Girls Athlete of the Week: Anna Fetter

Senior helps team capture state championship.

When you are a standout on the Westfield High School NJSIAA Public A championship, you are certainly performing at an elite level.

Enter senior Anna Fetter, a one-time synchronized swimmer, who quickly developed into one of the key Blue Devils – which is saying something.

Fetter, who won the 100 butterfly, placed second in the IM and swam legs on the first-place 200 medley and 400 relays in Sunday’s 118-52 rout of Vineland in the state final, is this week’s Westfield Patch Female Athlete of the Week. She also was part of school record relays in the 400 and medley relays.

Not bad for a girl who came over from synchronized swimming just a couple of years ago.

“Anna is a phenomenal girl, she’s a great swimmer,’’ said coach Jeff Knight. “”In terms of her experience, she is relatively new, but she has been around (swimming) her whole life.

“I think she was comfortable in the water, she has good breath control – she had a strong core (coming over from swimming),’’ he added. “There is definitely a correlation between the two. Her success in swimming ..maybe more people (who are synchronized swimmers) may do it.’’

Knight said Fetter along with teammates like Becky DeLaFuente, Sarah and Jessica Cronin, Meg Kaveney, Caroline Baldwin and Kylie Bangs won’t soon be forgotten for their leadership with the memorable team. Fetter will attend University of Richmond, the same place Knight graduated from. She will leave high school having helped one of the best teams in state history.

“The win (against Vineland) not only solidified us as the No. 1 team in the state with our 13th state title, but we also power pointed the highest in state history,’’ Knight said. “’You could say we are the fastest team in team history.’’


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