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Newsday's All-Long Island boys swimming team 2017

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island boys swimming and diving team for the 2016-17 winter season.

Newsday Swimmer of the Year: Alex Park, Half Hollow Hills East, Sr.

Alex Park couldn't have put on much of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Alex Park couldn't have put on much of a better show at his final high school swim meet.
The Hills East senior swimming for the combined Half Hollow Hills team won his third straight 200-yard individual medley state title in a personal-best and All-American consideration time of 1:50.28.
"It was a lot of pressure but it was something I knew I wanted to do and had to do," Park said. "It was just so much fun."
Park also anchored Hills' 200 free relay team to a come-from-behind victory, edging Long Beach by .03 seconds to win the state championship in an All-American consideration time of 1:25.27.
In the opening race, Hills' 200 medley relay team of Dylan Chan, Ethan Tack, Daniel Lee and Park set a new public school record, finishing second to St. Anthony's in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.42.
"Leaving our names on the record board, I guess that's a lot," Park said. "But the experiences we shared here and for the past, I don't even know how many years, those are lifelong memories that you'll never forget."
Park also posted state-qualifying time in all eight individual races during the season for the second straight season and placed seventh in the 100 free state championship race. He led Hills to its second straight team state championship and 11th county title. He'll be swimming at Brown University last year.

Nassau Swimmer of the Year: Christian Sztolcman, Chaminade, Jr.

Led Chaminade to its first CHSAA championship since
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Led Chaminade to its first CHSAA championship since 2006, placing second in the 200-yard freestyle, third in 500 free and as a winning member with Joe deLyra, Duncan Kaja, Jonathan Virga in the 200 free relay at the meet. The junior placed third in the 200 free in the state championships with an All-American Automatic time of 1:38.86 and posted the fourth-best time in the 100 freestyle at the meet.

Patrick Carter, West Islip, Sr.

Carter will undoubtedly graduate as one of Long
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Carter will undoubtedly graduate as one of Long Island's most decorated divers in history. He won his second state championship this season, fifth county title and holds Suffolk records in 6 and 11-dive events. He will be diving for the Naval Academy next season.

Jason Louser, Shoreham-Wading River, So.

Louser won the 100 breaststroke state championship in
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Louser won the 100 breaststroke state championship in an All-American automatic time of 55.74. He also placed second in the 200 IM at the state meet and set the 500 freestyle Suffolk record at the county championship meet in 4:31.62.

Chris O’Shea, Rocky Point, Sr.

O'Shea won the 100 butterfly state championship in
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

O'Shea won the 100 butterfly state championship in an All-American automatic time of 48.76 and placed second in the 100 backstroke. He won the Suffolk championship in the 200 free and 100 back and will swim at Eastern Michigan next season.

Andrew Stange, St. Anthony’s, Sr.

Stange, committed to Georgetown, won the 200 free
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Stange, committed to Georgetown, won the 200 free state championship in an All-American automatic time of 1:38.21. He also placed second at the state championship in the 100 freestyle and was a part of St. Anthony's winning 200 medley relay team.

St. Anthony's 200 medley relay: Conor Rutigliano

They set a Federation state record in an
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

They set a Federation state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.32 to win the state championship.

St. Anthony’s 200 medley relay: Michael Chang

They set a Federation state record in an
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

They set a Federation state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.32 to win the state championship.

St. Anthony’s 200 medley relay: Justin Meyn

They set a Federation state record in an
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

They set a Federation state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.32 to win the state championship.

Half Hollow Hills 200 medley relay/200 free relay: Dylan Chan

Set a public-school state record in an All-American
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Set a public-school state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.42 in the 200 medley relay and won the 200 free state title in 1:25.27.

Half Hollow Hills 200 medley relay/200 free relay: Ethan Tack

Set a public-school state record in an All-American
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Set a public-school state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.42 in the 200 medley relay and won the 200 free state title in 1:25.27.

Half Hollow Hills 200 medley relay/200 free relay: Daniel Lee

Set a public-school state record in an All-American
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Set a public-school state record in an All-American automatic time of 1:33.42 in the 200 medley relay and won the 200 free state title in 1:25.27.

Coach of the Year: Nina Cunningham, Half Hollow Hills

In her first season as the coach of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

In her first season as the coach of the combined Hills East and Hills West team, the ThunderColts won their second-straight team public school state championship and 11th straight county title.

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