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LHS wants to improve

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

As always, one of the goals of Liberty’s swim team is to be better than they were last year, and with their only loss to Emmaus in the regular season, beating the Hornets will be one of the challenges ahead.

Coach Reik Foust will be looking to district gold medalists Robert Negron, Jase Smith, Chris Chambers, and Jake Evert to lead the way.

“I would like all four to be team leaders, not just looking out for themselves, and be role models for the team,” Foust said.

Omar Mohammed, Yousef Ismail, Trevor Lennick, Connor Ledger, Dylan Zukowski, and Grant Smith are also returning.

Seth Coleman, who has a lot of YMCA swimming experience, will be a freshman to watch on the boys’ team.

“Thanksgiving came the week after we started, so it’s hard to have continuity,” said Foust last week, “and we’re fighting whatever [flu] is going around.”

Among the returners for the Hurricane girls will be Samantha Taylor, Kendra Smith, Anna Lehr, Natalie Richardson, Abby Mack, Greta Stuckey, Emma Reilly, Grace Russo, Sabrina Krotzer, Kay Wetmore, and Jackie Baker.

“For the freshmen coming in, we’re looking to get through the first year,” Foust said.

Jeff Matyus and Evan Kocon are Foust’s assistants.

Liberty’s season opener is scheduled for Dec. 12 at home against Allentown Central Catholic, followed by five more meets before the Christmas break.