Divers Enjoy Strong Star Encounter Performance

With the highest point total of any diver in the competition, Michayla Eisenberg of Overlee Pool won the senior women’s division at the recent Northern Virginia Swimming League All-Star competition.

Eisenberg finished first in the 1-metre dive event at Fairfax Station Pool with a total score of 214.3, ahead of runner-up Jocelyn Brooks of Kent Gardens and McLean High School with 203.45.

Eisenberg was one of two winners from Arlington Pools during the meet. The other was her Overlee teammate Stella Barclay in the intermediate girls with a score of 153.55.

There were a number of other top finishers from Arlington Pools at the event, led by fifth-place finisher Kenly McAlister of Overlee in freshman girls and William Parish of Donaldson Run in senior boys.

Sixth in competition, Sophie Dean of Overlee in the intermediate girls. Seventh place was Donaldson Run’s Lily Klein in the first grade girls.

Eighth were Charles Morrison of Dominion Hills in junior boys and Toby Chen in first year boys and Sophie Frost of Donaldson Run in intermediate girls. A ninth was returned by Elizabeth Deegan of Overlee in the first grade girls. Overlee’s Thomas Kouhestani finished 10th in the freshman boys. Ava Smialowicz of Arlington Forest in the senior girls and Matthew Petruccelli in the junior boys and Luke Di Benigno of Dominion Hill in the senior boys took 11th place.

The Individual Star Encounter ended the 2022 NVSL summer dive season. Of Arlington’s four groups in the diving league, Dominion Hills had the best regular season result with a second, thanks to a 3-2 record, in Division IV. Donaldson Run was also 3-2 and finished third in Division III.

Overlee finished tied for fourth in Division I at 2-3 and Arlington Forest were 0-5 in Division V.

REMARKS: Some other top divers at Arlington Pools did not participate in the NVSL All-Star Meet, such as Dominion Hills Pool’s Ellie Joyce. Instead, they competed in the junior national competition. . . During the winter high school diving season, Eisenberg won the Independent Schools League Championship for the Flint Hill Huskies team, finished second in the Private Schools State Competition, and she finished third in the the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim & Dive League.

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