Women's Rowing

Head Of The Fish Up Next For Rowing

Marika Kopp will row in three races on Saturday.

Marika Kopp will row in three races on Saturday.

Oct. 25, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts rowing program will travel to Saratoga, N.Y. this Saturday, Oct. 26 to compete in the Head of the Fish. Last weekend, the Minutewomen participated in the prominent Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

Last year at the Head of the Fish, UMass won eight gold medals and two silvers. The Minutewomen claimed gold in two double events, the lightweight 4+, lightweight 8+, collegiate single, novice single, novice 4+ and the collegiate quad. The second place finishes came in the open double race and the junior varsity 8+.

Projected Lineups - Head of the Fish
Event #11 - Men's Veteran 1x (8:35 AM)
Entry A - Jim Dietz

Event #14 - Collegiate 1x (9:00 AM)
Entry A - Claudia Caballero Larco
Entry B - Hannah Gray
Entry C - Melissa Donahue

Event #16 - Collegiate 2x (9:11 AM)
Entry A - Lauren St. Pierre & Marika Kopp
Entry B - Courtney Edson & Colleen Szeto

Event #18 - Open 2- (9:23 AM)
Entry A - Rachel Boudreau & Pippa Edwards
Entry B - Candace Miller & Hannah Monahan



Event #20 - Collegiate Lightweight 4+ (9:33 AM)
Entry A - Abigail Raichek, Hallie Dunlap, Meghan Rubbo, Sam Wonderlin & Estefi Marti Malvido

Event #32 - Collegiate 8+ (10:30 AM)
Entry A - Heather Pekarovich, Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Marika Kopp, Gabrielle Hayward, Lauren St. Pierre, Claudia Caballero Larco, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul & Allanah Rubi-Mooney

Event #33 - JV 8+ (10:37 AM)
Entry A - Emily Hajjar, Rebecca Adams, Courtney Edson, Julia Deane, Kali Hryniewich, Leah Hitchcock, Carla Oberst, MaKenzi Gennette & Leanne Ondreicka
Entry B - Tanya Smith, Krysten Menks, Nicole Destefano, Candace Miller, Hannah Monahan, Sarah Wiczek, Anna Sender, Kyla Miller & Sam Kolovson

Event #35 - Novice 4+ (10:59 AM)
Entry A - Miranda McIntosh, Haley York, Pippa Edwards, Catherine Murphy & Teagan Rolf von den Baumen
Entry B - Haley Eovine, Natalie Boisvert, Hannah Gray, Hadley Irvin & Meghan Rubbo

Event #56 - Collegiate 4x (12:51 PM)
Entry A - Lauren St. Pierre, Marika Kopp, Claudia Caballero Larco & Rachel Boudreau

Event #66 - Novice 8+ (2:05 PM)
Entry A - Haley Eovine, Haley York, Emily Mann, Hadley Irvin, Pippa Edwards, Catherine Murphy, Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, Natalie Boisvert & Sam Wonderlin

Event #69 - Collegiate 4+ (2:32 PM)
Entry A - Heather Pekarovich, Krysten Menks, Gabrielle Hayward, Sarah Wiczek & Hannah Monahan
Entry B - Maddie Bushey, Kyla Miller, Kali Hryniewich, Rebecca Adams & Sam Kolovson
Entry C - Victoria Coviello, Leah Hitchcock, Courtney Edson, Colleen Szeto & MaKenzi Gennette

Event #79 - Open Lightweight 8+ (3:14 PM)
Entry A - Emily Hajjar, Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul, Allanah Rubi-Mooney, Hallie Dunlap, Meghan Rubbo, Sam Wonderlin & Estefi Marti Malvido

Lightweight Fours Finish Second At The Head Of The Charles
The University of Massachusetts rowing squad traveled to Boston for the prestigious 49th Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend. The program took home silver in the Lightweight Fours and eighth in the Club Eight and Veteran Men's Single events.

The Lightweight Four boat of Emily Hajjar, Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul and Allanah Rubi-Mooney earned the second place finish with a time of 19:59.85. This was the Minutewomen's only top-five finish of the two-day competition.

In the Club Eight race, the boat of Krysten Menks, Nicole Destefano, Sarah Wiczek, Gabrielle Hayward, Kyla Miller, Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, Haley York, Sam Kolovson and coxswain Tanya Smith finished in eighth place. The Minutewomen completed the course just three-tenths of a second behind the seventh place boat from Canisius.

Head Coach and former Olympian Jim Dietz also competed with his student-athletes, securing eighth in the Men's Veteran Single in a time of 20:17.439. This was the 48th Head of the Charles that Dietz has participated in.

Checking the Forecast
Saturday looks to be partly cloudy with a high of 53 degrees and winds at 16 miles per hour from the southwest.

Rowing Takes Home Gold At The Seven Sisters Sculling Race And The Head Of The Housatonic
The UMass rowing team spilt up its squad last Saturday to compete in the Head of the Housatonic in Derby, Conn., and the Seven Sisters Sculling Race in Northampton, Mass. The program continued its strong start to the season as it took first place 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.

At the Seven Sisters Sculling Race, which was hosted by UMass, the Minutewomen claimed the top three spots in the 1x as Claudia Caballero Larco led the charge with a time of 19:25.5. Senior Taryn Wilson finished in second at 20:03.1 and Emily Mann completed the race in third only three seconds later.

UMass also took home the top three spots in the double event with Wilson and Mann safely securing first with a time of 20:30.2. The duo was followed by Marika Kopp and Lauren St. Pierre at 22:24.3 and Sam Kolovson and Rebecca Adams finished a close third at 22:49.6.

The quad boat of Caballero Larco, Rachel Boudreau, Gabrielle Hayward and Pippa Edwards took home gold for the Minutewomen with a time of 17:37.1, which was 14 seconds quicker than the second place boat from Ithica.

At the Head of the Housatonic, the junior, Caballero Larco once again led UMass in the Open 1x with a time of 19:37.6 and Hallie Dunlap took home the bronze in 20:34.7.

In the Open 4x event, the Minutewomen earned second and third with the team of Abigail Raichek, Boudreau, Edwards, Hadley Irvin and Marti Malvido taking home the silver in 18:23.0.

Head coach Jim Dietz even participated at the Head of the Housatonic, rowing and earning second place in the Veteran's Men's 1x with a time of 18:55.7.

Rowing Starts Fall With Strong Showing At The Head Of The Oklahoma
The University of Massachusetts rowing program started its 2013 season at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta on Friday and Saturday, with the Minutewomen and head coach Jim Dietz opening the year with a strong showing. Four current rowers made the trip to Oklahoma City, including Claudia Caballero Larco, Emily Mann, Lauren St. Pierre and Taryn Wilson.

UMass head coach and former Olympian Jim Dietz joined the Minutewomen in competition at the event during a set of Men's Masters events.

A pair of gold medal finishes marked the best results of the weekend for the Minutewomen. Mann and Wilson secured the first place spot in the Women's Open Lightweight 2x on Saturday in 16:58.98, nearly 17 seconds ahead of the second-place boat from Tulsa. The quad capped the weekend in the Women's Open 4x - leading seven race boats with a time of 15:28.16. The 4x of Caballero Larco, Mann, St. Pierre and Wilson finished 22 seconds ahead of the next boat.

In the Women's Open 2x, Caballero Larco and St. Pierre tallied a silver medal in 17:22.10 by finishing more than 11 seconds ahead of the bronze medal boat from Southern Methodist University.

Each UMass rower added a medal to their weekend collection with the completion of the Women's Open 2x 500m Grand Final. Mann and Wilson crossed the finish line in second with a time of 1:51.99 while Caballero Larco and St. Pierre followed closely behind at 1:55.84 for the bronze.

All four rowers entered boats in the Women's Collegiate 1x to claim spots among the six best times. Caballero Larco topped the group with a silver medal in 18:10.98. Wilson finished fourth in 18:32.74, with Mann in fifth (18:41.36) and St. Pierre totaling the sixth place spot (18:45.53).

Dietz secured the silver medal in the Men's Masters 1x E-J, crossing in 18:06.07. Dietz also tallied a fourth place finish as part of a Men's Masters Quad boat with a time of 15:32.78.

Rowing Announces 2013-14 Team Schedule
The University of Massachusetts rowing program and head coach Jim Dietz announced the 2013-14 team schedule on Friday morning. UMass will open its season at the Head of the Oklahoma regatta for the second consecutive season.

Following competition in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Minutewomen head to Derby, Conn., for the Head of the Housatonic on Oct. 12. Simultaneously, UMass send participating boats to the Seven Sisters Sculling Race in nearby Northampton, Mass.

The Head of the Charles will be hosted in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 19-20 before the Head of the Fish in Saratoga, N.Y., on Oct. 26 and the Green Monster Regatta in Dartmouth, N.H., on Nov. 2.

The Minutewomen will participate in the USRowing Fall Regatta on Nov. 3 to close competition during the fall season.

UMass opens the spring with a March 22 head-to-head matchup against Coast Guard in Hadley, Mass., before heading to Holy Cross on April 5. The Knecht Cup follows on April 12-13 while the Minutewomen host Connecticut in Northampton, Mass., on April 18.

The Atlantic 10 Championship, which UMass finished second at in 2013, will occur in Occoquan, Va., on May 4. The Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., is set for May 9-10 before the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 30-June 1.

University of Massachusetts Unveils Rowing Boathouse
The University of Massachusetts Athletic Department unveiled its latest facility upgrade on Sunday, Sept. 8, as the UMass rowing program debuted its new boathouse with a ceremony for fans and alumni.

The facility features three bay doors to allow the team to store and maintain boats within the approximately 72'-by-80' structure. Also included in the boathouse are team areas and a locker room as well as space to store training and competition equipment. It will be heated to allow for a comfortable, climate-controlled workspace for the program year-round.

On Sunday, a group of alumni celebrated the facility with a ceremonial rowing of the team's boats, starting at the old boathouse before moving under the Calvin Coolidge Bridge to the new structure at 1 p.m. The event featured keynote speeches by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Massachusetts Athletic Director John McCutcheon, UMass Rowing Head Coach Jim Dietz and program alumnae and current Executive Director and Founder of Row New York, Amanda Kraus.

The UMass rowing team has been the most successful program in the history of the Atlantic 10 Conference, winning 13 league championships. The Minutewomen claimed victory in the first 12 Atlantic 10 Championships from 1996-2007. In his time as the program leader, Jim Dietz has been named the league's Coach of the Year on seven occasions. An Olympian, Dietz is the only head coach in UMass rowing team history since it became a Division I sport at UMass.

Mann Wins Gold At Canadian Henley
University of Massachusetts incoming freshman Emily Mann recently earned a gold medal finish at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, rowing as part of the U-23 lightweight women's four boat. Mann, with teammates Amy MacLean, Jennifer Beaudette and Jessica Bateman, finished the race in 7:02.34, ahead of the second place boat by 5.63 seconds.

Mann competed scholastically for the Grimsby Secondary School Eagles and head coach Michele Fisher. A three-time Oarswomen of the Year in high school, the Ontario native was also the Junior B Rower of the Year for the St. Catharines Rowing Club.

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is in its 131st year of offering a competitive field of North American rowers for the annual event. The regatta is hailed as one of the top amateur rowing competitions in North America, with entrants from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Streitfield Takes Gold In Double, Quad At The Maccabiah Games
UMass rowing program alum Michael Streitfield (2009-13) secured a pair of gold medals during competition at the Maccabiah Games on Thursday. Streitfield earned the top spots in the double and quad finals held at the Daniels Rowing Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Streitfield teamed with Hannah Solis-Cohen, Caroline Post and Shay Seager during the quad final, finishing in 6:43.86 to earn the gold medal. The boat from Isreal finished second with a time of 6:55.65.

The Fort Belvoir, Va., native paired with Sigal Marcowitz for the double, taking first in 7:40.34. Streitfield's boat crossed the finish line three seconds ahead of Laurie Tenenbaum and Irina Vorvorenu, who represented Israel.

The Maccabiah Games rowing competition concludes on Friday, July 26, with eight events scheduled, including the female single sculls.

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