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DLN ALL-AREA: Girls Swimming First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention

Other than our swimmer of the year, Avon Grove’s Olivia Paoletti, here are the rest of the DLN All-Area Girls Swim Teams:

One of the top young swimmers in the region, Famous won the PIAA Class 3A state crown in the 100 backstroke (53.63) and was second in the 50 freestyle (22.98). Despite battling injuries and illness during her freshman year, Famous grabbed a couple District 1 individual titles and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay at the state meet. She was also a four-time All-American automatic qualifier.

MORGAN CURL, Oxford, Sr.
Was undefeated in every individual event throughout her entire four-year high school dual meet career. Curl medaled two times at the PIAA Class 3A Championships with a fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.34) and a seventh in the 500 freestyle (4:59.78). She qualified for districts in multiple events and placed in the top-five in both of her events. Curl has signed to continue swimming at the University of Pennsylvania.

EMMA BRINTON, Avon Grove, Sr.
Concluded her high school career with a state team title with the Red Devils and was a member of the gold medal winning 200 medley relay team. Brinton placed third at states in the 100 backstroke (55.4) and also contributed to the 400 freestyle relay that nabbed fifth place. At the District 1 meet, Brinton earned a trio of top-six finishes.

SYDNEY PAGLIA, Avon Grove, Fr.
A rising young star, Paglia earned four top-10 finishes at the PIAA Class 3A State Championships, including a state title in the 200 medley relay. She also notched a seventh in the 100 backstroke (56.44) and an eighth in the 100 butterfly (55.86). Paglia added four top-10 finishes at the District 1 meet, including a win in the 200 medley relay.

RABEA PFAFF, Avon Grove, So.
A valuable relay performer, Pfaff helped bring the Red Devils fifth place finishes at the state meet in two events: the 200 freestyle and 400 free style relays. As an individual, the sophomore added a pair of top-13 swims against the state’s best in the 100 breaststroke (fourth, 1:03.43) and the 200 IM (13th, 2:05.88).

ANN CAROZZA, West Chester East, Sr.
Was the state runner-up in the 100 butterfly, with an automatic All-American qualifying time of 54.46. Carozza also added a fourth place finish in the 100 freestyle (50.53), and was a member of the Vikings’ 400 freestyle relay team that grabbed an 11th at the state meet. Carozza also won the District 1 title in the 100 butterfly and was third in the 100 freestyle.

HEATHER MacCAUSLAND, Downingtown East, So.
Another very promising young talent, MacCausland grabbed a share of the gold medal in the 100 breaststroke along with Avon Grove’s Olivia Paoletti (1:01.49) and nabbed a runner-up trophy in the 200 IM (2:00.73) at the state meet. She also helped the Cougars take second place in the 200 medley relay and 11th in the 200 freestyle relay. “She is a very committed, hard-working, talented swimmer,” said East head coach Janet Bright. “She has prefect strokes and can excel in any event.”

Helped the Pioneers finish fifth as a team at states with a pair of top-11 finishes in individual races: a seventh in the 100 freestyle (51.68) and an 11th in the 100 butterfly (56.39). Both were All-American qualifying times. A team leader, Ledwith was also a contributor to a gold medal in the 200 freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 400 freestyle relay in both districts and states.

One of the most decorated ninth graders at the state meet, Paoletti was poised en route to a fifth place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:56.83) and an 11th in the 200 freestyle (1:51.72). She also teamed up with her sister Olivia – the Daily Local News’ Swimmer of the Year – and two others to place fifth in the 200 freestyle relay. Nicknamed Izzy, she was also a member of two relay teams that notched a pair of top-seven results at the District 1 meet.

CAMRYN CARTER, Unionville, So.
Yet another up-and-coming young standout, Carter placed third overall in the 50 freestyle (23.25) and 10th in the 200 freestyle (1:51.0) at the PIAA Championships. She also anchored two Indians’ relays that also finished in the top 10: the 200 freestyle (second place) and the 400 freestyle (ninth). Carter holds the school record in the two individual events and her time in the 50 freestyle at states achieved automatic All-American consideration.

LIV GIAMPIETRO, Villa Maria, Sr.
Led the Hurricanes to their seventh consecutive Class 2A state championship. Giampietro was part of Villa’s two gold medals in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. She also took fifth place in the 100 freestyle (52.83), and contributed to a second in the 200 medley relay at states. At districts, the senior prevailed in the 100 freestyle and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay.

RILEY ROCHON, Downingtown West, Sr.
OLIVIA MILLER, Unionville, So.
SOPHIE MAY, Avon Grove, Sr.
CLARE McGOVERN, Avon Grove, Jr.
TAYLOR AMENT, Downingtown East, Jr.
CAROLINE MAKI, Downingtown East, So.
MAURA GRIMES, Unionville, Sr.
SARAH MANTHORP, Downingtown West, Fr.
SOPHIE POETA, Conestoga, So.
SOBHAN McCARTHY, Downingtown West, Jr.

Honorable Mention
Coatesville: Peyton Wolf, So.; Kristin Bria, Jr.; Kayla Bock, Fr.; Lauren DiCamillo, So.
West Chester East: Carley Castura.
Conestoga: Janashree Jonnalagadda, Sr.; Lauren Diehl, Jr.
Great Valley: Becca Choi, Jr.
West Chester Henderson: Olivia Cotellesse, Sr.; Madi Bailey; Erika Marlin, Sr.; Rachel Hazard, Sr.; Courtney Marlin, So.
Avon Grove: Serena Derderian; Samantha Paglia.
West Chester Rustin: Madison Breiner, Jr.; Nicole Piper, Sr.; Megan Koczur, Sr.
Downingtown East: Tara Collier, Sr.
Downingtown West: Sara Haggerty.
Villa Maria Academy: Maura McManus, Sr.; Nina Smith, Jr.; Hope Reynolds, Sr.



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