The Metea Valley Girls Swimming Team is our team spotlight this week, presented by Molly Maids of the Aurora Naperville area!
On November 17th, 2018 Neuqua Valley girls swimming and diving became just the 11th different school to win the state championship in the 45 year history of the IHSA state meet. While the Wildcats won the day, the Metea Valley Mustangs laid the groundwork for what could become the best girls swim team in school history.
Metea took four runner up finishes, which included both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay and then sophomore McKenna Stone taking 2nd in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. An impressive achievement made all the more exciting by the relay teams only graduating one member, Mckenna’s older sister Rylee Stone.
Mckenna, Laurel Bludgen, Kellie Willhite, and Aimee Patterson all return this year and the expectations are high, after the team’s 7th place finish set a new mark as the program’s best state performance.
Even if taking the crown from Neuqua Valley ends up being too tall an order, a shot a state trophy could be in the cards thanks to continued improvement from other team members like Melanie Patterson, Amanda Schmitt and Isabella Delgado.
While junior McKenna Stone was instantly one of the state’s stop swimmers since she jumped into the pool as a freshman, the 8 time state medalist is now ready to embrace a bigger leadership role as an upper classman.
While there are no grand declarations or state champs or bust memorabilia circulating the locker room, the 2019 Metea Valley girls swimming and diving team is ready to put their stamp on a growing program legacy.
Check out how the team is doing in our Girls Sports Highlights!