Division 1: Emily Clements, Andover
The freshman made quite a splash, winning the 100 freestyle, 200 IM and contributing to the winning 200 freestyle relay team in the Division 1 state championship. Her 52.57 time in the 100 freestyle set a state meet record.
Division 2: Alyvia Petrozza, Central Catholic
The senior was a catalyst all season for Central Catholic, capping the season with a trio of first-place finishes in the Division 2 state championship. She finished at the top in the 200 IM, 100 butterfly and the 400 freestyle relay.
Halia Bower, Framingham, junior
A runner-up a year ago, Bower swept the 1-meter diving competition at the Division 1 meet. The All-American diver’s tally in the final round was a remarkable 500.70 points, 47.45 points better than second place.
Jordan Clements, Andover, sophomore
Clements was a key contributor to Andover’s state title, winning the 100 breaststroke with a state-best time of 1:06.36. The MVC All-Conference swimmer was also a part of the 200 medley team that took second at states.
Madison Ford, Acton-Boxborough, senior
The two-time All-Scholastic claimed the 200 freestyle in the Division 1 state meet in 1:55.34. She also took second in the 100 freestyle and was part of the second-place 400 free relay and fourth-place 200 free teams.
Kate Fosburgh, Winchester, junior
Fosburgh was a top contributor for Winchester all season, underscoring her junior year with a pair of first-place finishes in the Division 2 State Championship. She finished the 200 free in 1:55.27 and the 500 free in 5:10.37.
Kerrigan Hemp, Central Catholic, freshman
At the Division 2 state meet, Hemp set meet records in winning the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle. She was also on the first-place 400 and 200-yard freestyle relay teams.
Sophia Ju, Andover, junior
Earning her second All-Scholastic honor, Ju won the 50 freestyle at the Division 1 state championship in 24.57. She was part of Andover’s winning 400 freestyle relay team and the 200 medley relay team which took second.
Olivia Mozoki, Marshfield, sophomore
Mozoki became a two-time Division 2 state champion after winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.11. An honor roll student, she also won the South Sectional championship in the 200 freestyle for the second straight year.
Kate Mullin, Wellesley, sophomore
Mullin never finished outside of first all season. She underscored her solid 2016 campaign by smashing the Division 2 state meet record in 1-meter diving, when her 521.20-points beat the previous record by 16.70 points.
Taryn Waite, Lexington, senior
Waite won the Division 1 North Sectional and state championship in the 100 butterfly, finishing in a team-record time of 57.78 seconds. She was also a member of the 200 freestyle relay team which placed third at the state meet.
Lauren Zawacki, Notre Dame (Hingham), senior
Zawacki won the Division 2 state championship in the 50 freestyle in 24.27 seconds. She won the South Sectional championship in the 100 freestyle and finished second in the event at states. She’ll attend Providence.
200 freestyle, Andover
From left, seniors Melissa Zhang and Rachel Landry, along with sophomore Mia Galat and freshman Emily Clements zipped to first place in the North sectional and the Division 1 state meet in a meet record 1 minute, 39.13 seconds. Nearly the same team (with Sophia Ju instead of Zhang) took first in the 400 freestyle relay in the state championship. Landry will attend Fairfield.
200 medley, Newton North
They’re back. One year after appearing as the 2015 medley relay team the foursome of (from left) Logan Gallagher, Serena Ly, Ciara McCormack, and Erin Claflin return as the 2016 champions. Ly and McCormack are juniors, Gallagher and Claflin are seniors. The team broke the Division 1 meet record they set in 2015 with a time of 1:50.28. Claflin will attend Merrimack.
400 freestyle, Central Catholic
With a range of experience, from junior Alyvia Petrozza (from left) and senior Kylee Diona and a pair of freshman Abbie Sullivan and Kerrigan Hemp, the team swam to a first-place finish in the Division 2 state championship, beating the runner-up by 2.80 seconds. They finished the event in 3:37.87. Sullivan and Kemp were Merrimack Valley Large co-Athletes of the Year.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Marilyn Fitzgerald, Andover
In her 25th year, Fitzgerald’s swimmers were spectacular. The Golden Warriors went 12-0 to win the Merrimack Valley Conference title, then won the North sectional and Division 1 state titles. Her career record is 243-30-1.
Division 1: Lois Margeson, Reading
Balance was the name of the game for the Rockets. Reading won just one event, the 200 medley, at the Division 2 meet but still came away champions, led by Margeson. Reading was undefeated in the Middlesex League.
Bay State — Braintree: Tim Connolly, Aidan Doherty, John Harrington, Ethan Huang, Aaron Keung, Sean McGurn. Brookline: Sasha Bourdine, Courtney Carroll, Yasmeen Moukaddem, Sara Song. Dedham: Jim Duncan, Jeff Moran, Patrick Tocci, Asia Vo, Nicholas Wilcox. Framingham: Halia Bower, Kara McCurdy. Natick: Hana Batt, Sarah Doherty, Bridgette Grothman, Olivia Walz. Needham: Elizabeth Bonvouloir. Newton North: Claire Campbell, Erin Claflin, Katerina Flipova, Logan Gallagher, Kristin Luce, Serena Ly, Ciara McCormack, Claire Wang. Norwood: Brendan Hurley, Aidan Mulligan, Matthew Murphy. Wellesley: Sophie Chen, Enya Gamble, Kate Mullin. Weymouth: Brendan Pike.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Grace Alwan, Emily Clements, Jordan Clements, Jesse Ford, Sophia Ju, Emily Ma, Maddie Quill, Melissa Zhang. Billerica: Julia Centola, Annabelle Dionne, Troy Eakman, Rachel Sauini. Central Catholic: Gabbi Beaulieu, Cecelia Burke, Evan Costanzo, Kylee Dion, Kerrigan Hemp, Alyvia Petrozza, Abbie Sullivan, Emily Wneak. Chelmsford: Maggie Clancy, Megan Driscoll, Megan Keene, Renee Sutherland, Naomi Wright. Dracut: Divya Madhavaiya, Andrew Simpson, Christian Soriano. Haverhill: Andrea Albano, Cait Broderick, Megan Carroll, Callie Coady, Meaghan Driscoll, Rachel Landry, Michaela Sargent, Taylor Waligora. Lowell: Paige Carey, Anna Leedham, Lauren O’Keefe, Kelsey Perrin. North Andover: Brittany Burkett, Chrissy Hogan, Katie Hogan. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Catherine Bee, Caitie Heise, Gracie O’Connell.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Fiona Maxwell. Melrose: Samantha D’Alessandro, Virginia Guanci, Madeline Hughes. Stoneham: Mackenzie Day, Aleksey Guilmain, Benjamin Lipman, Izac Qian.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Eli Barlow, Marinos Blanas, Joey Dalton, Austin Lu, Andrew Johnson MacDonald, Colby Madden, Timothy Mahoney, Richard McIsaac, Ethan Thompson. Belmont: Julia Bozkurtain, Sophie Butte, Nicoletta Kalavantis, Angela Li, Dervla Moore-Fredrick, Molly Thomas. Lexington: Taryn Waite. Reading: Madeline Doyle, Molly Jones, Katherine Kneeland, Maura Letendre, Alana Loughman, Kayla Loughman, Jillian Rhodes, Anna Roberts, Kristen Stevens. Winchester: Rosie Crawford, Kate Fosburgh.
Southern — Notre Dame (Hingham): Julia Burke, Elizabeth Faherty, Gabrielle Hebert, Brianna Larnard, Marlena Reinhard, Briana Sullivan, Luisa Teixeira, Lauren Zawacki. Ursuline: Taylor Eck, Libby Gormley, Ashleigh Marini, Natalie Rodrigues.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic swimming & diving team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass. leagues. Text by Logan Mullen and Dan Shulman. Photos by Mark Lorenz.