Jesuit swimmers Davis Edwards, Charles Korndorffer sign NLIs Wednesday

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NEW ORLEANS – Two standout swimmers from Jesuit will continue their careers in college, but not before one final meet as Blue Jays.

Davis Edwards signed a national letter-of-intent with Auburn University on Wednesday, while Charles Korndorffer signed with the University of Notre Dame.

First up is a trip to Sulphur, where Edwards and Korndorffer are among the favorites in their events at the LHSAA Division I meet Friday and Saturday at the SPAR Aquatic Center. Jesuit is the defending Division I boys champion.

Edwards has the fastest qualifying time of 59.10 seconds in the 100 yard breaststroke and the second-best qualifying time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.24).

Korndorffer, who set state meet records in the 100-yard butterfly (49.13) and 100-yard breaststroke (49.72) last November, has the best qualifying time again in both events this year. His entering 100 fly time of 49.67 is nearly four seconds faster than the second-best time, and his 100 breast qualifying time of 50.66 is three seconds better than the field.

Both are headed to nationally regarded programs. Notre Dame is currently ranked 18th nationally, while Auburn was the dominant men’s swimming program of the 2000s, winning six national titles between 2003-09 and 16 straight Southeastern Conference championships from 1997-2012.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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