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Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Opens 2014 Season at Brown

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening its 44th season of competition, the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight rowing team heads to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown Saturday, April 5. This will be the second-straight season that the Black and White begins its season against the Bears.

Racing Schedule
11:50 3V
12:10 B4
12:30 A4
12:50 2V
1:10 1V 

Boatings

First Varsity
Coxswain: Greer Rosenbaum; Stroke: Eliza Flint; 7: Elizabeth Fitzhenry; 6: Kelsey Barolak; 5: Frederika Archibald; 4: Lauren Tracey; 3: Mary Carmack; 2: Deva Steketee; 1: Sofia Jonas 

Second Varsity
Coxswain: Jenny Wong; Stroke: Katie Wilcox; 7: Erin Slatery; 6: Bella Benduski; 5: Lucy Grinalds; 4: Kelly Whelan; 3: Laura Bleeke; 2: Abigail Parker; 1: Mimi Tanski 

Varsity Four A
Coxswain: McKenna Kardish; 4: Kelly Bauer; 3: Gen Mulligan; 2: Maura Church; 1: Eleanor Parker 

Varsity Four B
Coxswain: Valeriya Tsitron; 4: Emily Gaudiani; 3: Emi Netfeld; 2: Maeve Hoffstot; 1: Lena Afeyan 

Third Varsity
Coxswain: Victoria Lellis; Stroke: Rose Traubert; 7: Maddy Berg; 6: Tori Basedow; 5: Emily Johansen; 4: Caitlin Fai; 3: Sidney Hilker; 2: Danielle Feffer; 1: Corinne Bozinni 

Fourth Varsity
Coxswain: Kavya Pathak; Stroke: Cecilia Laguarda; 7: Simi Tani-Olugbemi; 6: Ali Forelli; 5: Rachel Milam; 4: Meg Knister; 3: Amanda Jowell; 2: Bella Gomez; 1: Molly Moore 

Season Preview
 

In the Polls
Radcliffe opened the season at No. 11 in the NCAA rankings with 257 points. Ohio State earned the top spot with 13 first place votes, followed by California and Virginia. 

In the Launch
In her 28th season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews in 2013-14, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 191-93 career dual record with 14 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish.   

Last Meeting
The Black and White's second varsity edged Brown a year ago, but the 1V was unable to overcome the Bears on choppy water with a gusting cross headwind.  

Last Season
The Radcliffe varsity eight finished eighth overall at the NCAA Championships a season ago, leading the squad to an 11th-place showing. The second varsity placed fourth overall at the event.

Scouting Brown
Brown, ranked No. 9 in the preseason poll, bested No. 5 Princeton last Saturday to reclaim the Class of 1987 Trophy for the first time since 2007, also defeating Michigan State. The Bears took three of the five races, including the 1V event by three seconds, to earn the win. 

Up Next
Radcliffe returns home to host Princeton and Cornell for the Class of 1975 Cup Saturday, April 12. The races will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. The Black and White will also compete for the Beanpot Sunday, April 13 against Boston University and Northeastern.