GIRLS SWIMMERS & DIVERS TO WATCH
Izzie Bindseil, St. Charles East, Sr.
Program legacy was part of last season’s deep foundation. Was part of Saints’ state-qualifying 400 freestyle relay.
Annie Gosselin, Rosary, So.
Qualified for four events at the state meet in her debut season and finished ninth in the 100 backstroke.
Monica Guyette, St. Charles North, So.
The return of Guyette is just one of “a lot of good things going on with the girls team,” North Stars coach Rob Rooney said.
Erin Hart, Rosary, Jr.
One of coach Bill Schalz’s most veteran swimmers is a freestyle force. She was a state qualifier in the 100 free and in both freestyle relays last season.
Shea Hoyt, St. Charles East, Sr.
“We have a strong team this year,” said Hoyt, who was seventh in state in the 100 breastroke as a junior. “We can tell it’s going to be a good year.”
Jordyn Paulsen, St. Charles North, Sr.
Paulsen advanced to the state meet last season and looks to improve under the tutelage of Shealyn Boland, who is coaching divers at both St. Charles schools.
Dana Ritter, St. Charles East, Sr.
Saints coach Joe Cabel considers diving the team’s “secret weapon,” and will look to Ritter to provide valuable scoring in that department.
Alexis Yaeger, Rosary, Fr.
Part of what Schalz calls a “very, very talented” younger core of Beads, Yaeger turned in a junior national qualifying time during a club swim this summer.
Georgia Young, Rosary, So.
Schalz expects the Beads to challenge for a top-10 state finish after last season’s hiatus in part because of the depth of Young and the rest of the Class of 2016.
Hannah Zimmer, St. Charles North, Sr.
Brings welcome seasoning to a young core of talent. Won a sectional title in the 100 freestyle last fall.
– Kevin Druley