A lot has changed since the last time these teams competed in 2020. There’s a lot that will have shuffled, changed or re-molded during the past two (yes two!) years. Some saw a majority of their team turnover while others had some members opt to stay for another season. In 2022, Brockport has a new head coach in René Lyst, with Rick Subbady the only returning leader with more than eight years of coaching the same team, clocking in for his 37th season at Ithaca College. The NCGA-East coaches average 3.8 years heading their current team, making this a young and interesting conference.
We’re getting back into the groove of things and returning to the status quo for the 2022 season (as much as we can at least!). That means it’s time for our annual potential lineups analysis! With preseason training in full swing for most teams, we’re breaking it all down and taking a look at every squad’s prospects for the upcoming season—from who’s expected to contribute, holes that need to be filled and exciting upgrades fans should look out for.
While Brockport hasn’t seen any competition since early March of 2020, it is still technically the reigning NCGA national champion, so there are big expectations going into 2022 to repeat. Time will tell about all its work in Tuttle coming to fruition.
|Losses:||Amy Eck, Kylie Moran, Madison Ramper, Jamie Sklenar, Rachel Doll, Chanya Earle, Gina Ferdinandi, Kylie Moran|
|Gains:||Aliya Conlon, Elizabeth Broderick, Miranda LaRobardiere, Maya Pecoraro, Grace Raffaele, Rebecca Ring, Laken Sooy, Olivia Stinnette, Aladiana Tosado|
Potential Contributors: Nikki Jackson (9.650), Lexi Castellaneta (9.440), Dorothy Wernick (9.420), Gabbi Gare (9.300), Kyra Figurelli (avg. 9.425), Rachel Doll (avg. 9.330), Nikky Aiello (avg. 9.250), Lauren Blair, Rachel Swick, Elizabeth Broderick, Naimah Muhammad, Aliya Conlon, Marina DelVecchio, Maren Eramo, Casey Melanophy, Kirsten Paultre, Emma Grace Sargent, Laken Sooy
How It Looked Before: Brockport did pretty well building on its scores as the season progressed, peaking near the end with a 48.475 in 2019 after notching above a 48 several times during the season. However, 2020 proved to be a little less inconsistent with a pair of 48-plus scores but otherwise sitting regularly in the 47s.
How It Looks Now: Assuming a healthy returning lineup, expect to see Nikki Jackson with her huge front handspring front pike back in action, a vault she’s scored 9.825 on several times. Nikky Aiello can score a 9.575 with a clean layout Yurchenko, although a Yurchenko full could make an appearance. The rest of the returning lineup can throw up 9.625s and mid 9.500s, so Brockport is in a great position with a wealth of vaults to pull from this season. Elizabeth Broderick has previously trained a Yurchenko full into the pit and competed a clean Yurchenko layout, and Naimah Muhammad has been training a Tsuk full into the pit—both of which Brockport could use.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up. With a roster this deep, there’s plenty of room to play around.
Potential Contributors: Nikki Jackson (9.375), Rachel Swick (9.325), Gabbi Gare (9.280), Rachel Doll (9.165), Nikky Aiello (avg. 9.463), Kyra Figurelli, Emmie White, Aladiana Tosado, Sydney Schumaker, Maya Pecoraro, Kerry Gallagher, Maren Eramo, Taylor Bushey
How It Looked Before: Consistency wasn’t the best for Brockport in 2019, often scoring in the mid to high 46s, but it did bring\ home a few 47.600-plus scores. 2020 proved to be much better, regularly scoring above a 47.050 after bouncing back from a low of 44.300.
How It Looks Now: Jackson is capable of scoring a 9.575 when she hits and has scored a 9.400 or higher several times. Despite a 9.325 average, Rachel Swick has hit for a 9.625, a number Brockport would love to have on a regular basis. Gabbi Gare is another returning member capable of regularly scoring around 9.450, but consistency hinders her averages. A reliable Gare could be one of the greatest keys to a stunning Golden Eagle bar rotation, though. Aiello made just one appearance in the bar rotation in 2020 but hit for a 9.425, proving she can be thrown into the mix whenever needed. She’s also been training a Ray. Taylor Bushey brings a smooth swing that could easily help boost scores.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, too early to tell. There’s a ton of depth, so all that’s left is putting the pieces together.
Potential Contributors: Lexi Castellaneta (9.510), Jensen Todd (9.490), Dorothy Wernick (9.330), Emmie White (9.280), Lauren Blair (avg. 8.200), Madison Baker, Lauren Blair, Hunter Czajkowski, Kyra Figurelli, Rachel Swick, Emmie White, Elizabeth Broderick, Taylor Bushey, Marina DelVecchio, Kelly Rose Devine, Kerry Gallagher, Casey Melanophy, Sydney Schumaker, Olivia Stinnette
How It Looked Before: Overall, the Golden Eagles dug their claws into the beam in 2019 to regularly score in the 46s, with a notable 48.625 at the end of the year on the heels of a low 45.950 one week prior. Brockport typically kept the scores above a mid-46 to find a little more consistency in 2020.
How It Looks Now: Excluding some low scores, Castellaneta is a fairly reliable gymnast for the Golden Eagles, raking in 9.625 or higher for the past two seasons, making her routine one Brockport will want toward the end of the rotation. When Jensen Todd hits, she regularly scores a 9.625 or higher; otherwise her scores hover around the 9.400 range.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Too early to tell. Brockport has a fairly strong returning lineup, but only time will tell if it has the necessary consistency.
Potential Contributors: Lexi Castellaneta (9.625), Kyra Figurelli (9.595), Gina Ferdinandi (9.490), Chanya Earle (avg. 9.625), Lauren Blair (avg. 9.525), Emmie White (avg. 9.392), Rachel Swick (avg. 9.162), Hunter Czajkowski (avg. 8.938), Madison Baker, Gabbi Gare, Aladiana Tosado, Olivia Stinnette, Laken Sooy, Rebecca Ring, Maya Pecoraro, Kirsten Paultre, Naimah Muhammad, Casey Melanophy, Marina DelVecchio, Maren Eramo, Kelly Devine
How It Looked Before: When floor is good, Brockport brings home mid to high 48s, with two scores above 49 in 2019. In 2020, consistency improved, keeping the entire season within just over a one point margin with a low of 47.025 and a high of 48.075. Despite the missing 49, not having big swings is perhaps more important.
How It Looks Now: Castellaneta can score a 9.900, although she more frequently hits between 9.650 and 9.850, making her one of the biggest players for Brockport on floor, especially with her full-in. Figuerelli knows how to peak, building from a 9.600 to a 9.850 last season. Gina Ferdinandi pocketed a high of 9.625, and Emmie White can also post a 9.675 to push the Golden Eagles closer to regular 49s. Chanya Earle made only one appearance in 2020 but scored a 9.625. Muhammad brings an upgraded front handspring front full to front layout pass to continue Brockport’s streak of strong tumbling, Maren Eramo brings a crisp double pike and Marina DelVecchio shouldn’t be counted out with her own dynamic tumbling as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Trending up, thanks to Brockport’s previously deep floor lineup in combination with the newcomers’ strong tumbling, Brockport has a clear path to continuing their strong floor scoring.
Brockport brings a roster 35 deep to the NCGA-East. It’s coming off its last full season in 2019 with a title to its name, and while few gymnasts remain from that team, those returners have experience under their belts. If Brockport can keep it together and not trip itself up, the Golden Eagles have the potential of retaining the title.
After a third-place finish at the 2019 NCGA-East regionals, with their best team score of the season, the Dragons would go on to have a stronger 2020 season. Only time can truly tell how 2022 will go, but Cortland will certainly look to build on that momentum created two years ago.
|Losses:||Julie Giardina, Emma Schulz, Emilie Speciale, Vivian Trevisani|
|Gains:||Rianna Adams, Angelina Bohn, Bryanna DeAngelis, Kayla Guillen, Morgan Lunn, Samantha Matthes, Gabby Nadler|
Potential Contributors: Abby Bang (9.440), Megan Hanley (9.350), Kamryn Rodriguez (9.230), Samantha Nothnagel (avg. 9.120), Delaney Brown, Lucy DeMichele, Madison Heffern, Christelle Louis, Paige White, Rianna Adams, Angelina Bohn, Bryanna DeAngelis, Kayla Guillen, Morgan Lunn, Samantha Matthes, Gabby Nadler
How It Looked Before: Cortland had a fairly consistent vault rotation in 2019, usually scoring within the 46s, but posting two 47-plus scores in the final two meets. The Dragons dropped 45s in favor of more 47s and high 46s the following season.
How It Looks Now: Abby Bang had a steady pace over 2020, going from an opening 8.925 to a season-high of 9.625. She’s definitely a gymnast Cortland will want in its lineup. Megan Hanley can bring home a reliable 9.4-plus that would add a touch of consistency to the rotation. Rianna Adams has a sturdy Yurchenko layout that can crack the top six and boost the vault rotation with an upgrade; she’s also trained a full-twisting Yurchnko into the pit. Christelle Louis, Bryanna DeAngelis and Lucy DeMichele have all competed a Yurchenko pike that are also available. Kayla Guillen previously competed a tucked Yurchenko that, like the others, could really help Cortland should she be able to upgrade.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall it’s too early to tell, but the meter is a little closer to trending up.
Potential Contributors: Glynis Curcione (9.615), Megan Hanley (9.305), Abby Bang (8.885), Bianca Carr (avg. 9.085), Gracie Gallagher (avg. 8.615), Samantha Nothnagel (avg. 8.550), Delaney Brown, Lucy DeMichele, Madison Heffern, Christelle Louis, Rianna Adams, Angelina Bohn, Bryanna DeAngelis, Kayla Guillen, Morgan Lunn, Samantha Matthes, Gabby Nadler
How It Looked Before: The Dragons found themselves scoring within the 45s during the 2019 season, with a flew blips in the 43s and a 44 hindering the average. In 2020 they had a solid turnaround, starting the year with a 43.875 before rapidly climbing to a 45.575 and eventually a 47.475, never dipping back before a 45.
How It Looks Now: Glynis Curcione will be a crucial part of Cortland’s returning bar lineup; she often finds herself scoring 9.550 or better. Hanley can regularly land a 9.450 or higher—scoring a 9.650 in 2020—but is hindered by inconsistency. Adams has trained a Gienger and double Arabian dismount that Cortland would love to have in its lineup. A handful of other gymnasts have upgrades that, should they debut them in competition, will help raise the team’s scoring potential as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall it’s too early to tell, but optimism abounds for the team.
Potential Contributors: Kamryn Rodriguez (9.625), Megan Hanley (9.480), Samantha Nothnagel (avg. 9.225), Delaney Brown, Lucy DeMichele, Madison Heffern, Christelle Louis, Paige White, Rianna Adams, Angelina Bohn, Bryanna DeAngelis, Kayla Guillen, Morgan Lunn, Samantha Matthes, Gabby Nadler
How It Looked Before: Forgetting a low of 44.825, 2019 wasn’t a bad season for Cortland on beam. With quite a few scores in the 46 range, and three above a 47, it was more a lack of consistency that plagued the Dragons. They righted the ship in 2020, starting at a 44.100 and rocketing to a 48.025 just four meets later, collecting several 47s and high 46s on the way.
How It Looks Now: Kamryn Rodriguez will undoubtedly make an appearance as the season opens, scoring over 9.675 several times in 2020, with only two uncharacteristic performances at the start of the season. Hanley should see time near the end of the lineup with Rodriguez, as both have a history of posting scores 9.500. Louis brings a clean and consistent back handspring step-out to back tuck series that could help the lineup, especially with a little more confidence.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall beam is trending up. There’s a lot of consistency and confidence here.
Potential Contributors: Abby Bang (9.500), Kamryn Rodriguez (9.480), Megan Hanley (9.355), Bianca Carr (avg. 8.987), Delaney Brown, Lucy DeMichele, Madison Heffern, Christelle Louis, Paige White, Rianna Adams, Angelina Bohn, Bryanna DeAngelis, Kayla Guillen, Morgan Lunn, Samantha Matthes, Gabby Nadler
How It Looked Before: Cortland regularly delivers on floor. In 2019, once the lineup found its stride, it regularly hit 47 and posted a season high 48.850 in the penultimate meet. The following year, the Dragons once again built as the season went on, starting at 46.050 before working their way up to 48.525 by the end.
How It Looks Now: Bang would do well in the lineup, posting a high of 9.625, and Rodriguez had a few hiccups with a low 9 and a few 8s, but otherwise bolstered the top six with a huge 9.800 high. Hanley’s 9.550 could be a great opening routine, and Adams brings some nice tumbling, including a whip half to front layout and a tucked double back. DeMichele and DeAngelis both offer up strong tumbling, and Louis brings stunning flexibility.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? This event is trending up. There’s a ton of talent with the skills to stand behind it.
Overall, Cortland is looking at trending up for 2022. It’s done well in recent years, building year after year, a trend that should easily continue this season as well.
Ithaca’s last full season was one for the record books. The Bombers set program records on both vault and floor. They ultimately found themselves in fifth at nationals and have the potential to continue the success in 2022.
|Losses:||Kylee Black, Courtney Christoforo (2019 NCGA natl bar champ), Alexis Griffin, Lauren Hansen, Katie Holcomb, Marin Sheridan, Kaela Azzaretto, Lily Goulding, Molly Greenspan, Elizabeth Kleynerman, Danielle White|
|Gains:||Marlena Bailey, Elizabeth Blessley, Abby Chesshire, Skye Cohen, Jordyn Dolan, Jillian Freyman, Kaylie Goodwin, Nicole Lonski, Grace Montague, Caitlin Pellegrino, Dallas Rachal, Natalie Soloway|
Potential Contributors: Cameryn Nichols (9.550), Nya Pauldon (9.330), Ai-Zhen Tung (avg. 9.213), Meghan Bell, Cassidy Gallivan, Dallas Rachal, Olivia Waguespack, Jillian Freyman, Kaylie Goodwin, Nicole Lonski, Marlena Bailey, Abby Chesshire, Jordyn Dolan, Natalie Soloway, Caitlin Pellegrino, Grace Montague
How It Looked Before: During the 2019 season, Ithaca hung around in the 47s, peaking with a 48.375 at regionals. There was a blip of a 45.750 early in that season, but the Bombers quickly forgot about it and righted the ship the following week. 2020 was much of the same with vault sticking to the 47 range with a high of 47.900.
How It Looks Now: Expect to see Cameryn Nichols and her front handspring onto the board + front handspring + front tuck toward the end of the lineup. Nya Pauldon and Ai-Zhen Tung should continue to appear as well. Ithaca would be wise to add upgrades and higher difficulty to keep chasing a 47 averages and even jump into the 48s more frequently.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Too early to tell. With the team not competing in 2021, there’s a lot of mystery about how the team will look nearly two years after its last competition.
Potential Contributors: Zoe Kyriakopoulos (9.330), Cameryn Nichols (9.310), Julia O’Sullivan (avg. 8.942), Meghan Bell, Cassidy Gallivan, Olivia Waguespack, Jillian Freyman, Nicole Lonski, Marlena Bailey, Elizabeth Blessley, Jordyn Dolan, Grace Montague
How It Looked Before: Bars has been a series of hits or misses with the Bombers. They lost the reigning NCGA national bar champion in Christoforo, though, so they’ll need a returner or a talented newcomer to step up in her absence. While 2019 saw multiple 47s, consistency was a strength in 2020.
How It Looks Now: Cameryn Nichols has a steady rhythm and reliability on bars that will benefit the team. While Meghan Bell doesn’t bring major difficulty, her consistency is a strength. Jillian Freyman and Nicole Lonski have that much-needed difficulty that will complement some of the others in the top six.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up! The higher numbers from 2019 plus the 2020’s consistency could mean there’s a newfound rhythm that’ll boost Ithaca this season.
Potential Contributors: Zoe Kyriakopoulos (9.245), Cameryn Nichols (9.065), Cassidy Gallivan, Dallas Rachal, Audrey Scott, Olivia Waguespack, Marlena Bailey, Jillian Freyman, Nicole Lonski, Abby Chesshire, Jordyn Dolan, Natalie Soloway, Caitlin Pellegrino, Grace Montague
How It Looked Before: Ithaca’s beam, like the Finger Lakes weather, isn’t as predictable as one might hope. In 2019 the Bombers dropped to a 45.600 while peaking with a 47.775. 2020 jumped around a little less, but they still put up a 44.275 just two meets after a 47.300.
How It Looks Now: The Bombers have a potential of 14 individuals that can perform a viable beam routine. However, with the team not having competed since 2020, the lack of experience as a whole will be the sticking point, especially on a precarious event like this one. Despite her 9.245 average, Zyriakopoulos is capable of throwing up 9.5-plus. Nichols, who wasn’t consistently in the lineup in previous seasons, could crack that top six this season, as she posted a high of 9.725 in 2020. Marlena Bailey has a calm demeanor and keeps critical tenths in play by eliminating balance checks; she performs an atypical two-foot back handspring + back tuck acro series and should feature early in the lineup to set the tone for a confident rotation.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up. With an experienced senior and junior class and a confident group of newcomers, Ithaca will quickly find its step as the season unfolds.
Potential Contributors: Cameryn Nichols (9.720), Bee Iosso (avg. 8.400), Meghan Bell, Cassidy Gallivan, Dallas Rachal, Audrey Scott, Olivia Waguespack, Jordyn Dolan, Nicole Lonski, Jillian Freyman, Kaylie Goodwin, Marlena Bailey, Abby Chesshire, Natalie Soloway, Caitlin Pellegrino, Grace Montague
How It Looked Before: Ithaca consistently hit in the 49s on floor in 2019, only dipping lower three times and nearly touching 49 at one point. 2020 wasn’t quite as good, but the Bombers pulled it together by the end of the shortened season to return to their usual 48s.
How It Looks Now: Cameryn Nichols averaged an impressive 9.720 and should set the tone for the Bombers on this event. Bee Iosso is another contender with her high score of 9.500 in 2020. Bell and Bailey are other options with clean sets that can contribute to Ithaca’s top six.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Trending up! Ithaca has increased its average on this event over the past five years. All that’s left is to see if it can finally hit 49.
Overall, this could be Ithaca’s year to shine. The incoming classes might not have the experience, but they have the skills and potential. Combined with the rising juniors and seniors, the only thing between Ithaca and solid scores is itself. With some cleaning up and additional upgrades, Ithaca should go far in 2022.
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island will be missing an entire senior class in the 2022 season, looking to just a handful of returning members to lead the team. But the good news is it’s the perfect time to remold, upgrade and shape the team for success moving forward. Everyone loves an underdog.
|Losses:||Megan Lipponen, Ali Peterman, Kaela Skerl, Christa Vaccaro, Amber Shelley|
|Gains:||Riley Adame, Sophia Damiano, Kailey Ferri, Emma Heilich, Hannah King, Shelby Kumpf, Jessica Nugent, Rosemary Ostner, Gracie Romero|
Potential Contributors: Kelsey Gates (9.265), Sydney Talabac (9.190), Riley Adame, Jolie Carpino, Sophia Damiano, Kailey Ferri, Emma Heilich, Olivia Keyes, Hannah King, Olivia Lowe, Jessica Nugent, Rosemary Ostner, Victoria Schlawiedt, Emma Tucker, Morgan Wenzel
How It Looked Before: Vault scores steadily increased in 2019, moving from 45.400 all the way up to a 47.350 at regionals. Scores improved once again in 2020, consistently staying in the mid-46s.
How It Looks Now: Rhode Island has quite the pool of talent to pull from in 2022. Kelsey Gatea and Sydney Talabac are easy contenders for the lineup to help guide the incoming classes. Emma Heilich and Jessica Nugent both previously competed a fairly clean Tsuk pike, and Kailey Ferri has a solid Yurchenko that could score RIC some crucial extra tenths with an upgrade.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? It’s too early to tell with so many puzzle pieces to move around and so few returners.
Potential Contributors: Kelsey Gates (9.030), Olivia Keyes, Olivia Lowe, Alison Silva, Jolie Carpano, Sophie Damiano, Kailey Ferri, Gracie Romero, Victoria Schlawiedt, Emma Tucker
How It Looked Before: Rhode Island found itself bouncing between low 42s and high 44s in 2019, not quite finding a rhythm. 2020 proved to be a learning experience, with the team scoring anywhere from 41 to 43.
How It Looks Now: Rhode Island only has one returning member, Gates, who is training a Maloney connection that will bring an important boost to the lineup. Olivia Keyes and Olivia Lowe both make good arguments for a place in the top six. Not to be left out, Alison Silva has a Gienger to shootover connection in her pocket as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Again, it’s too early to tell, but RIC does have plenty of upgrades it can pull out if needed.
Potential Contributors: Kelsey Gates (9.060), Alison Silva, Olivia Keyes, Hannah King, Jessica Nugent, Riley Adame, Jolie Carpino, Sophia Damiano, Kailey Ferri, Alison Kleinebreil, Shelby Kumpf, Rosemary Ostner, Gracie Romero, Emma Tucker, Morgan Wenzel, Julia Yitts
How It Looked Before: Rhode Island was incredibly well-paced on beam in 2019, slowly yet consistently improving as the year went on. It opened with a 41.675 before gaining nearly six points to finish the season with a remarkable 46.850. 2020 wasn’t as steady, but scores were higher overall with the team hitting 45.725 early on.
How It Looks Now: Gates is an easy lock to put near the end of the beam lineup, as she typically scores 9.400 or higher, locking in on two scores over 9.600 in 2020. Alison Silva’s cat leap + aerial + round-off would be a great addition to the lineup, as well as Olivia Keyes’ back handspring step-out + layout two-feet series. Other names to consider are Hannah King and Jessica Nugen, who both have viable top six routines that could see competition time.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Rhode Island has a solid beam track record, so it knows what it’s doing when it comes to this event. RIC should deliver on beam again this year and continue to trend up.
Potential Contributors: Kelsey Gates (9.485), Kailey Ferri, Jessica Nugent, Jolie Carpino, Julia Yitts, Rylie Adame, Sophia Damiano, Olivia Keyes, Hannah King, Alison Kleinebreil, Shelby Kumpf, Olivia Lowe, Rosemary Ostner, Gracie Romero, Alison Silva, Emma Tucker
How It Looked Before: Floor may not have a ton of consistency, mostly bouncing between totals in the 45s and ones in the 47s, but when Rhode Island hit, it knocked it out of the park. In 2020, things were a bit more consistent. Throwing out the high and low, scoring was within a nine-tenth margin.
How It Looks Now: Gates will easily find herself in the top six. But as for the remaining spots, there are plenty of incredible options. Kailey Ferri, Jessica Nugent, Jolie Carpino and Julia Yitts are all strong possibilities.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Rhode Island is punching up this season and will most likely improve on its 2020 performance.
Rhode Island has quite the freshman class this year, so it’ll be a testing out various puzzle pieces to find the best fit. With consistency and confidence, Rhode Island could have a successful season in front of it.
After just finishing out of contention for nationals, Springfield showed up in 2020 strong and ready to qualify a full team. Although the season was cut short, 2022 is looking just as promising.
|Losses:||Sara King, Lena Morant, Ali Rushlow, Tabitha Schwab, Taylor Tattan|
|Gains:||Winter Osborne, Delaney LaViolette, Adrianna Runko, Caitlyn Schreiber, Marissa Zarra, Ayako Maeda|
Potential Contributors: Kaitlyn Lindsay (9.290), Tori Sipes (avg. 9.230), Kayla Deecher (avg. 9.140), Dominique Chaves (avg. 9.112), Mackenzie Macleod (avg. 8.913), Jenna DiPalo, Anne Kiley, Kelly McGuinness, Adiamis Ramos-Delgado, Naya Robinson, Rae Anna Schutz, Winter Osborne, Delaney LaViolette, Adrianna Runko, Caitlyn Schreiber, Marissa Zarra, Sophie Parquet
How It Looked Before: Springfield excelled at pacing in 2019, building scores from 46.725 to a stunning 48.000. While not as clean of an uptick in 2020, the Pride still found consistency along the way.
How It Looks Now: Kaitlyn Lindsay improved her high from 9.300 to 9.525 last time out. Her vault will be key to Springfield’s lineup in 2022. It’s a similar case for Tori Sipes, who can post a reliable weekly 9.400, adding consistency to the Springfield rotation. Kayla Deecher and Dominique Chaves are both able to hit around 9.300 to 9.400 without fail, and Sophie Parquet brings a powerful front handspring front tuck that’ll easily make it into the lineup. Rae Schultz has a solid Yurchenko half that should crack the top six, too.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up. We know the Pride can hit big scores and be consistent. It’ll just be a matter of putting both of those things together in one meet.
Potential Contributors: Tori Sipes (9.395), Alana Calabrese (9.145), Anne Kiley, Naya Robinson, Winter Osborne, Delaney LaViolette, Adrianna Runko, Leah Jewett, Ayako Maeda, Callie Morris, Marissa Zarra
How It Looked Before: Springfield overall found itself within the 46s or high 45s in 2019, and the following year saw consistent scores above 45.575.
How It Looks Now: With just two returning members of the bar lineup, Springfield has room to play with finding its ideal six. Tori Sipes has scored as high as 9.600 in the past, which should help Springfield out tremendously. Alana Calabrese has clean form, and her 9.500 could claim a spot. Winter Osborne, who transferred from Alaska, has a straddle Jaeger to shoot-over that she makes look easy. Leah Jewett, Tori Sipes, Ayako Maeda, Callie Morris and Marissa Zarra are other options.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, bars is easily trending up. The only thing that would stand in the way is consistency.
Potential Contributors: Tori Sipes (9.370), Sophie Parquet (9.135), Leah Jewett (8.625), Mackenzie Macleod (avg. 9.395), Alana Calabrese (avg. 9.013), Jenna DiPalo, Anne Kiley, Kelly McGuinness, Adiamis Ramos-Delgado, Naya Robinson, Rae Anna Schutz, Winter Osborne, Delaney LaViolette, Marissa Zarra, Ayako Maeda
How It Looked Before: Springfield had a rough start in 2019, starting with a 44.625 but quickly improving to 46.450 and eventually 48.350. While the scores weren’t as high in 2020, they weren’t as low either, remaining consistently in the 46s and 47s.
How It Looks Now: Dropping her three lowest routines, Sipes makes a good argument to anchor the lineup with a peak of 9.500 and averaging in the 9.3s. Mackenzie Macleod posted three scores over 9.500 and never hit below 9.000, making her another reliable option. Alana Calabrese made just two appearances previously but is another strong option now with two classes having graduated since 2020. Ayako Maeda, Tori Sipes, Rae Schultze, Naya Robinson, Delaney LaViolette and Winter Osborne are all options as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Too early to tell. Beam is a tricky event, but the newcomers have the skills to help the team trend up.
Potential Contributors: Mackenzie Macleod (9.375), Devon Rosier (9.320), Sophie Parquet (9.315), Dominique Chaves (avg. 9.225), Jenna DiPalo, Anne Kiley, Danah MacLeod, Kelly McGuinness, Adiamis Ramos-Delgado, Naya Robinson, Rae Anna Schutz, Winter Osborne, Delaney LaViolette, Adrianna Runko, Caitlyn Schreiber, Marissa Zarra, Christina Wygonik, Kaitlyn Lindsay
How It Looked Before: Springfield can put up some solid routines, hitting as high as 48.600 in 2019 but as low as 46.750. 2020 was more consistent. The Pride found itself within the 47s, ending the season with a pair of 47.800s after a high of 48.425.
How It Looks Now: Expect to see Macleod in the top six, scoring around 9.500 on a regular basis. Devon Rosier, Sophie Parquet and Dominque Chaves all have relatively high score ceilings as well. Adrianna Runko has an impressive two and a half twist that’s incredibly clean, Christina Wygonik is another strong tumbler and Kaitlyn Lindsay is a contender, too.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up, Springfield is packing a ton of skills and finesse into its floor rotation this season.
Overall, Springfield is looking strong. It will be difficult to recover from losing two strong classes in 2020 and 2021, especially with its moderately sized freshman class for 2022. However, as the newcomers gain experience, the scores are expected to rise, potentially reaching totals higher than that of 2020 or 2019 by March.
Finishing a somewhat disappointing fifth at the NCGA-East regionals in 2019, Ursinus can only improve upon its postseason results. When you’re flying into a season under the radar, having the element of surprise can add an extra spark of confidence needed to excel.
|Losses:||Olivia Byrne, Hailey DiCicco, Danielle Terrenzio, Alex Panetta|
|Gains:||Daria Gregory, Megan Matteucci, Kyleigh Pierce, Mayleigh Rickey, Isabella Scarpetti, Erin Stubbs, Adison Tanguay, Madison Zimmerman|
Potential Contributors: Taylor Cusick (9.485), Alyssa DeLorme (avg. 9.388), Kasey Ricci (avg. 9.287), Ashley Cromer, Carly Troilo, Elisabeth Tucker, Daria Gregory, Megan Matteucci, Kyleigh Pierce, Mayleigh Rickey, Isabella Scarpetti, Erin Stubbs, Adison Tanguay, Madison Zimmerman
How It Looked Before: Ursinus steadily built its scores over the 2019 season, peaking at 47.450 and averaging mid-46. 2020 saw the average jump to the mid-47s.
How It Looks Now: Taylor Cusick ended 2020 scoring 9.550 or higher in her first season competing this event in college. Alyssa DeLorme only made two appearances but was trending up before the season was cut short. Kasey Ricci only made two appearances on vault, but her experience makes her a valuable part of the lineup after the time off. Megan Matteucci and Mayleigh Rickey could both contribute, and Madison Zimmerman has previously competed a fairly clean layout Yurchenko that would boost the lineup as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Too early to tell just yet, but the potential is definitely there.
Potential Contributors: Abigail Schwerdt (9.300), Alyssa DeLorme (9.010), Ashley Cromer, Carly Troilo, Elisabeth Tucker, Kyleigh Pierce, Mayleigh Rickey, Isabella Scarpetti, Erin Stubbs
How It Looked Before: Typically hovering in the 45 range during the 2019 season, Ursinus posted a 47.500 in 2020 and clocked several more scores over 46.000.
How It Looks Now: Abigail Schwerdt has multiple seasons of experience on this event under her belt, making her a lock and a leader in the top six. When Alyssa DeLorme hits, she can bring home a 9.600, a score Ursinus will want on a regular basis. Ashley Cromer, Matteucci and Madison Zimmerman are all contenders as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Despite losing a few high scores, Ursinus should be trending up as it has a good number of routines to choose from to create an ideal top six.
Potential Contributors: Kaylin Knapsack (9.670), Alyssa DeLorme (9.305), Taylor Cusick (8.825), Abigal Schwerdt (8.755), Kasey Ricci (avg. 8.738), Ashley Cromer, Elisabeth Tucker, Daria Gregory, Megan Matteucci, Kyleigh Pierce, Mayleigh Rickey, Isabella Scarpetti, Erin Stubbs, Madison Zimmerman
How It Looked Before: Ursinus lacked consistency on beam in 2019, with every high followed by a low. There was a notable improvement in 2020 as the team mostly hit in the mid to high 47s with few exceptions.
How It Looks Now: Kaylin Knapsack can consistently tally scores around 9.600 and topped out at 9.725 in 2020. DeLorme is another capable of 9.625. Despite a lower average, Cusick is a clean beam competitor with a season high of 9.475 in 2020. Matteucci, Zimmerman, DeLorme, Daria Gregory and Ashley Cromer are all contenders as well.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up. Ursinus has the skills, but it can’t lose its consistency or confidence on the way.
Potential Contributors: Kaylin Knapsack (9.705), Taylor Cusick (9.260), Ashley Cromer, Carly Troilo, Elisabeth Tucker, Daria Gregory, Megan Matteucci, Kyleigh Pierce, Mayleigh Rickey, Isabella Scarpetti, Erin Stubbs, Adison Tanguay, Madison Zimmerman
How It Looked Before: Floor is a consistent event for Ursinus, hitting in the 46s regularly in 2019 and in the 47s in 2020.
How It Looks Now: Knapsack will again be a key competitor for Ursinus. Her typical 9.7s are a critical part of the lineup. Cusick had a slow start but scored a 9.675 toward the end of the season, her first competing floor, putting her easily into the conversation for making an appearance again in 2022. Zimmerman has been training a front handspring front layout + rudi in addition to a clean double pike. In combination with her solid form, she’s an easy option for the top six. Cromer’s clean twisting could make its way into the lineup, too.
Trending up, down or too early to tell? Overall, trending up. It has the scores, it has the skills and it’s slowly improved over the past two competition seasons to make floor a strength.
Overall, Ursinus is looking at a fairly strong comeback season. The time to upgrade, finesse and refine has proven beneficial for the team as a whole. With the experience the upperclassmen bring, the sophomores and freshmen can easily step in with their own strong skills to round this team out.
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Article by Allison Freeman
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