Women's Rowing

 
Pair Of Events Up For Rowing This Weekend

University of Massachusetts rowing senior Candace Miller.


University of Massachusetts rowing senior Candace Miller.

April 4, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts rowing program will continue its spring schedule as the squad will host Colgate on Saturday and Williams, Williams-Smith, UNH and Wellesley on Sunday in Hadley, Mass. Most recently, the Minutewomen traveled to Kingston, R.I. to compete against Boston College and Rhode Island.

The last time UMass met Colgate was on April 3, 2011. The Minutewomen hosted the Raiders, sweeping all three races on the Connecticut River. UMass finished first in the Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Novice 8+.

Projected Lineups - Colgate (Sat., April 5)
Varsity 8+ (A)
Heather Pekarovich (Cox), Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Marika Kopp, Pippa Edwards, Candace Miller, Sam Kolovson, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul & Allanah Rubi-Mooney.

Varsity 8+ (B)
Haley Eovine (Cox). Haley York, Hannah Monahan, Natalie Boisvert, Hadley Irvin, Rebecca Adams, Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, Krysten Menks & Estefi Marti Malvido.

 

 

Varsity 8+ (C)
Emily Hajjar (Cox), Rachel Boudreau, Nicole Destefano, Kyla Miller, Gabrielle Hayward, Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edson, Maggie Curran & Sam Wonderlin.

Varsity 8+ (D)
Maddie Bushey (Cox), Julia Deane, Colleen Szeto, Nicole Stone, MaKenzi Gennette, Leah Hitchcock, Melissa Donahue, Hallie Dunlap & Leanne Ondreicka.

Novice 4+ (A)
Ellen Chow (Cox), Erica Shannon, Mia Bornstein, Lindsey Brown & Amanda Burton.

Novice 4+ (B)
Tanya Smith (Cox), Molly McCabe, Alisha Weinstein, Elaina Falcone & Kathryn Wheeler.

Projected Lineups - Williams, Williams-Smith, New Hampshire and Wellesley (Sun., April 6)
Lineups are currently unavailable

DIRECTIONS TO THE BOATHOUSE
For All Trailers & Buses: Once you have exited Route 91 onto Route 9 (East), cross over the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge spanning the Connecticut River in the right lane and continue beyond the boathouse to Old Bay Road. From Old Bay Road, make a left onto Bay Road. Take Bay Road one block to the traffic lights and make a left turn onto Route 9 (West). The entrance to the boathouse will be visible on your left beyond Aquavita Road. Once you have turned from Route 9 (West) into the Sportsman's Marina, stay to the right.

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst). At the end of the ramp turn right and merge onto Route 9 (East)/Russell Street. Cross the Connecticut River on the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn right at the Sportsman's Marina. The boathouse is visible on your right as you cross the bridge.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst).¬ At the end of the ramp turn right to merge onto Route 9 (East)/Russell Street. Cross the Connecticut River on the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn right at the Sportsman's Marina. The boathouse is visible on your right as you cross the bridge.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst). At the end of the ramp turn right and merge onto Route 9 (East)/Russell Street. Cross the Connecticut River on the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn right at the Sportsman's Marina. The boathouse is visible on your right as you cross the bridge.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst). At the end of the ramp turn right and merge onto Route 9 (East)/Russell Street. Cross the Connecticut River on the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn right at the Sportsman's Marina. The boathouse is visible on your right as you cross the bridge.

Checking the Forecast
Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees and a low of 31 in Hadley, Mass. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 60 degrees and there will be winds from the northwest at approximately 13 mph.

UMass Rowing In The National Polls
For the second consecutive week, the Lightweight Varsity 8+ is ranked tenth nationally in the USRowing Collegiate Poll. The boat received 69 points in the poll this week, which is five ahead of the next Atlantic 10 boat, Fordham University.

Rowing Wins Three Races Over BC, Rhode Island
The UMass rowing team began its spring season on Saturday racing against Boston College and Atlantic 10 Conference foe Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I., where the Minutewomen captured first in the Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and the second Varsity 4+.

The Varsity 8+ boat recorded the best time of the competition in 7:14.08, three seconds ahead of second place Rhode Island. Following this event, the Varsity 4+ took home the second gold of the day for UMass with a time of 8:26.90. All three boats in the race finished within eight seconds of one another. Finally, the second Varsity 4+ boat notched a time of 8:41.41, besting second place Boston College by three seconds.

Rowing Takes Varsity 8+ from Coast Guard
The University of Massachusetts rowing program opened its spring season on the Connecticut River with a Varsity 8+ scrimmage against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday. The top boat for the Minutewomen finished in 5:29.6 to best the Bears, who crossed in 5:58.5 - just over 31 seconds later.

UMass and Coast Guard were scheduled to complete a second Varsity 8+ race, but the Bears were unable to field another boat due to illness. The second Varsity 8+ from UMass raced against the first entry by the Minutewomen and Coast Guard's boat and finished in 5:47.5 to take second place.

Hajjar Honored With Elaine Sortino Leadership Award
Senior rower Emily Hajjar was honored with the inaugural Elaine Sortino Leadership Award on Friday morning at the Lead UMass Women's Leadership Breakfast Awards in the Marriott Center. The award is earned by a student-athlete that epitomizes the characteristics of a true and successful leader on campus as Sortino exemplified.

As a coach, supervisor, advisor and mentor, Sortino demonstrated what it meant to be a leader to everyone around her. She embodied the characteristics of a true and successful leader on the UMass campus and throughout the nation. The inaugural winner, Hajjar, is a political science major and will graduate with her degree in May. She holds the role of the Student Government Association Vice President and is the varsity coxswain on the UMass rowing team.

The 2013 Fall Season
The Minutewomen kicked off the fall campaign with their second straight appearance at the Head of the Oklahoma. Claudia Caballero Larco, Emily Mann, Lauren St. Pierre and Taryn Wilson competed for UMass along with head coach Jim Dietz, who raced in a set of Men's Masters events. A pair of gold medal finishes in the Open Lightweight 2x and 4x marked the best results of the weekend for Massachusetts.

The following weekend, UMass split up its squad and competed at the Head of the Housatonic in Derby, Conn. and Seven Sisters Sculling Race in Northampton, Mass. The program continued its strong start as it took first in the 1x, 2x and 4x events at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race and took home gold in the Open 1x at the Head of the Housatonic.

The Minutewomen entered six boats into the prestigious 49th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston last October. UMass secured silver in the Lightweight 4+ and captured eighth in the Club 8+ race.

The team traveled to the Head of the Fish the ensuing weekend, which was the final race of the fall season for the full squad. UMass seized seven first place finishes and three boats added silver medal runs. Among the gold medalists were the Collegiate 1x, Collegiate Open 2-, Lightweight 4+, Quad, Collegiate 8+, Novice 4+ and Novice 8+.

The novice rowers finished the season at the annual Green Monster Regatta in Dartmouth, N.H. where the first Novice 8+ entry notched a fourth place finish.

A partial squad traveled to participate in the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge, a new addition to the UMass schedule, to round out the season. The Minutewomen took first place in the 1x A and 2x E Final events and captured silver in the 1x D Final.

Impressive Freshman
The Minutewomen freshmen are off to blazing starts early in their careers at UMass. The following are a few to keep an eye on in the spring season:

Emily Mann was the only underclassman invited on the trip to the Head of the Oklahoma where she was able to record two golds, a silver and a bronze. She was also a member of the highest finishing UMass boat at the prominent Head of the Charles Regatta after earning silver in the Lightweight 4+. Mann followed this performance with two golds and a silver at the Head of the Fish.

Pippa Edwards started her UMass rowing career with a strong second place finish in the Open 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic. Later that day, she followed with a gold in the 4+ at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race. Edwards continued her stellar pace at the Head of the Fish by recording two first place finishes in the Novice 4+ and Novice 8+ events.

Haley York began the season on a quality note as she helped the Novice 8+ boat win bronze at the Head of the Housatonic. The following weekend at the Head of the Charles in Boston, she rowed with the Club 8+ boat to a respectable eighth place finish. York ended her fall season with two golds at the Head of the Fish.

Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, an Oakville, Ontario native, rowed with the Club 8+ boat along with fellow freshman, York, at the Head of the Charles in October and helped secure an eighth place finish. She also captured gold with the Novice 4+ and Novice 8+ boats at the annual Head of the Fish Regatta.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Nov 1
    vs Green Monster All Day
    Sunday, Nov 2
    vs Collegiate Small Boat Challenge All Day
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