All Metro Swimming
The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro Swimming team has been announced with St. Tammany Parish dominating the girls’ side of things, while Jesuit proved to be the cream of the crop on the boys’ side. The Mandeville Lady Skippers’ electric duo of seniors Lia Joslin and Megan Loop were named co-MVP’s leading the way. Both talented swimmers will remain teammates following their shining careers at Mandeville High as they have committed to attend LSU. Joslin made the team in the 100-yard butterfly (57.22) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.02). Joslin was also voted to the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:41.48) joining teammates Heidi Fritscher, Denise Frantz and Loop. Joslin was also named to Mandeville’s 400-yard freestyle medley (3:45.92) along with teammates Heidi Fritscher, Charlotte Shackelford and Loop. Loop garnered the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.33) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.71). Loop’s Mandeville teammate Denise Frantz was named in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.86). St. Scholastica Academy’s Madeline Rawls, who was the Outstanding Swimmer at the State meet in Sulphur, won by the Doves, was selected in the 100-yard freestyle (53:28). Rawls’ coach Chris Prator, the architect of the Doves’ fourth straight championship, concluded his 17th season at SSA, being named the Coach of the Year. Mt. Carmel’s Maddie McGraw was named in the 100-yard backstroke (58.92), while Mt. Carmel’s 200-yard medley relay team with a time of 1:53.02 including McGraw, Kaylin Swoboda, Abby Mahl and Caroline Cannon were selected.
Newman’s Jared Williams was named the boys’ Outstanding Swimmer and Jesuit’s Brett Hanemann received the Coach of the Year honor for the New Orleans Advocate’s 2014 All-Metro Boys’ Swimming Team.