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Meet TCPalm’s 2022 Girls Swimming and Diving Team

SportsMeet TCPalm's 2022 Girls Swimming and Diving Team

At the end of each season, TCPspanlm selects All-Area teams recognizing the top athletes in each sport. Area coaches nominated players from their own teams and from other schools and along with research going through the data for games, meets, matches and tournaments throughout the regular season and postseason, TCPspanlm makes its selections of the All-Area teams.

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Athlete of the Year

Brynn Stoneburg, Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach's Brynn Stoneburg competes in the girls 200 Yard Freestyle during the 2022 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 2A Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart.

Year: Junior

Highlights: Stoneburg, a Navy commit, broke through with her first gold medal in an individual event at the FHSAA 2A Championships winning the 500 freestyle. She added a silver medal in the 200 freestyle and helped the 400 freestyle relay team finish fourth and the 200 freestyle relay team finish fifth.

First Team

Madeline Shields, Vero Beach

Vero Beach’s Madeline Shields competes in heat 1 of the girls 100 yard butterfly during the 2022 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 4A Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart.

Year: Senior

Highlights: Shields, a Tulane commit, wrapped up her high school career strong winning a district title in the 100 butterfly and was a regional runner-up in the butterfly before taking ninth place in the 100 butterfly and a 12th-place finish in 50 freestyle at the FHSAA 4A Championships.

Melody McAfee, Jensen Beach

Year: Senior

Highlights: McAfee was a critical part of the Falcons’ 200 and 200 freestyle relay teams finishing fourth and fifth at the FHSAA 2A Championships. McAfee also added a 40th-place finish in the 100 backstroke and was 16th in the 200 individual medley.

Alexandra Stern, St. Edward’s

Year: Junior

Highlights: Stern, a University of Miami commit, had a successful season winning district titles in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, won a regional title in the 500 and at the FHSAA 1A Championships, she finished 17th in the 200 individual medley and took 22nd in the 500 freestyle.

Mary Twomey, Sebastian River

Year: Sophomore

Highlights: Twomey put together a consistent season for the Sharks, posting a district runner-up finish in 500 freestyle, was a regional runner-up in the 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and at the FHSAA 3A Championships took 17th in the breaststroke and 19th in the freestyle.

Madison Newman, Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach's Madison Newman competes in the dive event during the 2022 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 2A Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart.

Year: Freshman

Highlights: In her first high school season, Newman was a district and regional runner-up in diving before finishing ninth at the FHSAA 2A Championships.

Julia Hirt, South Fork

South Fork's Julia Hirt competes in the 2022 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A Swimming and Diving State Championships on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart.

Year: Junior

Highlights: Hirt on the diving board continued her improvement, finishing as a district runner-up and at the FHSAA 3A Championship just missed the podium earning a ninth-place finish for the Bulldogs.

Julia Mesic, Fort Pierce Westwood

Year: Freshman

Highlights: Mesic had an impressive freshman season, winning district titles in both the 100 and 500 freestyle and finished 23rd in the 500 freestyle at the FHSAA 3A Championships.

Zoe Keppel, Sebastian River

Year: Junior

Highlights: Keppel was a district champion in the 100 backstroke and at the FHSAA 3A Championships swam to a 22nd place finish for the Sharks while also helping the 200 medley relay team take 13th and the 400 freestyle relay team take 18th.

Calla Keenan, South Fork

Year: Junior

Highlights: Keenan was a district champion in the 200 individual medley and helped the Bulldog 400 freestyle relay team take 16th and the 200 freestyle relay team take 18th at the FHSAA 3A Championships.

Cameron Kindig, Jensen Beach

Year: Junior

Highlights: Kindig was a district runner-up in the 500 freestyle and at the FHSAA 3A Championships finished 16th and also was part of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished fourth and the 200 freestyle relay team that finished fifth.

Honorable Mention

Ugne Koveraite, Jensen Beach junior

Sterling Carr, Lincoln Park Academy senior

Eden Glover, Martin County junior

Savannah Kierstad, Jensen Beach freshman

Alexis Solomon, Sebastian River junior

Paige Maclean, Sebastian River junior

Kiley Keenan, South Fork junior

Savannah Russian, South Fork senior

Kylie Marshall, South Fork senior

Angelina Fabry, South Fork senior

Faith Mead, St. Edward’s senior

Keyda Sagastume, John Carroll Catholic freshman

Mia Harrell, Sebastian River junior

Coach of the Year

April Sparling, Jensen Beach

Highlights: A host of swimmers and divers had successful seasons for the Falcons under Sparling’s direction as the program earned a sixth-place finish at the FHSAA 2A Swimming and Diving Championships.

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