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Cougar Swimming Inks Five to National Letters of Intent

Nov 13, 2020

Matt Leach NLI Press Conference

PULLMAN, Wash. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Washington State Women's Swimming signed five to National Letters of Intent earlier this week, head coach Matt Leach announced Friday.
The Cougars added Noelle Harvey, Sophie Macy, Noelle Marsh, Ilaria Moro and Taylor Schababerle each signed NLI's to join the Cougars next fall.
Harvey is a native of Carlsbad, Calif. and swims the freestyle and backstroke for La Costa Canyon High School and North Coast Aquatics. Harvey helped LCCHS to a CIF State Championship with wins in the 100 free and 100 back as a sophomore, placed second in the 200 back and third in the 100 back at the 2019 Speed Champions Series last December, and finished fourth in the 200 back at the 2020 Carlsbad Sectionals. In the classroom, Harvey was a Scholastic All-American as a sophomore.
Macy is a native of Chanhassen, Minn. and is expected to swim the backstroke. Macy was a four-time All-State selection, set the school record in the 100 breast, was a five-time Club State Champion and was a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Macy, who swims for the WEST Express Swim Team, was a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 breast and 400 IM, opened 2020 with state championship wins in the 200 IM and 400 IM, and a third-place finish in the 200 breast. Out of the pool, Macy is a two-time Scholastic All-American and is interested in studying chemical engineering at Washington State.
Marsh is a native of Magnolia, Texas and swims sprint freestyle for the Magnolia Aquatic Club. Marsh is a four-time 5A State Championship finalist for Magnolia High School, finishing fifth in the 50 free and 100 free while also helping the 200 medley relay team to a third-place finish as a junior. Marsh was also a two-time qualifier in the 2016-17 NCSA Championships and will be a MHS team captain for the 2020-21 season. Out of the pool, Marsh served as the USA Gulf Swimming Treasurer last year and will serve on the USA Gulf Swimming Finance Committee this season.  
Moro is out of Gigliano, Italy and swims the butterfly for Sinsport Rane Rosee club team. As a junior at the 2018 Italian Championships, Moro earned a medal in the 100 butterfly and was a part of the 4x100 free relay team that set an Italian junior record. As a senior at the 2019 Italian Championships, Moro earned a medal in the 200 fly and two medals in the 100 freestyle relay and 200 free relay.
Schababerle is out of Katy, Texas and swims the freestyle for James Taylor High School and Katy Aquatics. As a junior, Schababerle finished ninth in the 200 free at the 2020 Texas UIL 6A State Championships and later won the 1000 free, placed third in the 500 free and 200 free at the 2020 Gulf Short Course Championships. Schababerle is a two-time Academic All-District selection and was a member of the All-America 400 freestyle relay team. Out of the pool, Schababerle was a member of the National Honor Society and the Peer Assistance Leadership program.