Saratoga HS Swimmer Rachel Love – Student Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Rachel Love of Saratoga High School's varsity girl swimming team. Rachel has been selected as the 104.5 The Team Student Athlete of the Week. Thursday was a big day for our 104.5 The Team Student-Athlete of the week. The standout senior signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Texas A&M in the fall. Congratulations to Rachel for being able to continue her standout athletic career at the highest of collegiate levels.
Saratoga High School Athletic Director of Health and Physical Education, Nick McPartland nominated the outstanding senior. Her accomplishments are many, including being a top 40 academic student in her class.
6 Year Varsity Member, Co-Captain
2017 Sectional Consolation Finalist – 500 Free
2018 Sectional Championship Finalist – 200 Free, 500 Free, 400 Free Relay
2018 State Championship Participant – 200 Free and 500 Free
2019 Sectional Winner – 200 Free and 500 Free, Championship Finalist in 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay
2019 State Championship Participant
2020 Suburban Council Championships Winner – 200 Free and 500 Free, Championship Finalist in 200 and 400 free relays
2021 Sectional Championship Winner – 200 Free and 500 Free, Championship Finalist in 200 and 400 free relays
2021 State Championship Participant – 200 and 500 free
Team's Most Improved Athlete Award - 2018
Team's Most Outstanding Athlete Award winner – 2019, 2020, 2021
Being recognized for her accomplishments in the water are nothing new for the Saratoga Springs teen. In May, the Times Union recognized Rachel as their Athlete of the Year. Love has been swimming for Saratoga's varsity team since she a 7th grader. According to her Coach Josh Muldner, "Rachel continually demonstrated the power of possibility and dedication."
"I can remember thinking in 7th grade that I might never get her to break 30 seconds in the 50 because she was just such a distance based swimmer. And now as a senior she’s anchoring our 200 free relay team and challenging Woody to races in the sprints – notching her name on the top 10 list for the 100 free. I also remember thinking that we would never get her to have a fast turn. And then she showed up at the first week of practice as an 11th grader and she had the best turns I’d ever seen on a girl in person" said Coach Muldner about Rachel Love. Congratulations to Rachel Love on being the 104.5 The Team Student-Athlete of the Week.