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Meet The 2018 Citizens’ Voice Girls Swimming And Diving All-Stars

March 31, 2018

Annalise Cheshire

School: Dallas

Year: Senior

Like Zolner, Cheshire is a four-time CV all-star and former Swimmer of the Year. Her Mounts career ended with PIAA medals in the 400 free relay (fourth), 50 free (fifth) and 200 free relay (sixth).

 

Margaret Walting

School: Redeemer

Year: Sophomore

Walting added two state medals in her second all-star season. She took PIAA bronze in the 100 breast and eighth in the 200 free relay while also qualifying in the 200 medley relay and 50 free.

 

April Kupsky

School: Seminary

Year: Sophomore

Kupsky repeats as an all-star after her second trip to states in as many tries. She took third in District 2 in the 200 IM and fourth with Sem’s 200 free relay, later taking 16th in both at states.

 

Paige Jackett

School: Seminary

Year: Junior

Jackett took third in the district in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free. She was also the veteran on Sem’s fourth-place 200 free relay team, which made it to states and should return all members next year.

 

Jaelyn Shaver

School: Dallas

Year: Junior

In her first time competing in the District 2 diving championships, Shaver stole the show with a gold-medal performance (371.90 points). At the state meet, her 283.35 was good for 12th place.

 

Madi Federici

School: Seminary

Year: Junior

Federici was part of the Blue Knights’ 200 medley relay that won D2 gold, took third place in the state and loses only Tara Kupsky to graduation. She also took D2 silver in the 100 breaststroke.

 

Gabby Krochta

School: Dallas

Year: Freshman

Krochta started her Mountaineers career the same way Zolner did — qualifying for states on freestyle relays. She helped the 200 team take sixth in the state and the same 400 squad finish fourth.

 

Aviah Dahlgren

School: Seminary

Year: Freshman

Dahlgren climbed the state medal stand right away as part of Sem’s third-place 400 free relay (her 200 free relay also qualified). Individually, she took D2 bronze in the 500 free and fourth in the 200.

 

Gianna Leo

School: Dallas

Year: Senior

A year after she earned All-Star honors with D2 bronze and 16th place in state diving, Leo was even better. She took second in D2 (351.40 points) and had a 10th-place showing at states (305.90).

 

Skylar Roerig

School: Seminary

Year: Freshman

Roerig’s debut season included a 50 free school record by the end of December. At the state meet, she earned medals in the 200 medley relay (3rd), 400 free relay (3rd) and 100 free (8th).

 

Kayla Kruk

School: Redeemer

Year: Senior

Kruk earned her second all-star nod as part of the Royals’ eighth-place 200 free relay team and its state-qualifying 200 medley relay. At districts, she took sixth in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 back.

 

Melissa Leonard

School: Dallas

Year: Sophomore

Leonard repeats as an all-star after earning her first state medals. She raced to sixth in the 500 free to go along with medals in the 400 free relay (fourth) and 200 free relay (sixth) at Bucknell.

 

Kylee Kolbicka

School: Seminary

Year: Sophomore

Kolbicka led off Sem’s 400 free relay, which was just 0.31 seconds off the state title time and took third. She anchored the bronze-winning 200 medley relay, too, and took D2 bronze in the 100 free.

 

Sophia Ginocchetti

School: Valley West

Year: Sophomore

Ginocchetti had an absolutely dominant performance in 3A diving, breaking the District 2 meet record with a total score of 452.10 points. Finished 16th at Bucknell in her first appearance at states.

 

Tara Kupsky

School: Seminary

Year: Senior

A four-time all-star and two-time Swimmer of the Year, Kupsky ended her Blue Knights career on the state medal stand. She was part of bronze-medal 200 and 400 free relays and took fifth in the 200 IM.