Greenwich High

Fifteen Greenwich High athletes earned All-FCIAC swimming/diving accolades

Photo by Trudy Clark: Greenwich High School junior Ryan Jee received All-FCIAC honors in several events.

The FCIAC recently released its boys swimming and diving awards and it’s no surprise that a long list of Greenwich athletes were selected on the all-conference teams.

A total of 15 Cardinals athletes were named to the All-FCIAC First and Second teams. Greenwich produced a season in which it won the FCIAC team title for the 50th time in 51 seasons with a team total of 534 points. Junior Ryan Jee was among the Cardinals selected as an All-FCIAC First Team member. Jee competed on Greenwich’s 200-yard medley relay squad which posted a winning time of 1:33.74 at the FCIAC Championships – an All-American consideration time.

Jee also made First Team All-FCIAC honors in the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay. In the 200 IM, Jee won the FCIAC title with a conference record time of 1:50.67. The 100 butterfly event saw Jee place second in 1:50.67. In the 400-yard freestyle relay Jee was part of a Cardinals quartet that combined for a winning, All-American automatic time of 3:05.36 – also an FCIAC record.

Sophomore Aiden Bucaria also earned First Team All-FCIAC honors in the 200 medley relay and 200 IM. Bucaria took third in the 200 IM at the FCIAC Championships (1:53.56). He swam on Greenwich’s 200 freestyle relay team, which made All-FCIAC First Team honors by placing second in the conference meet with a time of 1:26.53 and was the runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.78, All-FCIAC First Team).

Photo by Trudy Clark: Greenwich senior James Pascale made All-FCIAC First Team in several events.

James Pascale, a senior, is an All-FCIAC First Team member in the 200 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 100 butterfly. In the 100 butterfly race, Pascale swam to a third-place finish, clocking in at 51.74 seconds. Nicholas Malchow, also a senior, was also part of Greenwich’s championship 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay squads. He also earned First Team All-Conference honors in the 50-yard freestyle (20.69 seconds, second-place finish, broke previous FCIAC record in the event) and 100-freestyle (first-place finish at FCIAC finals, 45.84 seconds).

Senior Alex Plavoukos placed second in the FCIAC meet in the 200 freestyle event (1:42.40), earning him First Team All-FCIAC accolades and was second in the 500 freestyle (4:33.31). He also helped lead the Cards’ 400 freestyle relay to an All-America performance.

Seniors Hunter Johnson, Thomas Cass and Daulton Kendall also sparked Greenwich’s All-FCIAC First Team 200 freestyle relay.

Photo by Trudy Clark: Greenwich’s 400-yard freestyle relay posted a first-place, All-America performance at the FCIAC meet.

Ben Schinto, also a senior, made the FCIAC’s First Team in the 100 backstroke (third-place at FCIAC finals), while senior Mic DiLascia is a First Team member in the 100 breaststroke (58.34).

In diving, sophomore Grover Whitaker, senior Joel Satir and junior Jayden Satir each made All-FCIAC First Team honors for the Cards. Whitaker dove to the FCIAC title, scoring 569.10 points – an All-America showing. Joe Satir finished second in the FCIAC competition (471.30), followed by Jayden Satir (461.10).

Photo by Theresa Plavoukos: Greenwich’s divers finished 1-2-3 at the FCIAC finals, recently.

Juniors Marko Todorovic and Matthew Hake achieved Second Team All-FCIAC awards. Todorovic was fifth in the 500 freestyle at the FCIAC meet and Hake finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke.

Photo by Trudy Clark: Nick Malchow made All-FCIAC First Team honors in four events for Greenwich.

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