Swimming- Girls

Girls motivated to reclaim league title

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

Coach: Courtney Rems (First year) 

Last year’s record: 6-5

Key Returners: Jennifer Malocha (Jr.), Katie Smith (Sr.), Cori Freeman (So.), Emma Wentland (Sr.), Nora Fendian (So.), Katie Yoo (So.), Kay DiSalvo (Jr.), Lucy DiSalvo (Jr.), Isis Gotlib (Jr.), Sabrina Low (Jr.)

Key Losses: Haleigh Marzano and Yujin Kim

Key Newcomers: Karen Kirkorian (Fr.)

Strength of team: The team is full of hard workers who, after falling short last year, are extra motivated to reclaim the league title that Pascack Swimming has held for 8 out of the last 9 years.

“We’re hungry for [the league title] and [reigning champion PCTI is] probably very happy with what they did last year,” Rems said. “[This year,] we [will] work harder so that we can get [the title] and they don’t.”

Weakness of team: Overcoming the departures of last year’s seniors.

Outlook: Entering her first season as head coach after spending five as an assistant, Rems believes the team can contend for a league title again as they are motivated by the fact that they didn’t win last year.

Coach’s Comment: “I think the [team’s] driving force is going to be losing that league title we want that back from PCTI.” 

Starters- Jennifer Malocha (Butterfly, Sprint Freestyle, Backstroke), Katie Smith (All), Cori Freeman (Backstroke/All), Emma Wentland (Sprint Freestyle), Nora Fendian (Sprint Freestyle, Backstroke), Katie Yoo (Breaststroke, Individual Medley), Karen Kirkorian (Butterfly), Kay DiSalvo (All), Lucy DiSalvo (All), Isis Gotlib (All), Sabrina Low (All)