Southern Regional Squads Have Components to Go Perfect Again



Truly feel THE Electricity: Senior Sean White is a single of several seniors on the Southern Regional boys swim workforce completely ready to forge ahead toward a different excellent time following last year’s undefeated marketing campaign. (Photos by David Biggy)
A mixture of encounter, depth and expertise goes a prolonged way in the pool, and the Southern Regional swim teams have made the most of those three factors the past couple of years. All through last year’s constrained year, the Rams employed that combination to go undefeated. Regardless of whether they can this season will be answered sometime in February.
For now, the Rams head into the new period, which starts off Friday with a house contest against Brick Memorial, with the exact same expectations – to keep bettering as they acquire.
“We want to carry on to expand and drive the team to its fullest potential,” claimed boys coach Patrick Craig. “We introduced back 18 of 23 swimmers from previous time, so our staff has a ton of practical experience. Additionally, we introduced in 11 new swimmers, and they will be learning from a good group of young adult males. They will lean on a single a further to get as a result of a total time, and I’m extremely psyched to see what this group can do.”
Supplied the success of previous period, it is not hard to fathom what this group of Rams can do – there is by now been a precursor, and because most of past season’s leading swimmers are again for a different go, it only makes feeling Southern will be tricky to beat.
Foremost that cost into the new period are senior captains Cole Nemes (sprints), Sean White (IM, breaststroke) and Caleb Westpy (breaststroke, IM), as very well as classmate Kristian Werner (sprints, length, backstroke), who has been a starter considering that his freshman yr. Senior Jack Matthews (butterfly) also is anticipated to be a single of the distinguished upperclassman.
But the Rams also have a team of kids who can rack up significant points – if not at the entrance of an occasion, unquestionably inside the leading several positions – and Craig will be hunting to quite a few returning sophomores to assist bolster the lineup, which includes Sean Kahl (sprints), Jacob Werner (length) and Enzo Russino (IM).
Two newcomers to the roster, junior Cody Karolkiewicz and freshman Owen DiNapoli, could make immediate and major impacts throughout the time, Craig claimed.
The rest of the crew incorporates returning seniors Gabe Shehady, Jake Jauch, Jack Burgos, Bryan Kahl and Tyler Taglieri, returning juniors Luke Plesniarski, Justin Pollina, Sean Hanvey and Nick Napolitano, returning sophomores Matthew Lange and Silas Committee. The rest of the newcomers to the group are sophomores Ryan Sicoli and Harrison Marti, as well as freshmen Dom Mazzella, Brody Reynolds, Bern Rutkowski, Michael Sefchik, Noah Tallman and Turner Ryon.
“The boys are hungry to have a total season and pick up the place they still left off,” he said. “The seniors are excited to end their large faculty professions on a superior note.”
Targeted ON Very first: Senior Brooke Boyd will be between the swimmers main the way for the Southern Regional ladies this winter, and the Rams are able of repeating yet another undefeated regular time.
As for the ladies, mentor Monthly bill Entrikin’s squad lost a good bunch of seniors pursuing the team’s undefeated year from final winter season, but the Rams didn’t have a shortage of more youthful swimmers completely ready to move up final time, and there is a likelihood they’re all ready to proceed the successful custom of the application.
“Our very first purpose is to qualify for the point out event, and the next is to win the division title for a 3rd consecutive year, the two of which we have a fair opportunity to attain,” Entrikin mentioned. “Our strength is in our depth, and I believe we have the deepest staff in Ocean County. Coming off again-to-back again undefeated seasons, our upperclassmen will have the process maintaining everyone concentrated, retain them level-headed and thinking positively all through the period.”
And it’s as amazing a senior course as the Rams have had in any of their most latest seasons. It all starts with senior captains Brooke Boyd (butterfly, sprints), Haley Skimmons (sprints, breaststroke) and Rachel Vazquez (backstroke, butterfly, sprints) and fans out from there, to incorporate returning seniors Mohini Jani (backstroke, sprints), Leah Keenan (sprints), Jessica Paulillo (sprints, breaststroke) and Lauren Pascucci (sprints, distance). Also part of the senior crew are Bella English (sprints, breaststroke) and Rachel Brief (sprints).
The junior course is solid and each swimmer in it is returning for a 3rd straight period. That team involves Chloe Furlong (backstroke, sprints, IM), Gianna Giglioli (length, butterfly), Madeline Krason (length, sprints, backstroke), Bridget Tiny (distance, sprints, backstroke), Emma Mills (sprints, IM), Payton Nork (breaststroke, distance, sprints, IM) and Isabella Wyckoff (sprints, breaststroke).
Returning for a 2nd straight time are sophomore feeling Shae Centanni (sprints, distance, butterfly, backstroke) and classmates Talia Duralek (sprints, breaststroke), Grace Leavitt (sprints), Erin Little (sprints, backstroke), Ava Morrow (sprints) and Christina Pascucci (sprints), along with newcomer Abigail Baker (sprints).
As for the freshman class, Entrikin expects Francesca Fields (butterfly, breaststroke, IM, sprints), Julianna Marco (butterfly, breaststroke, IM, sprints) and Greta Schulze (sprints, length, butterfly) to crack the beginning lineup and add even much more depth. The rest of the incoming freshmen are Kylie Bosland, Madison Flynn, Lola Palmer, Natalia Simone, Brooke Stewart, Summer Watson and Amalie Werner.
Barnegat Squads Search for
Ongoing Enhancement
When it’s true the Barnegat boys are not the exact same crew as the one that captured the school’s initially-at any time point out sectional championship a number of several years in the past, mentor Emily Cherry is energized to see how much her Bengals have enhanced due to the fact very last winter’s limited period.
“We have graduated a range of our prime swimmers about the previous couple yrs, but we still have a solid team of upperclassmen who are dedicated to continuing to drive our workforce to be the greatest that it can be,” she mentioned. “Our swimmers are doing the job tough and psyched to be back again in the pool. We’re wanting forward to one more amazing season.”
The good thing is, the Bengals have a important core of seniors main the way, such as captains Ryan Schager (IM, breaststroke), Justin Sullivan (freestyle) and Declan Lustenberger (freestyle). Together with them are returning seniors Noah Jeremias (IM) and Danny Ohr (backstroke) as properly as versatile returning junior Ryan Grant. The coaches are higher on oncoming freshman Christopher DeLeeuw.
The rest of the squad includes seniors Matthew Acosta, Paul D’Aloia, Joseph Fiorentino, Anthony Idone, Emanuel Valles, Logan Wheeler and Jeremiah Velez junior Chase Bringoli and sophomores Tyler Finkle, Christopher Schumann and Andrew Nguyen.
Meanwhile, the girls squad has not only some sound probable, but also a new coach, previous standout Taylor Teliszewski.
“Our ladies crew carries on to improve, and we have a strong group of upperclassmen,” she mentioned. “Our returning users have been performing greatly tough to come to be stronger in their events, and we’re psyched to see what our newcomers bring to the staff.”
With senior captains Erin Lustenberger (backstroke) and Jessica Notaro (breaststroke) – as perfectly as junior captain Hailee Lutz, a formidable competitor in many situations – the Bengals’ nucleus is solid. They also have an knowledgeable team of teammates in returning juniors Emily McAvoy (freestyle), Delaney Dobbin (all close to) and Alyson Sojak (freestyle), who really should score a lot of points in a bunch of situations. Past that core team, Teliszewski expects freshmen Kaya Piskorzewski and Sarah Schager to offer an immediate boost to the lineup.
The rest of the squad is composed of seniors Mikayla Dobbin and Nicole Schiverea juniors Gabriella Giaconia, Priscilla Pires and Sara Riccardelli sophomores Julia Brown, Marina Lopez, Emalie Menegus and Catey Ryan and freshmen Avery Counts, Samantha Kelly and Maira Lopes.
— David Biggy
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