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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
March 20, 2019

            A wardrobe malfunction disrupted Noel Fresa's performance at the PIAA Class 2A Swimming Championship. The discovery of large rip in her swimming suit nearly

Noel Fresa, displaying the medals she won during the
District One meet, earned a silver and bronze medal at
last week's PIAA Class 2A Swimming Championships.

derailed her performance in the 200 yard free relay finals last week.

            "It really messed me up," Fresa said. "I wasn't in the right mental state."

            Despite a slow start, the Upper Perkiomen junior rallied to finish third in the event on Wednesday, March 13. The following day, she added a silver medal in the 100 free during the meet at Bucknell University.

            The strong showing set a new team record and left Fresa – who won a pair of state medals in the 50 and 100 free as a sophomore – thinking about the possibility of winning multiple state titles next season. 

            "I don't like to jinx myself," she said. "But I do plan on getting better next year."

            Fresa discovered a significant large tear in her Speedo suit, described as a top of the line LZR Racer X which sells online for between $295 and $479, approximately 30 minutes before 200 free final. She said the incident triggered a deluge of "absolute panic and fear." Wearing her backup suit on the pool deck, the emotions continued to swirl. Fresa cried before the race started. 

            The tumult appeared to impact her during the event. Fresa was near the ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
March 20, 2019

            Catie Sobotor, Upper Perkiomen's new lacrosse coach, is enjoying her new autonomy on the field. In her previous role as Methacton's JV coach, she needed

 

permission from the varsity coach to determine what drills to execute in practice or what skills need improvement.

            "Now I don't have to ask," Sobotor said.

            In their second week of practice, the Indians appear to be coming together, according to the new coach. The transition is going pretty well, according to Tori Shive, a senior defender.

            "We're still getting used to the different coaching style," Shive said. "We know what we need to work on."

            Upper Perkiomen will rely on a strong core of seniors to improve on last year's fourth place finish in the Pioneer Athletic Conference's Frontier Division. The team finished with 8-12 overall record and lost to Villa Maria in the opening round of the District One Class AA playoffs.

            The returning players include attackers Kathryn Bieler, Morgan Fiorito, Mikayla Folk and Grace Lehman; midfielder Courtney Bauer, and ...



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