The Main Line high school swimming and diving scene featured a num-ber of strong teams this past winter, particularly at Conestoga. The Pio-neer girls finished third at the PIAA 3A state championships, while the Conestoga boys also placed third. At Easterns, Academy of Notre Dame finished sixth in the girls competition, while Episcopal Academy was eighth. In the Easterns boys competition, Haverford School finished fourth and Malvern Prep seventh.
The All-Main Line high school 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 pri-ority of the coaches’ selections. What follows are the 2023 All-Main Line high school swimming teams:
FIRST TEAM – boys
Jake Wang, Conestoga – Junior won two individual gold medals at States with PR clockings (200 IM, 1:46 and 100 breast, 53.92), and was part of the Pioneers’ first-place 400 free relay team. Was named PIAA 3A Boys Swimmer of the Meet, becoming the first Conestoga swimmer to receive that honor at States since Brendan Burns in 2019. At the PIAA District 1 3A Championships, Wang was named the Boys Swimmer of the Meet for the second year in a row.
Can Yeniay, Conestoga – Junior finished second in the boys 200 free (1:38.87) and fourth in the boys 500 free (4:28.68) at States, where he also anchored the Pioneers’ first-place 400 free relay team (3:04.51) and was part of the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:32.53). Finished first in the 200 free at Districts.
Brock Whitaker, Conestoga – Junior finished fourth in the boys 100 fly (49.93) at States, where he was also part of the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:32.53). At Districts, was fifth in the 100 fly.
Henry Haupt, Episcopal Academy – Senior, a repeat first team All-Main Line selection, finished third in the boys 200 IM at Easterns and sixth in the 100 breast, while finishing second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 500 free at the Inter-Ac Championships.
Chase Bearley, Episcopal Academy – Junior finished sixth in the boys 50 free at Easterns and 13th in the 100 free. At Inter-Acs, was third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free.
Charlie Nenchev, Harriton – Junior finished eighth in the boys 100 back at States, earning a medal, and was in the top 20 for 100 fly. Won two medals at Districts – seventh in 100 fly, fifth in 100 back.
Kyle Given, Haverford High – Senior finished ninth at States in boys 100 fly, placed 19th in 100 back and helped the Fords’ 200 medley relay team finish in the top 15.
AJ Rosenberger, Haverford School – Junior diver was Fords’ Most Val-uable Player, and finished in diving at Easterns, the first Ford diver to do that since 1944. Set both pool and school records for 1-meter (six dives), and achieved All-American Consideration.
Max Marr, Haverford School – Junior finished second at Easterns in both 100 fly and 100 back. Set school records in both 200 IM and 100 fly, and achieved All-American Consideration. Was Fords’ leading point winner.
Ben Kutufaris, Malvern Prep – Senior finished fifth in boys 200 free and eighth in 100 free at Easterns. All-Inter-Ac swimmer was part of All-American 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
Tom Moul, Malvern Prep – Senior finished fifth in boys 100 fly and sev-enth in 100 back at Easterns. All-Inter-Ac swimmer was part of All-American 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
FIRST TEAM – girls
Tori Abruzzo, Academy of Notre Dame – Versatile sophomore is two-time Easterns champion in the 200 IM (All-American automatic time) and 500 free (All American consideration). Was a member of the 200 medley relay (second at Easterns) and 400 free relay (fourth at Easterns) that achieved All American consideration.
Devyn Sargent, Academy of Notre Dame – Junior finished second at Easterns in girls 100 back (automatic All-American time). Was a member of the 200 medley relay (second at Easterns) and 400 free relay (fourth at Easterns) that achieved All American consideration.
Kaitlyn Kolessar, Academy of Notre Dame – Freshman finished third in cthe girls 200 IM and fifth in the 500 free at Easterns, and was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay that achieved an All American consideration time. Also was a part of the 200 free relay that placed 11th at Easterns.
Gemma Undercofler, Baldwin School – Junior finished second in both girls 500 free and 200 IM at Easterns. Duke University also finished in the top four in two events at the InterAc Invitational.
Naomi Furman, Conestoga – Senior was PIAA 3A state champion in the girls 100 breast (1:03.23). A four-year first team All-Central League swimmer, she is the school record holder in the girls 200 IM and 100 breast. An All-American swimmer in the 200 medley relay, 400 free re-lay, 200 IM and 100 breast. She will swim next winter for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Lily Robinson, Conestoga – Senior captain was an All-American swim-mer in the 200 medley relay, 400 free relay and 50 free. A four-year All-Central League first team swimmer, she will swim next winter for Brown University.
Audrey Laganelli, Conestoga – Senior won two individual medals at States, placing seventh in both the girls 100 free and 200 free. A four-year All-Central League first team swimmer, she is the school record holder in the girls 200 free. An All-American swimmer in the girls 400 free relay, she will swim for the U.S. Air Force Academy next winter.
Emma Lunn, Episcopal Academy – A repeat first team All-Main Line selection, senior captain finished third in the girls 200 free and ninth in the 100 free at Easterns, and was third in both the 200 free and 100 back at the InterAc Invitational.
Joy Ying, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore was a diving standout for the Churchwomen, placing fifth at Easterns and second at the InterAc Invitational.
Clara Behling, Friends’ Central – Junior finished in the top eight in three events at Easterns – sixth in girls 100 breast, eighth in girls 200 IM and eighth in 400 free relay.
Kate Levensten, Harriton – Senior, a repeat first team All-Main Line first team pick, finished fourth at States in both girls 100 fly and 100 back, earning two medals. At Districts, placed second in 100 back and third in 100 fly. Was first at Central League Championships in both events.
Katya Eruslanova, Haverford High – Senior finished second at States in both the girls 200 free and 500 free. Was District 1 3A champion in both the 200 free and 500 free. Was Central League champion in both 200 IM and 500 free, and was named Central League Swimmer of the Year.
Alexa Conner, Lower Merion – Junior, a repeat All-Main Line first team selection, finished third in girls 100 back (54.65) and fourth in girls 200 IM (2:03.12) at States. Won the girls 100 back at Districts and finished third in the 200 IM.
SECOND TEAM – boys
Conestoga – Hutchinson Wood, sophomore; Noel Park, senior.
Episcopal Academy – Owen McCabe, senior; Alec Tsaturyan, senior.
Friends’ Central – Finn Hilliard, junior.
Harriton – Francis Fan, senior.
Haverford High – Sam Graaf, sophomore; TJ Hayes, sophomore; Zach Koptyra, junior.
Haverford School – Evan Boratto, sophomore; Zack Oswald, freshman; Henry Newhall, junior.
Lower Merion – Grady Gardner, senior.
Malvern Prep – Brady Tierney, senior; Jacob Nowoswiat, sophomore; Davis Woerner, junior; Connor Kirby, freshman.
Radnor – Andrew Yu, junior.
SECOND TEAM – girls
Academy of Notre Dame – Gabi Abruzzo, freshman; Ellie Archer, sophomore.
Agnes Irwin – Natalie Hofer, senior.
Baldwin School – Alexandra Cappola, junior.
Conestoga – Avery Hillier, sophomore; Keira Haas, senior; Jena Nowoswiat, junior; Sarah Fox, junior; Grace Gallagher, junior.
Episcopal Academy – Hannah Neilly, junior; Mia Filipovski, senior.
Friends’ Central – Hope Lane, senior; Clare Pillar, senior.
Haverford High – Sarah Krissinger, senior.
Lower Merion – Chloe Morton, freshman.
Radnor – Marina Wang, senior; Maly Lindgren, sophomore.
Villa Maria Academy – Keriann Collison, sophomore.
HON. MENTION – boys
Devon Prep – Reagan Megow, senior; Gavin Smith, senior.
Episcopal Academy – Asher Wan, freshman; Cole Kline, senior; Luka Filipovski, sophomore.
Friends’ Central – Oskar Bauriedel, freshman; Cooper Johnson, senior.
Haverford High – Kenny Keagy, senior; Colby Whitney, sophomore.
Haverford School – Eddie Kohn, junior; Cameron Smith, sophomore.
Lower Merion – Jordy Mandelbaum, senior; Ethan Murray, junior; Mat-thew Thomas, junior; Omar Niazy, senior.
Shipley – Maximos Ballos, senior.
HON. MENTION – girls
Academy of Notre Dame – Mary Kate Daniel, sophomore; Lauren Mar-gerison, senior.
Agnes Irwin – Rosa Huffman, senior.
Baldwin School – Audrey Lawler, sophomore; Josey Grunes, junior.
Episcopal Academy – Isabel Rozes, junior; Ivie Enakhimion, freshman; Kieran Buckley, sophomore.
Friends’ Central – Chloe English, junior; Sofia Moran, senior; Penolope English, freshman.
Harriton – Josie Strader, freshman.
Haverford High – Erin Kelly, sophomore; Ellie Krissinger, junior.
Lower Merion – Laney Harris, junior; Anna Dymek, sophomore; Katie Potts-Drew, freshman.
Shipley – Ibby Wareikis, sophomore.
Villa Maria Academy – Mary Cate Doughty, senior.
(Note: Archbishop Carroll and Merion Mercy Academy did not file All-Main Line swimming nomination ballots.)
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