Positive influence: Coaches Carlo Cordon, Greg McAtee and my father Terry. Everybody on the team helped in a positive way and made it a fun experience. Working with people like Nate King, Meghan Linnelli and Rachael Feurtado was such a great learning experience because they are the hardest workers I know.
Best memory: The state meet and watching everybody's hard work pay off.
Future: I would like to attend Stanford University and continue my swimming career. For now I am running track at Boardman High School.
Positive influence: Coaches Terry O'Halloran, Carlo Cordon and Greg McAtee ever since I started swimming have helped me become better. My teammates were the greatest part of the influence. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't have done as well as I did.
Best memory: Attend the state meet and getting my best split of my life in the relay.
Future: Training for next season and hopefully swimming in college.
Positive influence: Matt Zuzik helps me push myself at practice everyday and gives me support at meets.
Best memory: Competing at state.
Future: Continue diving in the off season and compete at Junior Olympic Regionals in July. I would like to compete in college.
Positive influence: My coaches Terry O'Halloran, Carlo Cordon and Greg McAtee have pushed every day to work my hardest. My teammates because they motivate me to do my best and my family for having faith in me.
Best memory: Getting my personal record at district and at Cleveland State, I swam a 56.73 in the 100-yard butterfly and placed 23rd.
Future: Swimming all year in preparation for next season. I hope to qualify individually and on a relay for state. I plan to major in pre-medicine and swim in college.
School: Warren Harding.
Positive influence: Meghan Linnelli, motivational and confidence in training and competition.
Best memory: Getting two thirds at the state meet.
Future: Win states in both events next year and attend college.
Positive influence: The coach staff at Boardman has bee a huge influence. Terry O'Halloran, Carlo Cordon and Greg McAtee have been my coaches for my entire career and always push me and bring out the best in me. My teammate have also been a great influence on me.
Best memory: Attending the state meet and placing 11th and 14th and breaking the medley record.
Future: Training for next season. Checking out colleges.
Positive influence: First and foremost, my coaches Terry O'Halloran, Carlo Cordon and Gary McAtee have been extremely important in my development as a swimmer. They pushed me beyond my physical ability everyday at practice to help me excel. Furthermore, watching such a great talent as Tyler O'Halloran has been inspirational fro me. Also, all of my teammates.
Best memory: The state swim meet. Our 200 medley relay placed 14th in finals in a school record time. Anchoring the 200 freestyle relay to 11th place, the best relay finish in the history of the school.
Future: Attending Miami University to major in Engineering Management.
Positive influence: My father is always there to support and encourage me, not just with sports, but with everything else as well.
Best memory: When I won the NEAC meet in Canton. I chose this meet because I though it was the best I did this season.
Future: I plan on going to college and eventually law school. I also plan on inventing something that make me rich like the auto-lighting cigarette.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Positive influence: Stanford women's swimming coach Richard Quick. We have gotten a lot of our coaching and training techniques from his program. I've been to six or seven national swimming conferences with him as the featured speaker. He's very motivational.
Best memory from the season: When my son Tyler won the 50 freestyle at the state meet.
Future: I've been coaching swimming for 33 years and high school swimming for 18 years. I'm enjoying myself and I feel like I have a pretty good idea on how to coach the sport. I'm just trying to keep current and stay healthy. I have a sixth-grader who is quite a swimmer, so I'd like to finish out his career [as his coach].
XThe 2002 winter All-Stars were chosen by The Vindicator sports staff with input from coaches. They were selected based on their performance during the regular season and tournaments.