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2016-2017 Swim Team and Dive Team

Feb 23, 2017 09:45AM ● Published by Ashley Pape

Head Coach: Kevin Murphy 
Assistant Coach: Lynne Gorman 
Diving Coach: Carolyn Hryorchuk   

BOYS (SWIMMING)
Landon Armstrong So. 
Daniel Balint Sr. 
Colter Carman Sr. 
Logan Davis Jr. 
Eric Hart Sr. 
Logan Henry Jr. 
Brian Hochman Fr. 
Landon Jensen Jr. 
Gus Karau Sr. 
Evan Kolde Sr. 
Jack LeVant Jr. 
Chris Lindley So. 
Griffin Rea Sr.
JP Reppeto Sr. 
Kevin Repice So. 
Chris Ta Sr. 
Jack Vande Berg Jr. 
Jaykob Williams So.
Alex Zettle Jr.  

DIVERS 

Katie Crown Sr. 
CJ Durant Jr. 
Phillip Kleiman Fr. 
Reid Klein Fr. 
Luke McFarland Sr.
Bridget O’Neil Fr. 
Allison Ward Fr.
Summer Westover So. 

GIRLS (SWIMMING) 

Sydney Balint So. 
Abby Cosenza Sr. 
Spencer Dockal So. 
Lillian Duma Fr. 
Miranda Faust Sr. 
Natalie Gessner So. 
Grace Giddings Jr. 
Brooke Guerra Fr. 
Amua Ittiruck Jr. 
Lana Jeter Fr. 
Tine Karl Fr. 
Rachel Luevit Jr. 
Cristina Moraru So. 
Amelia Rusli Jr. 
Alden Sadler So. 
Ashlee Shepherd Fr. 
Madelyn Tung Jr. 
Natalie Whalen So. 
Ashley Woods So. 
Kit Kat Zenick Fr.
Ashley Zettle Fr. 

Season Update

After sweeping the District Championships at the CISD Aquatics center Carroll’s swimming and diving teams dominated the Region 2-6A Championships in Lewisville. The Dragons once again sent a flurry of heavily favored competitors to Austin for the state meet at the University of Texas in mid February. 

It all started at the district level, with the Dragons accruing 273.5 points to finish well in front of second-place Flower Mound (102.5). The Lady Dragons racked up 233 points while the Lady Jaguars came in second with 136 points. 

Just how dominant was Carroll? The Dragons advanced swimmers or divers to regionals in 36 of 36 potential spots, while the Lady Dragons moved on in 30 of 36 spots. That left just 16 spots for the remaining six programs on the boys side and 22 in girls. 

Five individual pool records, two relay pool records and one school record were set by the Dragons en route to taking first in 7 of 9 races and all three relays. 

The Lady Dragons achieved two individual pool records, two relay pool records and placed first in six individual swims while also sweeping the relay titles. Carroll’s Jack LeVant was named the Boy Swimmer of the Meet, Kit Kat Zenick was the top girl and Bridget O’Neil was the top girls diver. 

About The Team 

The case can be made that the most dominant athletic program in the state resides in the pool at Southlake Carroll. Under head coach Kevin Murphy, the consistent success of the Dragons and Lady Dragons is stunning. 

Carroll’s boys have corralled six consecutive UIL Class 6A State Championships and are coming off a season in which they ranked second among all schools and first among public schools nationally by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Two years ago, the program finished first in the rankings. 

The Dragons could be primed for a return to the top of the standings, as Murphy believes this could well be the best boys team he has fielded. The team has given him good reason for that sentiment as they are currently unbeaten on the season taking first in all six meets they have competed in (including the North Tisca Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet in November) and 9-0 in duals. 

The Lady Dragons have only lost once (to 2016 state champ Austin Westlake) and are coming off a season in which they finished 20th nationally, giving the program a combined ranking of third. Carroll’s girls have also been consistent state competitors and have hoisted the overall trophy three times in the past six years with a seventh-place finish in 2016. 

“The boys team is probably the best we’ve had and we think the girls are at least in the top three. We’ll know more after regionals in a couple weeks. If we get a big group through, we can start dreaming, but until then we’re just wishing.” – Head coach Kevin Murphy 


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