Foran’s Jordan MacDonald signed a National Letter of Intent today to attend Lehigh University, where she will join the Mountain Hawks’ NCAA Division 1 women’s swimming and diving team.
“The whole experience of the past few weeks – with the states, the Open and now this letter of intent signing, has been very exciting,” said MacDonald, the daughter of Stacey and Stephen Macdonald. “I am really looking forward to being part of such an amazing team at Lehigh.”
Head coach Rob Herb’s Hawks compete in the Patriot League, where he has been named Coach of the Year three times. Lehigh (Bethlehem Pa). is off to a 6-0 start to the season.
MacDonald won the Class M title in the 100-yard butterfly with a winning time of 57.53. She was fifth at the State Open. At states, she was also fourth in the 50-yard freestyle for coach Meghan Condon’s Lions, who placed 11th.
“Jordan holds school records in seven events at Foran,” Condon said. “In addition to being a four-time state champion in the butterfly, she has additionally earned All-State honors in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200-medley relay over the course of her career.
“Jordan was SCC champion in the 100 butterfly this year as well as All SCC in the 50 freestyle. She has numerous awards over her career at Foran, being named Rookie of the Year in 2016, Swimmer of the Year in 2017, and MVP in 2018.”
Macdonald got her start in swimming as a child, first taking lessons and later joining the competitive scene as a member of Amity Regional Aquatic Club and later with SOCO Aquatic Club in New Haven.
In addition to athletics, Macdonald is a member of the school’s National Honor Society and serves as treasurer of the Key Club. She plans to major either in engineering or something in the world of science upon entry to Lehigh.
“Jordan is an exceptional student, athlete, and leader,” Foran head coach Meghan Condon said. “This year she was named captain and took on that responsibility with a grace and determination that inspired her peers.
“Her work ethic in the pool and in the classroom are evident from the numerous awards and honors she has earned athletically and academically. In practice, Jordan is always there to encourage her teammates to put in their best effort. Even though she is an outstanding athlete, it’s her humility that brings the team together; her teammates flock to her not only because of her success in the pool, but because she is a grounded, team player who is always willing to do what’s best for the team.
“Jordan is a wonderful individual and it has been great to coach her over the past four years, she will be greatly missed.”