2016 Boys’ Swimming All-Scholastics
Division 1: Corben Miles, Acton-Boxboro, junior
Miles continued to amaze as the junior won Division 1 state titles in both the 50 free (20.30) and 100 free (45.15). He set a state record in the 50 and a meet record in the 100, earning All-American honors in both.
Division 2: Nathaniel Davenport, Duxbury, junior
Davenport won Division 2 state titles in both the 50 free (21.14) and the 100 free (46.34). Davenport was also a member of the Green Dragons’ 200 free relay team that captured the Division 2 state title in 1:28.42.
Ben Blizard, St. John’s Prep, freshman
Blizard took home the Division 1 state diving title with a score of 610. Blizzard set school and Catholic Conference records during an undefeated regular season and he was an integral part of the Eagles Division 1 state championship.
Drew Carbone, Central Catholic, junior
Carbone won the Division 1 state title in the 100 back in 50.54, earning him All-American consideration. He also earned All-American consideration in the 200 IM (runner-up). He was the MVC Swimmer of the Year.
Austin Critchlow, Weston, senior
Critchlow finished with more than 1,000 career points. He helped Weston win its fifth straight Division 2 state title with a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke. The 4-time Dual County League All-Star will attend Stanford.
Jason Jung, Westford, junior
A three-time All-Scholastic, Jung took home the Division 1 state title in the 200 free in 1:40.50. He was also a member of the 200 free and 400 free relay teams that each won state titles. He also won the 200 free at the North sectional.
Christian Kinnon, Mystic Valley, senior
A repeat All-Scholastic, Kinnon finished his career by capturing the Division 2 state title in the 100 breaststroke (58.78). The title was Kinnon’s third as he previously won the 50 free (2015) and 100 breaststroke (2014).
Sebastian Melendez, Canton, junior
Melendez won Division 2 state titles in both the 200 free (1:41.99) and the 500 free (4:41.58). He was undefeated in individual competition during the regular season. Melendez is a Hockomock League All-Star.
Will Pannos, Central Catholic, senior
Pannos won the Division 1 state title in the 100 fly in 50.41, which earned him All-American consideration. The MVC All-Conference swimmer will swim at Middlebury next year and he plans to study biochemistry.
Eric Shi, Andover, senior
Shi won the Division 1 state title in the 100 breaststroke (56.76), which earned him All-American consideration. Shi also won the Division 1 North sectional title in the 100 breaststroke (57.97). He will attend Tufts.
Joseph Turk, St. John’s Prep, senior
A four-time All-Scholastic, Turk helped led the Eagles to a Division 1 state championship by winning the 500 free and the 200 IM. The Catholic Conference All-Star finished the season undefeated in individual competition
200 freestyle: Jason Jung, Kyle Pilachowski, Florian Haedicke, and Jack Koravos, Westford
The Grey Ghosts’ talented relay squads won Division 1 state titles in both the 200 and 400 free relays. The team of (from the left) Jason Jung, Kyle Pilachowski, Florian Haedicke, and Jack Koravos set a meet and state record in the 200 free relay (1:25.15), which earned them All-American consideration. Koravos, Jung, Pilachowski, and Jeffrey Yao beat the Divison 1 state record they set last year in the 400 free relay (3:07.83) to help the Grey Ghosts finish second at the state meet. Both relays also won the Division 1 North sectional titles. Koravos finished second in the 50 free and the 100 fly at the state meet while Pilachowski took second in the 200 free.
200 medley: Brian Dai, Corben Miles, David Chen, and Eric Hua, Acton-Boxboro
The Colonials’ banner year in the pool was anchored by the 200 medley relay team that took home the Division 1 state championship with a blistering time of 1:35.54. The talented group of (from the left) Brian Dai, Corben Miles, David Chen, and Eric Hua also set a meet record when they won the Division 1 North sectional, finishing in 1:35.87. All four were Dual County League All-Stars and integral parts in the Colonials’ third-place finish at the Division 1 state meet. Chen, a junior, finished third in the 100 butterfly at the Division 1 North sectionals and took fourth at the state meet. Miles won a Division 1 North title and state title in the 50 free.
400 freestyle: Alessandro Rastelli, Henry Mooers, Will Rinne, and Auston Ramsay, Norwell
The Clippers’ 400 freestyle relay team was a perfect illustration of Norwell’s phenomenal year in the pool. The group of (from the left) Alessandro Rastelli, Henry Mooers, Will Rinne, and Auston Ramsay won the Division 2 state championship in 3:12.06, which helped Norwell place third. The talented relay team also won the event at the South/Central sectional (3:15.70). Rastelli finished second in the 100 fly at the state meet, while Rinne took second in the 200 IM. Ramsay took second at states in both the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle. All four swimmers were also a part of the 200 medley relay that won the state championship.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Jeff Johnson, Acton-Boxboro
Johnson has compiled 374 wins and nine boys’ state titles in 38 years. The Colonials went 8-3 and finished third at the Division 1 state championships. He was inducted into the Swim Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998.
Division 2: Jennifer Schad, Norwell
The Clippers went 8-1 and captured the South Shore League title. Norwell also took home the South sectional championship and finished third at the Division 2 state meet. Schad has been coaching at Norwell since 2006.
Boston City— East Boston: Anthony Rizzo, Jonathan Smith, Chris Villanueva. Latin Academy: Mary Angjeli, Abigail Bowers, Simon Chernow, Linh Phan, Vincent Tran, Jayson Zernitsky. O'Bryant: Carly Cahill, Justin Chung, Maeve Fittz, Tomas Galeano.x
Catholic Conference — BC High: Jared Daigle, Clifford Myrtil. Catholic Memorial: Steven Andrea, Jack Nascimben. Malden Catholic: Sean Tianshu Xiao. St. John’s (Shrewsbury): Jon Crowley, Michael Daring, Dion Holden, Cheongae Lee, Ethan Lutz. St. John’s Prep: Ben Blizzard, Wills D’Angelo, Connor Delaney, Mitchell Lockwood, Thomas McGee, Conor Moran, Alec Powers, Jake Rhodes, Joshua Roberts, Kevin Scalley, Nicholas Sionkowicz, Joseph Turk, Michael Xanakis, Oliver Zmetovitch. Xaverian: Ryan Leveckis.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: David Chen, Brian Dai, Zazzy Forsyth, Eric Hua, Corben Miles, Mike Sannicandro. Boston Latin: Giiancarlos Banry. Concord-Carlisle: Max Stropkay. Newton South: Jordi Boulerice, Andrew Johnston, Alex Song. Wayland: Jamie Carver, Sean Devlin, Edmond Giang, Derek Ho, Emerson Kiefer, Kanming Xu. Westford: Florian Haedicke, Justin Huang, Jason Jung, Jack Koravos, Kyle Pilachowski, Sean Riordan, Jeffrey Yao. Weston: Sean Burrow, Austin Critchlow, Nick Diebold, Dale Nickerson.
Greater Boston— Malden: Cong Cleverina, Pamela Coelho, Alyne Coninck, Caroline Fitzgerald, Olivia Forestier, Samantha Forestier, Austin Giang, Dylan Ha, Joanne Ho, Xuanya Huo, Pete Jinapin, Brynn Kankel, Wojeiech Kochanczyk, Stephen LaFauci, Alexandra Lombardi, Felicia Lombardi, Brandon Lu, Kevin Luu, Ryan Luu, Vivian Nguyen, Kevin Ochoa, Pedro Pagoni, Matt Perry, Luicia Quesada Nylen, Sebastian Romani, Kevin Sathapornchaisit, Agatha Silva, An Sheng Tan, Jill Tramondozzi, Nathan Wong. Medford: Christiana Blue, Abagail Brady, Emily Brady, Shannon Brown, Joseph Bunnell, Antonia Collins, Stella Eliopoulos, Noah Galvin, Maya Gomez-Coultas, Meghan Hanlon, Carson Kurtz-Rossi, Shawna MacNeil, Zachary Maffeo, Dominic Mase, Andrew Nguy, Grace O'Hara, Kylie Truong, Stanley Ung, Michael Walker. Somerville: Jason DeSousa, Tim Labounko, William Quan.
Hockomock — Attleboro: Colin Parkinson, Nathan Tellier, Dylon Willis, River Wright. Canton: Diego Ferstler, Owen Guerini, Sebastian Melendez, Sean Mitchell. King Philip: Alex DiGiacomo, Tim McQuaid, Jack Poppenberger, Andy Sprague, Tyler Stringfellow. Mansfield: Sebastian Gwynne. Milford: Nick Antonellis, Marcello Panno. North Attleborough: Victor Cai, Nick Haddad, Randy Wentworth. Oliver Ames: Andrew Abramson, Kyle Gray. Sharon: Jason Hertz, Greg Kilmov, Ben Mo. Taunton: Caelan Schrama.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Adi Arifovic, Zach Beucler, Max Blanch, Sean Bradshaw, Thomas Galligani, Zach Grover, Eric Shi. Central Catholic: Drew Carbone, Sean Flaherty, Lake Murphy, Will Pannos. Chelmsford: Ben Cote, David Cote, Noah Johnson. Haverhill: Matthew Amedeo, Josh Driscoll. North Andover: Aidan Walsh.
Middlesex — Belmont: Samuel Thompson. Burlington: Bo Conley, William Forbush. Lexington: Brian Afshartous, Bryce Bowie, Christian Herlihy, Nick Kaashoek, Kenneth Lamm, Christopher Morse, Emile Robert, Suhas Suddala, Jack Yang. Melrose: Joe Connolly, Ben Fiesel. Reading: Matt Bell, Nick Bonnabeau, Dan Gagnon, Kevin Spear, Russ Stevens. Winchester: Adrian Tam, Alex Tham.
Northeastern— Danvers: Jackson McPherson, Tim Unczer. Gloucester: Steven Moody. Lynn Classical: Kevin Chasse, Eric Macorri, Craig Mordaunt, Alex Pedro. Lynn English: Matt Bruno, Brandon Musaku. Peabody: Paige Hayward, Conor McCarthy. Salem: Amy Nguyen, Renne Venico. Swampscott: Tessa Diaz.
Patriot — Duxbury: Brad Backlund, Devin Bombardier, Kevin Coughlan, Nathaniel Davenport, Louis NeJame, Mike O'Neil. Hanover: William DeBoer, Nick Jones, Aidan Wright. Hingham: Greg McInnis, Justin Moczynski. Middleborough: Tylar Morano, Noak Yeskewicz. Pembroke: Brendan Farrell. North Quincy: Tommy Zhang Quincy: , Thomas Tran. Rockland: Michael Rocha, Ryan Sugrue. Scituate: Eric Green, Conor Hughes, Sebastian Pizzuto. Silver Lake: Zack Murno.
Southern — Brockton: Neire Decimus, Neite Decimus, George Karolemeas, Greg Minichello, Gavin Rocha. Durfee: Austin Brown, Eddie Feliciano, Robert Katz, Christopher Novo, Devin Pineault, Jared Souza, Meng Yang, Anthony Ziccardi. New Bedford: Isaiah Almonte, Tyler Brierley, Joesph Capella, Nicholas Eichman, Paul Finneran, Connor Roy, Cam Sylvia. Westwood: Evan Smith, Shane Timmerman.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Michelle Grasberger, Roger Gu, Vanya Lukashev, Lauren Mangiaratti, Johnny Pecze, Eric Zhou. Holliston: George Savino. Hopkinton: Reece Donahue. Medfield: Andrew Maritan. Norton: Brandon Blair, Quinn McAlear.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic boys’ swim team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Josh Schrock. Photos by Mark Lorenz.