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Presenting 2016-17 All-Main Line girls’ swimming teams

The Main Line high school girls’ swimming scene featured plenty of championship-caliber squads.
Villa Maria Academy captured its seventh consecutive PIAA Class AA state championship, medalling in nine of 11 events. The Hurricanes had nine all-state swimmers, and their individual event point total (126) at States outscored all other teams’ full meet scores.
In the Central League, Conestoga (11-0) was unbeaten, then placed fourth at Districts and fifth at the PIAA Class AAA state championships. Radnor (9-1-1), Haverford (6-4-2) and Lower Merion (7-4) also had strong campaigns in the Central League.
Episcopal Academy (7-0) finished in first place at Easterns. Friends’ Central (6-1) captured the Friends’ Schools League championship.
The All-Main Line high school girls’ swimming teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2016-17 All-Main Line high school girls’ swimming teams:

FIRST TEAM
Michaela McGeary, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior co-captain finished first in 50 free and 100 free at InterAc Championships Finished third in 100 free and fourth in 50 free at Easterns. Holds school record in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and 400 free relay. A repeat All-Main Line first team selection, she will swim for Boston College next winter.
Emma Boratto, Agnes Irwin – Sophomore finished seventh in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 free (1:55.36) at Easterns. Was part of the fourth-place 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams at Easterns,
Caroline Famous, Conestoga – Freshman was Central League Swimmer of the Year. Finished first in 100 back and second in 50 free at PIAA state championships, and first at Districts in both events. Was member of winning 200 free relay at Districts and States, as well as member of third-place 400 free relay at Districts and States. An All-American automatic qualifier in 100 back, 50 free, 200 and 400 free relay.
Madison Ledwith, Conestoga – Junior was 11th in the 100 fly and sixth in the 100 free at States. Was sixth in the 100 fly and fourth in the 100 free at Districts. First team All-Central League swimmer was member of winning 200 free relay at Districts and States, as well as member of third-place 400 free relay at Districts and States. An All-American automatic qualifier in 200 and 400 free relay.
Caroline Apathy, Conestoga – Senior was 12th at States in 100 fly, and 10th at Districts. First team All-Central League swimmer was member of winning 200 free relay at Districts and States, as well as member of third-place 400 free relay at Districts and States. An All-American automatic qualifier in 200 and 400 free relay.
Sophia Poeta, Conestoga – Sophomore was 17th in the PIAA state championships in the 100 back. Was eighth at Districts in same event. First team All-Central League swimmer was member of winning 200 free relay at Districts and States, as well as member of third-place 400 free relay at Districts and States. An All-American automatic qualifier in 200 and 400 free relay.
Alex Sumner, Episcopal Academy – Junior was Swimmer of the Meet at Easterns, where she swam the backstroke leg of EA’s first-place All-American medley relay team. Also at Eastrens, finished first in 200 IM (All-American) and 100 back (set county and pool record) and second at 400 free relay (All-American). At Pa. Independent School Championships, finished first in 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 back and 400 free relay. Holds numerous pool and school records.
Emma Seiberlich, Episcopal Academy – Senior captain swam the butterfly leg of EA’s first-place All-American medley relay team at Easterns, where she also finished first in 100 free (set school and county record) and 100 fly and second in 400 free relay (All-American). Finished first at Pa. Independent Schools Championships in 200 medley relay and 200 free, and second in 500 free. Holds numerous pool and schools records.
Hadley DeBruyn, Episcopal Academy – Freshman sparkled at Easterns, finishing second in 200 IM, first in 500 free, third in 200 free relay and second in 400 free relay (All-American). At Pa. Independent Schools Championships, finished fifth in 200 IM, third in 100 breast and first in 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Holds multiple pool and school records.
Maddie O’Reilly, Episcopal Academy – Senior captain sparkled at Easterns, finishing second in 50 free, eighth at 100 free, second at 400 free relay (All-American) and third at 200 free relay. At Pa. Independent School Championships, was first in 200 free relay, third at 50 free and fifth at 100 free.
Maddie Anderson, Friends’ Central – Freshman finished third in 500 free at Easterns, where she also finished ninth in 200 free, ninth in 200 free relay and 12th in 400 free relay. Won three events at the Friends’ School League Championships – 500 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Elisabeth Forsyth, Friends’ Central – Freshman finished eighth in the 500 free at Easterns; also placed eighth at 200 free at Easterns. Helped the 200 free relay team place ninth and the 400 free relay team finish 12th at Easterns. Won four events at the Friends’ School League Championships – 200 IM, 100 back, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Anna Kalandadze, Lower Merion – Sophomore was Central League champion in the 200 free and 500 free (meet record holder in both), District One champion in the 500 free (meet record holder) and successfully defended her PIAA state title in the 500 free with a clocking of 4:48.29. Was district and state medalist in the 200 free. Holds eight school records (200 medley relay, 200 free, 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 500 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay).
Alex Marlow, Lower Merion – Sophomore was Central League champion in the 100 breast, and was third in the 200 IM at the Central League Championships. Was district scorer in both events, and holds four school records (200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 breast, 400 free relay).
Julia Cullen, Radnor – Junior was first team All-Central League swimmer, was All-District in the 100 fly and earned PIAA State Honorable Mention in the 100 fly, finishing 10th in the event at the PIAA Class AAA state championships. Received second team All-Delco honors.
Grace Wakiyama, Radnor – Junior was an All-Central League swimmer, and finished in the top 16 in the 100 breast at the PIAA Class AAA District One meet. A versatile swimmer who has been a consistently strong performer in Central League and Districts, she is a repeat All-Main Line first team selection.
Olivia Giampietro, Villa Maria Academy – Senior captain has been part of 11 of 12 possible state relays during her high school career, nine of which won gold medals, the other two silver medals. Finished fifth in the 100 free at the PIAA Class AA state championships, posting a clocking of 52.83. Was part of first-place 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams at States, as well as second-place medley relay.
Kaitlyn Agger, Villa Maria Academy – Junior finished fifth in 500 free (5:01.24) and seventh in 100 fly (58.04) at the PIAA Class AA state championships. Also was part of Hurricanes’ first-place 400 free relay team at States, which posted a clocking of 3:32.97.
Maura McManus, Villa Maria Academy – Senior captain has been part of 11 of 12 possible state relays during her high school career, nine of which won gold medals, the other two silver medals. Was part of first-place 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams at States, as well as second-place medley relay. Also finished 10th in 100 free (53.34) at PIAA Class AA state championships.

SECOND TEAM
Academy of Notre Dame – Meg Gentile, senior; Addie Lennon, senior; Kayleigh Olszewski, freshman.
Agnes Irwin – Myka Thomas, junior; Maddie Aguirre, sophomore; Riley Flick, senior.
Baldwin School – Elizabeth Bunn, junior; Taylor Trapp, sophomore; Emily Xiong, freshman; Erin Chang, sophomore.
Conestoga – Janashree Jonnalagadda, senior.
Episcopal Academy – Wren Sablich, junior; Sally Stockett, senior; Nikki Cannon, senior; Isabel Handal, freshman.
Friends’ Central – Sofia Acchione, junior; Kate Raphaely, junior.
Haverford High – Grace Myers, sophomore; Julia Curran, freshman; Brooke Jamieson, freshman.
Lower Merion – Sophie Oberdiek, freshman.
Radnor – Sasha Smolyansky, senior; Emma Dietz, senior.
Sacred Heart – Emma Seifried, junior.
Villa Maria Academy – Nina Smith, junior; Hope Reynolds, senior; Alexa Turco, sophomore; Katelyn Chick, senior.

HONORABLE MENTION
Academy of Notre Dame – Campbell Ratigan, senior; Alysa Dinh, senior; Taylor Rush, senior.
Agnes Irwin – Ana Mashek, junior; Lily Flick, sophomore.
Conestoga – Louise Hay, freshman; Lauren Diehl, junior.
Friends’ Central – Sophie Shack, junior.
Harriton – Katie Lynch, freshman.
Haverford High – Allie Rosengarten, senior; Elsley Hazell, freshman; Abby Kissinger, freshman.
Lower Merion – Karren Matthews, junior.
Radnor – Anna Duffy, senior; Emily Moyher, senior.
Sacred Heart – Hannah Seifried, junior.

(Note: Archbishop Carroll and Merion Mercy Academy did not submit an All-Main Line girls’ swimming nomination ballot.)

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