Swimming Preview 2014: St. Dominic Academy Saints


Coach: Marc Robitaille (seventh year)

Conference: MVC  Class: B

Last year’s results: N/A

Returning letter-winners: Boys: Seniors — Matt Dempski, Thomas Weeks, Will Sheats; Juniors — Wesley Haire; Girls: Seniors —  Nicole Robitaille, Kadie Veinote, Kirsten Conner; Sophomores — Megan D’Alessandro, Laura Dolci.

Key losses: Boys: Michael Dempski; Girls: Ciara Fergison.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomore — Matt Rocha; Girls: Senior — Maeve Murphy; Freshmen — Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Sites. 

Season outlook: St. Dom’s is senior-loaded on both the boys’ and girls’ side. The girls will be led by senior captain Nicole Robitaille, who has six top-eight individual finishes in the last three seasons in the state meet. Classmates Kadie Veinote and Kirsten Conner will continue to prove themselves as solid performers in the Class B arena. 

The boys will be led by seniors Matt Dempski and Thomas Weeks. Dempski secured two individual cut times for the Boys Class B State meet, while Weeks has consistently undertaken a crucial role in swimming the difficult events during the regular season. Will Sheats, while only in his second year of swimming, has proven to be a consistent top three finisher in his individual events.