Sep. 25, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's women's rowing team opened the 2016-17 season at the Charlie Butt Scullers' Head of the Potomac with impressive results. The Hoyas took the top spot in open 4+ race while also claiming victory in the open 8+.
"We had a slow start to the year and in a short amount of time on the water we have made a lot of progress," head coach Stephen Full said. "For this race we focused on some fundamentals that will pay dividends at the end of the year to our overall boat speed."
Georgetown kicked off the day by posting a 17:16.9 for the win in the 4+, followed by its second boat with a time of 17:55.5.
In the Open Eight race, the Blue & Gray dominated the competition with a time of 15:26.9 Ã¢â'¬" more than 30 seconds faster than the second-place finishers from George Washington. Georgetown's pair of other boats finished less than a second from each other, posting times of 16:53.2 and 16:54.0 to place seventh and eighth, respectively.
"I am very excited with what I have seen so far this year," said Full. "I think we are in a good place physically and mentally to take on the rest of the year." Georgetown returns to action the weekend of Oct. 22-23 at the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass.
4+ (1st place) Ã¢â'¬" Cox: Alex Haron (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Laboratory Schools); Stroke: Caroline Thomas (Vienna, Va./James Madison), Caroline O'Brien (Darien, Conn./Darien), Elisabeth O'Brien (Darien, Conn./Darien), Chloe Schlait (Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley)
4+ (4th place) Ã¢â'¬" Cox: Morgan Zeiss (Washington, D.C./Georgetown Visitation); Stroke: Lindsay Olita (Vineland, N.J./Vineland), Christina Johnson (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow), Alexandra Porrazzo (Greensboro, Vt./St. Andrew's [Del.]), Kayla Giger (Lebanon, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit Prep)
8+ (1st place) Ã¢â'¬" Cox: Sabrina Gosman (Boston, Mass./Winsor); Stroke: Olita, Johnson, Porrazzo, Cate O'Leary (Saint Paul, Minn./Convent of the Visitation), Sarah Varney (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy), Monica Firmani (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep), Allie Garceau (Atkinson, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy), Natalie Clark (Wilton, Conn./Wilton)
8+ (7th place) Ã¢â'¬" Cox: Michaela McCool (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy); Stroke: Mara Sylvia (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep), Isabella Hershey (Oakland, Calif./Oakland School for the Arts), Anne Stoessel (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), Grace Calavan (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School), Megan Walsh (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional), Cait Hagan (Horsham, Pa./Mount St. Joseph), Sabine Nescke (Harvard, Mass./Kent), Hannah Schmidt (Newtown, Conn./Frankfurt International)
8+ (8th place) Ã¢â'¬" Cox: Zeiss; Stroke: Emily Phelps (Lincolnshire, Ill./Loyola Academy), Grace Donabedian (Windham, N.H./Windham), Millie Spencer (Charlottesville, Va./St. Andrew's), Victoria Carroll (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton), Isabelle Hupez (Washington, D.C./National Cathedral), Isabel Rose (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich), Cleo Wienbar (Hillsborough, Calif./Aragon), Anna Kemmerer (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto)