Forecaster: Southern edition Girls’ Coach of the Year

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Forecaster: Southern edition Girls’ Coach of the Year

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:53 am

Forecaster: Southern edition Girls’ Coach of the Year

BEN RAYMOND-Cape Elizabeth swimming

Raymond assembled a veritable powerhouse and molded them into one of the best girls’ swim teams ever seen in Maine, one that set records and easily captured the Class B state title.

The Cape Elizabeth girls were strong all season, but it was at the state meet that they made their legend. The Capers won the crown with a mindboggling 440 points, 185 clear of runner-up Morse. Sophomore Olivia Tighe pulled off an unprecedented feat of winning the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle back-to-back and Emily Ecker also won two events (200 freestyle and 500 freestyle).

“I am extremely proud of all the girls for all they accomplished, not just at the state meet, but all season long,” said Raymond, who also coaches boys’ soccer and boys’ lacrosse at Cape Elizabeth. “They’re a great team, they got along well and knew how to balance hard work and fun. That made coaching them fun.”

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