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2024 News-Herald boys swimming and diving all-stars

Mar. 11—SWIMMER OF THE YEAR

Krys Gorski

Andrews Osborne, senior

Gorski had to spend much of the last four years explaining to non-locals what and where Andrews Osborne was. As the affable AOA senior exits the high school stage with his second straight News-Herald boys swimmer of the year honor, though, the local scene will remember who Gorski was and what he has meant to the sport in this corner of Ohio with reverence. The four-time top-four state placer won his first Division II state title in 100-yard backstroke with a 48.93, the first state swimming championship for a swimmer from a Lake County high school, and was second in 200 freestyle in 1:39.98. As Gorski heads to Ohio State, his generational skill will remain highly regarded around here. But his class, pleasant nature and kindness as an ambassador for his sport and his school and as an example for his contemporaries will endure even more.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Matt Trem, Lake Catholic

With time, it was clear the Cougars were on the brink of something special with their outstanding sophomore class. Consider one chapter already added. Lake Catholic was third in 200 free relay and fourth in 400 free relay at the D-II state meet, the first state top fours in boys swimming in school history. The Cougars were also a competitive second as a team at the D-II Cleveland State District with 173.5 points. With Trem's steady hand on the wheel, the best is yet to come on 306 and Bellflower.

FIRST TEAM

(in alphabetical order; S: state, D: district)

Darren Bittner, So., Lake Catholic

S (D2): 3rd 200FR, 4th 400FR, 9th 100 free, 18th 200 free

Joris Boeman, Sr., South

S (D1): 15th 100 fly, 25th 100 back; D: 3rd 100 back, 4th 100 fly

Ben Davis, Sr., University

S (D2): 1st 200MR, 1st 400FR, 2nd 200 IM, 6th 100 breast

Miguel Figueroa, Sr., University

S (D2): 1st 400FR, 2nd 200FR, 4th 100 free, 6th 200 free

Brody Hicks, So., Perry

S (D2): 6th 100 fly, 6th 100 back; D: 2nd 100 fly, 4th 100 back

P.J. Koerwitz, So., Gilmour

S (D2): 7th 100 free, 11th 50 free, 12th 200MR, 13th 400FR

Quinn MacPhail, Jr., University

S (D2): 2nd 400FR, 4th 500 free, 7th 200 IM; D: 1st 500 free

Paul Moody, So., University

S (D2): 3rd 100 back, 7th 100 fly; D: 1st 100 fly, 2nd 100 back

Brad Perry, Jr., University

S (D2): 1st 200MR, 1st 400FR, 2nd 200FR, 10th 50 free

Alex Pesek, Jr., University

S (D2): 1st 200MR, 1st 400FR, 7th 200 free, 15th 100 fly

SECOND TEAM

(in alphabetical order; S: state, D: district)

Derek Fan, So., Beachwood: S — 6th 200MR, 12th 100 fly

Leo Iacovetta, Jr., Mayfield: S — 31st 200 free; D — 5th 100 free

Cam Mateyo, Jr., Chagrin Falls: S — 11th 100 back, 12th 400FR

Akhil Peruri, So., Hawken: S — 3rd 400FR, 5th 200FR

Owen Pesek, So., Lake Catholic: S — 3rd 200FR, 4th 400FR

Nathan Reigle, Jr., Geneva: S — 10th 100 breast, 20th 200 free

Zachary Schoenbrun, Jr., University: S — 8th diving; D — 5th diving

Dylan Tackett, Jr., Mentor: S — 22nd 50 free; D — 6th 50 free

Preston Wooley, Sr., Hawken: S — 3rd 400FR, 5th 200FR

Kevin Zhang, Jr., Beachwood: S — 6th 200MR, 13th 100 fly

THIRD TEAM

(in alphabetical order; S: state, D: district)

Matthew Devine, Sr., University: S — 1st 200MR, 19th 100 fly

Colin Elwell, So., Beachwood: S — 6th 200MR, 9th 200FR

Matt Hribar, Sr., Riverside: D — 8th 100 breast, 10th 200FR

Jake MacPhail, Fr., University: S — 10th 500 free, 29th 200 IM

Tyler McCort, Sr., Chagrin Falls: S — 12th 400FR, 13th 200FR

Evan Ream, So., Lake Catholic: S — 11th 200MR, 21st 500 free

Toby Rogers, So., Chardon: S — 14th 100 free, 17th 100 back

Will Roth, Sr., Hawken: S — 3rd 400FR, 12th 200 IM

Aiden Stewart, Fr., University: S — 11th 200 free, 17th 100 breast

Daniel Xu, Jr., Hawken: S — 3rd 400FR, 5th 200FR

HONOR ROLL

Andrews Osborne: Danil Petrov, Beachwood: Evan Wang, Berkshire: Henry Nyzen, Brush: Luke Raynor, Chagrin Falls: Noah Publicover, Chardon: Danny Greene, Euclid: Ryan Robinson, Geneva: Tyler Lee, Gilmour: Conor Tietjen, Hawken: William Butler, Kenston: Luke Schmidt, Kirtland: Elliot Hostelley, Lake Catholic: Tino Perkovic, Madison: Adam Gibbons, Mayfield: Nick Carcelli, Mentor: Reece Benedict, NDCL: Tommy Matthews, North: Logan Reyes, Perry: Carson Niemi, Riverside: Nathan Gaspersic, South: JT Klouda, University: Brendan Sulak, VASJ: Josef Dautovic, West Geauga: Mason Towey, Wickliffe: Jayden Trammell