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A message to the Pennbury Swimming and Diving Community from Coach Greg
Falcons in the News:
Pennsbury Senior Athletic Awards
- Connor Doyle: 2017 Men's Falcon Award Recipient for best male athlete of 2016-17 as voted by the coaches of Pennsbury High School
- Nicole Costello: 2017 Women's Falcon Award Recipient for best female athlete of 2016-17 as voted by the coaches of Pennsbury High School
- Nicole Costello placed 7th at the PIAA AAA State Diving Championships at Bucknell University
- "Costello, a senior from Pennsbury, was in first place after the preliminaries and second after the semifinals, still within striking distance of a state title. "
- "This is her fourth trip to the state competition and her fourth medal. She finished eighth as a freshman, sixth as a sophomore and fifth last year. "
- "Doyle was the top seed in the 200-yard individual medley and he did not disappoint, winning the event in a school-record time of 1:48.77 "
- "“This year, I decided to devote myself to districts and states, and it definitely did paid off. I’m just thrilled right now that everything came together.” "
- "He became Pennsbury’s first state champion in boys swimming since diver Marc Fowler won back-to-back titles in 1992 and 1993, and the school's first overall since Lindsey Marck won the girls 100 butterfly in 2004. "
- "Doyle will compete Sunday in the 100 breaststroke, where he is the fifth seed, and will also join teammates Will Deitch, Connor Nadel and Matthew Babel in the 400 freestyle relay. "
- Connor Doyle, District Champion 200 IM and Silver Medalist 100 Breaststroke, will advance to PIAA State Champpionships at Bucknell along with diver Nicole Costello and the 400 Free Relay of Will Deitch, Connor Nadel, Matt Babel, and Connor Doyle
"Pennsbury senior entered the District One Class 3A girls diving competition healthy and captured second place with her score of 508.95 points Saturday at North Penn’s Rick Carroll Natatorium."
"Now I have a good amount of confidence for states. I’m going to start working more with newer dives and hopefully make my last high school meet my best ever.”
Pennsbury’s Brooke Garretson captured the 200 individual medley (2:10.73), and Catherine Kosko won the 100 free (54.55). Chloe Connor, Maura Donnelly, Garretson and Kosko also took the 400 free relay (3:48.27).
“I’m over the moon, I’m so happy with everything,” said Kosko, a junior. “It was really competitive this year. I couldn’t be happier with how we swam, and I can’t wait to get back into the pool for districts.”
"The Falcons took the Suburban One League National Conference team trophy home for the third year in a row, scoring 496 points on Friday night at Council Rock North. "
Senior Diver Nicole Costello captures 4th consecutive SOL Title in 11 Dive Competition!
"...I’m so, so proud of the girls." - Capt. Anna Downs
The PA Swimming top 50:
- This list contains the top 50 swimmers in PA in each event. It is only based on submissions to PA Swimming and as a result is by no means all inclusive. However it gives you a great idea of where you stand against competition for districts and states, and several PHS swimmers are on the list!
Excerpt: "I think everyone is definitely gunning for us,” Babel said. “We won the SOL the past two years. We’ve been doing well, so we’ve got to keep driving and keep pushing and keep doing what we do. " -Matt Babel
"It’s a big win for us,” said Pennsbury senior Hannah Maslow. “It’s nice to have right before our league season starts. CB East really beat us the other day, and so we wanted to bounce back, and we did. " - Hannah Maslow
"It was amazing,” said junior Chloe Connor of her come-from-behind tie with Remmey. “I knew how close it was. There was so much energy and atmosphere. Everyone was screaming, and I could hear them in the water.” -Chloe Connor
Excerpt: "“The boys were fierce against CB East,” Stoloski said. “We’re ready to defend the league title. They’ve been swimming fantastically. We’ve kind of known for a couple of years that these kids were going to really be something special. We’ve seen them go from freshmen and now they’re seniors. We’ve really been anticipating a good year from them. "
"We have some talent with the girls team and we can compete with anyone in the center lanes," he said. "But there are some teams, such as CB East, that can beat us with their depth. That’s not to say that we’re not doing a lot of work with those kids in the outside lanes. They are some of our hardest workers, and they have goals as well. "
Excerpt: “Our boys team always stays hungry. We’re always training hard and, especially over the break, that’s always a tough training week. I’m super glad to see that we got a win here, because that’s so promising for the future. We’re starting to head into our conference season and, of course, we’d like to defend our (Suburban One League National Conference) title. This gives us confidence. Now I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season and seeing how it all goes for us."
-Capt. Dennis Vinokurov
"I’m really confident in us. CB East is really strong, but we had some good swims against them. I’m proud of us. It was the first meet after the break and some people got their best times, which is really good for this time of year."
Excerpt: Eastern Express’ Connor Doyle finished fourth in 1:47.82, and Mason Manta Rays’ Carson Fostercame in next at 1:47.88. Rounding out the top eight were Foster’s teammate Jacob Foster (1:48.28), Gulliver’s Miguel Cancel (1:48.55) and Blue Dolphin’s John Fulginiti (1:48.70).
Courier Time Preview: 2016-17 Boys:
- Key performers: Nicole Costello, Sr. Diving, Lindsay Harkins, Sr. Freestyle, Backstroke, Hannah Maslow, Sr. Breaststroke, Butterfly, IM, Maura Donnelly, Sr. Freestyle, Backstroke, and Butterfly, Paige Hansbury, Sr. Freestyle, Butterfly, Ariel Falk, Sr. Breaststroke, Freestyle, Catherine Kosko, Jr. Freestyle, Backstroke, and IM, Chloe Connor, Jr. Freestyle, Butterfly IM, Olivia Connor, So. Freestyle, Butterfly, IM, Cara Fisher, So. Freestyle, Butterfly, Brooke Garretson, Fr, Freestyle, Breaststroke, IM, Kylie Von Schmidt, Fr. All Strokes
- The season: With a senior class in the double digits this year the Falcons anticipate seeing years of hard work pay off. A strong freshman class will also add to several juniors and sophomores who really turned it on at the end of last season. With lots of strong leadership on the team, they hope to be a threat in the SOL National conference and see a strong showing at districts.
2016-17 Boys Swimming Preview: Connor Doyle and 5 Meets to watch:
- Excerpt: "He is already among the all-time elites in Pennsbury’s swimming history. He holds team records in the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke and as part of the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. He is also the Pennsbury pool record-holder in the 100 backstroke. "
- Council Rock South at Pennsbury, Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m.: Pennsbury handed the Golden Hawks their only conference loss last year. This is a must-win for both of them as they eye the conference title.
- Council Rock North at Pennsbury, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m.: Pennsbury has won this meet the last two years and subsequently won the SOL National title.
Courier Time Preview: 2016-17 Boys:
- Key performers: Sr. Connor Doyle (freestyle, backstroke); Sr. Dennis Vinokurov (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly); Sr. Ihar Piatdevich (butterfly, freestyle, individual medley); Sr. Connor Nadel (freestyle); Jr. Ben Cusick (breaststroke, individual medley); Jr. Luke Fernandez (freestyle, backstroke); Jr. Matt Babel (freestyle); So. Andrew Kim (freestyle, breaststroke); So. Jack Kittle (freestyle); So. Matt Humbert (diving); So. Matt Steele (backstroke, freestyle, individual medley); So. Liam White (freestyle, backstroke); So. Zack Woltman (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly); Fr. Damian Szlaga (freestyle, breaststroke); Fr. Will Deitch (freestyle, breaststroke)
- The season: The Falcons anticipate having one of the most talented teams in their history this year and hope to repeat as SOL National champions. Returning members look to make a real splash at districts this year, and the addition of several new and talented athletes should make it one of their best showings ever.
Pennsbury Senior Connor Doyle has Committed to Virginia Tech for 2017-18.
Pennsbury Diver Nicole Costello named Bucks County Courier Times Female Swimmer of the Year for 2016!
Numerous Pennsbury Varsity Athletes names to Courier Times 2016 Golden Teams!
Pennsbury Men's Swimming team claims second consecutive SOL National Conference Title. Women's team takes second place behind Council Rock North.