CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athlete of the Week, Michael DeSimone.

DeSimone is a sophomore on the boys varsity swimming team and leads the Cougars in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and swims on the top relay team. He has been instrumental to helping the Cougars off to 3-1 record this season.  

"There's a lot of freshman on the team so there's a lot of new talent this year," said DeSimone. "This year, my goal is to break the minute mark in the backstroke."

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Comments from head coach Colleen Donnelly:

"Michael is a second year varsity member of the boys swim team and has continuously earned first place overall in the events that he swims. He is close to breaking the one-minute barrier in the 100-yard butterfly and has some of the fastest times on the team for the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly. He is a member of our top relay teams and always gives each event his very best swim. He is a critical member of the team with earning points towards our 3-1 record."