FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO RECOGNIZES
THE SYNCHROETTES FOR SUCCESSFUL SKATING SEASON

Girls Synchronized Skating Team Wins Bronze in Sweden
and Eastern Regional Championship

West Orange, NJ Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. honored The Synchroettes for having an outstanding season during an awards program on Tuesday, April 23rd in Essex County Codey Arena. A girls’ synchronized skating team sponsored by the Essex Skating Club, The Synchroettes was the Bronze Medalists in the prestigious Leon Lurje Trophy competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, skated as members of the 2012-2013 Team USA and were the 2013 Eastern Sectional Champions.

“As a former athlete, I know the commitment and dedication these young women invest to build strength, learn their routines and execute flawlessly. This season, they took their performance to an even higher level and displayed to the world the kind of talent that comes from Essex County,” DiVincenzo said. “What these athletes accomplished is truly amazing and brings international recognition to Essex County,” he added.

“We want to thank the County and Joe DiVincenzo for all they have done to support us. We are proud to represent the club and skate here at Essex County Codey Arena, which is one of the best facilities in the country,” said Synchroettes Coach Geri Lynch-Tomich.

In 2012, The Synchroettes were selected by U.S. Figure Skating to participate with Team USA for the 2012-2013 season. In January, the team competed for the prestigious Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden, and received a bronze medal. In February, the Synchroettes competed in the 2013 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Junior team are East Coast Champions and Juvenile and Novice teams are East Coast Bronze Medalists.

The Synchroettes is a girls’ synchronized skating team that was formed in 2001 and is sponsored by the Essex Skating Club. It has a membership of almost 200 girls between the ages of 4 and 18 who compete on 11 teams ranging in skill from beginner to junior levels. In recent years, the team has won numerous accolades, including one National Championship Title, five Eastern Sectional Titles and many other local awards.

Team members are Sarah Bayless, Daphne Campbell,Megan Cox, Abigail DiTosto, Molly Farber, April Goldberg, Rebecca Haupt, Kelsey Jain, Danielle Kaiser, Brooke Klein, Emily Lemchuk, Jessica Lemchuk, Irene Petrocelli, Olivia Pilling, Imani Rickerby, Michelle Rose, Jacqueline Roth, Erica Silverman, Flora Sugarman and Ashley Tomich. Coaches are Geri Lynch-Tomich, Bobette Guerrieri and Kaleigh Corbett.