DHS Girls Varsity Dive Team Middletown competition 2018

Three DHS Varsity Girls Divers Place High in CIAC Diving Championships

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Darien’s varsity girls dive team was the only team at the Class L CIAC Diving Championships last Thursday, Nov. 8 to place three divers in the Top 10. The competition at Middletown High School featured 37 divers from 19 schools and 2 co-ops. The twenty-four finalists made it through two cuts and completed a total of 11 dives. — an announcement from the Darien High School varsity girls dive team
Julia Servas captured 4th place with a total of 430.30 points. Lana Schmidt edged out her closest competitor by 0.55 points to secure 7th place (376.50) and Emma Hunter battled a Wilton diver to grab 10th place by a margin of 2 points (329.90).

Darien Girls Diving Team 2018-2019

Blue Wave Girls Dive Team Continues Winning Season

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Darien’s Blue Wave divers won their final meet against Fairfield Warde securing an undefeated season (9-0). — an announcement from the Darien Girls Dive Team

The team, made up of five juniors (Megan Gianunzio, Emma Hunter, Kerry McDermott, Lana Schmidt and Julia Servas) and one freshman (Pai Easterbrook), built momentum during the first half of the season as they flipped their way to decisive victories against Danbury, St. Joseph, Trumbull and Ridgefield. Rivalry Week proved to be a test for the four veteran junior divers (Hunter, McDermott, Schmidt and Servas) as they battled New Canaan and Westhill/Stamford on the boards in back-to-back competitions. Darien edged out both teams with narrow victories and capped off the season with two wins on the road against Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde.

DHS Varsity Girl Divers Dive Team 2018-2019

Darien-New Canaan High School Sports Rivalry Week: Varsity Girls Dive Teams on Tuesday

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This week is “Rivalry Week” for Darien and New Canaan high schools, with five different match-ups between Darien and New Canaan high school, with matchups between varsity teams: diving, swimming, boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey. In diving, the Battle of the Boards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9 as the six top divers (three per school) will compete for critical points. The Rams-Wave diving showdown also represents the first time that DHS Diving Coach Kyle O’Donnell will face off against his former diving coach, New Canaan’s Joe Somma, in competition. O’Donnell was coached by Somma when the DHS coach was a member of the Whirlwind Diving Team at the New Canaan YMCA.