12/4/2013 4:37:00 PM Preview: Valley Catholic Swimming
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Julia Anderson swims for Valley Catholic.
For Valley Catholic Valiant swimmers, Jacob Sherman is head coach along with assistants Ben Karlin and Jen Wendel. The team is a mix of new and returning swimmers from last season, say the coaches. The women’s team finished fourth in the state and the men’s team finished 12th.
Sophomore David Spurgeon is back after leading the men’s team to 12th place at state. In 2014, with the aid of freshman Ben Settle, senior Ben Krueger the men hope to finish in the top 10.
Six of the eight women that went to state are returning this year, and Valley Catholic has added a few more female competitors. Coaches acknowledge that the competition in girls swimming (the 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Special District) will be tough this year. But, with veteran swimmers Clara Cannon, Jenna Cordisco, Marisa Jack, TinTin Luu, Hailey Moraes, Gabby Rosenthal, Taylor Roth and Kathleen Shew, they believe the Valiant girls will be competitive during a strong winter season for Valley Catholic athletics.