Veteran Swimmers to Lead Pirates in Pool During 16-17 Season

Veteran Swimmers to Lead Pirates in Pool During 16-17 Season

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Swimming Semifinal Round, veteran swimmers, 2-0

Veteran swimmers will lead the Pirates in the pool during the 2016-2017 season after a deep playoff run last year. Here is our season preview.

Cinnaminson enjoyed quite a bit of success in 2015-2016, posting a 10-5 record and hosting a playoff meet for the first time in program history.

The Pirates took down #8 Brick Memorial in the opening round and then defeated #4 Jackson Memorial on the road in the quarterfinals. Cinnaminson was the #5 seed.

The Pirates also advanced to the semifinals of the Central, Group B sectional tournament before falling to #1 West Windsor-Plainsboro South.

A large group of returners from last year’s squad will make the Pirates a threat again in Central, Group B.

A talented senior class features Lily Black, Jack Conville, Vanessa Finnan, Ryan Kay, Moira Conville, Avery Mancine and Alex Kaiser. All of them saw extended time in the pool last season.

The Pirates also welcome back Andrew and Robert Sandeen, who made a splash as freshmen last year.

Cinnaminson will look to incorporate a talented group of freshmen again this year in Matthew Kay, Chris McGee, Jack Lilley and Brendan McDevitt.

The Pirates open the 2016-2017 season against Pemberton this afternoon at 2pm.

Cinnaminson will play each team on its schedule twice, which also features Delran, Holy Cross, Rancocas Valley, Moorestown and Northern Burlington.

Last year the Pirates swept every opponent except for Rancocas Valley and Moorestown, who wound up sweeping the Pirates.

The Pirates are a co-ed team that competes only against other schools’ boy’s teams, including postseason meets.

Home meets are held at the Rowan College at Burlington County pool on the Pemberton campus.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com