2019 Preview – SEC Roundup

You can find the individual previews for the top-finishing SEC teams from 2018 at the links here.

Florida (coming soon)
LSU
Georgia
Alabama

But for today, let’s play the lineup game with the remaining SEC teams.


ARKANSAS ROSTER 2019
Seniors
Makenzie
Anderson
VT
UB
  • Did not compete in 2018
  • Made final 2017 lineups on UB, FX
Sydney
McGlone
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 5 VTs in 2018 before injury with 9.820 avg
  • 2017 RQS of 9.840 VT, 9.815 FX
Juniors
Michaela
Burton
UB
BB
FX
  • Weekly BB, FX in 2018
  • RQS of 9.895 BB, 9.855 FX
  • Competed regular UB in 2017
  • Filled in for 2 Ylayout VTs in 2018 to complete lineup
Hailey
Garner
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on VT, UB, BB
  • #1 returning UB score (9.870)
  • RQS of 9.820 BB, 9.810 FX
  • Helped fill out VT lineup in 2018 for 9.670
Jessica
Yamzon
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in both ’17 and ’18
  • RQSs range from 9.765 (VT) to 9.865 (BB)
Sophomores
Sophia Carter UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every meet in 2018
  • #1 returning BB score (9.900)
  • RQS of 9.875 FX
  • Competed 3 VTs (9.650), 2 UBs (9.750)
Kailey Gillings
  • Did not compete in first season
Sydney Laird
UB
BB
  • Made final 2018 lineups on UB, BB
  • RQS of 9.860 UB, 9.765 BB
Sarah Shaffer
(redshirt)
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 9 meets in 2018
  • Made final lineup on VT, UB, FX
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.905), VT (9.860)
  • RQS of 9.865 UB, 9.790 BB
Freshmen
Katarina Derrick
VT
  • Pearland Elite
  • November knee surgery
  • 6th FX, 2016 Region 3s
Amanda Elswick
VT
BB
FX
  • Capital
  • 3rd VT, 4th BB – 2017 JO Nationals
  • 10.0-start Y1.5 on VT
Kennedy Hambrick
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Reflex
  • 4th UB, 9th VT, FX – 2018 JO Nationals
Bailey Lovett
UB
BB
FX
  • KPAC
  • 6th AA, 2017 JO Nationals
Savannah Pennese
VT
FX
  • Rowland-Ballard
  • 3rd VT, 2018 Region 3s
ARKANSAS VAULT 2019
Lineup locks: Amanda Elswick, Sarah Shaffer, Sydney McGlone, Kennedy Hambrick, Jessica Yamzon
Lineup options: Savannah Pennese, Hailey Garner, Katarina Derrick

Arkansas still won’t have a surplus of options on vault this year but should be more comfortable than the “wait, do we even have 5?” days of last season. Amanda Elswick will bring a lineup-leading 1.5, McGlone will be back with her full, and Hambrick will bring at least a full, all of which should help bump up the scoring.

ARKANSAS BARS 2019
Lineup locks: Hailey Garner, Sarah Shaffer, Sydney Laird
Lineup options: Jessica Yamzon, Bailey Lovett, Michaela Burton, Sophia Carter, Kennedy Hambrick

Arkansas will have some work to do on bars, the team’s highest-scoring piece last year but an event where the absences of Speed and Wellick will be felt the most acutely. Garner is the best bars worker on the team, I expect to see Laird and Shaffer back, and Yamzon does the AA every week. Burton didn’t do bars last year but was a constant in the lineup in 2017. Of the freshmen, I’m excited to see what Lovett can potentially deliver here.

ARKANSAS BEAM 2019
Lineup locks: Sophia Carter, Michaela Burton, Jessica Yamzon, Amanda Elswick
Lineup options: Hailey Garner, Sarah Shaffer, Kennedy Hambrick, Sydney Laird, Sydney McGlone,

Arkansas had some huge moments on beam last season, especially those meets when Carter would score a 99 million and you were like, “hey now.” With five of six routines returning from the final 2018 lineup, the introduction of Elswick and potentially Hambrick, and options that didn’t make the final group last year like Shaffer’s, making up for not having Wellick in the lineup should be manageable.

ARKANSAS FLOOR 2019
Lineup locks: Sydney McGlone, Amanda Elswick, Sarah Shaffer, Sophia Carter
Lineup options: Jessica Yamzon, Kennedy Hambrick, Michaela Burton, Hailey Garner,

Arkansas fell off the pace compared to the top teams on floor last season, ranking just 20th and more often than not getting stuck in the just-OK territory of 9.825s. Of the freshmen, Elswick and Hambrick bring strong tumbling potential, and expect McGlone to return to this lineup as well, which should serve to beef up the power options and increase the frequency of 9.9s in this lineup.


KENTUCKY ROSTER 2019
Seniors
Katrina Coca
VT
UB
  • Competed weekly UB in 2018 for 9.870 RQS
  • Team’s #2 returning UB routine
  • Early-season VT for 9.719 avg
Danaea Davis
VT
  • Competed weekly VT in 2018 for 9.845 RQS
Sidney Dukes
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB, FX in every meet in 2018
  • #1 FX (9.905), #2 BB (9.875)
  • 9.815 RQS on VT
  • Contributed UB in past seasons
Alex Hyland
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 11 of 14 meets in 2018
  • #1 returning BB (9.890)
  • RQS of 9.875 FX, 9.860 VT, 9.835 UB
Aubree Rosa
VT
FX
  • Weekly VT in 2018 for 9.815 RQS
Katie Stuart
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on UB, BB
  • RQS of 9.825 on BB, VT
  • Avg of 9.795 UB, 9.700 FX
  • Ranked 31st nationally in AA in 2017
Juniors
Mollie Korth
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in all but 1 meet in 2018
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.905), VT (9.900)
  • RQS of 9.890 FX, 9.860 BB
Alaina Kwan
VT
UB
BB
  • Made final VT lineup in 2018 with 9.850 avg
  • Went 5-for-9 on BB, 1-for-3 on UB in early season routines
Hailey Poland
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly BB, FX in 2018
  • RQS of 9.860 BB, 9.835 FX
  • Showed 3 UBs for 9.742 avg
Sophomores
Madison Averett
  • Did not compete in 2018
Mackenzie
Harman
  • Did not compete in 2018
Katherine
Marianos
  • Did not compete in 2018
Megan Monfredi
BB
FX
  • Competed 1 FX in 2018 for 9.800
Allison Snyder
  • Did not compete in 2018
Ella Warren
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly UB, FX in 2018
  • RQS of 9.850 FX, 9.840 UB
  • Showed 1 BB for 9.200
Freshmen
Josie Angeny
VT
UB
BB
  • Prestige
  • 8th AA, 2018 Region 7s
Anna Haigis
BB
FX
  • Queen City
  • 5th AA, 2018 Region 5s
Cally Nixon
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • International
  • 9th VT, 2017 Region 8s
Arianna Patterson
  • Torn Achilles in preseason
  • Metroplex
  • 8th VT, 10th FX – 2018 JO Nationals
KENTUCKY VAULT 2019
Lineup locks: Mollie Korth, Katie Stuart, Alex Hyland
Lineup options: Danaea Davis, Aubree Rosa, Alaina Kwan, Sydney Dukes, Cally Nixon, Josie Angeny

Kentucky finished 2018 ranked a solid 11th on vault, which was a good result for a lineup with one 10.0 start. This season, they’re hoping to add the 1.5 that Stuart has been training for a while to get out of the friend-zone of lower 9.8s and stay a little closer with the top SEC teams. Among the freshmen, Nixon had a powerful full during JO, so if we see someone new…

KENTUCKY BARS 2019
Lineup locks: Mollie Korth, Alex Hyland, Katie Stuart, Katrina Coca, Ella Warren
Lineup options: Sydney Dukes, Josie Angeny, Cally Nixon, Alaina Kwan, Hailey Poland

Kentucky returns its five best bars routines from last season, so there may not be need for much change here—though there is a single spot to fight for. Dukes competed bars in her first couple years, didn’t make the six last year, but has a reasonable routine that could come back to the lineup this time around.

KENTUCKY BEAM 2019
Lineup locks: Alex Hyland, Sydney Dukes, Mollie Korth, Hailey Poland
Lineup options: Katie Stuart, Josie Angeny, Alaina Kwan, Ella Warren, Megan Monfredi, Anna Haigis, Cally Nixon

Kentucky won’t have to worry about major replacement tasks until next season, and that is borne out by an almost entirely intact lineup on Kentucky’s most impressive event, beam. Angeny looks like a reasonable entrant into the squad to replace the one lost routine from 2018, and Kwan did show some beam routines last year to keep herself in as an option.

KENTUCKY FLOOR 2019
Lineup locks: Mollie Korth, Sydney Dukes, Alex Hyland, Ella Warren
Lineup options: Hailey Poland, Katie Stuart, Cally Nixon, Megan Monfredi, Aubree Rosa

Floor was Kentucky’s highest-scoring piece in 2018, and with little overall change expected in this lineup as well, I see no reason for that to change in 2019. Stuart wasn’t in the lineup on vault or floor at the end of last year, but she did compete as an every-week all-arounder in her first seasons and could return here.  We haven’t seen a ton of other roster members on floor before, but I expect at least a little room to play around.


AUBURN ROSTER 2019
Seniors
Samantha Cerio
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on UB/FX
  • #1 returning UB score (9.890)
  • Competed BB regularly for 9.790 RQS
Emma Engler
  • Did not compete in 2018
  • In 2017, #1 UB routine for 9.875
Taylor Krippner
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed weekly VT, UB, BB in 2018
  • #2 returning BB score (9.870)
  • RQS of 9.800 UB, 9.795 VT
Abby Milliet
(redshirt)
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB, FX every meet in 2018
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.900), FX (9.895)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.870)
A’Miracal Phillips
VT
  • Staple of VT lineup in 2018 for 9.790 RQS
Juniors
Katie Becker
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 VT lineup for 9.780 RQS
  • Provides backup coverage on other events
  • Peak 2018 scores of 9.850 UB, 9.650 BB, 9.800 FX
Gracie Day
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed every week of 2018 on VT, UB, FX
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.890)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.880), UB (9.875)
  • 10.0-start Y1.5 on VT
Kendal Moss
UB
  • Made final 2018 UB lineup for 9.825 RQS
Skyler Sheppard
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 2 FXs following transfer from Arizona for 9.650, 9.175
  • Peak of 9.925 BB, 9.875 VT for Arizona in 2017
Emma Slappey
(redshirt)
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly BB, FX in 2018
  • RQS of 9.845 BB, 9.835 FX
Sophomores
Jada Glenn
VT
FX
  • Competed 10.0 start Y1.5 each week in 2018
  • VT RQS of 9.845
  • Showed 5 FXs, hitting 3 of 5
Allie Riddle
BB
  • Staple of BB lineup in 2018 for 9.835 RQS
Ashley Smith
FX
  • Competed weekly FX for 9.790 RQS
  • Showed 1 VT for 9.725
Meredith Sylvia
BB
  • Staple of BB lineup in 2018 for 9.810 RQS
Drew Watson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 6 meets in 2018
  • 10.0-start Y1.5 on VT
  • RQS of 9.885 VT, 9.840 FX, 9.810 UB
  • Hit 3 of 6 BB routines
Freshmen
Sydney Bassett
(redshirt)
VT
  • Did not compete in first season
Sabrina Cheney
  • Orlando Metro
  • 10th FX, 2018 Region 8s
Molly Frack
UB
BB
FX
  • Parkettes
  • US elite, 2013-2014
  • 4th AA, 2016 Region 7s
Derrian Gobourne
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • 3rd AA, 2018 JO Nationals
Reid Schaefer
VT
BB
FX
  • World Class
  • 11th AA, 2018 Region 6s
Mia Schlarbaum
  • Rochester
  • 9th AA, 2017 Region 6s
Sydney Wrighte
  • Hill’s
  • 6th AA, 2018 Region 7s
AUBURN VAULT 2019
Lineup locks: Derrian Gobourne, Gracie Day, Drew Watson, Jada Glenn
Lineup options: Taylor Krippner, A’Miracal Phillips, Katie Becker, Skyler Sheppard, Reid Schaefer, Sydney Bassett

Auburn should be in nice shape on vault this year, returning the three Y1.5s from last season and adding Gobourne, who vaulted a very believable 1.5 in JO. That’s top-8 level vault difficulty as long as the landings are there. And as long as the supporting fulls for 9.8+ are there. To improve on last year’s occasionally pedestrian vault scores, those early fulls can’t be 9.725s again. The 1.5s can’t be working against a sub-49 pace.

AUBURN BARS 2019
Lineup locks: Abby Milliet, Sam Cerio, Gracie Day
Lineup options: Drew Watson, Kendal Moss, Derrian Gobourne, Molly Frack, Taylor Krippner, Katie Becker

Mimicking vault, Auburn should be able to deliver some huge scores at the end of the bars lineup, boasting three returners with frequent 9.9 ability. I don’t expect a ton of change in this group compared to last year when just seven people competed in the six spots all season, though Auburn will hope the freshmen provide a little more depth.

AUBURN BEAM 2019
Lineup locks: Abby Milliet, Taylor Krippner, Emma Slappey
Lineup options: Derrian Gobourne, Sam Cerio, Molly Frack, Allie Riddle, Meredith Sylvia, Drew Watson, Katie Becker, Skyler Sheppard, Reid Schaefer

Auburn isn’t losing any competition routines from last year, and nowhere is that more influential than beam where the legitimate routine possibilities should be pouring out the sides of the gym. Milliet and Krippner are the stars and 9.9 possibilities, but I hope to see Frack and Gobourne make it into the group, providing some real competition for spots among the returners.

AUBURN FLOOR 2019
Lineup locks: Abby Milliet, Derrian Gobourne, Gracie Day, Emma Slappey, Drew Watson
Lineup options: Sam Cerio, Ashley Smith, Skyler Sheppard, Jada Glenn, Katie Becker, Molly Frack, Reid Schaefer

As she will on vault, Derrian Gobourne is expected to slide into the back of the floor lineup and provide an extra big score that Auburn did not have access to last season, bumping out the weakest routine from last season’s six. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s not too much change to the competition group beyond that since the best-scoring four from 2018 all seem likely to return.


MISSOURI ROSTER 2019
Seniors
Allison Bower
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on BB, FX
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.840)
  • Provides options on all 4 events
  • RQS of 9.765 BB, avg of 9.800 VT, UB
Madeleine
Huber

VT
UB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on VT, UB, FX
  • #1 returning UB score (9.880)
  • #2 returning VT score (9.840)
  • Avg of 9.329 on FX
Brooke Kelly
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on UB, BB
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.865)
  • RQS of 9.745 UB
  • Showed 3 FXs for 9.267 avg
Xarria Lewis
  • Did not compete in 2018
  • Competed 2 VTs (9.700) in 2017
Becca Schugel
(redshirt)
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 2 meets in 2018 before injury
  • Significant UB, BB, FX contributor in 2017
  • Top-3 team score on each piece in 2017
Michaelee Turner
FX
  • Competed weekly FX in 2018 for 9.825 RQS
Britney Ward
VT
BB
  • Competed regular VT, BB in 2018
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.910)
  • Has 10.0 start on VT
Juniors
Mary Nicholson
BB
FX
  • Showed 10 FXs in 2018 for 9.835 RQS
Morgan Porter
(redshirt)
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Returned to AA at end of 2018
  • RQS of 9.860 UB, 9.835 BB, 9.755 VT
  • Avg of 9.767 on FX
Aspen Tucker
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every week in 2018
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.875), VT (9.845)
  • RQS of 9.820 UB, 9.775 BB
Sophomores
Chelsey Christensen
  • Did not compete in first season
Lauren Clevenger
BB
  • Did not compete in first season
Gabrielle Gottula
VT
BB
FX
  • Showed 4 VTs (9.669) in 2018
  • Showed 3 BBs, hit 2 for 3, peak of 9.825
Paige Kovnesky
  • Did not compete in first season
Freshmen
Frances Bidwill
VT
BB
FX
  • Desert Devils
  • 5th AA, 1st VT – 2018 Region 1s
Mya Cotner
UB
BB
  • HITs
  • 31st AA, 2018 JO Nationals
Hannah McCrary
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Let It Shine
  • 12th AA, 2018 Region 8s
MISSOURI VAULT 2019
Lineup locks: Britney Ward, Hannah McCrary, Morgan Porter, Aspen Tucker
Lineup options: Madeleine Huber, Belle Gottula, Allison Bower, Frances Bidwill

Missouri will be looking to add a second 10.0 start to its vault lineup this year with Hannah McCrary bringing a Y1.5 to join Britney Ward in the 10.0 club. Hopefully we’ll see more from Gottula this year as well as a possibility to round out the lineup. The freshman Bidwill also showed a 1.5 at times in JO.

MISSOURI BARS 2019
Lineup locks: Madeleine Huber, Morgan Porter, Aspen Tucker
Lineup options: Becca Schugel, Brooke Kelly, Mya Cotner, Allison Bower, Hannah McCrary

Missouri returns four from last year’s final lineup, among which Huber and Porter will be expected to lead the way again, ideally along with the readdition of Becca Schugel who is returning from injury. Tucker and Kelly will be back, though there may have to be some experimentation to find a strong score for the final spot since this group is a little light on depth. Freshman Mya Cotner is a possibility.

MISSOURI BEAM 2019
Lineup locks: Britney Ward, Brooke Kelly, Morgan Porter
Lineup options: Becca Schugel, Aspen Tucker, Allison Bower, Belle Gottula, Mary Nicholson, Lauren Clevenger, Hannah McCrary

Missouri isn’t compelled to change too much in the beam lineup, losing just one routine from last year and bringing back Becca Schugel who competed beam frequently in the past. But because beam wasn’t an intensely high score for Missouri last year, they may also want to experiment with the likes of Gottula, Nicholson, and other depth options (there are several more choices here than on vault or bars) to see who can get out of the 9.7s.

MISSOURI FLOOR 2019
Lineup locks: Aspen Tucker, Morgan Porter
Lineup options: Becca Schugel, Madeleine Huber, Michalee Turner, Allison Bower, Belle Gottula, Mary Nicholson, Brooke Kelly, Frances Bidwill, Hannah McCrary

I wouldn’t say there are too many locks in Missouri’s floor lineup this year beyond Tucker since there are a number of pretty similar 9.800 possibilities in this lineup. But like beam, Missouri loses just one routine from last year’s lineup, and if Schugel’s health permits by the end of the season, they’ll want her in the floor group.


 

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