKELEY - HKG 2
1.2 Breed, Catherine Pleasanton, CA 4
1.3 Klaren, Melanie Laguna Niguel, CA 5
2.2 Bing, Kaylin Roseburg, OR 28
2.3 Mims, Casey Laguna Niguel, CA 29
3.2 Nanfria, Taylor Danville, CA 44
3.2 Piehl, Caroline Denver, CO 46
5.4 Greene, Eva Falls Church, VA 97

Georgia

Bulldogs graduate a lot, but four top-twenty recruits adds a lot.

#2


1.0 McDermott, Amber Mill Creek, WA 1
1.4 Locus, Madeline Sugar Land, TX 8
1.5 Harrington, Lauren Memphis, TN 11
1.7 Vernon, Nicole Newark, DE 17
3.2 Mattern, Jordan Centennial, CO 45
3.3 O'Malley, Shannon Marietta, GA 51
3.9 Molnar, Megan K Auburn, AL 69
4.9 Faulkner, Meghan Lawrenceville, GA 88
5.9 Creed, Sommers Hoschton, GA 102
5.9 Neumeister, Anna Marietta, GA 103
6.8 Peters, Courtney Acworth, GA 117

Stanford 

Already young Cardinal squad continues to build towards big things.

#3

1.5 Schaefer, Maddy Los Altos, CA 10
1.6 Thayer, Annemarie Seattle, WA 13
1.7 Gabor, Alexandra Whitehorse - CAN 15
1.7 Sims, Haley Downers Grove, IL 16
1.8 Olsen, Mary Tempe, AZ 19
2.6 Stein, Mackenzie Lakewood, CO 32
6.4 Majeau, Fiona Seattle, WA 114

Texas

Small in numbers, but big in talent.  Each signee has a role for the Longhorns.

#4

1.2 Jaques, Gretchen Covina, CA 3
2.1 LeNeave, Kelsey Conroe, TX 21
2.2 Smith, Skylar Richmond, TX 26
3.3 Pawlowicz, Kaitlin Oakton, VA 48

Virginia

Not their strongest class in recent years, but still better than most.

#5

1.5 Williamson, Ellen Fort Mitchell, KY 12
2.7 Haulsee, Alison Glen Allen, VA 33
2.7 Dicus, Emily Topeka, KS 35
3.2 Casey, Shaun Port Orange, FL 47
7.4 Offutt, Kelly Reisterstown, MD 126
52.4 Moles, Katherine Roanoke, VA 428

Florida

Like the Longhorns, small in numbers, but each newcomber fills a need.

#6

1.3 Rainer, Rebecca Richmond, VA 6
2.1 Fung, Natasha Edmonton - CAN 23
4.3 Stephens, Summer Louisville, KY 73
6.3 Neidigh, Lauren Orange Park, FL 109
18.4 Smith, Jordan N Longwood, FL 250

Louisville

Along with Harvard, Louisville's class has the best potential to put a new face into the top ten.

#7

1.4 Kylliainen, Tanja Towson, MD 7
2.8 Barbiea, Danielle Springboro, OH 39
4.8 Mitchell, Victoria Cary, NC 78
4.8 Chin, Abigail F Columbus, OH 79
5.9 O'Neill, Emily Freehold, NJ 108
6.9 Cowley, Johanna Grosse Pointe, MI 120
9.4 Wozniak, Erika Savannah, GA 156
17.9 Lewis, Rachael Wilmington, OH 248

Auburn

Lots of upside to this group as the Auburn women get back on their feet.

#8

1.8 Duncan, Abigail L Champlin, MN 18
2.7 Fonteno, Megan Jacksonville, FL 34
3.8 Belcher, Erica Reading, MA 64
5.9 Peterson, Sarah Friendswood, TX 101
16.9 Daniels, Katherine Atlanta , GA 241
45.0 Brown, Autumn Pendleton, IN 401

Harvard

The Crimson class is legit and another like it could propel Harvard into the upper ranks.

#9

2.2 Sumner, Sarah Calgary - CAN 27
3.6 Otto, Courtney Cambridge, NY 53
3.7 Hojan-Clark, Kelsey Brookfield, WI 54
3.7 Martin, Faith Bristol, CT 56
4.4 Anaya, Ana Miami, FL 76
8.4 Ferrell, Stephanie Verona, NJ 140

Minnesota

Coming off big NCAA's Gophers stockpile talent towards Big Ten run.

#10

2.1 Simenec, Tori Salem, OR 22
4.8 Ste Marie, Devin  - CAN 80
4.9 Janzen, Kiera Lino Lakes, MN 87
4.9 Busack, Heidi J St. Paul, MN 93
5.9 Weiland, Becca Wisconsin Rapids, WI 105
22.9 Portela, Chloe Lawrence, KS 281

North Carolina

Blalock's return to Tarheel state helps ease lose of Brodie and Moiarity.

#11

2.4 Siverling, Danielle Malvern, PA 30
2.9 Barczak, Nicole E Beverly Hills, MI 43
4.3 Cummings, Kelsey El Segundo, CA 72

Blalock, Cari Transfer - Louisiana State

Princeton

Any other year and Teeter's Tigers are the toast of the Ivies.

#12

2.8 Liang, Sarah PRINCETON UNIVER, CA 40
4.4 Jones, Silken San Clemente, CA 74
4.4 Wang, Shirley Plano, TX 77
6.9 Ciardiello, Courtney Rye, NY 119
7.4 Loht, Claire Lewisberry, PA 127
15.4 Meyer, Theresa Durham, NC 223

Virginia Tech

Nine additions and few losses should make Hokies more competitive top-to-bottom.

#13

2.8 Benson, Sabrina Raleigh, NC 38
4.4 Foster, Erin The Woodlands, TX 75
5.4 Bodin, Alyssa St. Augustine, FL 99
5.9 Justis, Susan Chesterfield, VA 106
8.9 Hammerberg, Kayla Upper Arlington, OH 149
8.9Rogers, Katie LynnGaithersburg, MD
12.4 Ryczek, Emily Olney, MD 190
17.4 Kinsey, Blaire Lansdale, PA 244
19.9 Katis, Jayme Falls Church, VA 256
21.4 Parcell, Margaret Roanoke, VA 269

Arkansas

Fresh of Y-Nat record, White gives Razorbacks biggest weapon since Yi-Ting Siow.

#14

2.7 White, Susanna Forest, VA 36
4.9 Temple, Taylor Carrollton, TX 83
7.9 Bradham, Tera Round Rock, TX 133
8.4 Daniels, Nicole M Valley Center, KS 144
10.4 Boyle, Allison Columbia, MO 171
20.9 Poskin, Liza Chesterfield, MO 262

Maryland

Sprinters made NCAA meet for Terps and Fitton fits right into UMD's plans.

#15

2.7 Fittin, Carolyn Sea Girt, NJ 37
4.9 Busch, Melanie Warminster, PA 90
6.4 Ciampoli, Kacie Dresher, PA 113
9.9 Carroll, Kelly Malvern, PA 167
12.9 Flewelling, Laura A Scarborough, ME 194
16.4 Zarriello, Megan Garden City, NY 238

Purdue

John Klinge is making it increasingly tough for other teams to steal away Hoosier-state talent.

#16


3.4 Sheets, Rhiannon Carmel, IN 52
5.9 Marshall, Carly Carmel, IN 107
6.4 Romain, Danielle Maywood, NJ 115
10.9 Katz, Amy Indianapolis, IN 180
13.9 Carmack, Alexandra N Fishers, IN 206
15.9 Todd, Alexandra Centennial, CO 232
16.4 Vogel, Kylie Monticello, IN 239

Tweardy, Mackenzie Grafton, OH

San Diego State

Bailey and Johnson keep San Diego State moving up the NCAA ladder.

#17


1.6 Bailey, Chelsea Kent, WA 14
7.9 Johnson, Gemma Sydney - AUS 138
8.4 Lakey, Taylor Beaverton, OR 143
14.9 Michaels, Dana Shoreline, WA 213
14.9 Barrett, Amanda Sandy, UT 216
15.9 Whitfield, Loreen Clovis, CA 236
28.4 Pleger, Emilie Yakima, WA 318

Missouri

Canadians continue to wear a path down to Columbia, but the biggest catch is Shara Stafford's return to the heartland.

#18

3.8 Truscott, Tasha Georgetown - CAN 65
3.9 Doucette, Emily Winipego - CAN 70
8.4 Spradlin, Danielle San Antonio, TX 139
9.9 Hodan, Jacey Rockwall, TX 168
15.4 Barbiea, Kellie Springboro, OH 222

Callin, Lauren Middleton, WI

Harris, Emily Transfer - Florida State

Stafford, Shara Transfer - Florida

Florida State

Already-young Seminole squad gets an influx of talent, and the way ACC recruiting went this year - they'll need every one of them.

#19

3.8 Pepper, Elizabeth Poolesville, MD 63
4.9 Dressel, Kaitlyn Green Cove Springs, FL 92
7.4 Powell, Haley Mooresville, NC 125
9.4 Grams, Virginia Port Orange, FL 155
14.9 Cook, Katie Odessa, FL 217

Texas A&M

Small in numbers, but if they're half as big on potential as last year's class (Breeja Larson), there's nothing to worry about.

 

#20

2.8 Benjamin, Kelli Gilbert, AZ 42
4.8 Bosma, Samantha Roswell, GA 81
8.9 Neubert, Emily Waco, TX 147
12.9 Morris, Alexa San Antonio, TX 191

Denver

Pioneers continue to bridge the gap between majors and mid-majors by landing classes like this.

#21

2.8 Corea, Samantha Vancouver - CAN 41
3.8 McNally, Bridgette Lone Tree, CO 60
5.4 Labozan, Anna Superior, CO 96
21.4 VanBuskirk, Kacie South Lyon, MI 272
23.5 Fischer, Sarah Nyack, NY 285

Indiana

Big Ten champs are stocked with depth.  Jordan & Ress can help at NCAA level.

#22

3.8 Jordan, Lauren A Carmel, IN 58
4.9 Ress, Justine Cheshire, CT 91
8.4 Day, Allie Mooresville, IN 141
8.9 Pammett, Cynthia Peterborough - CAN 152
27.4 Webb, Madelon M Lisle, IL 312

Florida International

No surprises when your school's middle name is International.  The I should stand for impressive.

#23


3.8 Rademacher, Carolin Miami, FL 66
6.4 Arau, Sonia Barcelona - ESP 112
9.4 Gustafsdottir, Johanna Reykjavik - ISL 161
11.9 Andersson, Klara Helsingborg - SWE 187
13.9 Popova, Valeriia Kiev - UKR 205
20.9 Farrugia, Nadia Egham - GBR 261
21.9 VanderSchaaf, Courtney Jenison, MI 276
28.9 Madison, Jean Lee's Summit, MO 319
29.4 Godfrey, Destine Lancaster, TX 320
42.4 Meara, Danielle Kingwood, TX 393
46.9 Horton, Alice Orlando, FL 411
58.9 Mitchell, Hannah North Andover, MA 440

NC State

No coach, no problem.  New Wolfpack boss will have ample competition for conference spots.

#24

7.4 Linker, Katelyn Cary, NC 129
8.9 Haynes, Nicole Nokesville, VA 151
9.9 Hoyt, Shelby Cumming, GA 166
11.4 Grim, Kayla Germansville, PA 181
11.9 Freyman, Hannah Peoria, IL 185
13.4 Raichle, Susannah Charlotte, NC 201
14.4 Reid, Ashley Bradenton, FL 207
14.4 Smits, Siri Berlin, WI 211
19.4 Poli, Lauren Mercer Island, WA 254
23.9 Evans, Olivia Coto De Caza, CA 286
43.4 gerloff, mary Virginia Beach, VA 395

Florida Gulf Coast

FIU isn't the only mid-major from the Sunshine state to land talent. This crew is just as impressive.

#24

1.4 Svensson, Emma  - SWE 9
10.4 Robins, Devon London - ENG 172
14.4 Small, Blaine Glenrothes - SCO 210
15.4 Niles, Cassie Helotes, TX 226
30.4 Vilorio, Karen Tegucigalpa - HON 334
30.9 Akenberger, Jamie Bowling Green, OH 336
41.4 Brewer, Kathryn Jacksonville, FL 387
41.9 Holling, Maggie West Palm Beach, FL 392
54.9 Molenda, Charlotte Middletown, RI 432

Lehtonen, Eva Transfer - Florida

Penn State

Nittany Lions didn't have to travel far to land these six.  Could bigger things lie ahead?

#25

2.4 ROBERTS, ALLISON
Emmaus, PA 31
7.9 Karr, Caitlyn West Lawn, PA 136
10.4 Miller, Katelyn Hershey, PA 169
24.4 SIVERLING, MEGAN Exton, PA 292
25.4 HARRIS, MEGAN
Downingtown, PA 301
34.9 Miceli, Meghan Lumberton, NJ 355

Others of Note

Landed a big fish amid a small class -

  • South Carolina, New Mexico State, Louisiana State, Rice, Richmond, Alabama, UCLA, Michigan State -

Deepened their talent pool with a big class  - 

  • Pittsburgh, TCU, Iowa, North Texas, Liberty & Penn

We suspect there's more than meet's the eye -

  • Wisconsin, Ohio State, USC, Arizona, East Carolina

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