SOPHOMORE SENSATION: Princeton High girls’ swimmer Abbey Berloco, right, enjoys the moment with Maria Nitti of Notre Dame after winning the 50-meter freestyle final at the Mercer County Swimming Championships in early February. Sophomore Berloco also prevailed in the 400 free and helped PHS win the team title at the meet, its fourth straight county crown. Berloco went on to place first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events at the state Meet of Champions and helped PHS win the 400 free relay title. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
Abbey Berloco set the bar very high this winter coming into her sophomore season for the Princeton High girls’ swimming team.
During her freshman campaign in 2014-15, Berloco earned the girls’ Most Valuable Swimmer award at the Mercer County Championships, winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle races as PHS won its third straight county crown. She then helped the Little Tigers win the Public B Central Jersey sectional title and advance to the B state final. Culminating the season at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, Berloco took fifth in the 50 free and helped the PHS 400 free relay team win the title. more