Swimming Head Coach Nolan Silbernagel has been named the Girls’ Co-Coach of the Year for the Skyland Conference Valley Division.
Silbernagel helped GSB to unprecedented success in the program’s first season in the Skyland Conference, as the Knights went 6-1 within the division, had their highest finishes ever at the Somerset County and Prep Championships, and led them to their first-ever NJSIAA Non-Public B State Semifinals’ appearance.
Silbernagel had two swimmers individually named to first-team all-conference: Maddie Soultanian ’22 in the 50 freestyle, and Skyland Conference Valley Division Swimmer of the Year Becca Michaels ’20 in the 100 backstroke. Michaels, Soultanian, Laura Howard ’21, and Olivia Soultanian ’22 also teamed up to be named first-team all-conference in the 200 freestyle relay.
“It has been an incredible journey, beginning four years ago as a small, co-ed program, and now having the girls’ squad become one of the top non-public teams in the state,” said Silbernagel. “This recognition is a reflection of everyone associated with the program; the swimmers, the parents, the school, and I am really grateful for the opportunity to coach at Gill.”
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful, and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.