WEST CALWELL, NJ — The 2016 James Caldwell High School Girls Swim Team was honored with a resolution by the Caldwell-West Cadlwell Board of Education (CWC BOE) and applause from educators, family and friends at the regular meeting of the CWC BOE on March 14.
Citing the “unending commitment to hard work and a cooperative team spirit,” the resolution, read by CWC BOE President Marie Lenfrank, honored the girls’ collective achievements as well as their good sportsmanship and individual contributions to the effort.
The team placed first in the 2016 Super Essex Conference American Division, placed first in the Essex County Tournament, earned the Championship title for the NJSIAA North II Group C Sectionals and was a semi-finalist in the NJSIAA Group II Championship.
The girls were guided by Head Coach Stephen Trivino and Assistant Coach Elizabeth Coogan-Russell. Trivino said this was the “closest knit group of girls [he] ever coached….they didn’t let good enough get in the way of great this year.”
“It’s a long history," said Trivino. "I remember standing in this room 18 years ago hoping for a good vote and that we’d have a swim team.”
Trivino also acknowledged that “all the years of great work and teams that came before, which lead to this team who did something no other team has done before for Caldwell Swimming, and that is be State Champs.”