Senior Morgan Statzer Becomes a Leader That Younger Swimmers Look Up To


Credit to Kyle Button

Morgan Statzer celebrates after a successful meet with teammates Hayden Puhr and Sailor Sulin.

By Maggie Koester

Becoming a good swimmer is not something that you can master overnight. Senior Morgan Statzer works every night to try and become the best swimmer that she can be. 

“My favorite part about being on the swim team is the meets,” Statzer said. “I love the competition and talking about different strokes. We also get to encourage each other which is fun.” 

One of Statzer’s biggest accomplishments while being on the swim team is that her 2019-2020 relay team got third place at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational. Statzer has big goals for her season this year. 

“My one goal for this season is for our team to have a long winning streak all season,” Statzer said. 

While Statzler is a great swimmer, she also has become a great leader that younger swimmers look up to. Junior Manisha Muthukaruppan has looked up to Statzer during her time on the swim team. 

“She’s very open to everyone on the team,” Muthukaruppan said. “She makes sure that everyone feels comfortable and included. Being a junior I’ve looked up to her a lot this season because she is going through the process of college and she always answers any questions I have about applying to colleges.”