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SEASON OFF TO A GREAT START!!!!

Not only is out team larger than it has in many years (OVER 130 swimmers on the Competitive Team!) it is stronger and more dedicated than EVER!!!

With 2 League Wins under our belt lets keep the momentum going remember Bloombsburg won the League title last year and we will swim them Jan 4th just after the Christmas break.  I am currently securing 2 -3 days of pool time at ESU to give our team the best shot at being ready this well anticipated battle.   Watch your email over the next few days for these dates and times for practices.

We do get to swim them as a home meet at Lehman.

As of yesterday both our girls teams are UNDEFEATED!

With fast swimming comes additional District Qualifiers below is our current individual qualifiers.

2012 – 2013 PA East District Team

10 & Under Girls
Kate Briegel (10) 100 Free
Rykeigh Collins (8) 50 Free
Victoria Fenn (9) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free
Sierra Gillan (10) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Miranda Murry (10) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Kaya Quinones (10) 50 Breast

10 & Under Boys
Nathaniel Gonzalez (9) 50 Free
Robert Holderith (9) 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 50 Fly
Christopher Muscarello (10) 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free
Justin Oliver (10) 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free
Mark Williams (10) 50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Free

11-12 Girls
Julia Delaney (11) 200 Free
Lauren Fenn (12) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Fly
Morgan Flynn (12) 50 Back, 50 Breast
Paige Jackett (12) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Fly, 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Sasha Persaud (12) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back
Nevaeh Williams (11) 50 Back
Emma Withey (12) 50 Fly

11-12 Boys
Crew Bunn (11) 50 Back
William Cerbone (12) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Nikko Guy (12) 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Juan Hernandez (11) 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Rory Naturale (11) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Kevin Oliver (12) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Justin Roman (12) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Luke Stevens (11) 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 200 IM

13-14 Girls
Madeline Neville (13) 500 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Nadine Parrish (14) 50 Free, 100 Breast

13-14 Boys
Conor McCall (14) 100 Free, 200 IM
Liam Naturale (13) 400IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Zack Wolbert (14) 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breat, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Open Girls
Emily Cabral (16) 500 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 IM
Mary Cerbone (15) 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Emily Joyce (17) 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Morgan Murphy (15) 100 Breast
Maggie Palaski (16) 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly
Baileigh Vanderhoof (17) 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Emily Wolbert (16) 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breat, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Open Boys
Tyler Dalton (15) 500 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM
Alex Counterman (18) 50 Free, 100 Free
Colin Naturale (15) 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM
Joshua Williams (16) 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 100 Fly

 

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Joyce finds perfect college fit

By LAUREN LITTS
Record Sports Writer
November 21, 2013

1472932_565782140162035_1702155815_nThe search for where she’ll continue her swimming career is over for Stroudsburg senior Emily Joyce.

Joyce signed a letter of intent Tuesday to attend Drexel University and compete for the swimming and diving team next year.

“It’s a huge relief,” Joyce said. “I’m so lucky and excited to be attending such a great school, and to be part of the Drexel swim team.”

One visit to Drexel’s campus and Joyce immediately knew it was the school for her.

“It was the ‘ah ha moment’ that everyone looking at colleges hopes for,” Joyce said. “The campus is beautiful, the coaches were amazing and the team is very academically motivated, along with the university itself.”

Joyce is thankful to her parents, Christopher and Jennifer, for getting her to this point.

“They’ve always supported me, all the late nights and long drives and tournaments,” Joyce said. “It’s cliche, but I really couldn’t have done this without them.”

At Stroudsburg, Joyce takes advanced placement classes, is the secretary of the National Honor Society and has a 4.0 grade point average. She plans to be major in pre-med.

“Drexel had all the opportunities I wanted as a pre-med student,” Joyce said. “The co-op program will allow me to gain experience in a hospital and help me figure out what I want to specialize in.”

At an early age, Joyce’s love of the water was obvious to her YMCA coach Mike Wolbert.

“Emily joined our team when she was eight years old,” Wolbert said. “She was very athletic, very determined. She always wanted to be the best and race everybody.”

Last year was the first time Joyce qualified for the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. — not an easy feat by any means.

“There about 1,600 athletes that qualify out of the 250,000 that swim for the YMCA,” Wolbert said. “She’s already qualified for a few events this year as well.”

Joyce is the first athlete to compete collegiately for second-year Stroudsburg coach Michele Saffer.

“I am very excited for Emily, she’s a fantastic swimmer and great all-around leader,” Saffer said. “She has tremendous drive and will swim until she drops.”

Joyce is the two-time Mountain Valley Conference champion in the 500 freestyle and is three-time champion in the 200 freestyle.

As a junior, Joyce qualified for the PIAA championships after her school-record time of 5:08.94 in the 500 free at the District 11 Class AAA Championships. She took fourth in both the 200 and 500 free at the district meet, setting the school record in the 200 as well with a time of 1:55.42.

Last year, Joyce shared MVC Swimmer of the Year honors with Stroudsburg’s Alex Burns and has been part of the Mounties’ two-time MVC champion 400 free relay team.

Drexel’s swimming and diving team posted a record of 2-8 last season. Joyce feels she can help coach Shawn Markey and the Dragons turn things around.

“The coaches are working to build a program of very academically oriented athletes,” Joyce said. “They want a disciplined team, a team that works hard in the classroom and uses that same work ethic in their training.”

Markey can already see Joyce’s potential and expects her to do great things her senior year at Stroudsburg.

“Emily has an unlimited amount of potential at the next level,” Markey said. “She will be an integral part in our distance free events next year. We are excited to see what Emily can accomplish this year and are looking forward to working with her in September.”

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