Frassati Catholic High School Swim Team Takes Second at State Championship
SPRING, Texas, (February 10, 2020) – The Frassati Catholic Girls Swim team took second place in the February 6, 2020 TAPPS Division II State Championships, the highest team placement yet for the emerging swim powerhouse. Frassati Catholic swimmers brought home twelve medals overall at the event, including four golds, six silver, and two bronze to cap off an incredibly successful day at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, TX.
Frassati Catholic swim coach Stephen Schmidt described the atmosphere of the championships, "the energy was incredible. Our athletes were pumped, and we knew this was what we've been working toward all season." Things got off to a strong start as the Girls 200 Medley featuring Anna Lackner '22, Lauren Lacson '20, Mia Natoli '21, and Genevieve Manning '20, took silver. That performance was quickly followed by Lauren Lacson taking bronze in the 200 IM. Genevieve Manning took silver in the 50 Free and Kevin Spartz '21 of the Boys team finished bronze in the 100 Free. In the highpoint of the day, Emma Dihn '20, Anna Lackner, Lauren Lacson, and Genevieve Manning won gold in the Girls 200 Free Relay. The final medal of the day was taken by Lauren Lacson, who got silver in the 100 Breaststroke.
"The success at State was something we've been working toward for years," said coach Schmidt. "This group of seniors have gotten better every year, and they've helped build up the younger swimmers in a way that has develop depth for the team. We had more than five swimmers score 20 or more points during the championships, and that doesn't happen without depth."
On the impact of this team to the Frassati Catholic swim program, coach Schmidt commented, "We've had some amazing leaders and we were able to build a team around them. The seniors have definitely left a legacy of success for the underclassmen to follow. Taking second place is their achievement and their legacy, and now it's up to the younger swimmers to carry on that success."
Results from the TAPPS Division II State Championships:
Girls 200 Free Relay, Gold: Emma Dihn, Anna Lackner, Lauren Lacson, and Genevieve Manning
Girls 200 Medley Relay, Silver: Anna Lackner, Lauren Lacson, Mia Natoli, and Genevieve Manning
Girls 200 IM, Bronze: Lauren Lacson
Girls 50 Free, Silver: Genevieve Manning
Boys 100 Free, Bronze: Kevin Spartz
Girls 100 Breaststroke, Silver: Lauren Lacson