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Girls swimming All-Scholastic – Boston Herald



Diya Ackerman-Vallala (North Andover) 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard IM

Naomi Boegholm (Wellesley) 100-yard backstroke

Anna Boemer (Reading) 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly

Michaela Chokureva (Andover) 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle

Katie Dorey (Natick) diving

Hannah Lee (Brookline) 200-yard IM, 100-yard breaststroke

Isabella Lombard (Ursuline) 100-yard backstroke

Elle Michaud (Winchester) 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle

Jaqui St. Clair (Brookline) diving

200-MEDLEY RELAY: Brookline

Bonnie Zhao, Hannah Lee, Katherine Henry, Ellie Eisenhauer

200-FREESTYLE RELAY: Wellesley

Anna McGrew, Alexandra Loo, Sofia Cozza, Vaani Kapoor

400-FREESTYLE RELAY: Wellesley

Sofia Cozza, Vaani Kapoor, Anna McGrew, Naomi Boegholm




The Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 Swimmer of the Year was the MVC champion in both the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley. The North sectional champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, Ackerman-Vallala doubled up at the Div. 2 state meet, winning both the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley. The National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member will continue her swimming career at UMass where she plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.



The senior rewrote the school record books, establishing new standards in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley as well as a pair of relay teams. Boegholm was the Div. 2 state champion in the 100-yard freestyle and backstroke. A member of the Charles River Aquatics Swim Team, Boegholm will compete at UC Davis.



The senior set North sectional championship meet records in winning the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. At the Div. 2 state championships, Boemer captured the gold in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly; the times in the butterfly earned her NISCA All-American. An honor roll student, Boemer leaves as a five-time state champion. A member of SOLO Aquatics in Haverhill, Boemer will swim at the University of Michigan.



The senior standout was the Div. 1 state champion in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle as well as part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team. The Merrimack Valley Conference Div. 1 Swimmer of the Year was undefeated in her races during the season. A four-time state individual and three-time state relay champion, Chokureva is a member of the National Honor Society. A member of Phoenix Swimming, Chokureva will swim at UNC in the fall.



The junior holds the school record in both 6-dives and 11-dives. After a third-place finish at the South sectionals, Dorey rebounded by winning the Div. 2 state diving championship. A Bay State Conference All-Star, Dorey was part of a 200-medley relay team which took fifth in the South sectionals. A high honor roll student, Dorey also competes in gymnastics.



The captain of her swimming team was the Div. 1 state champion in both the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-individual medley as well as part of the winning 200-yard medley relay. Lee holds the school’s record in five different events and also qualified for the Winter Junior Nationals in the 100-yard breaststroke. A member of Charles River Aquatics, Lee has committed to swim at Washington University in St. Louis.



The Providence-bound standout was the Div. 1 state champion in the 100-yard backstroke and took fourth in the 200-yard individual medley. She was also part of a pair of relay teams which placed in the top six at the Div. 1 meet. Lombard is the school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke as well as part of a record-setting 200-medley relay foursome.



The junior was a double-winner at the Div. 2 state championships, capturing titles in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle in helping her team cart home a third-place finish. The captain-elect for the 2023 squad, Michaud was the highest-points earner on the team this past season. A member of the National Honor Society, Michaud carries an impressive unweighted GPA of 4.0.



The junior was undefeated in dual meets and carried over to the postseason where she won the South Sectional and Div. 1 State championship in diving. A Bay State Conference All-Star, St. Clair was third in the BSC league meet and seventh at the Div. 1 States. An honors student, St. Clair competed as part of the Boston Area Diving National Team. She also plays tennis in the spring.



The quartet of Bonnie Zhao, Hannah Lee, Katherine Henry and Ellie Eisenhauer captured the Div. 1 state title with a winning time of 1:50.91. The Boston College-bound Eisenhauer turned in a personal best time of 25.01 in the 50-yard freestyle and is a member of the National Honor Society. Henry is also a member of the National Honor Society and swims for Charles River Aquatics, while Zhao also competes for Charles River Aquatics.



The team of Anna McGrew, Alexandra Loo, Sofia Cozza and Vaani Kapoor cruised to a Div. 2 state title in the 200-freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.56. Cozza took third in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle at the Div. 2 state meet. Loo placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at both the South Sectional and Div. 2 state championships, while McGrew was a USA Futures and Sectional Qualifier as well as being a member of the National Honor Society. Kapoor finished in the top eight in the South Sectional and Div. 2 state championships.



Wellesley’s dominant run to the Div. 2 state team title was fueled in part by its prowess in the relays and the 400-freestyle relay was one of those impressive units. The foursome of Sofia Cozza, Vanni Kapoor, Anna McGrew and Naomi Boegholm captured the championship in a time of 3:35.82. Cozza was part of two record-setting school relay teams, while McGrew and Kapoor are teammates with the Charles River Aquatics team in the offseason.



GIRLS: Elena Dudkina, Alexandra Loo, Naomi Boegholm, Tracey Peng, Anna McGrew, Lucy Savarese, Sofia Cozza, Katie Passanisi, Vaani Kapoor, Elaine Cheng (Wellesley); Bonnie Zhao, Jacqui St. Clair, Hannah lee, Katherine Henry, Ellie Eisenhauer (Brookline); Emily Richardson (Framingham); Chloe Wukitch, Luca Mackey, Olive Haller (Needham); Ava Wong, Katie Dorey, Michelle Li (Natick)

BOYS: Avneesh Sheenoy, Ben Bahm (Walpole); Ryan Thin (Weymouth); Ryan Kelly, Aidan Crummey, Jackson Wagner, Tyler Lum, Colby Moskos, Malachi Buchanan, Andrew Scapicchio, Tucker Korman (Milton)


Aliya Aboudou, Thea Sanzone, Paige Kelly, Lily Nguyen, Leyna Nguyen, Courtney Collins, Amira Aboudou (Malden Catholic); Emma Kates, Grace Cingel, Sophie Rigaud, Grace Pistorino, Kathleen Wee, Angela Kennedy, Kara Leahy, Kate McCormack, Lilah McGee (Notre Dame Academy); Isabella Lombard, Maya Pereira, Mary Powers, Grace Morash, Meagan Keaney, Ani Fisher, Elizabeth Porcella, Onyekachi Nwazojie, Kelly Folwell, Payton Evans (Ursuline)


Mackenzie Gibbons (Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro); Jaclyn Ambrose, Amelia Barron, Michaela Chokureva, Rachel Cordio, Maya Flatley, Aneesa Hazarika (Andover); Craig Fiorino, Gabriel Flores, Robert Kinsella, Rory Walsh (Billerica); Maeve Foley, Alexander George, Maddison McAloon, Kaleigh O’Brien (Central Catholic); Lindsey Downer, Emma Gray, Mai Pho (Chelmsford); Kailyn Aquino, Sophia Caruso, Makenzie Hillsgrove, Molly Jordan (Haverhill); Carter DeLano, Matthew Jo, Johnathan Phan (Methuen-Tewksbury); Diya Ackerman-Vallala, Skyler Holland (North Andover)

MVP: Diya Ackerman-Vallala, Michaela Chokureva


Emma Kawai, Bess Tesluk, Elissa Bennett, Megan Ham, Ellie Michaud (Winchester); Anna Zaniolo, Zoe Dearling, PJ Gruskin, Audi Lin, Victoria Zhang, Juliana Hilderbrand, Lauren Jolley, Allison Ferrell (Lexington); Emily Cashin, Allison Ferrell, Laila Paulsen, Anna Boemer, Elise Verrier (Reading); Rowan Daron, Mia Murphy, Heidi Zhang, Robyn Tonomura-MacDonald, Alique Stephanian, Katrina Chan, Clara Bhagwati, Eva Siebert, Kira Davidson, Mia Taylor (Belmont); Grace McHugh, Audrey Cook (Wakefield); Emma Gregory, Ella Barker, Soline Fisher, Sylvie Racicot (Arlington/Watertown)


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