The Princeton men and women each secured impressive classes in the 2011-12 recruiting season. The Tiger women signed three top-100 recruits led by backstroker Sada Stewart. Rob Orr signed five top-100 men led by IMer and amateur comedian Byron Sanborn who quipped upon his commitment, "I really loved the team and the coach, and, I mean, I guess it's an okay school too.”
The Tigers class is no joking matter, considering what Ivy rivals Harvard signed this Spring, but with depth at such a premium in the Ivy league this class will have the opportunity to contribute right away.
Top Times - 50 free: 21.14; 100 free: 45.30; 200 free: 1:39.54; 100 fly: 50.75; 200 IM: 1:51.60.
Before Princeton - qualified for Junior Nationals multiple times ...
competed at French Nationals ... three-time league champion in 200 IM,
and also won 100 breast and 100 free ... holds Redwood High records in
100 free, 200 free, 200 IM and multiple relays ... also holds multiple
club records ... holds multiple French Olympic Trials cuts, and close to
U.S. Trial cut in 200 free ... two-time French National Junior Team
member ... Academic All-America.
Personal - born July 7, 1994 ... son of Colin and Nadia Bole ... father
is a senior vice-president at International Lease Finance Corporation
... father swam at Stanford, and is a former multiple-event Great
Britain champion ... may study economics at Princeton ... enjoys biking
Top Times - (all LCM) 100 fly: 55.77; 200 fly: 2:01.93; 200 IM: 2:05.07; 400 IM: 4:30.02.
Before Princeton - three-time Italian Junior National champion in the
200 fly ... earned one silver and one bronze in 100 fly and one silver
in 200 IM ... reached 'A' finals at Italian Senior Nationals ... holds
Italian Olympic Trials cuts in 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM ... competed
in U.S. Junior Nationals.
Personal - born Oct. 14, 1993 ... son of Aldo Bove and Alessandra Guidi
... father is a doctor; mother is a state employer ... interested in
Top Times - 50 free: 21.12; 100 free: 47.2; 100 fly: 52.30.
Before Princeton - helped Princeton High to a 2012 state championship
... 2012 Mercer County Most Valuable Swimmer ... county champion in the
50 free ... holds Princeton High records in the 50 free and 200 IM; also
holds pair of relay records ... team captain ... AP Scholar ... Gold
Key recipient junior year ... all-state jazz band selection ...
president of the Minority Student Achievement Network.
Personal - born June 13, 1994 ... son of Herbert and Catherine Colaizzo
... father is a retired history teacher and track coach; mother is a
chiropractor ... interested in studying either economics, politics,
philosophy or chemistry; also interested in jazz studies ... enjoys
playing jazz sax, surfing and traveling.
Top Times - 50 free: 20.67; 100 free: 45.09; 200 free: 1:38.63; 200 IM:
1:47.20; 400 IM: 3:53.93; 100 breast: 55.95; 200 breast: 2:03.49.
Before Princeton - placed third in both the 100 breast and the 200 IM at
Junior Nationals ... led Bolles High to two team state championships
and won four individual state titles, including 200 IM and three relays
... 2010-11 NISCA All-America honoree ... USA Swimming All-America ...
served as team captain ... member of four relays that broke either
national or meet records at Junior Nationals ... three-time Scholastic
All-America ... four-time selection to the President Honor Roll.
Personal - born March 22, 1994 ... son of Tom and Silke D'Allessandro
... father owns an art gallery; mother works for GMS ... has a younger
brother Alec ... interested in studying either history or political
Top Times - 100 back: 51.48; 200 IM: 1:55.71; 100 free: 46.94.
Before Princeton - part of 11 records at the Haverford School (six
individual, five relay) ... three-time NISCA All-America ... two-time
All-Inter AC and two-time all-county ... team captain ... Academic
All-America ... earned Highest Honors all four years ... member of the
Cum Laude Society ... president of Notables A Capella Group ...
president of the glee club ... acted in musicals all four years ...
lettered in water polo and competed in ultimate frisbee ... earned team
MVP in water polo; set record for most goals per game in a career
Personal - born Dec. 29, 1993 ... son of Keith Helber and Brenda
Hauptfuhrer-Hlber ... father is a project manager at Albert Einstein
Memorial Hospital; mother is a homemaker ... has a younger brother
Nicholas and a younger sister Kristin ... grandfather Robert P.
Hauptfuhrer is a member of the Class of 1953 and an Emeritus Trustee ...
interested in studying natural sciences.
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Top Times - 100 free: 45.41; 100 back: 49.23; 200 back: 1:47.29; 200 IM: 1:49.70; 100 fly: 49.97.
Before Princeton - qualified for both Senior Nationals and Junior
Nationals ... has Olympic Trial cut in 100 back ... A-finalist at the
2011 long course Junior Nationals ... 100 back champion at New York
state championships ... holds nine records at Stuyvesant, as well as
five league records and 18 club records ... three-time Scholastic
All-America ... 2012 Wingate Award winner ... member of the Physics
Bridge Building Club.
Personal - born June 25, 1994 ... son of Cornelius Van Wright and
Ying-Hwa Hu ... father is an artist and teacher; mother is an artist ...
has an older sister Rebecca ... may study biochemical engineering.
Top Times - 50 free: 22.53; 200 free: 1:45.84; 100 fly: 52.72; 100 back: 54.96; 200 back: 1:57.06; 200 IM: 1:58.52.
Before Princeton - holds Oxford High records in 200 free, 100 fly and
both 200 and 400 free relays ... team captain ... Presidential Scholar
... National Merit Finalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Wendy's
Heisman State finalist ... Lindy Callahan Scholarship recipient ... 2009
International Science Fair finalist ... class valedictorian ...
National Honor Society president ... Mu Alpha Theta president ... earned
five varsity letters in tennis ... won back-to-back state titles in
tennis, and won individual state titles in doubles.
Personal - born Aug. 1, 1994 ... son of Chris and Alison Mullen ...
mother attended Princeton as member of the Class of 1982; father
attended for graduate school ... father is the interim chair of Civil
Engineering at the University of Mississippi; mother is a project
manager at Silverrail Construction ... has an older brother Alex ...
hopes to study in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Top Times - 100 breast: 55.27; 200 breast: 2:00.15.
Before Princeton - Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 breast ... won
the 2012 Ohio state championship in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay;
named Division 1 State Performer of the Meet ... 2012 Midwest Zone
sectional champion in the 100 breast ... holds Beavercreek High records
in 50 free, 100 breast and 200 medley relay; holds five club records ...
competed with the NCSA Junior National Team representing the USA in
Osaka, Japan (2011) ... team captain and team MVP ... Academic
All-America ... National Honor Society Chapter President.
Personal - born Sept. 27, 1993 ... son of Tom and Marianne Pohlmann ...
father is a marketing and strategy officer for Forrester Research;
mother is a group travel coordinator ... has two younger brothers,
Henrik and Josef, and a younger sister Anamarie ... may study physics.
Top Times - 50 free: 20.28; 100 free: 45.53; 50 back: 23.0; 100 fly: 49.3.
Before Princeton - has won eight Texas 4A state gold medals; three came
in the 50 free, one in the 100 fly and four in relays ... holds 12
All-America cuts ... set Kingwood Park High records in the 50 free, 100
free and 100 fly ... two-time team captain ... National Honor Society
Personal - born June 29, 1993 ... son of Gene and Beth Powell ... both
parents work at family-owned store in Houston ... may study religion.
Top Times - 500 free: 4:30.68; 1000 free: 9:24.40; 1650 free: 15:51.65.
Before Princeton - competed at both Senior and Junior Nationals ...
qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 1500 free ... placed fourth at
Summer Junior Nationals in the 800 and 11th in the 1500 free ... led
Capistrano Valley to three CIF titles and one runner-up, as well as one
state championship ... three-time Scholastic All-America.
Personal - born Dec. 1, 1993 ... son of Ron and Margo Ridout ... father
is an accountant; mother is a personal trainer ... has an older sister
Samantha and a younger sister Lili.
Top Times - 200 breast: 2:12.76; 200 fly: 1:58.90.
Before Princeton - four-time qualifier for YMCA Long Course Nationals
and three-time qualifier for YMCA Short Course Nationals ... won Essex
County championship in 100 fly ... holds James Caldwell High records in
100 fly, 200 IM and 200 medley relay ... high school team captain.
Personal - born March 21, 1994 ... son of Jeffrey and Laurie Salter;
both parents are teachers ... father is a member of Princeton Class of
1982 ... has a younger brother Joseph.
Top Times - 100 breast: 55.29; 200 breast: 1:59.70; 200 IM: 1:47.49; 400 IM: 3:57.25; 50 free: 21.10; 100 free: 45.63.
Before Princeton - invited both Senior Nationals and Zone Select Camp
... CCS high school champion in 100 breast; holds CCS record in event
(55.29) ... holds Olympic Trial cut in 200 breast ... competed in FINA
World Cup stops in Berlin, Moscow and Singapore ... two-year captain of
Palo Alto High; also served as club team captain ... two-time Academic
All-America ... earned Math and Social Studies departmental awards.
Personal - born March 7, 1995 ... son of Noel Sanborn and Virginia Lee
... both parents are retired ... has two older siblings, Adrian and
Elliott ... may study Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Top Times - 50 free: 21.04; 100 free: 44.75; 200 free: 1:40.42.
Before Princeton - earned Excellent Swimmer honor in 2010 and 2011 fir
Hoi Tin Swimming Club ... competed in the AASF Asian Age Group
Championships and the Malaysia Open ... holds multiple NISCA records.
Personal - born March 12, 1994 ... son of Albert Wong and Theresa Tan
... father is a manager; mother is a homemaker ... has an older brother
Jonathon ... interested in studying Operations Research & Financial
Top Times - 100 free: 52.80; 200 free: 1:51.25; 500 free: 4:54.29; 1000 free: 9:59.10; 1650 free: 16:46.71
Before Princeton - placed second in Massachusetts state championship
meet in both 200 and 500 free while swimming for Beverly High ... won
200 and 500 league titles; holds Beverly records in both events ...
holds multiple club records, including 1000 and 1650 (ages 15-18) ...
high school and league MVP ... 20-time YMCA All-America ... Junior
National qualifier ... Scholastic All-America ... participated in YMCA
Olympic Training Center Camp ... AP Scholar ... member of the National
Honor Society ... DECA State Champion (2012) in Business Administration
... served as publicity coordinator for Model U.N.
Personal - born Oct. 12, 1993 ... daughter of Jim and Jan Boland ...
father is a restaurant owner; mother is a swim coach who also competed
at Wittenberg University ... has a younger sister Tasha ... interested
in studying economics ... enjoys baking and reading.
Before Princeton - won both the 2011 and 2012 Mercer County diving
titles while competing for West Windsor-Plainsboro South ... four-time
champion at the PASDA Diving Championships ... placed at New Jersey
States all four years, including third in 2012 and fourth in 2011 ...
captained her high school diving team ... invited to the 2009 Indiana
Diving Camp ... member of the Mathematics Honor Society ... Delta
Epsilon Phi Deutsche Ehrenverbindung (National Honor Society for High
School Students of German) ... two-time recipient of the AATG
Certificate of Merit ... served as head coach for West Windsor Whalers
dive team two summers ... earned four varsity letters in track and field
while competing in the pole vault.
Personal - born May 22, 1995 ... son of Anthony and Simone Eltvedt ...
father is Vice President and Treasurer of L'Oreal USA; mother is a
homemaker ... has older sister Louise and two younger siblings, Mickey
and Maya ... grandmother Portia Eltvedt (maiden name Hancock) swam for
Stanford and went to 1956 Melbourne Olympics as a replacement swimmer
... interested in studying physics ... has played the violin for 11
years ... enjoys dance and art.
Top Times - 100 fly: 54:05; 200 fly: 2:02.53; 100 back: 55.01; 50 free: 23.66; 100 free: 51.32.
Before Princeton - qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 fly
... multiple-time All-America honoree ... has been ranked in the
national Top 10 in fly four times ... two-time recipient of the Mark
Newcombe Award for the high-point swimmer of the Fairfield County Swim
League ... helped Greenwich to four straight high school state
championships ... holds Greenwich records in 100 free and 100 fly ...
also holds six club records and numerous YMCA/YWCA records ...
captained both her high school and club teams ... Metropolitan New York
Top 10 honoree ... earned Walter Rothenheber Award as top female swimmer
in Greenwich ... three-time Scholastic All-America ... placed fourth in
the Pfizer Life Sciences category and earned First Honors at the
Connecticut Science Fair ... High Honor student.
Personal - born Sept. 30, 1994 ... daughter of Kenneth and Sherry
Karetnick ... father is a proprietary trader; mother is a homemaker ...
has an older brother Jeffrey ... interested in studying chemical
engineering ... enjoys skiing, horseback riding and reading.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.55; 100 free: 50.95; 200 free: 1:49.20; 100 fly: 54.76; 200 fly: 2:01.05; 200 IM: 2:03.32.
Before Princeton - named 2011-12 Minnesota Athlete of the Year ...
five-time Minnesota State High School League champion ... led Edina High
to 2010 and 2011 team championships; served as team captain ... led
Edina Swim Club to state championship ... holds seven high school
records and 11 club records ... eight-time individual All-America ...
nominated for Swimming Athlete of the Year twice ... AP Scholar with
Distinction ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America ... Edina Scholar
... captain of the mock trial team.
Personal - born May 15, 1994 ... daughter of Ron and Linda Larson ...
both parents are small business owners ... has a younger sister Nina ...
interested in studying political science.
Top Times - 50 free: 22.99; 100 free: 50.40; 200 free: 1:52.14.
Before Princeton - two-time New Jersey state champion in the 100 free
and one-time state champion in the 50 free ... qualified for USA
Swimming Long Course Junior Nationals three times; qualified and
competed in 2009 US Open ... four-year competitor in the USA Swimming
Short Course National Championships ... won Somerset County and Skyland
Conference titles in the 50 and 100 all four years ... holds Montgomery
High records in 50 and 100 free; also holds New Jersey Swimming 50 free
record and numerous records for club team ... served as team captain for
Montgomery ... two-time Courier News, Star Ledger and Princeton Packet
Swimmer of the Year ... three-time member of the Women's Scholastic
All-America Team ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - born Nov. 20, 1993 ... daughter of David and Susan Lydzinski
... father is a marketing manager; mother is a technology manager ...
has a younger sister Kara ... plays the bass clarinet ... member of both
the Girl Scouts and church Youth Group ... interested in studying
Top Times - 50 free: 23.28; 100 free: 50.39; 200 free: 1:48.35; 200 fly: 2:01.20.
Before Princeton - four-time Connecticut State Open champion (two times
in the 50 free, two in the 100 free) ... 2010 YMCA national champion
(200 medley relay) ... won the 2010 and 2011 Connecticut Class L
championships in both the 50 and 100 free ... two-time conference
champion in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... two-time qualifier for Summer
Junior Nationals ... five-time participant at YMCA Nationals ... holds
10 high school records, including seven individual ... also holds
multiple club records ... served as Pomperaug High captain as a senior
... four-time NISCA All-America ... 2011 Betty Philcox Swimmer of the
Year ... two-time CIAC Class L MVP and one-time State Open MVP ...
10-time all-state honoree ... 2011 Connecticut High School Coaches
Association Scholar-Athlete honoree ... USA Swimming Scholastic
All-America ... 2012 CIAC Scholar-Athlete ... 2011 recipient of the
Society of Women's Engineers Award ... America Physics Teacher Award and
Alliance Francaise of Greater Waterbury Award recipient ... class
valedictorian ... National Honor Society and French Honor Society member
... Tri-M Music Honor Society member ... lettered one year in lacrosse.
Personal - born Jan. 22, 1994 ... daughter of Robert and Sharon McDonald
... father is a physician; mother is an accountant ... mother swam at
University of Buffalo, while father ran track at University of Rochester
... has an older brother Matthew ... may study engineering or biology
... has played violin since she was three years old ... enjoys cooking.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.27; 100 free: 51.17.
Before Princeton - 2012 Texas 5A state champion in the 50 free; placed
second in the state final as a junior ... qualified for Summer Juniors,
Winter Nationals and Winter Juniors ... holds nine records for King
High, including seven individual; four records are in freestyle events
... served as team captain senior season ... two-time All-America in the
50 free ... earned 2012 All-America consideration in the 100 free ...
named Corpus Christi Caller Times Swimmer of the Year in both 2010 and
2011 ... four-year recipient of King High Most Outstanding Swimmer ...
National Merit Finalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... three-time
USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree ... Vice-President of the
National Honor Society and the Chemistry Club ... delegate of the
Superintendent Student Ambassador Council ... member of the Spanish
National Honor Society ... member of the King High School Challenge
Personal - born Oct. 23, 1993 ... daughter of Ben Meisenheimer and Jenny
Lin ... father is an anesthesiologist; mother is an adjunct professor
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... both father an uncle swam for
Eastern Kentucky University ... interested in studying in the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs ... enjoys tap
dancing, reading, traveling and skiing.
Beverly Le Nguyen
Top Times - 200 IM: 2:02; 400 IM: 4:17; 100 fly: 55.0; 200 fly: 1:59.
Before Princeton - competed at both Junior and Senior Nationals ...
chosen for the Western Select Zone Camp and the Sierra Nevada Olympic
Training Center Camp ... owns Davis Senior High records in the 100 fly
and 200 IM ... served as high school team captain ... named USA Swimming
Scholastic All-America ... served as project coordinator for the
California Scholarship Federation ... president of the Healthy
Personal - born Dec. 17, 1983 ... daughter of Hong Le and Mau Nguyen ...
father is a computer programmer; mother is a computer engineer ... has
an older brother Vincent ... interested in studying in the field of life
sciences or medicine ... enjoys reading, drawing and camping.
Top Times - 50 free: 23.71; 100 free: 51.16; 100 breast: 104.06; 200 IM: 2:04.54.
Before Princeton - invited to the 2011 Speedo Summer Junior Nationals
and the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals ... competed at the 2012 NCSA
Junior Nationals ... won sectional title in 200 IM and conference title
in 100 free ... helped high school team to state runner-up as a junior
... has been part of three record-setting relays at Loyola Academy ...
served as team co-captain ... Loyola Scholar ... two-time USA Swimming
Academic All-America ... Dumbach Scholar ... member of the Chinese
Honors Society ... participated in the Yearbook.
Personal - born Dec. 27, 1993 ... daughter of Richard Remick and Tierney
Boyd Remick '83 ... both mother and grandfather Darrell Boyd '48
attended Princeton ... father is CEO of IMS, a division of Omnicom;
mother is the Global Managing Director of Korn Ferry International ...
has older twin brothers, Dylan and Spencer ... interested in studying
either biology or political science ... enjoys traveling and making
Top Times - 200 IM: 2:00.99; 400 IM: 4:18; 100 fly: 54.3; 200 fly: 2:00.5; 100 back: 54.2; 200 back: 1:57.5.
Before Princeton - won the YMCA national championship in the 200 IM ...
invited to USA Senior Nationals and USA Junior Nationals ... USA Junior
National finalist ... multiple-time finalist at YMCA Nationals ...
invited to USA Zone Select Camp and USA National Select Camp ... holds
multiple records at York Suburban High ... three-time USA Swimming
Academic All-America ... member of the Distinguished Honor Roll ...
active in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Harmony and SADD ...
secretary of the Spanish Honor Society.
Personal - born Feb. 20, 1994 ... daughter of Andy and Judy Stewart ...
father swam for Bucknell ... has a younger sister Tessa and two younger
brothers, Noah and Coleman ... uncle attended Princeton in the Class of
1984 ... interested in studying psychology ... enjoys reading and
Before Princeton - started the high school diving team at Lexington High
and won the 2010 state championship ... has medaled every year at AAU
Nationals since 2005 ... five-time competitor in the U.S. Summer
Nationals ... captain of her swimming and diving team ... member of the
National Honor Society ... member of the class council.
Personal - born May 24, 1994 ... daughter of Ivan and Dana Zitkovsky ...
father is a patent attorney; mother is an emergency room physician ...
has a younger sister Emily ... interested in studying chemistry ...
enjoys baking, running and yoga.