Oct. 21, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. -
Members of the UMass rowing team will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass. this Saturday, October 22. The Minutewomen will race their three best boats, the lightweight 1x, the 4+ and the 8+. In addition to these boats, Head Coach Jim Dietz will compete in the Masters Single Sculls and graduate Megan Donovan along with Steph Hoph will race as alumni in the 2x.
All UMass alumni that are planning on watching the races are invited to meet at Marsh Post #442 at 5 Greenough Boulevard in Cambridge, Mass. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and will stay open as late as need be. There will be refreshments after the races are completed.
Checking the Forecast
Lightweight 1x: Emily Boucher
Masters 1x: Jim Dietz (All American)
Champ 2x: Megan Donovan/Steph Hoph (All American)
Champ 4+: Kendall Bennett, Amanda Doolin, Lauren St. Pierre, Michaela Streitfield and coxswain Heather Pekarovich
Collegiate 8+: Kaitlyn MacKenzie, Angela Stigliano, Kyla Miller, Stephanie Brockert, Gabrielle Hayward, Hannah Monohan, Beth Paret, Katelyn Allocco and coxswain Em Chiu.
The Minutewomen will take to the water tomorrow morning with temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. The day should be sunny but windy!
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.
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