The Hudson girls swimming and diving team recently had its awards banquet.
The Lady Explorers finished sixth at the Division I state meet. It was their highest finish ever.
Hudson also won the Cleveland district and Akron sectional titles and posted a 9-0 record in dual meets. The Lady Explorers won the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division title.
Hudson head coach Matt Davis was named the Northeast District Division I Coach of the Year for the third year in a row. The following athletes earned All-American honors:
• Connie Gan, Stephanie Boyd, Laura Murphy and Paige Kelly, 400-yard freestyle relay
• Kelsey Crawford, Angie Doerrer, Gan, Natalie Hill and Rachel Skully, academic
• Kelly, 200 freestyle (consideration) and 500 freestyle (consideration)
• Murphy, 200 individual medley (consideration) and 100 breaststroke (consideration)
• Boyd, Murphy, Gan and Jillian Saccogna, 200 medley relay (consideration)
State qualifiers included Kelly in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle; Gan in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle; Murphy in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke; Sarah Wolanske in the 500 freestyle; and relay swimmers Boyd, Jillian Saccogna, Emily Arther and Caitlin Weigel.
The following athletes earned All-Ohio honors:
• 200 medley relay: Boyd, Murphy, Gan, Jillian Saccogna and Weigel, ninth at the state meet
• 200 freestyle relay: Saccogna, Arther, Weigel, Boyd and Kelly, 10th
• 400 freestyle relay: Gan, Boyd, Weigel, Murphy and Kelly, eighth
• Kelly, 500 freestyle, third; and 200 freestyle, eighth
• Murphy, 100 breaststroke, seventh; and 200 IM, eighth
• Gan, 100 butterfly, 14th; and 100 freestyle, 16th
• Wolanske, 500 freestyle, 13th
Davis was named the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Coach of the Year. Kelly was named the Valley Division Swimmer of the Year.
Also earning All-NOC Valley Division recognition were the following:
• 200 medley relay: Boyd, Murphy, Gan and Jillian Saccogna
• 200 freestyle: Angie Doerrer
• 200 IM: Murphy
• 100 butterfly: Gan and Hill
• 500 freestyle: Wolanske
• 200 freestyle relay: Jillian Saccogna, Arther, Weigel and Kelly
• 100 backstroke: Boyd
• 400 freestyle relay: Gan, Boyd, Murphy and Kelly
• Honorable mention: Gina Saxon and Brittany Seibert
The following school records were broken during the 2012-13 season:
• 200-yard medley relay: Boyd, Murphy, Gan and Jillian Saccogna, 1 minute, 47.16 seconds
• 400-yard freestyle relay: Gan, Boyd, Murphy and Kelly, 3:31.8
• 200-yard freestyle: Kelly, 1:51.23
• 500-yard freestyle: Kelly, 4:54.4
• 200-yard IM: Murphy, 2:05.14
• 100-yard breaststroke: Murphy, 1:05.1
• 100-yard butterfly: Gan, 57.37
• 100-yard freestyle: Gan, 52.45
• 100-yard backstroke: Boyd, 59.18
• 200-meter medley relay: Boyd, Murphy, Gan and Kelly, 2:04.58
• 400-meter freestyle relay: Gan, Arther, Murphy and Kelly, 4:00
• 100-meter butterfly: Gan, 1:05.28
• 200-meter freestyle: Kelly, 2:09
• 400-meter freestyle: Kelly, 4:31.7
Hudson Scholar Athletes are Leah Ambroziak, Randy Anderson-Kenney, Arther, Francesca Bankovich, Boyd, Kelsey Crawford, Kristin Dagley, Doerrer, Elizabeth Fulco, Gan, Megan Girvin, Hill, Marscha Hornis, Kelly, Leah Kessler, Christine Kinsey, Mary Lauletta, Caitlin McDonnell, Megan McDonnell, Alexis McIntosh, Mary Kate McNulty, Meredith Pinkerton, Allison Quinones, Bethany Saccogna, Jillian Saccogna, Anna Sattele, Saxon, Makensie Schumacker, Rachel Skully, Bailey Speakman, Weigel and Wolanske.
All-NOC Academic performers included Ambroziak, Anderson-Kenney, Arther, Bankovich, Boyd, Crawford, Dagley, Doerrer, Katie Donovan, Fulco, Gan, Hill, Kelly, Kinsey, Lauletta, Caitlin McDonnell, Megan McDonnell, McNulty, Murphy, Jillian Saccogna, Sattele, Saxon, Schumacker, Skully, Weigel and Wolanske.
Kelly and Murphy were named the team's co-Most Valuable Swimmers. Other team awards are as follows:
• Ray Hyser: Gan
• Coach: Jillian Saccogna
• Most improved: Boyd and Seibert
• Rookie of the Year: Dagley
• Fourth year: Arther, Bankovich, Doerrer, Gan, Hill, Hornis, Murphy and Skully
• Third year: Girvin, Kelly and McNulty
• Second year: Crawford, Caitlin McDonnell, McIntosh, Elise Schultz, Boyd, Saxon, Weigel, Lauletta, Bailey Speakman, Wolanske, Seibert and Jillian Saccogna
• First year: Emily Hart, Kinsey, Sattele, Ambroziak, Anderson-Kenney, Dagley, Donovan, Fulco, Megan McDonnell, Schumacker and Meghan Terry
• Participation: Pinkerton, Ellie Brownlow, Leah Kessler, Allison Quinones, Bethany Saccogna and Katie Sarley