2015 Palo Verde Girls Swimming Capsule


Head coach: Brent Gonzalez, 11th season

Top athletes: Erin Emery (Sr.), Izzy Goldsmith (Jr.), Hailey Houck (Jr.), Reese Lamph (So.), Taylor McCoy (Jr.), Adri Piccininni (Jr.), Kasdyn Rafie (Jr.)

Outlook: Goldsmith is the defending Division I state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and finished third in the state in the 100 freestyle.

Emery placed second and Houck third in the state in both the 200 and 500 freestyles. Lamph, McCoy, Piccininni and Rafie also saw action in the state meet on relay teams.

They lead a solid group of returnees for the Panthers.

“The girls team is hoping to contend with Green Valley and Bishop Gorman for the state title,” Gonzalez said. “We’re hoping to outduel Gorman for the region title.”