2014 Swimming All-Scholastics

(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Swimmers of the Year

Amanda Graf

Division 1: Newton North, 100 back/200 IM

The Tigers’ senior captain had a spectacular fall, winning the 100 back and the 200 IM at the Division 1 state meet. She also was a part of the winning 200 medley relay team. Graf holds the school record in the 200 free, 200 IM, 100 free, and 100 back. She'll attend Sacred Heart.

Marisa Reidemeister

Division 2: Bishop Feehan, 200 IM/100 breast

The best swimmer on the best Division 2 team in the state, Reidmeister is a repeat All-Scholastic selection after winning the 200 free in 1:54.26 and leading the 400 free relay to the state title. The senior is a member of the Costa Rican National team.



Kayleigh Barao, New Bedford, sophomore

The sophomore and Big Three Conference All-Star won the 100 butterfly at the Division 1 state championship, recording a time of 59.94. She also took second place in the 200 IM at states in 2:09.67 after winning the event at the South sectional meet in 2:12.42.

Madeline Biron, Framingham, senior

The senior won the Division 1 title in the 50 free, clocking an impressive 24.78. She is also the Bay State Conference champion in the 50 and 100 free for the past three seasons. Also runner-up in the 100 back at states, she'll swim next at UMass-Amherst.

Jessie Blake-West, Belmont, junior

A double winner at the Division 2 state meet, the junior won the 100 butterfly in 56.28 and also the 200 IM in 2:08.26. Blake-West also won the 100 fly last year and earned All-Scholastic honors as a sophomore. She was also the Middlesex League 100 fly champion.

Caitlin Dye, Natick, senior

The senior Bay State Conference All-Star won the 100 back at the Division 2 state championship, recording a 59.30. Her time was a school and conference record. She also was second in the 100 back at the sectionals and third in the 50 free.


Sienna Lapalme, Bishop Stang, junior

The junior followed up an impressive conference schedule by winning the 100 breaststroke at the Division 2 state championship in 1:07.32. She was also part of Bishop Stang’s 200 free relay and 200 medley relay that finished second at the state meet.

Serena Ly, Newton North, freshman

Just a freshman, Ly made a big splash by going undefeated and winning the 100 breaststroke at the Division 1 state championship, recording a 1:08.05. She was also part of the the Tigers’ 200 medlay relay team that won the state title.

Alison Murtagh, Andover, senior

Andover’s depth was decisive, but the Golden Warriors also had some help from Murtagh, who won Andover’s lone individual title in the 500 free. The senior turned in a 5:07.88 to win swimming’s marathon race. She was also the MVC Swimmer of the Year.

Hannah Phelan, Bishop Feehan, junior

After winning the state title with Walpole last fall, Phelan did it again this fall with Bishop Feehan. Phelan won the South title with 535 points, then the Division 2 title with 537. She also broke the school record and finished first in the conference meet.

Shannon Quirk, Wakefield, senior

In swimming’s marathon race, Quirk took first place in the 500 free at the Division 2 state championship, pulling in with a time of 5:06.97. She also won the 200 and 500 free at the North sectional meet. The senior is also a YMCA All-American.


Michaela Sliney, Haverhill, junior

The junior diver dominated the MIAA post-season, winning the North sectional title with a 531.75 point total, then winning the Division 1 state championship with 545 points. She was also the Merrimack Valley Conference dive champion and set the school record for 6 and 11 dives.

Kathryn Smith, Walpole, senior

We said this last year and we'll say it again, Smith’s speciality was speed. The senior repeat All-Scholastic won the 50 free in 24.18 and the 100 free in 53.84 at the Division 2 state championship. She also won the 100 free at the South sectional.

Jayne Vogelzang, Lexington, senior

A double winner at the Division 1 state championship, the senior won the 100 free in 53.80 and the 200 free in 1:54.89. She also won the 100 free title at the North sectional meet. Vogelzang holds school records in the 100 and 200 free and the 200 IM.


Acton-Boxborough, 200 and 400 freestyle

Colonial swimmers dominated the freestyle relays in the post-season winning the 200 and 400 free relays at both the North sectional and the Division 1 meet. The team of Tiffany Shao, Michelle Tao, Sofia Ricciardi, and Madison Ford won the 200 free in 1:40.20. Ricciardi, Yao, and Ford joined with Peggy Flanagan to win the 400 free in 3:38.04. Flanagan also won the 100 back title at the North sectional meet. And bad news for the rest of the state, only Shao is a senior.


Newton North, 200 medley

Newton North won the South sectional title and finished third at the Division 1 state meet and much of the credit goes to the 200 medley relay team of Serena Ly, Amanda Graf, Sarah McEachern, and Logan Gallagher. At the Division 1 meet, their 1:50.05 bested second place A-B by more than two seconds. Graf, the lone senior in the group, also won the 100 back and 200 IM at states. Gallagher and McEachern are sophomores, Ly is a freshman.

Bishop Feehan, 400 freestyle

You don’t win a state championship without strong relays and the Feehan 400 free relay proved best in the state, winning the Division 2 title behind Taylor Durand, Paige Bernhardt, Marisa Reidemeister, and Kirsten Wade. The team won in 3:39.07 to beat second-place Natick by four seconds. This group also won the 400 free title at the South sectional meet. Reidemeister and Durand are seniors but Wade (junior) and Bernhardt (freshman) will be back next fall.

Coaches of the Year

Marilyn Fitzgerald

Division 1: Andover

Andover proved you didn’t have to be first to be best, winning another state championship while taking first in just one event. Fitzgerald is a member of the Mass Coaches Hall of Fame and has a career record of 239-30-3.

Jen Scalise-Marinofsky

Division 2: Natick

In her eighth year coaching swimming, Scalise-Marinofsky led Natick to a 6-4 regular season. And in the MIAA post-season, the team took it up a notch, finishing fifth at the South sectionals and fourth at the Division 2 state meet.