2018 Sierra Vista Girls Swimming Capsule


Head coach: Mikel Boland, third season

Returning letter winners: Five

Top athletes: Danyael Cuison, Phyllis Lee, Taylor Saxon, Alyssa Walter, Sydney Wilson

Outlook: Cuison finished third in the 100-yard butterfly in last year’s Sunset Region meet, and Walter took fourth in diving in the region meet.

They’re among five returning letter winners for the Mountain Lions, who suffered an early loss when senior Madison Tellier had shoulder surgery. Boland said Tellier is staying with the team to help as a mentor to the younger swimmers.

“We have many new girls this year, a few of whom already show tremendous potential,” Boland said. “The strength of our returning athletes, coupled with the new talent, gives us reason to believe that we will have a strong showing as a team at regionals this year.”