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Boys Swimming: (front row, left to right) Dan Lagalante, Chaminade; Andrew Capobianco, Wantagh; Justin Plaschka, Hauppauge. (back row, left to right) Joseph Lozano, Garden City; Gunther Cassell, Huntington; Coach of the Year, Jason Wiedersum, Half Hollow Hills.

2013 All-Long Island boys swimming

Meet those selected to Newsday's All-Long Island boys swimming team for the 2012-13 season.

ANDREW CAPOBIANCO Wantagh, Eighth Grade, diving Capobianco won
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ANDREW CAPOBIANCO
Wantagh, Eighth Grade, diving
Capobianco won his second straight Nassau diving championship with an 11-dive score of 510.20. He also broke his own county record with a score of 536.10 at the county division championships. He placed ninth in the state championship (447.45). Capobianco went undefeated in dual-meet competition for the second straight year and set the county six-dive record with a score of 318. He also won the diving event at the LISCA Eastern States Championships on Jan. 26 with 496.20, missing out on the LISCA record by just nine points. |

LI SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: GUNTHER CASSELL Huntington,
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LI SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: GUNTHER CASSELL
Huntington, Sophomore
Cassell won his second straight state public school and Federation championship in the 100-breaststroke, finishing the race in 56.24 seconds to set a new state record. Cassell also won the breaststroke at the Suffolk championships in 57.80 seconds. |

DAN LAGALANTE Chaminade, Senior Lagalante took second in
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DAN LAGALANTE
Chaminade, Senior
Lagalante took second in the 50-freestyle (22.09) and fourth in the 100-backstroke (52.59) at the CHSAA championship, helping lead Chaminade to a second-place finish. He placed fifth in the 100-backstroke at the state championships (51.87) and anchored the third-place 400-freestyle relay (3:10.29), both of which are school records. He will be attending Virginia. |

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JOSEPH LOZANO, Garden City, Junior Lozano earned All-American
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JOSEPH LOZANO,
Garden City, Junior
Lozano earned All-American honors with a third-place time of 57.00 seconds in the 100-breaststroke at the state championships. He also took fourth in the 200-individual medley (1:53.20). Lozano helped Garden City win its first Nassau championship since 1999 and was named co-MVP of the meet, where he set a then school-record in the 200-IM (1:54.76), won the 100-breaststroke (58.40), was part of the school-record 200-freestyle relay (1:29.21), and helped win the 400-free relay (3:18.78). |

JUSTIN PLASCHKA Hauppauge, Junior Plaschka capped an incredible
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JUSTIN PLASCHKA
Hauppauge, Junior
Plaschka capped an incredible year with a second-place finish in the 100-butterfly (48.92) and a fourth-place finish in the 100-freestyle (45.86) at the state championships. His time in the butterfly earned him All-American honors. Plaschka set a county record in the 100-freestyle (45.61) and won the 200 freestyle (1:41.73) at the Suffolk championships to earn Most Outstanding Swimmer honors for the second straight year. This year, Plaschka set school records in the 50-freestyle, 100-breaststroke, 200-individual medley and 500-freestyle, giving him all eight individual stroke school records. |

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Wiedersum, Half Hollow
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Wiedersum, Half Hollow Hills
Wiedersum coached Half Hollow Hills to its seventh straight Suffolk championship with a team score of 307. |

Boys Swimming: (front row, left to right) Dan
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Boys Swimming: (front row, left to right) Dan Lagalante, Chaminade; Andrew Capobianco, Wantagh; Justin Plaschka, Hauppauge. (back row, left to right) Joseph Lozano, Garden City; Gunther Cassell, Huntington; Coach of the Year, Jason Wiedersum, Half Hollow Hills.

Boys Swimming All-Long Island Second Team: Daniel Mo,
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Boys Swimming All-Long Island Second Team:
Daniel Mo, Great Neck South, Senior (pictured)
James Donlevy, Sachem North, Senior
Zachary Towers, St. Anthony’s, Sophomore
Noel Theroux, St. Anthony’s, Senior
Patrick Carter, West Islip, Eighth Gr. |

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