The 2019-20 Main Line high school girls’ swimming season featured a sizable number of talented swimmers, who got to display their talents last winter despite the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, which cut short the PIAA state tournaments in mid-March.
Top Main Line girls’ swimming squads included Academy of Notre Dame (third at Easterns), Conestoga (12-0), Episcopal Academy (7-0, first at Easterns), Friends’ Central (6-0, fourth consecutive Friends’ Schools League champion), Haverford High (8-2-1), Lower Merion (7-4) and Villa Maria Academy (18th consecutive District 1 AA title).
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 2019-20 All-Main Line high school girls’ swimming teams:
Mia Abruzzo, Academy of Notre Dame – Junior was All-Delco Swimmer of the Year for the third consecutive year. The Easterns champion in the 500 free, she posted All-American automatic times and is Delaware County record holder in the 200 IM and 500 free. An Olympic Trials qualifier, she is the school record holder in 50 free, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. Has committed to swim at University of Georgia.
Madison Kolessar, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior posted All-American automatic time in the 500 free, and consideration time in the 200 free. Is school record holder in 200 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. An Olympic Trials qualifier, she was first team Inter-Ac and first team All-Delco swimmer. Will swim next year at the University of Florida.
Ashley Kolessar, Academy of Notre Dame – Sophomore posted All-American automatic time in the 200 IM and consideration time in the 100 breast. The school record holder in the 100 free, 100 breast, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay, she has been a first team All-Inter-Ac and first team All-Delco swimmers the last two seasons.
Anya Mostek, Baldwin School – Sophomore was Inter-Ac champion in the 100 back, and at Easterns finished second in 100 back (55.35) to Germantown’s Emma Atkinson and placed fourth in 200IM (2:03.83).
Megan Cooper, Baldwin School – Junior was a repeat Inter-Ac champion in diving, finishing with a score of 257.00, ahead of second-place finisher Kat Harrar of Episcopal Academy (251.95). At Easterns, she finished in second place, behind Callie Brady of Middlesex School.
Caroline Famous, Conestoga – Senior, a repeat first team selection, finished third in 100 back (54.65) at States, and was an All-American in the event. Also at States, she helped the 200 medley relay team finish third, was the anchor for the 200 free relay quartet that placed fifth, and finished ninth in the 50 free. Will attend University of Southern California.
Lily Robinson, Conestoga – Freshman anchored the Pioneers’ 200 medley relay team that finished third (1:44.24) at the PIAA 3A state championships, and was leadoff swimmer for Conestoga’s 200 free relay quartet that placed fifth (1:35.96) at States. Finished fifth in the 100 free at the PIAA District 1 3A championships.
Kelly Feuzeu Mekoue, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore was Easterns champion and Inter-Ac champion in both the 100 free and 50 free. An All-Delco first team swimmer, at Easterns she posted winning times of 23.71 in the 50 free, and 51.59 in the 100 free.
Chelsey Liu, Episcopal Academy – Versatile senior finished fourth in the 100 fly (56.63) and eighth in the 50 free (24.44) at Easterns.
Emma Lunn, Episcopal Academy – Promising freshman finished sixth in the 200 free (1:53.08) at Easterns, and was a key member of the Churchwomens’ Inter-Ac champion squad.
Katya Eruslanova, Haverford High – Freshman finished fourth in the 200IM (2:02.68, All-American consideration) and seventh in the 500 free (5:00.33) at the PIAA state championships. Was a member of the Fords’ 400 free relay that placed 16th at States, and had a District 1 automatic qualifying time in every event except diving.
Annika Naveen, Lower Merion – Sophomore, a first team All-Central League swimmer, had a strong performance at States in the 50 free.
Allison Stewart, Lower Merion – Junior, a first team All-Central League swimmer, was Aces’ Most Valuable Player, made it to States in 100 breast.
Casey Cullen, Radnor – The Central League swimmer of the Year, Cullen placed third in both the 200 free and 100 fly at the PIAA 3A state championships. A first team All-Delco swimmer and three-time school record holder.
Maddie Ladd, Villa Maria Academy – Junior captured her second consecutive District 1 AA title and second straight AACA title in the 100 back. Placed first at Districts in the 200 medley relay, where she also placed fourth in the 200 IM. Was state qualifier in four events.
Hannah King, Villa Maria Academy – Sophomore was AACA champion in 100 free, and at District 1 AA championships, was first in 200 medley relay, second in 50 free and fifth in 100 free. Qualified for States in four events.
Academy of Notre Dame – Natalie Stuart, sophomore; Kayleigh Olszewski, senior.
Agnes Irwin – Reilly Brennan, sophomore; Natalie Hofer, freshman.
Conestoga – Audrey Laganelli, freshman; Naomi Furman, freshman; Allison Yuan, senior.
Episcopal Academy – Riley Pujadas, junior; Maisy Montgomery, sophomore; Kat Harrar, junior.
Friends’ Central – Elisabeth Forsyth, senior; Maddie Anderson, senior; Hope Lane, freshman; Claire Pillar, freshman.
Harriton – Kate Levensten, freshman; Elena Rossi, sophomore.
Haverford High – Brooke Jamieson, senior; Sarah Krissinger, freshman.
Lower Merion – Elishka Bailey, junior; Amaria Brown-Swint, junior.
Merion Mercy Academy – Violet Lorei, sophomore.
Radnor – Audrey Collins; Marina Wang.
Villa Maria Academy – Peyton Kintzley, sophomore; Caitlin Hamill, senior; Katie Regan, senior.
Academy of Notre Dame – Lily Hahn, freshman; Lilly Moul, senior.
Baldwin School – Christina Cappola, junior; Anna Johnson, freshman; Sarah Ying, sophomore.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Talia Vaknin, freshman.
Episcopal Academy – Bridget Egan, junior; Margot LeRoux, junior; Ashley Tang, sophomore.
Friends’ Central – Anna Volpp, senior.
Harriton – Natalie Agostini, junior; Sydney Levensten, freshman; Haley McClain, sophomore.
Haverford High – Laura Seavey, junior; Julia Curran, senior; Elsley Hazell, senior; Abby Krissinger, senior.
Lower Merion – Dahlia Levine, senior; Ella Harris, senior.
Villa Maria Academy – Megan Cassidy, sophomore; Morgan Kelly, sophomore.
(Note: Archbishop Carroll and Shipley did not file All-Main Line girls swimming nomination ballots.)
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