Women's Rowing Starts Season Strong at Riverfront Regatta

Women's Rowing Starts Season Strong at Riverfront Regatta

Worcester, Mass. - The Assumption College women's rowing team started the 2019-2020 season with a strong performance at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford, Conn. on Sunday.

Both Varsity 8 boats faced strong competition, including division I University of Connecticut, Tufts, Holy Cross, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts. The first Varsity 8 finished in 19th place/25 in a time of 18:16.83. The second Varsity 8 crossed the finish line in 20:48.91 for 25th place.

The Novice 4 boat brought home the silver medal as they found a great rhythm throughout the race (23:31.11).

Varsity 8:
Coxswain: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Stroke: Savannah Taylor (Edmond, Ok. / Casady School)
Julianna Woods (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial)
Shannon McLaughlin (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford)
Gina Savino (South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic)
Rebecca Wesson (Ashford, Conn. / E.O. Smith)
Meghan Lee (Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry)
Tara LePage (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan)
Bow: Erin Beckwith (Glastonbury, Conn. / Glastonbury)

2Varisty 8:
Cox: Alison Fitzpatrick (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield)
Stroke: Catherine Donnelly (Rehoboth, Mass. / St. Mary Academy Bay View)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
Grace Crockett (Haverhill, Mass. / Haverhill)
Taylor Poland (Johnston, R.I. / Johnston)
Christina Kuss (Monson, Mass. / Monson)
Emily Baker (Barrington, R.I. / Barrington)
Madison Doyle (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough)
Bow: Isabel Lawson (Marriottsville, Md. / Liberty)

Novice 4:
Cox: Baylah Corbitt (Andover, Mass. / Landmark)
Stroke: Emily Finnegan (Raymond, N.H. / Bishop Brady)
Claudia Grunewald (Morth Attleboro, Mass. / Bishop Feehan)
Phoebe Moulin (Worcester, Mass. / Doherty Memorial)
Bow: Beckwith

Assumption returns to action this Saturday, October 12th when they race in the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta in Worcester, Mass.