Times Leader 2017 Boys Swimming and Diving All-Stars


Jorge Moncayo, Hazleton Area


Logan Fluegel, Wyoming Valley West


Zac Rosencrans, Wyoming Valley West


Garrett Pall, Wyoming Seminary


Mikail Krochta, Dallas


Stan Zaneski, Wyoming Seminary


Alex Bushre, Tunkhannock


Sawyer Aitken, Tunkhannock


Adam Mahler, Holy Redeemer


Matt Bean, Wyoming Seminary


Chris Michael, Berwick


Coach of the Year Philip Mercatili Wyoming Seminary


Josh Zawatski, Wyoming Valley West


Nick Dubinski, Holy Redeemer



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    TL SECOND TEAM

    Chris Cabonilas, NAN

    Paul Flowers, HAZ

    Mitch Fowler, TUN

    Maxim Kowalski, WVW

    Troy Reinert, DAL

    Colton Smith, HR

    Ivan Volynets, WVW

    Yonah Wasik, SEM

    Jorge Moncayo

    Hazleton Area

    Sr. – Medley/Fly

    Moncayo fulfilled his underdog status with a pair of regional gold medals in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. He set a district record of 51.52 seconds with a come-from-behind win in the 100 butterfly. Moncayo knocked off seven seconds off his time to win the 200 IM in 1:58.69.

    Josh Zawatski

    Wyoming Valley West

    Jr. – Sprints

    Zawatski nabbed his first regional titles by sweeping both the 50 and 100 free races. He won the 50 free in 21.68 seconds. Zawatski followed with a 47.09-second performance to take the 100 free by over two seconds. In addition to winning two relay district gold medals, he was a part of the medley relay that placed 11th at states.

    Logan Fluegel

    Wyoming Valley West

    Sr. – Fly/Back

    A three-time all-star, Fluegel snagged his first individual gold in his final regional race with a 100 back title in 55.09 seconds. He swam faster than the district record, but fell short of a championship by seven-hundredths of a second in the 100 fly. Fluegel swam a PR of 51.27 seconds to take 16th at states. He won two relay titles, and his medley relay placed 11th at PIAAs.

    Zac Rosencrans

    Wyoming Valley West

    Jr. – Breast

    The Spartans’ junior won the 100 breast regional championship for the second straight season. He held off Hazleton’s Paul Flowers by nine-hundredths of a second. Rosencrans took third place in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.69. He swam for regional championships in the medley and 400 relays, and Rosencrans was a key component of a medley relay that placed 11th in Lewisburg.

    Garrett Pall

    Wyoming Seminary

    Jr. – Distance

    Pall was a key fixture on the Blue Knights’ district record-setting medley relay team. He swam the WVC’s fastest 500 free time (5:06.04) in his second-place swim. Pall swam the third leg of the medley relay that clocked in a 1:36.41 for a district gold. He placed fourth in the 100 fly in 54.03 seconds.

    Stan Zaneski

    Wyoming Seminary

    Sr. – Sprints

    Zaneski wrapped three state medals around his neck to add to his collection of nine district golds. He swept the sprints by clocking in at 21.28 and 46.51 seconds in the 50 and 100 free, respectively. At PIAAs, he placed third in the 50 free (21.09) and fourth in the 100 free (46.71). His Blue Knights’ medley relay broke a district record, and he swam on a 400 free relay that took sixth at states.

    Alex Bushre

    Tunkhannock

    Jr. – Sprints

    Bushre claimed 15th place in the 50 free at states, dropping more than a half-second for a time of 21.7 seconds. He took third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free at districts. Bushre anchored a 200 free relay that fell short of medal in 10th place. Bushre’s relay won a district championship in 1:30.93.

    Sawyer Aitken

    Tunkhannock

    Jr. – Diving

    Aitken repeated his success on the springboard. The two-time all-star finished second at the district diving championships with a score of 391.55. Aitken scored 303.4 points to take 14th place for the second-straight year at the PIAA championships.

    Adam Mahler

    Holy Redeemer

    So. – Fly/Mid-Dist.

    Everything went Mahler’s way this year with two district championships and a state medal. He repeated as district champ in the 100 fly, and he had the WVC’s fastest 200 free time (1:45.09) by six seconds. Mahler touched in seventh in pursuit if his first state medal in 51.02 seconds.

    Matt Bean

    Wyoming Seminary

    Sr. – Back

    Bean showed his prowess again in the 100 back by taking his second-straight district crown as part of Sem’s district-champion campaign. He won the race in 54.26 seconds. Bean capitalized on his success to place 14th at PIAAs with a PR of 53.64 seconds. Bean captured a state medal in the Blue Knights’ sixth place showing in 3:13.15.

    Nick Dubinski

    Holy Redeemer

    Sr. – Breast

    Dubinski ended his career a mere nine-hundredths of a second short of what would be his second state medal. The Royals’ breaststroke specialist clocked in at 59.06 seconds for ninth place. Dubinski erased more than two seconds off his seed time to earn second at states in the 100 breast.

    Chris Michael

    Berwick

    Sr. – Breast

    Michael capped his career with a fast swim in Lewisburg. He finished in 20th at states in the 100 breast, erasing eight-tenths of a second for time of 1:01.27. Michael earned third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 50 free at the district championships.

    Philip Mercatili

    Wyoming Seminary

    Coach of the Year

    Mercatili led the Blue Knights to their first WVC and District 2 championships in 14 seasons. Wyoming Seminary set three records and won seven events at districts. The Blue Knights were eighth in the PIAA team standings.

    Jorge Moncayo, Hazleton Area
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_JorgeMoncoyo2017CMYK.jpgJorge Moncayo, Hazleton Area
    Logan Fluegel, Wyoming Valley West
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL040617AllStar-Logan-FluegelCMYK.jpgLogan Fluegel, Wyoming Valley West
    Zac Rosencrans, Wyoming Valley West
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL033016Zac-Rosencrans-.jpgZac Rosencrans, Wyoming Valley West
    Garrett Pall, Wyoming Seminary
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Garrett-Pall2017CMYK.jpgGarrett Pall, Wyoming Seminary
    Mikail Krochta, Dallas
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_MikhailKrochtaMUG.jpgMikail Krochta, Dallas
    Stan Zaneski, Wyoming Seminary
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Stan-Zaneski2017CMYK.jpgStan Zaneski, Wyoming Seminary
    Alex Bushre, Tunkhannock
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_AlexBushreCMYK.jpgAlex Bushre, Tunkhannock
    Sawyer Aitken, Tunkhannock
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Sawyer-Aiken.jpgSawyer Aitken, Tunkhannock
    Adam Mahler, Holy Redeemer
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL033016Adam-Mahler.jpgAdam Mahler, Holy Redeemer
    Matt Bean, Wyoming Seminary
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Matt-Bean2017CMYK.jpgMatt Bean, Wyoming Seminary
    Chris Michael, Berwick
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Christian-Michael-headshot.jpgChris Michael, Berwick
    Coach of the Year Philip Mercatili Wyoming Seminary
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Phil-Mercatili2017CMYK.jpgCoach of the Year Philip Mercatili Wyoming Seminary
    Josh Zawatski, Wyoming Valley West
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_JoshZawatski2.jpgJosh Zawatski, Wyoming Valley West
    Nick Dubinski, Holy Redeemer
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL040617AllStar-Nicholas-Dubinski.jpgNick Dubinski, Holy Redeemer

    TL SECOND TEAM

    Chris Cabonilas, NAN

    Paul Flowers, HAZ

    Mitch Fowler, TUN

    Maxim Kowalski, WVW

    Troy Reinert, DAL

    Colton Smith, HR

    Ivan Volynets, WVW

    Yonah Wasik, SEM

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