Willmar fall previews: Girls Swimming
COACH Carl Shuldes, 5th season ASSISTANT COACHES Stacy Beyer (diving), Sarah Jagow LAST SEASON Central Lakes Conference: 4-5 in CLC duals, 5th in conference meet. Overall: 5-5 ... 11th at Class A state meet. OPENERS Season/home: Cardinal Invitati...
Carl Shuldes, 5th season
Stacy Beyer (diving), Sarah Jagow
Central Lakes Conference: 4-5 in CLC duals, 5th in conference meet.
Overall: 5-5 ... 11th at Class A state meet.
Season/home: Cardinal Invitational, today 10 a.m. (diving); 1 p.m. Swimming
Central Lakes Conference: Thursday, home vs. Fergus Falls
SENIORS: Brooke Barrett-Olson, Sarah Hund, Katie Kroona, Megan Michaelis, Shelby Morton, Bethany Pollock, Laura Polman
JUNIOR: Mariel Aamot, Aleasha Blokzyl, Amy Brandt, Alysha Cuchna, Marianne Erickson, Anna Fuglestad, Aliina Meer, Tiffany Nelson, Alissa Tinklenberg
SOPHOMORES: Ashley Alvarado, Valor Gorans, Rachel Johnson, Jenna Pehrson, Cassandra Yoakum
FRESHMEN: Ashley Geurtz, Kasandra Hornick, Kalina Larsen, Becca Ridler, Shelby Stevens, LaTia Swoyer, Sara Tinklenberg, Dana Woltjer, Emily Zondervan
EIGHTH GRADE: Liz Gorans, Zoe Vossen
While graduation losses were large numerically (12) and will impact depth, especially in the relays, most of the point scoring returns from a year ago. Three senior divers will assure Willmar scores well at mid-meet: Bethany Pollock and Laura Polman are the highest-finishing divers returning in Section 3A. Senior Sarah Hund and juniors Aleasha Blokzyl and Alissa Tinklenberg were state qualifiers. Tinklenberg has qualified for state 16 times in four years and won 14 state medals. Coach Carl Shuldes comments: "We should be OK in sprints and diving and the core (of the team) is solid, but we need the freshmen and sophomores to step up and fill some holes." The True Team section meet is at St. Michael on Oct. 11 while Willmar will host the CLC meet Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, followed in two weeks by the Section 3A meet at Hutchinson.