Five Radcliffe Athletes Row to All-Region Honors

CRCA Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Five members of the Radcliffe heavyweight varsity eight have been selected to the New England All-Region teams, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association has announced.

Courtney Diekema, Michelle Pearson, Liz Soutter and coxswain Jill Carlson were named to the CRCA New England All-Region first team, while Mary Maginnis was part of the second team. These awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from each of the five regions, organized into first- and second-team selections.

All five honorees were previously named to the All-Ivy League first team after winning the league title at the inaugural Ivy League Championship regatta. The Radcliffe varsity eight earlier won the Beanpot and O’Leary Cup races and totaled nine dual wins.

Soutter was honored for the second year in a row. She was a second-team selection in 2011. Each of the other honorees was selected for the first time.

Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches’ recommendations and 2,000-meter ergometer score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

The selected athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships. Radcliffe will make its 14th appearance in the 16-year history of the regatta, which will run from Friday through Sunday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.

CRCA New England All-Region Teams
First Team
Cheryl Copson, Boston University
Allison Courtin, Brown
Hayley Daniell, Dartmouth
Courtney Diekema, Radcliffe
Tessa Gobbo, Brown
Greta Haselmann, Northeastern
Maddie Lips, Yale
Catherine McDermott, Yale
Shelley Pearson, Radcliffe
Liz Soutter, Radcliffe
Kari Tomeny, Rhode Island
Jill Carlson, Radcliffe, coxswain

Second Team
Jamie Chapman, Dartmouth
Dara Dickson, Yale
Kelsey Flynn, Northeastern
Eliza Hastings, Yale
Mary Maginnis, Radcliffe
Ali Mittelberger, Brown
Erin Roche, Boston College
Christy Devlin, Yale, coxswain