Katerina Hoffman and Gianna Lawrence took first and second respectively in the NJSIAA Diving Championships last February.  They now head to Mission Viejo, ca. to compete in the USA Diving junior Championships.  Katerina placed third in last year’s 3m event in Texas and automatically qualified for that event this year.  Katerina had to qualify for the 1m event through regional and zone meets, and Gianna made it through the process for the 3m event.  It is a brutal process along with their daily workouts to train and make it to compete with some of the best divers in the Nation.  They both dive out of Knight Diving Academy in Piscataway, NJ, where they are coached by Kris Hoffman, Katerina’s dad.  Katerina will dive for her mother who coaches at rutgers University after her senior year at HC.