Vote For Christina Shi for Max Preps Pennsylvania Athlete of the Week
North Allegheny senior Christina Shi is one of eight candidates for the Max Preps Pennsylvania Athlete of the Week and she needs your vote! The MP AOW is decided by a fan vote. Voting is live and will conclude on at Noon on Monday, March 27 and you may vote as often as you like.
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Shi is well-deserving of this award after capturing a third consecutive PIAA Class AAA diving championship last week. She is committed to continue her athletic and academic career at Harvard University.
Eliot Maravich To Attend Prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Academy
North Allegheny senior, Eliot Maravich, was offered and accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday. Maravich will be sworn in to the USCGA class of 2027 on June 26 at its campus in New London, CT. He will be continuing his swimming career with the USCGA, which participates in the New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The smallest of the nation’s five military service academies, its Corps of Cadets represents the nation’s best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country. Admission to the US Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive with fewer than 300 appointments offered annually. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and are guaranteed a position of leadership as commissioned officers in the United States Coast Guard upon graduation.
During his time at North Allegheny, Maravich earned four varsity letters in swimming and water polo. A four-year starting goalie for the NA boys’ varsity water polo team, Maravich was recognized as a multiple year PA All-State honoree and was a second-team All-State pick the 2022 water polo season. In swimming, Maravich is a four-time WPIAL qualifier, multiple PIAA qualifier and a proud co-captain of the boys’ varsity swim team. Additionally, Maravich has been recognized as an honors student and is a member of the National Honors Society.
He will be participating in summer basic training, called SWAB Summer, for seven weeks before the start of regular academic studies this fall where he will be majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Lexi Sundgren, Christina Shi Sign Letters Of Intent
Two seniors from the North Allegheny swimming & diving team signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Senior swimmer Lexi Sundgren (Duquesne University) and senior diver Christina Shi (Harvard University) both inked their LOI’s on Monday.
Both athletes played a pivotal role in North Allegheny’s WPIAL championship in 2021 and third-place finish at states. Sundgren took first place at the WPIAL finals in the 200 Free and was part of the NA quartet that won gold in the 200 Free Relay. Additionally, Sundgren won WPIAL gold in the 500 Free. At the PIAA finals, Sundgren claimed fourth place in the 200 Free and helped the 200 Free Relay to a sixth-place showing. On the final day at states, Sundgren took second place in the 500 Free and set a new North Allegheny record with a time of 4:51.80.
Equally as impressive, Shi has won three consecutive WPIAL Class AAA diving championships and two straight PIAA diving titles. Shi is one of only six student-athletes to win three consecutive WPIAL gold medals in diving. Shi also owns the North Allegheny pool and school record in diving.
Sundgren will major in Physician Assistant studies at Duquesne University. Shi is planning to major in Economics.