Madeira Swim and Dive Defeats Reigning State Champions, Achieve 7-0 Record

January 25, 2017
Sofie Davis, '20

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive Team extended their undefeated season to 7-0 with a 98-88 win over The Collegiate School of Richmond, the reigning VISAA State Champions, at Madeira’s Hurd Sports Center this week.

Maddie Heilbrun ’18 (100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke) and Izzy Gati '18 (200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly) and Sofie Davis ’20 (200 IM, 100 Breaststroke) were the double event winners for the evening.  Madeira won both freestyle relays in decisive fashion: 200 freestyle relay (Heilbrun, Davis, Giovi Moriarty ’18, Gati) and the 400 freestyle relay (Gati, Meaghan Doyle ’19, Davis, Heilbrun). 

“This was a huge win for our program.” said Head Coach and Aquatics Director Rod Montrie. “To beat the defending state champions shows what a determined group of young athletes we have. I saw many courageous swims tonight.  Izzy Gati and Maddie Heilbrun are true superstars, and Sofie Davis established herself as one of the top freshmen in the state. Meaghan Doyle '19, Giovi Moriarty and Niya Kelley '20 swan incredibly gutsy races. Our divers Claire Simpson '17 and Leah Fine '17 came through when we needed them and we had beautiful swims from Grace Bilicki '17, Lindsay Lukehart '19, Lily Rathbun '20, Morgan Rushforth '19, Grace Frerichs '20, Sophia Bernstein '19, and Molly Watts '20. I couldn’t be more proud of our girls.”

Madeira looks to extend winning streak at the ISL Championships at the end of this week, with diving at The Madeira School on Thursday, January 26, and swimming at Holton-Arms on Friday, January 27.