Coach: Terry O’Hallaran
Top players: Boys: Ryan Bailey, Tyler Calpin, Kyle Crawford, Aaron Dill, Aaron Dunlany, Ryan Ebie, Frank Luongo, Tom Mihalopoulas, Mike Mitchum, Andrew Onesti, Jonathon Ouimet, Angelo Russo, Jason Shilling, David Zaitzew. Girls: Noura Azeem, Brooke Bailey, Katie Blaine, Gaby Deascentis, Kaylee Gahagan, Sarah Gonda, Jessica Hilk, Amanda Joerndt, Marissa Kubala, Corie Kuras, Sabrina Kurelko, Julia Lewis, Colleen Manning, Jordyn Markovitch, Lauren Moliterno, Amanda Moss, Angela Parillo, Jessica Parillo, Ariana Pasqual, Kelsie Stutz, Lily Testa.
Outlook: Filled with tradition and numbers, Boardman consistently boasts one of the area’s top swimming programs. The success will continue in 2012 with 15 returning upperclassmen. Ryan Bailey, the reigning Vindicator swimmer of the year, looks to cap off his prep campaign with another appearance at state. Last year, he broke many school records and placed third in the 100-yard butterfly.
Coach: Andrea Linelli
Top players: Seniors: Mike Cardone, Leslie Davis, Michael Dohar, Erin Loomis, Nick Montalto. Juniors: Mallory Allen, Drew Bennett, Daniel Bogan, Ally Chiu, David Dalvin, Michael DiDomenico, Brianna O’Malley, Jamie Welham, Adam Weiss, Olivia Williamson. Sophomores: Kyle Anderson, Connor Brady, Sarah Heaven, Abbey Karlock, Kerra Loomis. Freshman: Maggie Beistel, Thersea Mikolay, Megan Gocala, Morgan Weiss, Zoe DiDomenico, Carlie Oddo, Ben Brucoli, Jared Rothbauer, Alec Gaetano, Matthew Bogen
Outlook: The Cardinals made an impact at the state meet last year. They return Connor Brady and Daniel Bogen who were on the 200 freestyle relay that placed ninth. Brady and Bogen were top finishers in three individuals events, too.
Coach: Dr. Tom Boniface
Top players: Boys: Alex Christopher, Clay Walker, John Brennan, A.J. Moore. Girls: Lexie Kleeh, Bailey Reardon, Annie Boniface, Maddie Leek, Taylor Tofil, Nicole Clark, Beth Zeno, Lena Partolino, Katherine Sieman, Nicole Ciancone, Nina Iadarosa, Brianne Rothaker, Kerry Dombroski, Madeline Graziano, Gwen Sieman, Isabel Stoebel.
Outlook: The Cardinal Mooney girls team has potential as underclassmen Annie Boniface, Maddie Leek, Taylor Tofil, Nicole Clark and Beth Zeno, return from a district-qualifying year. There’s strength in numbers with nine newcomers.
Coach: Michael Barringer
Top players: Seniors: Lillian Hetson, Rachel McConnell, Samantha Mock, Joe Spurio, Julia Verostko. Juniors: Julia Castner, Michaela Ellis, Spencer Ladig, Leah McConnell, Joey Turosik, Aaron Wirtz, Hailey Ziglar. Sophomore: Justine Castner. Freshman: Robert Dixon, Danielle Evans, Hunter Herzberger, Emma Hetson, Hannah Schulte, Elizabeth Sisk, Tim Wirtz, Tyler Wiscott.
Outlook: Joey Spurio returns after a stellar junior season where he went to the state meet in the 100 butterfly. Spurio placed sixth. First-year head coach Michael Barringer inherits a close-knit team.
HUBBARD SWIM CLUB
Division: Club, with OHSAA postseason eligibilty
Coach: Craig Yaniglos
Top players: Seniors: John Tomko, Ursuline. Sophomores: Blake Anderson, Badger.
Outlook: John Tomko has the potential to be one of the top swimmers in the area. He’s just 5-foot-7, but size is not a disadvantage. The 200-yard freestyle is his best event, and he was a state qualifier in it in 2011. Blake Anderson is still young, but Yaniglos expects him to make an impact over the next few years.
Coach: Steve Lucko
Top players: Senior: Sam Angelo, Breanna Hernon. Junior: Zack Williams. Sophomore: Dylan Thirion, Emily Thirion. Freshmen: Mike Miller, Nathan Marduck, Dominique Williams, Holly Angelo.
Outlook: The boys and girls teams at Harding both lost three seniors, but the Raiders won’t miss a beat. Sam Angelo has a great shot to qualify for state in the 200-yard individual medly and 100-yard breaststroke, while Dylan Thirion can make it in freestyle events. Emily Thirion, the reigning Vindicator swimmer of the year, was also named the NEAC female swimmer of the year.