Head coach: Brian McNeff, eighth season.

League affiliation: KLAA Kensington Conference (Central Division).

Last year’s finish: first, KLAA Central (4-0, 9-0 overall); second, Kensington Conference; 13th, Division 1 finals.

Notable losses to graduation: Sarah Lohman (All-State, eighth, 100 breaststroke), Lauren Jarzembowski (state qualifier), Andrea Meister (state qualifier, conference champion), Maria Gutowski, Simone Young, Hope Miller.

Leading returnees: Laura Westphal, Soph. (state champion, 500 freestyle, 4:57.84; 10th, 200 IM, 2:07.14); Alissa Moore, Jr. (11th, 500 freestyle, 5:06.43; 15th, 200 freestyle, 1:55.9); Kelsey Macaddino, Soph. (13th, 100 butterfly, 58.49); Nikki Pumper, Soph. (16th, 100 backstroke, 59.11; 23rd, 100 freestyle); Gillian Zayan, Soph. (13th, 200 freestyle relay, 1:40.08); Jessica Yan, Sr. (30th, 500 freestyle, 5:24.11); Natalie Filipowicz, Sr. (sprint freestyle); Darby Mros, Jr. (IM-backstroke); Brittany Nayh, Jr. (butterfly).

Promising newcomers: Ana Barrott, Fr. (backstroke-freestyle); Jennifer Ostrowski, Fr. (breaststroke).

McNeff’s 2014 outlook: “I’m really excited about this upcoming season. We lost some pretty good swimmers last year, but we are returning eight of 11 state qualifiers and most of our league meet team. We had probably the best freshman class in the state last year, and they all worked extremely hard in the off season to come back even better this year. After last year’s loss at the conference meet, I challenged the whole team to work as hard as they could in the off season so that it wouldn’t happen again. From what I have seen so far, they have fulfilled their promise. A lot of swimmers have come in to the season where they left off last year. That is what we need to do if we want to be able to compete in this conference and in the state.”


Head coach: Annette VanderMey, fourth season.

League affiliation: KLAA Kensington Conference (Central Division).

Last year’s finish: fifth, KLAA Central (0-4); sixth, Kensington Conference; 32nd, Division 1 finals.

Notable losses to graduation: Jaymie Ziegler (14th, diving, Division 1).

Leading returnees: Emily Mayoras, Soph. (state qualifier, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke); Alyssa Stark, Sr. (diving); Lindsey Vaughan, Sr. (100-200 freestyle); Alexa Nussio, Sr. (freestyle-backstroke); Alexandra Cortez, Jr. (butterfly-freestyle); Dana Kilponen, Jr. (sprint freestyle); Ava Bianchi, Jr. (sprint freestyle); Elizabeth Glenn, Jr., 500 freestyle); Mallory Martlock, Soph. (200- 500 freestyle); Karen Xu, Soph. (backstroke-breaststroke); Idalia Moore, Soph. (100-200 freestyle); Sarah Wang, Soph. (butterfly); Claire Tuckey, Soph. (sprint freestyle-breaststroke); Brooke Grant, Soph. (50 freestyle); Katie McMaster, Soph. (diving); Sukhi Sidhu, Soph. (diving).

Promising newcomers: Claire Cornellier, Fr.; Nicole Dastmalchi, Fr.; Hanna Dong, Fr.; Zijin Huang, Fr.; Samantha Kasanic, Fr.; Linda Wei, Fr.; Alice Ying, Fr.

VanderMey’s 2014 outlook: “The girls are looking good in the water doing the right things and practicing hard. We will have to keep working hard to continue our upward climb in the KLAA and our second year of a rebuilding campaign. We met as a team and set some pretty awesome goals for our team to measure success by and so far the training sessions indicate that they are staying focused on achieving those goals. Our team captains – Zoe Psiakis (senior) Lindsey Vaughan and Dana Kilponen are doing an awesome job leading the charge on this.”


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