SwimmingWildcats Get Lucky, Earn Verbal from North Carolina 3A State Champion Matthew...

Wildcats Get Lucky, Earn Verbal from North Carolina 3A State Champion Matthew Lucky


NEW COMMIT: Northwestern University has landed a big verbal commitment for the 2022-23 season and beyond from U.S. Open qualifier Matthew Lucky of Harrisburg, N.C.

He will join Tona Zinn of Santa Ana, Calif. as a member of the Wildcats’ Class of 2026.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“B1G things are coming! I am excited to finally announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Northwestern University. I want to thank my family, friends, and coaches for helping me along the journey. #gocats 😼💜”

Primarily a breaststroker, Lucky does his club swimming with Sailfish Aquatics and most recently earned six best times at the Speedo Summer East Championships where his highest finish was a 17th-place showing in the 200m breast. He also earned bronze in both the 100 and 200 breast at Cary Sectionals after winning the 200 breast at the 18&U Winter Championships.

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 54.57
  • 200 breast – 1:57.73
  • 200 IM – 1:48.95
  • 100 fly – 48.80
  • 200 fly – 1:49.44

Also competing for Concord High School, Lucky is a five-time individual North Carolina 3A State Championship finalist. He won the 100 breast and was the runner-up in the 200 IM as a junior while taking first in the former event during his sophomore season.

He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.





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