Mat Pavlovich is
jumping right into the fire.
The first year
Chesterton boys swim coach will take his No. 3 ranked Trojans to Northridge
on Saturday with high expectations.
“The boys team
should be very exciting this year,” Pavlovich said. “We are very deep and
I’m excited to see what they can do. We have the horses up front and good
depth behind them. The sky is the limit. If we can get all three relays down
to State and finish high with them, there’s no telling where we can finish.”
Alders, a Purdue commit, and junior Lucas Piunti should spearhead the top of
the Trojan lineup.
“Andrew has been a
top kid in his events at the State level for a couple of years,” Pavlovich
said. “He has the goal of winning a state title and that’s something he’s
talented enough to do. He’s an incredible worker and that just backs up the
talent and how great a leader he is. He really wants to do some special
“Lucas is at that
level too. He’s another guy that can be a top kid in the State in a couple
They aren’t alone.
is someone I think will have a breakout year this year. He did well in his
events last year, but I think he’ll make a jump,” Pavlovich said. “Jordan
Killosky and Gabe Eschbach are kids in the distance events that can help.
The Casbon twins with Connor in the Fly and Carter in the sprint Free and
Back can be big for us. Gabe Kroeger can swim multiple events too.”
The Trojans roster
is 37 deep, giving them depth in multiple events.
“We have a lot of
guys that can really compete,” Pavlovich said. “Cormac Fallon has a lot of
potential. Jack Wheele in the 50 Free is capable and Gavin Nagdeman has a
chance to be part of the mix in the Backstroke.
“We have a lot of
guys that can qualify and score too. We have kids that can potentially do