Rowers Take To The Connecticut River
Oct. 14, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - The Minutewomen will head to Middletown, Conn. this Saturday, October 16 for the Head of the Connecticut. The Novice 8+ will look to continue their success after an impressive showing at the Head of the Housatonic last weekend where they came in second place, missing first by just over one second. On Sunday, the Novices continue racing on the Connecticut River as they host the annual Pumpkin Head Regatta in Northampton, Mass.
Projected Lineup Singles: Beth Paret, Alexandra Daggy, and Emily Boucher Four 4+ boats are racing for UMass. The coxswains will be Heather Pekarovich, Ari Barrenechea, Emily Hajjar, and Em Chiu. Doubles: The teams entered into the doubles races will be Rebecca Adams/Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul, Megan Donovan/Stephanie Hopf. The Novice 4+ will consist of Arielle Gillette, Nicoline Lomas, Emily Sgarlat, Anna Sender, and coxswain Pekarovich. The Minutewomen will enter two boats in the Varsity 8+. Chiu and Hajjar will coxswain these boats. The Novice 8+ will consist of Isabell Feldman, Gillette, Lomas, Sgarlat, Paige Ryder, Marika Kopp, Sender, Sara Gibb, and Corinne Kazmierczak.
Checking the Forecast
The Minutewomen will take to the water tomorrow morning with temperatures in the high 50s. The day should be sunny for the most part with no chance of rain.
The 2011-2012 Minutewomen This year's squad has lost eleven seniors, including coxswains Samantha Schonerr and Carly Payne. The team returned 25 letterwinners from last season. This year's captains are seniors Kendall Bennett and Emily Boucher. There are currently
The 2011 Fall Schedule This years schedule will look very familiar to veteran rowers, as it will once again start at the Head of the Housatonic on October 8. From there the novices will return home for the Pumpkin Head Regatta, while the rest of the squad will travel to Middletown Conn. for the Head of the Connecticut on October 16. The weekend of October 22 will consist of the 47th annual Head of the Charles Regatta, where Coach Jim Dietz will also be competing. From there the Minutewomen will race at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga, N.Y., followed by the Green Monster in Dartmouth, N.H. The UMass Rowing team will round out their fall schedule in Boston at the Foot of the Charles.
Boucher Represents USA In Rowing World Championship...Again Emily Boucher competed at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships again this year in the Lightweight Single Sculls. This is her second year in a row that she competed in the event for the US National team. In trials, Boucher came in first with a time of 8:15.87 and had a time of 8:03.98 in the finals for trials. She beat her nearest competitor by 16 seconds. In the finals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Boucher finished third in the first heat with a time of 8:40.21, outstroking Hungary in the last 1000 meters. In the Repechage race, she placed fourth with a time of 8:15.88 behind Paraguay, France, and Germany, but was good enough to land her in the semifinals. She placed second in the semifinal race with a time of 8:20.44 after losing pace with the Hungarian boat in the last 1000 meters. Boucher finished in fourth place in the finals with a time of 8:02.55, after a surge in the last 500 meters that put her at a finish only seven seconds behind the winning boat. Last year, Boucher finished in sixth place with a time of 9:02.90 in the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Final.