Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Swimming: Coach of the Year: Samantha Singer, Nv/demarest

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Swimming: Coach of the Year: Samantha Singer, Nv/demarest

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Samantha Singer didn't expect her team to be this good. Well, not this soon.

One of the youngest teams turned into one of the best.

Northern Valley/Demarest went undefeated in the regular season, won a Big North American title and doubled its win total in one year.

And the Norsewomen did all of that without any seniors on the roster.

The breakout season came a year early.

"It's great that we had such a young team and they got ahold on what it really means to be successful," said Singer, The Record Girls Swimming Coach of the Year. "They wanted it for each other. They wanted to make a name for themselves."

It's been a long time since the Norsewomen had a season matching this one. It had been seven years since their last division title and nine since they last reached the state sectional final. They tied a program record for wins by going 12-1 and ended the season ranked third in The Record girls swimming rankings. …

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