The 2007-08 edition of the York College women’s swim squad enters the season with an optimistic outlook. Buoyed by back-to-back winning seasons, the Spartans feature a squad with solid senior leadership and a core of experienced and talented swimmers that should enable the Spartans to not only post a winning season, but make significant strides in the Capital Athletic Conference championships.
The senior class features Laura McCray, Pam Tobin, Jen Ehrenreich, Jessie Reick, Lauren Richardson, Tristen Zeigler, and Amy Leatherman. The senior leadership will be key for a team deep in talent at the sophomore and freshman classes. The Spartans feature eight returning swimmers who placed in the top 12 of the conference championships last year.
McCray was the Spartans’ top point scorer at the CAC championships last year as she finished fifth in the 400 IM, fifth in the 200 fly, and 15th in the 200 IM. She also anchored the Spartans to a fourth place finish in the 800 free relay as that foursome set a new school record. The other three members of that record-setting relay team, Allison Blaszky, Bridget Miller, and Kaitlin Crean, also return to the Spartan lineup.
Crean headlines a sophomore class that is deep in talent. She finished eighth in the CAC in the 1650 free last year while she also placed 12th in the 400 IM and 14th in the 500 free. Blaszky and Molly Wasik are two other sophomores that will play a key role in the Spartan success this season.
Head coach Gina McHenry is excited about this year’s edition of the Spartans. She is counting on Miller, Tobin, Richardson, and junior Colleen Nolan to provide the Spartans with depth and scoring in various events.
“Our team goals are to continue our out-of-conference success and improve our CAC finish,” says McHenry. “This team is talented and young. There is a great deal of work to be done this season but I believe this will be a successful year.”
The Spartans open the season on Oct. 27 at Hood College. York opens the home campaign on Nov. 3.