Three of the best high school swimming programs in the southern half of the state will tangle in a tri-meet later today at the famed Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex on campus at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. The SCOTS will host the boys and girls teams from Boca Raton High and American Heritage Plantation at 5:30pm.
Saint Andrew’s Coach Sid Cassidy is expecting some major excitement: ” As far as boys teams go, few can match up with the defending 2A Champs from Heritage Plantation – they bring virtually every member back from a team that nearly doubled the point total of the runners-up at their State Meet and they are extremely well coached. Add to that the perennially tough Boca boys team – our big rivals from across town – who finished third in the 4A Meet last year (after winning a state title one year earlier) and we are up against some great teams. Our young and mostly inexperienced boys are facing a daunting task. We will see some great races and many of the most talented swimmers in the state laying it on the line tonight.”
Cassidy does feel a bit more confident about his powerhouse girls squad, despite losing a pair of All-Americans to graduation. Led by seven-time State Champion Senior Megan Moroney, the SCOTS have not lost a dual meet since her class was in their freshman year. “We are returning a core of very strong girls team and a senior class that has never finished lower than third at our 1A State Meet. We certainly have some big challenges ahead and both of these visiting programs are to be respected. We will not be taking this meet lightly” In fact, since this senior class entered high school, the 2011 Heritage Plantation girls is the only team besides Bolles to ever finish higher at the State Meet. Whether or not Saint Andrew’s has the depth necessary to make a serious run at a State Title, this special senior class certainly expects to close out their careers with a season to remember.
Excited to see the results! Stay tuned!