Athletes of the Year
Division 1: Chelmsford
Day won the 200 and 500 free state titles to help lead Chelmsford to the Division 1 state title, dethroning rival Andover. A three-time All-Scholastic, she is a high honors student who also runs track.
Division 1: Chelmsford, 100 fly/200 IM
Sheridan capped her storied career in style, helping Chemlsford dethrone Andover as Division 1 state champions. Sheridan won the 100 free and the 200 IM to finish her career with nine individual state titles. She has committed to Arkansas.
Division 2: Bishop Feehan, 200 Free/500 Free
The state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle for the second straight season. Myers efforts helped lead Feehan to an undefeated dual-meet season and the Division 2 state title. She will swim at Loyola (Md.) University.
Division 2: Bishop Feehan, 200 IM/100 breast
Reidemeister captured a pair of state championships at the Division 2 meet, in the 200 IM (2:07.73) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.79). Her efforts helped Feehan capture the Division 2 state title and cap an undefeated season.
Andover, senior, 100 back/500 free
Awiszus took home the Division 1 state title in the 100 backstroke (59.14) and tied for first in the 500 free with Jennifer Day. She ends her career a four-time MVC All-Star and a three-time team state champion. An honors student, she will attend Central Connecticut.
Belmont, , 100 fly
This talented sophomore captured almost every title possible in the 100 butterfly this season, winning the Middlesex, North sectional, and Division 2 state championships in the event. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay squad that won a state title.
Brockton, senior, 50 free/100 fly
The fastest sprinter in the state, Burns captured the 50 free state tite in 23.95, blitzing the field by a full second. She also took home top honors in the 100 fly. She will attend Penn.
Acton-Boxborough, senior, 100 breast
Crowley was the Division 1 state champion in the 100 breaststroke, winning in 1:07.66. She also finished second in the 200 IM to help lead A-B to a fourth-place finish. A high honors student, she hopes to swim in college.
Ursuline, junior, 100 back
Lake captured the Division 2 South Sectional and state titles in the 100 backstroke and finished third at states in the 100 butterfly after finishing second in sectionals. A four-time conference All-Star, she has qualified for states since seventh grade.
Westwood, sophomore, 50 free
McDonald took home top honors in the 50 free at the Division 2 state meet, winning in 24.57. She was also fifth in the 100 free and part of the 200- and 400-free relay teams that finished third. She also plays basketball and lacrosse.
Walpole, sophomore, Diving
Phelan became Walpole’s first state champion in diving this year when she captured the Division 2 title with a total of 483 points. An honor student and All-Scholastic gymnast, the Bay State Conference All-Star hopes to compete in either sport in college.
Smith’s specialty was speed, as she won the Division 2 state title in the 100 free turning in 53.95. She also finished second in the 50 free. At South Sectionals, she was third in the 100 free. A two-time Bay State Conference All-Star, she also plays lacrosse.
Framingham, senior, Diving
This talented senior helped lead the Flyers to an undefeated Bay State Conference season, as well as the South Sectional title. She captured the Division 1 state diving title for the second straight year. A four-time Bay State All-Star, she also competes in gymnastics.
Winning the relays is an important step toward a state title as a team, and Chelmsford was able to sweep them this year while establishing themselves as the best team in Division 1 this fall. In the 200 free the Lions won in 1:39.66, besting their sectional winning time of 1:40.91. In the 400, the Lions avenged their sectional loss to Acton-Boxboro winning by more than two seconds in 3:36.86. Day, Omobono, and Sheridan starred in both relays, while Haywood swam leadoff in the 400 and Zhu did the same in the 200.
After finishing second so often to Andover, Chelmsford was able to break through this year and capture the Division 1 state title. The march toward victory started with a win in the 200 medley relay, which this group was able to take in 1:51.89. Haywood opened with the fastest opening split, followed by Pierce, Wright, and McCafferty as the anchor. Winning the meet’s first event was a big step toward capturing the Lions’ elusive state title.
This talented quartet bested everyone this fall, including Division 1 chammpion Chelmsford, winning in 1:52.44. They followed that performance by winning the Division 2 state title, besting eventual team champion Bishop Feehan improving their time to 1:51.87. Their efforts helped Belmont place second at States as a team. Li swam the opening leg, followed by Quinn, who kept things close. Blake-West gave Belmont the lead with a blistering third leg and Pulak was able to hold off a furious charge for the win.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Chelmsford
Kinnett helped get Chelmsford past nemesis Andover this fall, winning the state title for the first time since 2008 after finishing second the previous four years. She led Chelmsford to a 13-0-1 record and the MVC title. She also coaches the boys at Westford Academy.
Division 2: Bishop Feehan
In her first year at Feehan, White helped lead the Shamrocks to the Division 2 state title this fall. She guided her squad to a 9-0 dual-meet season, earning the Southern Conference title as well as a second-place South Sectional finish.
Bay State — Framingham: Maddie Biron, Allysa Grant, Ali Lie, Alyssa Seales, Amy Sheinhait, Erika Sheinhait, Maura Sticco-Ivins, Jessica Tjong. Needham: Claire Hadelman, Monika Hedman, Kaite Santaniello. Newton North: Annmarie Conboy-Despasque, Amanda Graf, Monica Kieff, Irina Rojas, Erin Supko. Walpole: Hannah Phelan, Kathryn Smith. Wellesley: Kendra Ganley, Betsy Gonder, Lily Gribbel, Catie Ward.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Maeve Awiszus, Shannon Fitzsimmons, Soojin Kim, Rachel Landry, Alison Murtagh. Billerica: Maddie Prior-Hull. Central Catholic: Jacqueline Russolilto. Chelmsford: Jenny Day, Anna Haywood, Bella Omobono, Julia Sementelli, Caitlin Sheridan. Haverhill: Meaghan Broderick, Michaela Sliney. Lowell: Haley Nolan. Methuen: Kelly Lennon.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Fiona Maxwell. Melrose: Emma Leyne, Anna Steele. Stoneham: Bailee Day, Zach McCarville, Kaylie O’Connell. Wakefield: Carianna Gasdia, Shannon Quirk.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Belmont: Jessica Blake-West, Cynthia Kelsey, Angela Li, Maya Nagashima, Sarah Osborn, Ana Pulak, Emily Quinn, Haruka Uchida. Lexington: Madison Keohane, Kate Morse, Jocelyn Shiue, Jayne Vogelzang, Briony Waite, Taryn Waite, Emily Wilkinson, Emily Zikovsky. Reading: Christina Tzianabos. Winchester: Julia Greenbaum, Maddy Nolan. Woburn: Philippa Zheku.
Southern — Apponequet: Makayla Logan. Bishop Feehan: Shelly Lapierre, Madalyn Myers, Hannah Nitso, Jenny O’Brien, Marisa Reidemeister, Nikki Steiner, Kristen Wade. Bishop Stang: Sienna Lapalme. Brockton: Leah Burke, Virginia Burns, Caroline Golding, Rebecca Golding, Sarah Leonard, Laurinda Rocha. Durfee: Caroline Batista, Nicole Ferreira, Rashelle Gonsalves, Jinnae Jang, Tori Mancini. New Bedford: Paige Aviza, Halle Berger, Sarah Coache, Alexis Hebert, Lexi Hebert, Korina Miguel, Maya Sylvia. Notre Dame (Hingham): Jenny Sullivan. Seekonk: Latryoya Pina. Ursuline: Abigail Lake, Ashleigh Marini. Westwood: Samantha McDonald, Casey Rideout, Sophia Smith, Gabby Taghian, Amy Tang.