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HEAD COACH RILEY PFADENHAUER
This summer will be Riley’s second as head coach of the Marlins. Prior to becoming Head Coach he spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach and numerous summers as a Future Marlins Coach. A home grown coaching prodigy, Riley began swimming with the Marlins in the Futures program before becoming a member of the team. In the winter, Riley swam for York Swim Club and was a Captain of the Langley High School Swim team where he graduated in 2016.
Currently, Riley is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary where he is majoring in Government. As a certified USA Swimming Coach, Riley spends his spare time in Williamsburg coaching for 757 Swim, a local USA swimming team.
Riley is ecstatic to return to MSTA for another season as Head Coach and hopes to pass on his love for the Marlins, as well as the importance of leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship to all swimmers.
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH LIDDY MCCULLA
This will be Liddy's second year as Assistant Head Coach after two years of being an assistant coach. Liddy
began swimming for the Marlins at age 6, and although she got off to a rocky start as sports were never her strong suit, she soon began to love the team and the sport. Joining the Marlins changed her life because that is what prompted her to begin club swimming. Currently, Liddy attends the University of Delaware where she swims for the Women's Division 1 Varsity Swim Team! Liddy graduated from McLean High School in 2017, where she was a part of the McLean Swim and Dive Team. In high school, Liddy trained under Coach John Flanagan while swimming for NCAP. Liddy has never been more excited to start the summer! She can’t wait for the opportunity to better herself and her teammates as a coach for the Marlins. This year, she hopes to continue the tradition of being the fastest team in the NVSL while still having the most fun!
FUTURE MARLINS COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT COACH LENA LORIA
Hi Marlins Families! My name is Elena Loria and I couldn't be more excited to Coach Future Marlins and Group Lessons this upcoming season. I've been a part of the Marlins since I was an eight and under. I am currently a freshman at James Madison University and I am planning on pursuing a career in nursing in college. I enjoy working with children and have done so through Marlins for the past couple of years as well as babysitting, volunteer opportunities, assisting my mother in her preschool, and caring for my nieces and nephews. I'm also proud to say my nine siblings have been a part of the Marlins swim program over the years and each one has fond memories of their Marlins summers. I look forward to creating these lifelong memories with your children this summer!
ASSISTANT COACH ANNA SARGENT
This will be Anna’s 14th year on the Marlins, and her 6th year coaching Future Marlins, group lessons and private lessons. This will also be her 4th year as an assistant coach for the Marlins Swim Team. Anna graduated from McLean High School last June, and will now studies history and political science at the University of Delaware. Anna has swum for McLean High School Swim and Dive, as well as for York Swim Club. Anna is very excited to be working with the Marlins, and looks forward to a great summer! #FEAST
ASSISTANT COACH OLIVIA GORE
Hi! My name is Olivia Gore and I have been a part of the Marlins since I was 7. The Marlins are my life and I am so excited for the 2018 season!! Last summer was my first year as Assistant Coach, and I have been a Futures Coach since I was 13, coaching all levels of swimmers. I am currently a junior at McLean High School where I'm a member of the McLean Swim and Dive Team. I am also a swimmer for York Swim Club. Let me know if you have any questions about our team, and I am looking forward to a great season!
ASSISTANT COACH WILL SOOBERT
Will is super excited to help the Marlins dominate D1 in his second season as an Assistant Coach! He has been a member of the Marlins since he was 7 years old. In addition to swimming for the Marlins, Will swam for both Machine Aquatics and Langley High School's Varsity Swim and Dive Team. Will graduated from Langley High School in 2018, and currently attends the University of Michigan, where he studies engineering. At Michigan, he is a member of the Club Swim Team and the Michigan Mars Rover Team. Will can’t wait to help his Marlin Family swim fast and have fun over the course of what is sure to be an AMAZING summer. M-C-L-E-A-N FEAST!