Sun Devil Swim & Dive Ink Signees For 2022 Class
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Sun Devils Swim/Dive family added a few members this week as several penned their commitment to Bob Bowman's program on account of the National Signing Day period beginning November 10.
As of November 22, 12 have signed to join the Sun Devils beginning in 2022, including two of the top swimmers in their respective states and a handful of divers, marking the first diving commits under the program's new head coach Marc Briggs.
This story will continue to be updated as more signings are announced.
GET TO KNOW THE SIGNEES
Lane Stallworth, Diver
San Antonio, Texas
Clark High School
Seeing double? The Sun Devils received a commitment from their second Stallworth in two years, as Lane's older brother, Jackson, is currently a freshman in the program.
Lane's commitment is the first for Briggs, as he's been tirelessly recruiting to bring in a talented team of divers by next fall. He gets just that in Stallworth, who became a Texas High School District 27-6A state champion in the 1M Dive back in January.
After having zero divers in the program this year, the Sun Devils are in the midst of revitalizing the team and the commitment from Stallworth is a terrific start.
Coach Briggs: "I am very excited about Lane signing to dive for ASU. As we rebuild the program from the ground up, Lane's athletic talent as a three-event diver and excellent student will make an immediate impact in and out of the pool. We're thrilled to have him on board."
Jonny Kulow, Freestyle
Lander Valley High School
The Sun Devils made a commitment all of last year in their hiatus from competition to send more student-athletes to the Olympic Trials and Games. At the same time, the young high schooler Kulow was on his way there, too.
The No. 1 ranked swimmer in all of Wyoming, Kulow appeared in last summer's US Olympic Trials and achieved a personal best for the 50m freestyle.
Another talented freestyler to add to Bowman's program, Kulow is a multi-time state champion and on his way to becoming one of the most decorated high school swimmers to come from Wyoming.
Coach Bowman: "Jonny is such a great kid. Excellent student from Wyoming. He's someone I've had my eye on for many years. A very good friend of mine who coaches in Wyoming told me I should watch for him because he's the real deal. He is the real deal. We're super excited to have him."
Mackenzie Nedom, Freestyle
Loveland Swim Club
Nedom is the 15th ranked player in all of her home state of Colorado. A representative of Team Peru in the 2019 South America Junior Championships, Nedom captured two wins in 200 and 500 yard free at last year's Colorado Senior Short Course Championships.
Listed as a freestyler, she'll join the talented position group in Tempe next fall that will already feature Molly Batchelor, Charli Brown, Natalia Fryckowska, Lindsay Looney and Erin Milligan, among others.
Associate head coach Rachel Stratton-Mills: "Mackenzie comes to us from Colorado and will add to our strong group of middle distance freestylers. She has an obvious desire to race at the top level of the sport and I am looking forward to watching her grow and develop into a high-caliber swimmer over her time here at ASU."
Brecken Scroggin, Diver
Queen Creek, Arizona
Casteel High School
The second diving prospect to commit to Marc Briggs and the Sun Devils comes less than 30 miles from Tempe. A diver at Queen Creek's Casteel High School, Scroggin is a back-to-back state champion and was a finalist in 2019.
Scroggin earned the AIA Diver of the Year award in 2021 and also netted a spot on USA Today's AZ All-State team.
Coach Briggs: "I couldn't be happier to have Brecken sign to dive for ASU. Joining us from a top-notch local program, East Valley Dive Club, Brecken is someone I've had my eye on and really wanted the opportunity to work with. Now I have that opportunity and can't wait for what's to come. Her future is bright."
Andrew Dobrzanski, Breaststroke
Milan High School
The No. 1 ranked high school swimmer in the state of Michigan, Dobrzanski won two state titles in the 200 IM and 100 breast events. He's a two-time winner of the Monroe Country Region Boys Swimmer of the Year award.
He owns several of the Milan High School records in the 500 free and 500 back. He's also broken his own records in the IM and breaststroke.
Coach Bowman: "What I like about Andy is he's versatile. He can do IM, he's a very good breaststroker, which is what we need. He's a very hard-working kid. I think he has a large upside. I think he'll have a big improvement when he gets into the strength training for the kind of stuff we do. I'm excited about him."
Zoe Summar, Backstroke
Centennial High School
The No. 2 ranked high school swimmer in the state of Tennessee, Summar earned two second-place finishes at this year's state championship in both the 200 IM and 100 back.
A nominee for Middle Tennessee Female Swimmer of the Year, Summar was once a six-time champion at the 2019 Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championship, in which she won the 100 back, 200 breast, 200 free, 200 back, 400 IM and 200 IM.
Coach Stratton-Mills: "Zoe is the type of athlete who will immediately be able to impact our program in a wide range of events. She has a depth of ability that is a great attribute in the collegiate setting. That, matched with her outstanding attitude and desire for excellence, will really make her one to watch over the next few years."
Katherine Randall, Freestyle
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Eagan High School
Another terrific freestyler, Randall is the No. 3 ranked swimmer in her home state of Minnesota who had her fingerprints all over the Minnesota Short Course Senior State Championship a year ago.
She won the 1000 and 1650 free and also added second-place finishes in the 500 free and 200 fly. At this summer's Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis, she earned a win in the 1500 free and a runner-up finish in the 400 free.
Coach Stratton-Mills: "Katherine is a highly valuable pickup for this program in the distance events. She comes from a top-tier club program and will elevate our team with her ability to train and race. We are looking forward to her making an immediate impact within our program."
Dynamo Swim Club
The most versatile of this batch of signees, McDonald is the No. 3 ranked high school swimmer from the state of Georgia and the 35th overall prospect in the 2022 class. In July, he had three first-place finishes at the USA Swimming Futures Championship in the 200 free, 100 fly and 200 IM.
His wide-ranging skill set presents Bowman and his staff the unique opportunity to use McDonald in a variety of roles as soon as he arrives in Tempe.
Coach Bowman: "Owen is one of the most versatile swimmers in the country. He can swim a 400 IM and a 100 free. We're also excited about his backstroke potential. He's somebody who is just coming into his own right now and he's going to be a very important swimmer for us."
The staff has done a terrific job in recent years plucking top talent from Georgia, the home state of current Sun Devils Jade Foelske, Savannah Mitchell, Lilia Smith and Jordan Dunn. In McDonald, they get one of the state's top high school prospects.
Ashley Bevan-Thomas, Diver
Carroll High School
A 2020-2021 NISCA Diving All American, Bevan-Thomas finished third at the 2019 USA Diving Junior National Championships in the synchronized 3M event.
She lists her primary event as the 3M springboard and is the kind of athlete coach Briggs feels can make an immediate impact next fall.
Coach Briggs: "I am thrilled to have Ashley sign to dive for ASU. Joining us from a top level program, GC Divers in Southlake, Texas, Ashley is someone who will come in and compete at a high level. We are excited for her future as a Sun Devil."
Izzy Krantzcke, Breaststroke/IM
The Woodlands, Texas
The Woodlands Christian Academy
As a junior this past spring, Krantzcke won the 500 free at the Texas Division II State Championship, where she also finished second in the 200 free. A nominee for the 2021 Vype High School Sports Awards, Krantzcke was a finalist for the Women's Swimming Private School Athlete of the Year.
The third Texan to join the Sun Devils from this recruiting class, Krantzcke is listed as the No. 14 ranked women's swimming prospect in the entire state.
Coach Stratton-Mills: "Izzy has an energy and enthusiasm that is contagious. This, in addition to the wide range of events Izzy swims, will immediately make our program better."
Audrey Reimer, Backstroke
Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins High School (Transfer from University of Utah)
Reimer will come to the Sun Devils after three highly decorated seasons at Utah, where she earned the school record in the 100 and 200 back. A 2020 All-American, Reimer twice qualified for the NCAA Championships. As a sophomore, she was named the Utes' Most Valuable Swimmer.
Upon her arrival in Tempe, the Sun Devils will get a proven winner already familiar with the Pac-12 conference.
Coach Stratton-Mills: "Audrey will join this program with years of collegiate experience under her belt. This experience, plus her track record of performing at the highest level of our sport, will make her a leader on this team both in the pool and out."
Zachory Lundgren, Diver
Basha High School (Transfer from University of Hawaii)