Meet the players who earned first-team honors for Newsday's All-Long Island girls swimming team in 2016.
Long Island swimmer of the year: Kristen Romano, Long Beach, Sr.
Romano, who will compete at Ohio State University next year, was a force at the state championship meet. She set two individual state records and Long Beach improve on its 200-yard medley relay state record. She won the 100 butterfly in 53.13, breaking the state record of 54.35 set in 1990, then followed that up with a 53.36 in the 100 backstroke, breaking the 53.98 record from 2008. She led off the 200 medley that included Maggie Aroesty, Caroline Farrell and Joan Cash, which set its new mark of 1:43:21. She took home four first-place medals including the 400 freestyle relay with the same relay team and was named co-outstanding swimmer of the state meet.
Patricia Arceri, Huntington, Jr.
Arceri, competing for Huntington-Whitman, set the Suffolk diving record with a 618.10 score at the county championships and followed that up with a fifth-place (480.60) finish at the state championships.
Maggie Aroesty, Long Beach, Sr.
Aroesty, bound for the University of Southern California, won her fourth consecutive 100 breaststroke state title in 59.85 to improve her own record. She clinched her second straight 200 individual medley title in 1:59.51 and was part of the 200 medley record relay team and the 400 freestyle relay that took first. She was named co-outstanding swimmer of the Nassau county championship meet with Romano.
Lauryn Johnson, Sacred Heart, Soph.
Johnson set the CHSAA 500 free state record in 4:52.62 at the CHSAA championships, breaking the mark of Sacred Heart alum Emily Kelly (4:55.36 in 2007 -- . Johnson placed third at the state championships in 4:56.87 and fourth in the 100 butterfly in 56.06.
Chloe Stepanek, Northport, Fr.
Stepanek broke two Suffolk County meet freestyle records, winning the 200 in 1:49.98 and the 500 in 4:55.60 time. Stepanek placed second in the 200 free in 1:50.85 at the state meet and came in fifth for the 100 free in 51.74.
Coach of the year: John Skudin, Long Beach
Long Beach won six of 12 swimming events and placed third in the team standings with 192 points at the state championships.