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  Jessica Foschi
Jessica Foschi

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Old Brookville, NY

High School:
Friends Academy

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance Free/IM

Experience:
4V

  • 10-time All-American
  • NCAA Champion

    Career-Best, Season-Best, 2002 NCAA Championships Seed: 200 Free (1:46.06, 1:46.75, #9T), 500 Free (4:37.81, 4:38.95, #2), 1650 Free (16:03.47, 16:08.46, #3)

    2002 Pac-10 Championships: Won the 1650 free for the third consecutive year with a season-best time of 16:08.46 ... Finished second in the 500 free (4:39.49) as her consecutive win streak in the event ended at 18 races ... Placed third in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:46.75 ... Swam the second leg of 400 relay team that finished second with a team season-best time of 3:19.66 and the anchor leg of the third-place 800 free relay squad (7:16.05).

    2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: The team's top distance free swimmer, going unbeaten in all 17 of her 500, 1000 and 1650 free races ... Won nine times in the 500, as well as four times each in the 1000 and 1650 ... Also had a pair of victories in the 200 free versus Arizona (1/25/02) and at UCLA (2/1/02).

    2001 NCAA Championships: Earned five All-American honors and won her first NCAA title with a victory in the 500 free (4:37.81) in front of a hometown crowd in East Meadow, New York ... Ranked fourth on the NCAA Championships individual high point list with 51 points ... Also finished second in the 1650 free (16:03.47) and fifth in the 200 free (1:46.40) ... Swam the first leg of Stanford's second-place 80 free relay team and third leg of its fourth-place 400 yard relay team.

    Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings: 200 Free (1:46.06, #4), 500 Free (4:37.81, #2), 1650 Free (16:03.47, #4)

    General: The team's top distance freestyle swimmer ... Has earned 10 All-American honors and one NCAA title ... Had a breakthrough year as a junior with an NCAA title before a hometown crowd in the 500 yard free and is looking for a big senior campaign ... Team co-captain with fellow senior Shelly Ripple ... Currently ranked 29th in the world in the 400 meter free (4:14.13), 45th in the 800 meter free (8:46.00) and 51st in the 1500 meter free (16:51.21) in the long course 50-meter pool rankings ... Has exhibited great leadership over the years and is a team player ... Very dedicated, hard worker and a smart racer ... Great willpower ... Has the ability to perform at a great rate over a long period of time ... Has improved her speed tremendously ... Currently ranks second all-time at Stanford in the 500 yard free (4:37.81) and fourth in the 1650 yard free (16:03.47) ... Owns the Pac-10 Meet record in the 500 yard free (4:39.74, 2/22/01) ... Has a strong will to win shown by the way she trains and the attitude she takes to the pool ... Has lots of confidence ... Has ability to come from behind in a race ... Will be a candidate to score highly in three individual events at the NCAA Meet.

    As a Junior in 2000-01: Earned five All-American honors and won her first NCAA title with a victory in the 500 yard free (4:37.81) in front of a hometown crowd in East Meadow, New York ... Ranked fourth on the NCAA Championships individual high point list with 51 points ... Also finished second at the NCAA's in the 1650 yard free (16:03.47) and fifth in the 200 yard free (1:46.40) ... Swam the first leg (1:46.56) of Stanford's second-place 800 yard free relay team and the third leg (49.54) of Stanford's fourth-place 400 yard free relay team ... Had an excellent Pac-10 Meet, winning both the 500 yard free (Pac-10 Meet record 4:39.74) and the 1650 yard free (16:05.68), while finishing third in the 200 yard free (1:48.03) ... Also swam the third leg of Stanford's Pac-10 championship 800 yard free relay team (1:47.81) that set a new Pac-10 meet record (7:10.28) ... Won all nine 500 yard free events she entered and eight of the nine 1000 or 1650 yard free races.

    As a Sophomore in 1999-2000: Had a couple of excellent post-season meets at the NCAA's and the Pac-10 Championships, winning four All-American honors and a pair of Pac-10 individual titles in the 500 yard free (4:40.37, 4:42.77 prelims) and the 1650 yard free (16:12.16) ... Also swam the first leg (1:48.18) of the Cardinal's Pac-10 championship 800 yard free relay team (7:10.59) and finished third in the 200 free (1:47.36, 1:48.14 prelims) ... Finished second in the 400 meter free (4:06.17) and fifth in the 1500 meter free (16:18.17) at the NCAA's ... Also had a 12th place showing in the 200 meter free (1:59.88, 1:59.49 trials) and swam the first leg (2:00.47) of the Cardinal's fourth-place 800m free relay squad (8:00.45) ... Undefeated in dual meets during the regular season in the 500 meter free and 1000 meter free, winning both events in all seven of the Cardinal duals.

    As a Freshman in 1998-99: Earned All-American honors with an 11th-place NCAA finish in the 500 yard free (4:46.30) ... Just missed scoring in the 1650 yard free, placing 17th (16:39.00) ... Also finished 26th in the 400 yard IM (4:23.29) ... Had a very strong Pac-10 Meet, finishing third in both the 500 yard free (4:45.73) and 1650 yard free (16:34.55) ... Also was a finalist in the 400 IM (4:23.16), placing seventh ... In her first collegiate swim meet she broke the Notre Dame pool record in the 500 yard free (4:49.11) to win by nearly 11 seconds ... Won the 500 (4:49.74) and 1000 (10:01.60) yard freestyles at Auburn.

    National/International Competition: Has been a member of the U.S. National Team since 1995 ... Team captain for the U.S. squad at the 2001 World University Games ... Swam the third leg of the qualifying heat for the gold medal winning U.S. 4x200 meter free relay team ... Participated in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Placed eighth in the 400 meter free at the 1999 World University Games ... 1998 U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American as well as an All-American in the 400 meter free ... Participated in the 1998 Goodwill Games ... 1997 USS All-American, USS Scholastic All-American and Open Water All-American ... Won the 10000 meter Open Water National title in 1997 ... Finished second in the 200 meter free, third in the 1500 meter free, fourth in the 800 meter free and fifth in the 400 meter free at the 1997 Spring Nationals ... Placed fourth in the 800 meter free and fifth in the 400 meter free at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Won the 5000 meters Open Water national title in 1996 ... In 1995, won the 800 meter free at the U.S. Open and placed second in the 400 meter free ... Qualified for the Pan Pacific Team in 1995 by placing third in the 1500 meter free at Summer Nationals ... Ranked 10th in the world in the 800 meter free and 18th in the 400 meter free in 1995 ... Member of the 1995 Junior National Team ... Speedo Junior National champion in the 400 yard IM in 1995 and the 500, 1000 and 1650 yard free events in 1994.

    High School: A 1998 graduate of Friends Academy ... School did not have a swim team, but she swam independently in high school meets from 1996-98 ... New York State champion and state record holder in the 200 and 500 yard free ... All-American from 1995-97 in the 200 and 500 yard free ... The 1996 national high school champion in the 500 yard free ... Voted MVP of the Nassau County State Team (1995-97) ... Member of the Cum Laude Society ... National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar Awards.

    Club: Swims for Long Island Aquatic Club ... Coached by Dave Ferris.

    Personal: Political Science major ... Daughter of Robert and Margaret Foschi ... Comes from an extremely athletic family ... Father played basketball at Columbia ... Sister, Pam, finished her swimming career at Boston College in 2000-01 and was a team captain in her senior year ... Brother, John-Paul, is a sophomore tight end on the Georgia Tech football team after an All-American high school career ... Tutors for SAT Success, a group that sets up SAT tutors for children who can't afford expensive prep courses ... Hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and a bit of golf.

    Coaching Staff on Foschi: "We are excited that Jessica will be one of the leaders on this club in her senior year. She is a leader, a team player and one of the hardest workers on this team, and we hope that it will rub off on the entire squad. We're expecting Jessica to continue the success that she has had at Stanford."

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