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2017 Girls’ Swimming All-Scholastics

Boston MA 2/18/17 Ashley Loomis from Franklin High winning the 500 yard freestyle during the MIAA Division 1 girls' swimming & diving meet at the Boston University Competition Pool. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 19schswim reporter:
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Franklin’s Ashley Loomis is one of two Swimmers of the Year.

Swimmers of the Year

Division 1: Ashley Loomis, Franklin

The Hockomock League MVP went undefeated in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle for the second year in a row, finishing in 1:51.10 and 4:53.63 to win the state title in both events. The junior has won five individual state titles.

Division 2: Mary Buckley, Duxbury

The junior set a state record in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:02.08 at the Division 2 state final. The Patriot League Keenan MVP, Buckley also finished second in the 200 IM and was a part of two state champion relay teams.

All-Scholastics

Grace Ali, Duxbury, junior

A three-time Patriot All-Star, Ali took first place in both the 100 butterfly (55.94 seconds) and 100 free (53.02 seconds) in helping the Green Dragons to the Division 2 title. The junior also swam on two state champion relay teams.

Katrina Angelucci, Weston, senior

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Angelucci won the 50 freestyle in the Division 2 state finals (24.06 seconds) and anchored the 200 free relay that took home top honors. Also a Dual County League All-Star in lacrosse and field hockey, she will play lacrosse at Trinity.

Sabrina Bunar, Lynnfield, junior, Diving

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The Cape Ann League Diver of the Year, Bunar captured her second Division 2 state title in 1-meter diving with a score of 557, nearly besting her record set last year. A two-time All-Scholastic, she’s a National Honor Society student.

Meagan Hathaway, Marblehead, junior

An NEC All-Star, Hathaway notched two first-place finishes in the Division 2 final, winning the 200 freestyle in 1:52.99 and the 500 free in 5:04.64. The junior honor roll student won the conference title in the 200 butterfly.

Madison Milbert, Silver Lake, junior

Milbert’s 56.99 finish in the 100-yard backstroke earned her the Division 1 state title, and she also finished second in the 200 IM. The junior National Honor Society member is a three-time Patriot League scholar-athlete.

Livy Poulin, Concord-Carlisle, sophomore

A Dual County League All-Star, Poulin won her second consecutive Division 1 diving crown with a score of 569.25, the best score in either division. The sophomore also earned the DCL title and finished third at the North sectional.

Ellie Ronan, Marblehead, senior

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Named the NEC Swimmer of the Year, Ronan went undefeated in individual races. The senior took the Division 2 state titles in the 200 IM (2:03:99) and 100 backstroke (56.20). She’ll swim at the University of Richmond.

Maggie Summit, Triton, sophomore

The sophomore won the 50 and 100 free at the Division 1 state meet, finishing in 24.12 and 52.16 seconds. She also won both events at the North sectional. A Cape Ann League All-Star, Summit also set a league record in the 200 IM.

Tiffany Tseng, Westford, sophomore

Tseng won the 200 IM with a personal-best time of 2:07.05 and was part of two relay teams that won Division 1 state titles. A Dual County League All-Star, she was also the North Sectional champion in the 100-yard butterfly.

Nicole Welch, Beverly, junior

The junior won the 200 and 500 free in the Northeastern Conference and Division 1 North sectional and was fractions of a second from besting Swimmer of the Year Ashley Loomis to take home the state title in both events.

Relays

200 freestyle, Weston

The Wildcats took home the Division 2 title in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.50. Additionally, the combined tandem of Katheryn Milligan, Mila Schowtka, Katerina Georgakopoulos, Meg Peacher, and Katrina Angelucci also nabbed a bronze medal in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Georgakopoulos, Peacher, and Angelucci are seniors, Schowtka is a junior, and Milligan is a freshman. The relay efforts helped lift Weston to second place in the Division 2 meet and third in the North sectional.

200 freestyle, Westford

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The Grey Ghosts dominated the Division 1 state meet, thanks in part to a strong showing from the 200- and 400-yard freestyle teams. Employing Katherine Pawlak, Tiffany Tseng, Emily Rudiman, Isabella Xu, and Ali Kea, Westford broke its own meet record in the 200 freestyle (1:37.48) and also handily won the 400 freestyle (3:32.47). Pawlak, Rudiman, and Kea earned All-Scholastic honors last winter as members of the state champion 200 freestyle team. Kea is a senior, Rudiman, Xu, and Pawlak are juniors, and Tseng is a sophomore.

200 medley, Duxbury

The foursome of Julia Ali, Mary Buckley, Grace Ali, and Anna Jamieson took home two different state relay titles at the Division 2 finals. Their time of 1:46.31 set a state record in the 200-yard medley relay, while a 3:32.28 finish won the 400-yard freestyle relay. Buckley is a junior who earned All-Scholastic honors last winter. Jamieson is a junior and the South sectional 50 free champion. Julie Ali is a freshman and honor roll student. Her sister Grace, a junior, is a three-time Patriot All-Star.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Caitlin Klick-McHugh, Westford

Klick-McHugh led the Grey Ghosts to an undefeated season, winning the Dual County League, North sectional, and Division 1 state titles. An All-Scholastic at Chelmsford, she has led her team to five state titles in six years.

Division 2: Elizabeth Walsh, Duxbury

In her fourth year at Duxbury, Walsh led the Dragons to a 10-0 record and their first-ever Division 2 state championship. Walsh, who swam at UMass-Amherst, has led the Green Dragons to four undefeated seasons.

All-Stars

Boston City League — Latin Academy: Naomi Bethune; Abigail Bowers; East Boston: Jacqueline Brangeforte.

Cape Ann — Lynnfield-Wakefield: Sabrina Bunar. Manchester Essex: Elizabeth Athanas. Masconomet: Jennie Bankes, Lily Koenig, Olivia Piacentini, Mckenna Wells. North Reading: Molly Feffer, Nicole Shedd. Triton: Maggie Summit.

Dual County — Bedford: Megan Demeo. Cambridge: Sophie Mark-Ng. Concord-Carlisle: Hailey Beyer, Livy Poulin. Lincoln-Sudbury: Courtney Brown, Maggie Flynn, Charlotte Hogan, Millie Hurtig, Catherine Oppenheim, Natalie Pace. Newton South: Madison Hofert. Wayland: Kirsten Grazewski, Abby Stoller. Westford: Samantha Blanc, Emily Blatt, Ada Ferrick, Cindy Huang, Ali Kea, Jessica Leong, Katherine Pawlak, Emily Rudiman, Tiffany Tseng, Isabella Xu. Weston: Katrina Angelucci, Christina Chiocca, Katerina Georgakopoulos, Emilie Ginovker, Katheryn Milligan, Katherine Nardone, Meg Peacher, Mila Schowtka.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Paige Bernhardt, Katherine Cashin, Caitlin Coady, Rachel Erwin, Colleen McDonald, Katherine O'Malley, Annie Patriarca, Cayce Patriarca, Mary Patriarca, Emma Wells. Bishop Stang: Jeannette King, Allison Leary, Francesca Pucillo. Coyle & Cassidy: Erica Houghton, Julie Mason. Martha’s Vineyard: Renee Goodale.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Corinne Perry, Elizabeth Salz. Canton: Maddie Nourse. Foxborough: Lexi Nelson. Franklin: Hellen Huang, Ashley Loomis (MVP), Katie McGuire. King Philip: Catherine DiGiacomo, Sam Nason, Morgan Sachleben, Jessica Sullivan, Fahar Whichard. Mansfield: Jennifer Prior. Milford: Alexa Lancisi, Amber Sterms. North Attleborough: Jackie Dirshel. Oliver Ames: Mia Easterman, Aprille Gangi, Morgan O'Hara, Makayla Paquin. Sharon: Ilka Zaniewski. Taunton: Jennie King, Li Lorna, Erin Schrama, Mia Sinkiewicz.

Northeastern — Beverly: Grace Athanas, Sofia Blomqvist, Andrea Higgins, Nicole Welch. Danvers: Cambria Cloutier. Lynn Classical: Sara Sirois (MVP). Marblehead: Meagan Hathaway, Grace Maguire, Ellie Ronan (MVP), Amanda Wager. Salem: Amy Nguyen. Swampscott: Tessa Diaz.

Patriot — Duxbury: Grace Ali, Julia Ali, Mary Buckley (MVP), Anna Jamieson, Rachel Melampy, Mary Tonaszuck. Hanover: Jodie O'Connor (MVP), Lauren O'Sullivan. Hingham: Thea Bruggerman, Katherine Connolly, Sarah Smith, Margaret Strehle. Pembroke: Elizabeth Brown. Quincy: Baliee Carey. Scituate: Hannah Carle, Olivia Carle, Julia Gates. Silver Lake: Alexa Connors, Lindsay Kalinowski, Madison Milbert, Katherine Morrissey.

South Shore — Cohasset: Emily Appleton, Nicole Tolosko (MVP). Middleborough: Courtney Chane, Lauren Harrington, Madison Navicky, Madison Studley. Norwell: Victoria Austin (MVP), Shannon Gallagher, Victoria Krivitsky, Grace Magee, Catherine Spillane. Randolph: Thanh-Ai Nguyen. Rockland: Jillian Scofield, Sabrina Sprague, Angelina Vuong.

Tri-Valley — Holliston: Leigh Anne Zanella. Hopkinton: Alyssa Annenberg (MVP), Grace Cavanaugh, Abigail Fischer, Mattie Stauss, Emily Wei. Norton: Emily Capprini, Hannah Hunt, Emma Viglas.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls’ swimming team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Dan McLoone. Photos by Mark Lorenz.