The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 25, 2005


CCHS boys winter sports:
Swimmers and divers compete at DCL and States

Congratulations to Rachel Grean and Sean DeBruzzi, both graduating seniors from CCHS class of 2005. Grean and DeBruzzi were each recipients of the Sean Walsh Humanitarian Award for 2005. This award is given to a swimmer (DeBruzzi) or diver (Grean) who demonstrates enthusiasm, leadership and selflessness during the season. (Courtesy photo)
This season the boys swimming and diving team followed in the footsteps of last year's team with a solid seventh-place finish at DCL championshi and a twelfth-place finish at States. Given the DCL's reputation as one of the most powerful leagues in the state, the team takes great pride in its overall record of 3-8.

Junior Luke Henesy of Concord has provided a strong backbone to the diving team for the past three seasons. His first-place finishes at DCL, Sectionals, and States were essential to the team's success. Carlisle freshman Matt Knight was also on the diving team this year. He learned a lot and improved greatly over the course of the season.

DeBruzzi earns the Sean Walsh Humanitarian Award

As this year's co-captain, Carlisle senior Sean DeBruzzi has proven to be the same committed, hard-working, and supportive teammate he has been for the past three years. DeBruzzi is admired for his enthusiasm, superior work ethic, and selflessness. These leadership qualities earned him the Sean Walsh Humanitarian Award. His passion and talent will clearly be missed next year.

This season DeBruzzi was an integral member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. The 200 freestyle relay team also included juniors Dan Gerber and co-captain Sean Morris, as well as sophomore Tim Regan, all of whom are from Concord. This relay team placed ninth at Sectionals with a time of 1:36:44, guaranteeing them an entry into States. At Sectionals, DeBruzzi, Gerber, Morris, and Regan also qualified for States in the 400 freestyle relay. These four swimmers created a team within a team. Their dedication and ceaseless effort earned them an eleventh-place finish at States in 3:34:29. The 200 freestyle relay team sent to States included DeBruzzi, Bryce Gurney, Morris, and Regan. They finished the relay with a time of 1:34:72, placing fifth. Morris also achieved a seventh-place finish in the 100 butterfly (55.30).

Carlisle swimmers sophomore Basil Bourque and freshman Brice Penaud have improved immensely this season. Bourque's love for swimming and his pleasurable personality brought a lot of fun to the team. By coming to the team with previous swimming experience, Penaud was able to make his first year a strong one. Both swimmers will bring valuable experience to next year's team.

Looking forward to C.C. Pool

With just 11 members, this year's team was still the largest since the mid- nineties. The new on-site pool, currently under construction by C.C. Pool, will undoubtedly raise even more student interest, bring additional community support and provide the team with an improved schedule in the upcoming season.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito