Another season comes an end with several Gold medals at the AAU National Championships in Riverside, CA. Zayne Danielewicz and Knox Noble brought home individual golds on 1m and Zayne and Nick Nocita brought home synchro gold on 1m. Knox also came home with individual silver on 3m and synchro broze medal on 1m. Ally Blumenfeld and Chesine Ciota finshed with synchro silver medals on 1m and Nick had a bronze on individual 1m. Plenty more top 12 finishes landed our Men's Team 4th place, our Women's Team 5th place and our Combined Team 5th place. The USA diving season started in Fargo, ND where we finished 3rd place in the Region and qualified almost 20 divers to Zones. At Zones in Iowa City, IA Matthew Yuan lead the charge winning 1m, 3m and Platform in the 12-13 boys group.
College Bound! Congrats to our Seniors who will be continuing their diving careers next year in collge. Ryan Cohn is headed to SUNY, Binghampton. Sophie Lever will be diving at University of Rochester. Nick Nocita will be joining the Ivy's at Harvard.
IHSA sesaons have concluded and congrats to the 25 current and former GA divers who qualified to the State Championships. Great job representing your schools this year.
3rd Katie Lipsey (NT), 8th Erin McNally (NT), 9th Anna Mae King (Bar), 11th Jamie Otwell (DF), 16th Lucie Abbott (GBN), 20th Vivian Wilson (BG), 23rd Sophie Lever (OPRF), 26th Yasmin Ruff (OPRF), 28th Amelie Smithson (Her), 29th Riley Bond (MS), 30th Bronwyn Bond (MS), 35th Gillian Karsten (BG), 38th Murphy Jones (DF), 39th Ally Blumenfeld (Her), 40th Leah Stevens (HC)
6th Zayne Danielewicz (DF), 9th Ryan Cohn (GBN), 11th Henry Goodman (EV), 12th Nick Nocita (Her), 13th Ben Goldberg (BG), 15th Eric Miscimarra (HC), 19th John Ervin (NT), 23rd Lucas Hammontree (DF), 25th Tyler Hoyt (OPRF), 38th Nick Tarantino (GBS), 40th Jack Epperson (Pros)
This years edition of College Bound has Morgan Paul going to dive at BYU, Elizabeth Drab heads to the east coast to dive at UCONN, Turner Dobbs will be continuing his career at Denver and Anthony Liva is going south to dive at Trinity. So proud of the hard work you all put in to earn both athletic and academic scholarships!!!
Championship season started back in March in Coral Springs, FL with Ryan Cohn claiming his second YMCA National title on platform reppin Schroeder South. Good start to the season and a lot of divers got there first National meet under there belt. Regionals at Notre Dame was a great meet with 16 divers continuing to Zones at U of Michigan. All the hard work paid off with Schroeder joining us as GA North in Orlando, FL at the 2016 AAU National Championships. The streak of National Champions continued with Dana Liva, Jeremy Moser, Sammy Nickerson all claiming indiviadual Gold Medals. Moser paired with Henry Carmen to sweep both Synchro events. Team Spencer and Team Beefdog (Turner Dobbs and Anthony Liva) were not far behind with the boys bringing home 1st, 3rd and 5th on 3m and 1st, 2nd, 3rd on 1m in the 16+ boys synchro events. All 24 divers competed well and the Combined Team was National runners up giving us our 5th team runner up banner. The Men's Team broke the runner up streak as they claimed GA's first ever National Team title. Everyone really peaked in Orlando and the support our divers provide one and other was unmatched. So proud of everyone on an amazing season!
The IHSA seasons ended with 12 girls and 11 boys from GA qualifying to the big dance. Carmen White (LF) lead the girls finishing 5th, followed by Morgan Paul (Lib) 8th, Sophie Conoly (NT) 10th, Lindsay Gaure (DF) 12th, Avery Spitz (HP) and Elizabeth Drab (StV) tied for 26th, Maggie Franz (Mun) 29th, Anika Boyd (LF) 35th, Emily Rourke (LA) 36th, Claire Neuberger (Lib) 38th and Andrea Gouvea (EV) 39th. The boys were lead by finalist Patrick Tener (GBS) 9th, Anthony Liva (Pro) 18th, Jack Delattre (BG) 23rd, Andy Cooke (GBN) 26th, Ryan Cohn (GBN) 28th, Riley Conrardy (OPRF) 29th, Brendan O'Shaughnessy (NW) 31st, George Owen (NT) 32nd, Will Kruse (DF) and Trenvor Burke (GBS) tied for 33rd and Colin Stelmach (StI) 39th. A number of sectional and conference titles were also claimed by the deep group.
Class of 2016! This years edition of College Bound has Carmen White headed to New York University, Trevor Burke diving at Emory University, Franki Gillis choosing Macalaster College and Patrick Tenner heading to IUPUI. Congrats to all and can't wait to see you all continue to progress your diving careers!
Another great season in the books. We kicked Championship season off in Orlando, FL with YMCA Nationals. Our mens team dominated to win and the womens team held strong for 2nd place but we fell a few points short of the combine team award. In the first year with 10-11 age group, Omar Elnawaway brought home two golds and a bronze. Ryan Cohn pulled three silvers in his dual meet vs James Hopper. We then went to the University of Iowa for the AT&T National preliminaries. Margy McCarthy, Dana Liva, Ryan Cohn, Teagan McNally, Keira Zoghlin and Greta Kavanagh all earned spots to Nationals with McNally and Zoghlin getting silver and bronze on platform. We wrapped up the summer with a trip out to Riverside, CA for the AAU National Championships. We took a much smaller team then the past couple years, but the divers stepped up and our mens team finished in 5th place with only 4 divers!!! Jeremy Moser lead the pack with a great come back to win gold on platform. Moser, Cohn, Trevor Burke and Turner Dobbs all pulled top 12 finishes in every event they entered. Carmen White and Morgan Paul lead the womens side with Erin McNally and Katie Lipsey bring in some synchro points and T McNally and Zoghlin both having top 12 finishes.
The Region 7 & 8 meets went well and 20 of our Junior divers are eligible to join our Senior divers in Iowa City for the USA Diving Zone D Championships at the end of June. Ryan Cohn swept all 3 events at Region 8 for the 14-15 boys. Keira Zoghlin earned gold on platform also. Teagan McNally claimed a silver on 1m to make herself a contender for top 3 at zones. Omar Elnawawy earned a silver on 3m and a bronze on 1m to round out our top 3 finishers. We had a ton of 4-12 finishes to give us a 4th place finish as a team.
The boys wrapped up a solid season with 13 divers qualifying the the IHSA State Championships. 2) Sean Scarry (Deerfield), 13) Heath Ogawa (Deerfield), 16) Jeremy Sands (Niles West), 24) Andy Cook (GBN), 28) Elliot Arnold (Hinsdale Central), 29) Aaron Ach (GBS), 31) Andrew Schmitt (Prospect), 32) Turner Dobbs (Evanston), 33) Drew Parkinson (New Trier), 34) Brendan O'Shaughnessy (Niles West), 36) George Owens (New Trier), 38) Anthony Liva (Prospect), 41) Trevor Burke (GBS). Scarry and Ach also added Sectional and Conference titles leading up to State. Way to start off the 2015 season and we look forward to continuing your success this year.
Congrats to all our Seniors on your commitments to continue your diving careers in College. We are exceptionally proud of all the scholarships you received. Your hard work has certainly paid off! Aaron Ach - Princeton, Erin Cullather - New Hampshire, Dana Liva - Wisconsin, Margy McCarthy - Alabama, Katie Rourke - Florida, Jeremy Sands - MIT, Nicole Sisco - Colorado State, Drew Soffer - Denver, Rebecca Stern - Bowdoin, Sean Scarry - UIC, Kelsey Toland - Illinois State
GA girls had an epic high school season with Dana Liva (Prospect) winning the 2014-15 IHSA girls State Diving Title. Margy McCarthy (Hinsdale Central) was 3rd, Katie Rourke (Loyola) was 4th, Kelly Riser (Lyons) was 10th and Sophie Conley (New Trier) was 12th to round out the All-State divers. 10 other GA girls qualified for the State Championships and dove great! Liva, McCarthy, Rourke and Carmen White all brought home Sectional wins and Lindsay Guare and Sophie Conley joined those four in winning Conference titles. Great job to all the GA girls on a great High School season. We look forward to getting you ready for next fall!
The 2014 Season concluded with a lot of gold at the AAU National Championships in Atlanta, GA. Over 60 teams from across the county were at the week long meet at Georgia Tech. Our divers brought home 4 individual National Titles and 3 synchronized National Titles. We ended up 2nd Place for our Women's Team, our Men's Team and the combined team. We had many top 3 finishes and everyone contributed to the awesome team finish. The Women's Team was only 9 points from being National Champions! You all worked incredibly hard this season and deserve the success you all achieved.
2014 AAU National Champions
Ryan Church - 18 year old boys 1m, Katie Rourke - 16-18 year old girls platform, Margy McCarthy 17 year old girls 1m & 3m, Jon Roby & Sean Scarry - 16+ year old 1m synchro, Rourke & McCarthy - 16+ year old 3m synchro, Emily Rourke & Demi Kirie - 13 & under girls 3m synchro
The USA diving season comes to an end with Ryan Cohn bringing home top 12 medals on 3m and Platform. Anna Hansen, Sean Scarry and Katie Rourke joined him at the USD Junior National meet and all four divers capped off great seasons.
Y-Nats 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale was a solid team performance. All 15 divers scored points to lead us to 2nd place Men's Team, 2nd place Women's Team and 2nd place Combined Team. Ryan Cohn brought home a National Title on Platform becoming our 3rd National Champion in the past two seasons and also brought home silver on both spring boards. Katie Rourke and Anna Hansen both finished in finals position in all 3 events. Emily Rourke, Demi Kirie, Sean Scarry and Dana Liva also made top 8 throughout the weekend. Great warm up for the summer championships season. We look forward to some state champions, zone and national qualifiers and National success.
Great start to the Championship part of the season. The last Spring Region 5 meet was great! We had 5 USD West National qualifiers with Ryan Cohn and Katie Rourke on both 1m & 3m, Dana Liva and Sean Scarry on 1m and Anna Hansen & Patrick Cronin on 3m. We would have gotten a couple more in with bump downs so really great job on the early season success!
Boys finished the season on a great note. Central Suburban League South had 5 of the top 6 divers from GA with Aaron Ach winning followed by Jeremy Sands and Andrew Grabowski. The Central Suburban League North had Sean Scarry and Ryan Church going 1-2. Church brought home the sectional win and all 5 made State and performed great with Scarry 3rd, Church 5th, Ach 7th, Sands 16th, Eliott Arnold 26th and Grabowski 27th. Solid season and can't wait to see them continue that right into this season.
The Girls capped off a great season with Tally Ford 3rd, Dana Liva 4th, Margy McCarthy 5th, Allegra Codemon 11th, Carmen White 19th, Katie Budde 21st, Amanda Browder 23rd, Kelly Riser 25th, Kelsey Toland 28th at the IHSA State Meet. Liva and McCarthy also claimed sectional titles. Liva and Sari Grad also captured conference titles. All the GA girls showed improvement this past fall and we are excited to get back to work this 2014 season.
Ryan Cohn and Jon Roby represented GA at the 2013 US Diving Junior & Senior National Championships. Both divers capped off strong seasons just missing there cuts. You guys have now added yourselves to the countries elite divers, now time to work on climbing that list.
2013 AAU Diving National Championships
A huge congratulations goes out to Margy McCarthy and Katie Rourke for being 2013 AAU Diving National Champions! Margy won girls 16 year old 3 meter springboard with 4 huge optional dives in finals. The next day Katie won girls 16-18 Platform with a very consistent list. Our girls team all contributed to achieve the Second Place Women's Team award. Our first banner for top 3 team in the country! I'm so proud of all you for such a great meet! What a fantastic season!
Y-Nats was a great success for our first year in Laudy. Teaming up as Schroeder South will be a great mix for years to come! NIce job divers in bring home the second place team award.
Congrats to the GA Boys for a strong High School season. 14) Ach, 18) Vergis, 23) Rohrman, 28) Church, 30) O'Donnell, 45) Grabowski Looking forward to building on the strong start to the 2013 season.
The Boys were spread out at different sectionals and all did very well!! Congrats to Ryan O'Donnell (HC), Aaron Ach (GBS), Ryan Church (DF), Jeremy Rohrman (ME), Theo Vergis (Mun) and Andrew Grabowski (MS) on qualifying to the IHSA Boys State Championships. Dive well!!!
ANOTHER HUGE FALL FOR THE GA GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to 2012 IHSA girls State Championship divers!!! Great job!!!!
2 - Michelle Kalupski, 4 - Margy McCarthy, 5 - Allegra Codamon, 6 - Dana Liva, 10 - Olivia Loucks, , 17 - Christine Stitcher, 22 - Amanda Browder, 24 - Kelsey Toland, 25 - Christine Anderson, 45 - Angel Vergis
Kalupski, Codamon, Liva and McCarthy lead the 10 Glenbrook Aquatics Divers into State with Sectional Wins!!!!!!! Joining them is Stitcher, Olivia Loucks (New Trier), Christine Anderson (Lake Forest), Angel Vergis (Mundelein), Kelsey Toland (Mundelein), Amanda Browder (GBS)
Congrats to our 5 Conference Champions!!!
Central Suburban League North - Christine Stitcher (Deerfield)
Mid Suburban League - Dana Liva (Prospect)
North Suburban League - Allegra Codamon (Zion-Benton)
Catholic League - Michelle Kalupski (Fenwick)
West Suburban Conference - Margy McCarthy (Hinsdale Central)
AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Hunterville, NC
Glenbrook Aquatics Diving brings home a 5th place finish as a team! Sage Stephens, Maggie Cullather, Emily Pelland, Taylor Mullay, Michelle Kalupski, Olivia Loucks, Christine Stitcher, Christine Anderson, Ryan O'Donnell, Dana Liva, Katie Rourke, Ryan Church, Aaron Ach, Margy McCarthy, Erin Cullather and Emily Rourke compete in Platform, 1m and 3m springboard and 1m and 3m Synchronized events. Tons of top 12 finishes and great performances all week. Great job on capping off this great season with the 5th place finish!!!!
National Teams are set. Jon Roby and Woody Lord will be competing at the AT&T Senior National Championship in Greensboro, NC. Ryan Cohn qualified for US Diving Junior National Championships and Katie Rourke, Ryan O'Donnell and Margy McCarthy all qualified to Greensboro for the US Diving Age Group Nationals.
Glenbrook Aquatics Diving brings home another team championship at the 2012 Illinois Diving Association Championships this past weekend in golden fashion. Michelle Kalupski, Ryan O'Donnell and Margy McCarthy lead the charge all bringing home Gold Medals on both 1 meter and 3 meter springboards. 16-18 girls swept the medals with Olivia Loucks and Dana Liva each grabbing a Silver and a Bronze. Ryan Cohn added to the medal count with a Silver and a Bronze and Emily Rourke won Bronze on 3 meter. Everyone contributed to the team victory and it was a great meet to start off the summer.
Congrats to our 5 US Diving Spring East National qualifiers. Erin Purdy, Margy McCarthy, Ryan Cohn, Emily Rourke and Stella Balaskas all brought home top 6 finishes at the talented Region 4 Championship in Yipsilanti, MI. to earn there spot at Nationals.
Nice job boys! Ryan O'Donnell 11th, Ryan Church 24th, Dylan Peters 25th, Philip Strunk 31st and Aaron Ach 45th
Congrats to Aaron Ach (GBS), Ryan O'Donnell (HInsdale Central), Ryan Church (Deerfield), Dylan Peters (Evanston) and Philip Strunk (Evanston) for solid sectional performances to qualify them to the State Meet. Good luck tomorrow, we will be cheering you on.
Good luck to all our boys this weekend as they try to qualify to the State Meet in the GBN, New Trier, York and Lake Forest sectionals. Go cheer them on!
Congrats to 2011 IHSA girls State Champion Erin Purdy and State Runner-up Kaitlyn Neiheisel as well as all our girls who competed this weekend. Great job!!!!
1 - Erin Purdy, 2 - Kaitlyn Neiheisel, 8 - Olivia Loucks, 12 - Dana Liva, 18 - Christine Stitcher, 20 - Jessie Dinelli, 22 - Michelle Kalupski, 24 - Allegra Codamon, 26 - Katie Rourke, 29 - Christine Anderson, 41 - Angel Vergis
GA Girls look good and look ready for the 2011 IHSA State Meet this Friday. Congrats and good luck to Jessie Dinelli, Erin Purdy, Kaitlyn Neiheisel, Olivia Loucks, Michelle Kalupski, Christine Stitcher, Angel Vergis, Christine Anderson, Allegra Codamon, Katie Rourke, Dana Liva and Margy McCarthy. Dive well!!!!!!! We will be cheering you all on!!!!!!
GA girls are looking great heading into the IHSA sectionals and state championships. Congrats to our 5 Conference Champions!!!
Central Suburban League South - Olivia Loucks (New Trier)
Central Suburban League North - Erin Purdy (Deerfield)
Mid Suburban League - Dana Liva (Prospect)
North Suburban League - Allegra Codamon (Zion-Benton)
SouthWest Suburban Conference - Kaitlyn Neiheisel (Lincoln-Way West)
Congrats to our early College signers. Erin Purdy will be diving next year as a Tarheel at the University of North Carolina, Jessie Dinelli will be joining her sister Carrie at the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, and Kaitlyn Neiheisel will be diving with former GA diver Maggie Kopp at Illinois State University.
Good Luck to all our girls finishing up there high school seasons this month. Dive well at Sectionals and State.
7/25/11 - Glenbrook Aquatics finishes 16th as a team at the 2011 AAU National Championships. All 11 divers that competed at the meet received All-American honors with top 12 finishes. Individual event honors go to Katie Rourke (8th - platform, 9th - 1 meter, 12th - 3 meter), Ryan O'Donnell (3rd - 1 meter, 3rd - 3 meter), Emily Rourke (7th - 3 meter, 9th - 1 meter), Katherine Cook (7th - 1 meter), Erin Purdy (10th - 3 meter) and Olivia Loucks (11th - 3 meter). Syncronized event honors go to Michelle Kalupski & Olivia Loucks (5th - 3 meter, 6th - 1 meter), Katie Rourke & Dana Liva (6th - 3 meter, 7th - 1 meter), Emily Rourke & Courtney Faurot (10th - 1 meter) and Christine Stitcher & Kaitlyn Neiheisel (11th - 1 meter). The best dive of the meet was Olivia Loucks Inward 2 1/2 sommersault tuck from 10 meter platform for 55 points.
Congrats to all our IHSA boys on great seasons. Good luck to our State Meet qualifiers Matt Staab (New Trier) and Mike Spinello (Deerfield). We will be cheering you on next weekend.
Great season ender for our girls at the IHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships. Erin Purdy 3rd Place, Katherine Cook 5th Place, Jen Rey 7th Place, Kayla Marx 21st Place, Jessie Dinelli 24th Place, Madison Douglas 28th Place and Ellen Kawasaki 30th Place
Congratulations to all our Illinois High School girl divers on a great season. We would like to wish the best of luck to our 7 State Championship qualifiers Jessie Dinelli (GBN), Kayla Marx (GBN), Ellen Kawasaki (Deerfield), Erin Purdy (Deerfield), Katherine Cook (New Trier), Jen Rey (Maine West) and Madison Douglas (Stevenson). These divers will be competing at Evanston high School Friday 11/19 and Saturday 11/20. Please come and give them your support.