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Five Standout Freshmen to Join Radcliffe Lightweight Crew

The Radcliffe lighweight crew will welcome its newest team members to Weld Boathouse this fall (photo courtesy David Silverman).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Radcliffe lightweight crew will welcome five accomplished oarswomen as incoming recruits for the 2010-11 season, Black and White head coach Heather Cartwright announced Thursday.

The Black and White is coming off a successful spring that saw Radcliffe earn a bronze medal at Eastern Sprints, place fourth at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships and capture the Class of 2004 and Muri Cups. The incoming rowers will join a large, talented group of returning athletes as Radcliffe seeks more medals next season.

The Radcliffe lightweight crew Class of 2014 includes: 

Elizabeth Dunkel – Berwyn, Pa.
A four-year crew letterwinner at Conestoga High School … Part of winning boats at the Stotesbury Cup in 2008 (junior varsity quad) and 2009 (lightweight double) … Placed third at the 2010 Scholastic Nationals Regatta in the lightweight double … Helped the lightweight double win a Philadelphia city title in 2009 and place second in 2010 … Winner of National Merit Scholarship and Rensselaer Mathematics and Science Award and Scholarship … National Honor Society member. 

Erin Driscoll – Needham, Mass.
Coxed in the varsity four at The Winsor School ... Won gold at the 2010 NEIRA Championships as part of the girl's varsity four ... Won a bronze medal at USRowing Youth National Championships in 2009 ... Placed second in the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2009 and 2010 ... Also coxed for Boston's Community Rowing ....Won gold in the junior women's four and silver in the junior women's eight at USRowing Club National Championships in 2009 ... Won gold at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in junior women's four in 2008 and 2009 ... AP scholar in 2009 … Part of the National Spanish Honor Society, film club and Italian club … Yearbook sports editor … Volunteered with orphanage outreach in the Dominican Republic and with the Katrina Project. 

Elizabeth Lenczowski – Lafayette, Calif.
Attended Miramonte High School … Stroked silver-medal entry in the women's heavyweight eight at the 2010 USRowing Youth National Championships ... Took part in the USRowing national High Performance Sculling Camp in 2009 ... Earned gold in the novice eight at the Southwest Junior Regional Championships in 2008 … Won gold at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, rowing in the women’s varsity eight in 2009 … Won bronze rowing in the lightweight eight in 2009 and silver in 2010 at the San Diego Crew Classic … Scholar athlete in cross country and lacrosse in 2006-08 … Member of the CSF Honor Society.

Devi Lockwood – Ridgefield, Conn.
Graduated cum laude from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2010 … Attended Ridgefield High School from 2006-2009 … Awarded the Warren Williams Jr. Memorial Scholarship by Exeter … Rowed in the stroke seat for the first varsity eight for Exeter … Semifinalist at the Women’s Junior A in 2008 and Women’s Junior B in 2009 at Canadian Henley … Rowed in the stroke seat for the varsity eight, winning the silver medal at the USRowing Youth Nationals … Captured gold medal in the women’s junior second novice eight at the Northeast Mid Atlantic District Championships … Won gold in 2009 and bronze in 2010 at the NEIRA Championships … Won silver medal at Connecticut state championship for ice hockey in 2008. 

Katherine Mallett – Dover, Mass.
Graduated with honors from The Winsor School … Member of women’s varsity lightweight crew for three years … Team went undefeated in 2009 … Placed ninth in 2008 and eighth in 2009 at Youth Nationals, rowing in the women’s lightweight four … Coached and volunteered at the Community Rowing adaptive rowing program.