With a trio of Top-100 recruits and five more Top-200 recruits, the Princeton women's swimming and diving Class of 2016 earned a No. 16 national ranking recently by CollegeSwimming.com.
Princeton, which has won 10 of the last 13 Ivy League championships, will bring in 11 swimmers and divers this fall. Two members of the group are divers, while the remaining nine swimmers each earned rankings within the Top 250. Eight were within the Top 200, six were within the Top 150 and three were within the Top 100.
Leading the way is Sada Stewart, who was ranked 51st overall and is a former YMCA national champion in the 200 IM. Her top times in the 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 back and 200 back would each have been good enough for second in the 2012 Ivy League championship meet, and she will provide a key replacement for graduated co-captain Meredith Monroe in the back events.
Both Morgan Karetnick and Megan Lydzinski were also ranked in the Top 100. Karetnick qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 back and would also have had a Top-2 time in the event at the last Ivy Championships; she also brings strong sprint free times to Denunzio Pool. Lydzinski is another talented sprinter who would have had Top-4 times in the 50 and the 100 free.