Wauwatosa Hurricanes boys swimming coach Heidi Goetsch had plenty to smile about when looking back at the 2012-13 season.
A quick glance at the highlights had the Hurricanes qualifying an individual (Eddie Galindo) and relay (Galindo, Jack Lutz, Jake Falk, Max Brovarney) for state (17th finish); breaking four team records; finishing fourth at conference relays and at conference and seeing 100 percent improvements of performances from athletes.
The Hurricanes finished fourth (3-3) in the Woodland Conference, their best finish in years, and set three team records - Tony Benz (6 dives), Jake Lutz (100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle relay).
Some outstanding individual achievements included Lutz earning second team all-conference and team members Kellen Moye being awarded Most Improved, Benz and Brovarney Most Valuable, with Brovarney being a four-year letter winner.
Edward Lei won the Bob White Award and Matt Van Eerden won the Scholar-Athlete Award.
"Over the season, at some point, everyone dropped time, which is ultimately my goal as a coach," Goetsch said. "Our expectations are to work hard, have fun and see times or dives improve. We succeeded as a team."
Goetsch will lose four seniors - Brovarney, Sam Hierseman, Benz and Van Eerden.
Juniors on the varsity team were Galindo, Lei and Jonah Robison; sophomores were Falk, Noah Froh, Lutz, Siverling and Moye.
Top 10 newcomers
Several swimmers moved up on the Hurricanes' all-time top-10 list this year.
Benz is second in invitational diving 11 (353.85) and first in dual diving 6 (215.55), Moye is fifth in diving 11 (246.75) and Avery Weishoff is seventh in diving 6 (128.6).
Galindo, Siverling, Lutz and Brovarney moved to third in the 200 medley (1:44.66) and the 200 free relay of Lutz, Falk, Galindo and Brovarney moved into first (1:30.65). The 400 free relay of Lei, Robison, Siverling and Falk are fourth in 400 relay (3:36.27).
Three swimmers are in the Top-10 in the 200 freestyle: Lutz, second (1:52.65), Galindo, fifth (1:55.82) and Hierseman, ninth (2:01.81).
Lutz is first in the 200 individual medley (2:03.04) and Joey Rampolla was eighth (2:21.57). Lutz was fourth in the 50 free (23.52).
Lutz is first in 100 butterfly (56.45), Falk is second (56.56) and Ryan Polaski is ninth (1:06.40).
Brovarney is third in the 100 free (52.30) and in the 500 free, Siverling is second (5:14.18), Galindo, fifth (5:34.84) and Hierseman, ninth (5:51.01). Galindo is second in 100 backstroke (55.81) and Lei is 10th (1:06.46). Siverling is fifth in 100 breaststroke (1:09.36), Froh ninth (1:13.10) and Rampolla is 10th (1:13.52).
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