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Swimmers of the Year

Astrid Swensen

Division 1: Beverly

Swensen led Beverly to second place at the Division 1 state meet. She also earned state titles in the 100 butterfly (56.19) and 100 backstroke (57.07) and contributed to a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Molly Pierce

Division 2: Wayland

Pierce finished her career by winning the Division 2 state championship in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. She helped Wayland win three state championships while earning three All-American honors.


Ansley Baker, Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

Baker helped lead Lincoln-Sudbury to the Division 1 state championship. She won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.55) and was second in the 50 free (24.23). She also contributed to the state champion 200 and 400 freestyle relays.


Corinne Carbone, Medway, junior

Carbone earned top honors at the Division 1 state meet in the 200 free in 1:52.65, more than a second faster than everyone else. She took sixth in the 100 butterfly at states, and placed second in the 200 IM at sectionals (2:06.36).

Kylie Cronin, Marblehead, junior

Cronin won two Division 2 state championships to help Marblehead take third place. She won the 50 free (24.27) and 100 fly (55.56) and contributed on the winning 400 freestyle relay team. She owns the 100 fly meet record.

Ashley Loomis, Franklin, freshman

Loomis dominated the 200 and 500 freestyle, placing first in the Hockomock League and winning sectionals in both events. She won the state championship in the 500 free in 5:01.76. She also placed third at states in the 200 free.

Emily McQuaid, King Philip, senior

McQuaid won South sectionals (2:05.65) and Division 1 states (2:08.12) in the 200 IM. She has set five records in her four years at King Philip, including two relay records. She also finished third in the 100 butterfly in 57.35.


Meghan O’Brien, Concord-Carlisle, senior

O’Brien ends her diving career a four-time Division 1 state champion. She owns state records for 6 and 11 dives. She was also an NISCA All-American last year. A three-time DCL All-Star, she dives next at the University of Texas.

Katherine O’Shea, Lincoln-Sudbury, junior

O’Shea racked up the awards in the 100 freestyle, winning the DCL title and sectionals, and finishing runner-up at states with a time of 52.23. She holds school records in the 100 free, 200 free, and 400 free relay.

Ellie Ronan, Marblehead, sophomore

Ronan won her first Division 2 state championship in the 100 backstroke at states. She also anchored her 400 freestyle relay team to a state title and helped Marblehead finish third. Ronan also plays lacrosse.

Leeza Shashkova, Weston, junior

Shashkova won the Division 2 state title in the 500 freestyle (5:00.74), more than four seconds faster than the next swimmer. She also finished second in the 200 freestyle, and anchored the state champion 200 free relay team.

Mikaela Thompson, Weston, senior

Thompson caps her career at Weston with her third straight Division 2 state diving championship, leading Weston to a school state title. The four-time DCL All-Star will be attending Harvard in the fall.


Lincoln-Sudbury, 200 freestyle

Every point mattered in the Division 1 meet, as Lincoln-Sudbury (223) edged Beverly by 2 points to win the state championship, thanks in part to the 200 free relay victory (1:38.28). Goswami opened the race, before handing it off to Brown. Baker posted a fast third leg (23.71) and O’Shea anchored the win, with the fastest overall time of (23.58). L-S came from behind to outlast second-place Westford by less than half a second.


Weston, 200 medley

This talented group won the opening event of the Division 2 state meet. They set a meet record with a time of 1:47.48 in the 200 medley and the momentum led to the Division 1 state championship. The group also won the North title in 1:49.97. Bryson, senior Avila, sophomore Chicocca, and Katrina Angelucci won the state title by almost two seconds over Wayland.

Lincoln-Sudbury, 400 freestyle

Lincoln-Sudbury’s success in the Division 1 states can be attributed to winning two of the three relays. In the longest relay, and last event of the day, L-S put together a talented quartet that was able to best Beverly. Eckhouse, Brown, Baker, and O’Shea came from behind to win in 3:33.33. The Warriors’ finish led to a relay win and the state championship.

Coaches of the Year

Ann Boudrot

Division 1: Lincoln-Sudbury

Boudrot has been involved with swimming for 25 years and this season she led L-S to a Division 1 state championship. In third place after 10 events, the Warriors came back in the final two events to win by 2 points.

Claude Valle

Division 2: Weston

In his 27th season, Valle led the Wildcats to an undefeated season at 14-0 and capped it off with their first girls’ state title. Valle’s boys’ team won its fourth state title. He was named 2014 National Coach of the Year.