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March-April 2014 news archive

April 2014 news

New Parents Meeting April 30th
As our children are hard at work in the pool preparing for the upcoming long course season, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back for what I anticipate will be another exciting season of swimming.

For our newest families (or for anyone with questions), I wanted to let you know that we will be hosting a New Parents Meeting this upcoming Wednesday, April 30th, in Room 103 at Solon High School. Enter through the pool doors and follow the hallway into the high school where you will run straight into Room 103. We will be meeting from 6pm - 7pm and covering such topics as signing up for meets, volunteer requirements and opportunities, how to pay for swim meets, and addressing any other questions you may have about the team and the upcoming season.

Aquatic Outfitters, our supplier for swim suits and training equipment, will be on hand from about 5:30pm until 7:15pm to assist with swim suit sizing and ordering. Please make a point to stop by and visit with them.

Good luck to all of our swimmers and here's to looking forward to a fun season with a lot of fast swims.


Congratulations to all of the swimmers who made the LESI Top Ten for the 2013-2014 short course season:
11-12 Girls: Meadow Hynd, Mia Telerico, Molly Russell, Helen Sun
13-14 Girls: Jane D'Arcy, Christina McFarland, Marley Howell, Maria Kloboves, Gena Leib, Shannon Staley
15-16 Girls: Maria Coy, Mary Motch, Kayla Korenowski, Shannon Finnerty
17-18 Girls: Maria Coy, Samantha Lisy Dana Lautenschleger, Anna Wong
10 & Under Boys: Joseph Richmond, Josh Rooney
11-12 Boys: Sean Finnerty
13-14 Boys: Dino Jajcanin, Sean Finnerty, Jared Toaz, Dane Bozsvai
15-16 Boys: Chris Guo, Brock Nelson, William Lane, Mike D'Arcy, Grant Pinchot, Tim Wintering
17-18 Boys: Patrick Tippen, Grant Pinchot, Jack McNaulty, Mike D'Arcy

Congratulations to the following seniors on their college decisions:
Dana Lautenschleger: University of Mount Union
Andrew Mitchell: Hope College
Paul Csarny: The Ohio State University
Samantha Lisy: Indiana University
Patrick Tippen: Cleveland State University
Anna Wong: Carnegie Mellon University
Katie Poduska: University of Pittsburgh


Solon STARS Online Spirit Wear Store is Now Open

The Solon STARS online Spirit Wear Store is now open. Check out the new items for spring and summer! Show your team spirit and look very stylish on the pool deck at the same time. The store will be open through April 25th, so do not delay.

Just copy the link into your web browser and happy shopping!

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Finnerty at 


March 2014 News

The Solon Stars swam this past weekend (3/7-3/9/14) at the LESI Age Group State Championship meet at Cleveland State University. We placed 4th overall in the team standings. Swimmers who finaled, scored points, or recorded best times included: Camryn Adams, Dane Bozsvai, Jane D'Arcy, Ashlyn Doorley, Hailey Erkkila, Sean Finnerty, Paulina Galchenko, Kyleah Gaydos, Adam Gross, Marley Howell, Meadow Hynd, Dino Jajcanin, Andrew Kijauskas, Maria Kloboves, Gena Leib, Ania Lewis, Lydia Mazzoli, Joseph Richmond, Josh Rooney, Molly Russell, Shannon Staley, Kate Stavnicky, Helen Sun, Mia Telerico, and Jared Toaz.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers who placed first in their events: Dane Bozsvai ( 200 Breast), Marley Howell (400 IM, 200 Fly), Maria Kloboves (1650 and 1000 Free), Chris McFarland (100 and 200 Back), Helen Sun ( 50 Fly), 13-14 boys 200 MR team of Andrew Kijauskas, Dane Bozsvai, Dino Jajcanin, Jared Toaz, and the boys 13-14 400 MR team of Jared Toaz, Dane Bozsvai, Dino Jajcanin, Andrew Kijauskas.

The following swimmers made new or first time Zone cuts: Helen Sun (100 Fly, 50 Fly), Shannon Staley (400 IM), Jared Toaz (200 IM, 400 IM).
The following swimmer made a new Sectional cut: Chris McFarland (200 Back).

The following team records were broken: congratulations to girls 13-14 400 FR team of Marley Howell, Shannon Staley, Kyleah Gaydos, and Jane D'Arcy for setting a new team record with a time of 3:47.83, and to the boys 13-14 200 MR team of Andrew Kijauskas, Dane Bozsvai, Dino Jajcanin, and Jared Toaz with a time of 1:48.30.

Special Congratulations to Marley Howell for winning the Girls 14 High Point Award. Great job by all!

Congratulations to Tim Wintering for making his first Sectional cut in the 100 Fly. Nice job Tim.