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HS Girls Swimming: 2021-22 season preview capsules

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Swimming girls 2A 9

East Pennsboro’s Sara Turner returns as one of the top swimmers in the local area this season. 

As the winter temperatures continue to dip, it means the preparation and competition in the pool is just starting to heat up.

With the 2021-22 girls high school swimming and diving season getting set in the blocks, 11 Sentinel-area teams are ready to take on another year of uncharted waters.

Here’s a look into the local band based on information provided by area coaches.

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Elizabeth Gobin returns as one of the core swimmers for Carlisle this year. 

COMMONWEALTH DIVISION

Carlisle Thundering Herd

Head coach: Tara Young

Last year: 4-4

Key losses: Lauren Musser

Key swimmers/divers: Elizabeth Gobin, jr.; Catherine Lippert, jr.; Ella Crawford, jr.; Dolly Hritz, so.; Colby Cox, so.

Cumberland Valley Eagles

Head coach: G. Michael Gobrecht

Last year: 5-2

Key losses: Grace Diskin, Aliza Smith.

Key swimmers/divers: Jennifer Bolden, sr.; Lauren Chang, sr.; Alina Lyesnykova, sr.; Mia Pesavento, sr.; Presley Staretz, sr.; Eliza Sandhaus, so.

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Mechanicsburg’s Alicia Hahn returns for her senior season, a year removed from helping the Wildcats to an 8-2 record. 

KEYSTONE DIVISION

Cedar Cliff Colts

Head coach: Joseph Chubb

Last year: 3-5

Key losses: no information provided

Key swimmers/divers: no information provided

Mechanicsburg Wildcats

Head coach: Mike Glumac

Last year: 8-2

Key losses: Juliette Safer

Key swimmers/divers: Alicia Hahn, sr.; Joy Kutz, sr.; Danielle Rodgers, sr.; Bella Rudy, jr.; Annabelle Hoover, so.; Amber Grew, sr.

Red Land Patriots

Head coach: Alyssa Massaro

Last year: 1-5

Key losses: Isabella Sisca

Key swimmers/divers: Sydnie Lau, so.; Mialyn Grube, fr.

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Trinity’s Kari Powell is looking to up her impressive sophomore season, which included a state gold medal. 

COLONIAL DIVISION

Big Spring Bulldogs

Head coach: Evan Jarusewski

Last year: 1-8

Key losses: Rylie Ward

Key swimmers/divers: Mattea Penner, sr.; Ava Lay, jr.; Julia Chestnut, jr.; Mikaela Ward, jr.; Courtney Cherricks, fr.; Rebekah Fertig, fr.; Zaida Moore, fr.

Boiling Springs Bubblers

Head coach: Matt Brenner

Last year: 6-3

Key losses: none

Key swimmers/divers: Kyleigh Hostetter, sr.; Jillian Strine, jr.; Peyton Ellis, jr.; Katie Buehler, so.; Tess Naylor, so.; Makenna Gutshall, jr.; Haylee Erme, jr.; Haley Lenker, so.; Brooke Graham, jr.

East Pennsboro

Head coach: Shannon Novakoski

Last year: 5-1

Key losses: Sofia Oliveira, Alexa Kanelos. 

Key swimmers/divers: Isabella Kil, sr.; Sara Turner, sr.; Tyya Peiffer, jr.; Samantha Kil, so.

Northern

Head coach: Jared Haley

Last year: 3-5-1

Key losses: Raina Diziki

Key swimmers/divers: Sara Bobb, sr.; Jenna Breon, sr.; Jackie Brettschneider, sr.; Alicen Erwin, sr.; CC Knox, sr.; Cara Plank, sr.; Jane Secord, sr.; Skylar Cook, jr.; Ann Secord, jr.; Arabella Sheriff, jr.

Shippensburg

Head coach: Jonathan Hoffman

Last year: 8-1

Key losses: Julia Strine

Key swimmers/divers: Abby Brink, sr.; Alyssa Brown, sr.; Emily Smith, sr.; Mia Estep, sr.; Addison Brown, fr.; Ava Frontino, fr.; Shelby Herberlig, fr.; Hannah Pryor, fr.; Erica Buccheister, jr.; Brynn Weber, sr.; Laci Hoover, sr.

Trinity

Head coach: Samantha Shirtliff

Last year: 4-2-1

Key losses: Lila DiCarlo

Key swimmers/divers: Kari Powell, jr.; Nora Gaudion, sr.; Bramley Hawkins, sr.

Christian Eby is a sports reporter for The Sentinel and cumberlink.com. You can contact him at ceby@cumberlink.com and follow him on Twitter at: @eby_sports

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