Although the COVID-19 pandemic limited the 2021 Main Line high school boys’ swimming and diving season, several local teams and swimmers had memorable seasons, among them Conestoga (runnerup at the District 1 3A championships, seventh at the PIAA 3A state meet) and Malvern Prep diver Nick Harris (first place at Easterns by more than 100 points).
The All-Main Line high school boys’ swimming and diving 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 2021 All-Main Line high school boys’ swimming and diving teams:
Jake Wang, Conestoga – Freshman was state medalist in the 100 breast (sixth), 200 medley relay (fourth, All-American consideration) and 400 free relay (fourth, All-American consideration). Finished first at Districts in 200 IM and 100 breast.
Gary Wang, Conestoga – Junior finished ninth in 100 fly at States and was part of the fourth-place 200 medley relay team. At Districts, he finished third in 100 fly and sixth in 100 breast. Finished first in 100 fly and second in 100 breast at Central League Championships.
Raymond Welgosh, Conestoga – Junior finished fourth at States in both 200 medley relay and 400 free relay (both All-American consideration). At Districts, placed fourth at 200 free and fifth in 500 free. Was first in 200 free and second in 500 free at Central League Championships.
Jack Christian, Episcopal Academy – Senior captain was among the leading swimmers on the Easterns Leaderboard in 500 free (sixth), 200 free (fourth), 100 back (fourth), 100 free (seventh) and 200 IM (fifth). Was first in the Inter-Ac in 200 free and 100 back, and second in the 200 IM.
Henry Haupt, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore was among the best swimmers on the Easterns Leaderboard in 200 IM (seventh), 100 breast (seventh), 500 free (13th), 100 fly (16th) and 200 free (20th). Was third in Inter-Ac in 100 breast and fourth in 200 IM.
Jonathan Valdes, Episcopal Academy – Senior captain was eighth in 100 free and 12th in 100 fly on the Easterns Leaderboard, and was a key part of EA’s 200 free relay (second), 400 free relay (fourth) and 200 medley relay (sixth).
Jack Deppen, Haverford School – Senior captain finished among the top swimmers on the Easterns Leaderboard in a wide variety of events, including 200 free (sixth), 200 IM (fourth), 100 fly (ninth), 500 free (ninth), 100 back (sixth).
Nick Harris, Malvern Prep – Junior diver, a two-time All American, finished first on the Easterns Leaderboard by a considerable margin in both the 1 meter 6-dive (score of 347.70) and 1-meter 11-dive (score of 539.70). Harris is being recruited by Texas, Cal, Indiana and Ohio State, among others.
Kevin Cary, Malvern Prep – Junior posted top seven times on the Eastern Leaderboard in every freestyle event, including 500 free (third), 200 free (fifth), 100 free (sixth) and 50 free (seventh). He also swam the anchor leg of Malvern Prep’s 400 free relay, which posted an All American time standard and is a top five time in Pennsylvania and second on the Easterns Leaderboard.
Ben Kutufaris, Malvern Prep – Sophomore emerged as a top sprinter, posting the fifth-best time on the Easterns Leaderboard in both the 50 free and 100 free. Was ninth in the 200 free on the Easterns Leaderboard, and swam the lead off leg of Malvern Prep’s 400 free relay, which posted an All American time standard and is among the top relay times in the state this year.
Jack Undercofler, Radnor – Senior was selected as the 2021 Central League Swimmer of the Year by league coaches. Finished sixth in the 100 back at the PIAA 3A state championships with a school-record time of 50.50. Placed fourth in the 100 back and seventh in the 100 fly at the District 1 3A meet.
Rhett Cosgrove, Radnor – Junior was the only Central League swimmer to qualify for the PIAA 3A state championships in two individual events, and at States he placed eighth in 500 free (school-record time of 4:36.43) and 11th in the 200 free. At Districts, he was third both in the 500 free and 200 free.
Conestoga – Luke Nagel, senior; Stephen Graver, junior; Yash Ray, senior.
Devon Prep – Liam Sargent, junior.
Episcopal Academy – Jake Shaud, junior; Mason Kline, junior; Alec Tsaturyan, sophomore.
Friends’ Central – Spencer Thorne, junior.
Harriton – Francis Fan, sophomore; Thaddaeus Kiker, sophomore.
Haverford High – Kyle Given, sophomore; Jon Meyer, senior.
Haverford School – Max Marr, freshman; AJ Rosenberger, freshman; Bram Schork, junior.
Lower Merion – Grady Gardner, sophomore; Josh Sultanik, junior; Liam Keating, senior.
Malvern Prep, Brady Tierney, sophomore; Alex Hamill, junior; Patrick Rooney, junior.
Radnor – Chase Bentley, junior; Nathan Kellerman, junior.
Episcopal Academy – Chris Lo, senior; Jared Semisch, senior; Owen McCabe, sophomore.
Friends’ Central – Ethan Cohen, junior; Holden Kopcsik, junior; Finn Hillard, sophomore.
Haverford High – Zachary Graaf, junior; Zachary Scullin, junior; Will Bochanski, junior.
Haverford School – Fisher Bond, junior; Eddie Kohn, freshman; Luke Sekulic, sophomore.
Malvern Prep – Ryan Durkan, senior.
Shipley – Sebastian Bell, senior; Ted Ryan, senior.
– Archbishop Carroll did not submit an All-Main Line nomination ballot.
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