Sailing’s Ladd Named ICSA Honorable Mention Women’s All-American Skipper

Sailing’s Ladd Named ICSA Honorable Mention Women’s All-American Skipper

NORFOLK, Va. – Graduated senior Taylor Ladd of the Harvard women's sailing team has been named an ICSA Honorable Mention Women's All-American Skipper, as announced by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association. 

"Taylor Ladd has been a great player and a leader on our team," stated head coach Michael O'Connor. "She has skippered our A-division boat in women's competition for four years, and she played a major role on the coed side as well."

Ladd wrapped up her career at Harvard with an impressive senior season marked by a second-place finish in the ICSA National Women's Championship semifinals. Earlier this season, the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands native was named to the All-NEISA second team, receiving skipper honors. Ladd raced in the A-Division as skipper for the Crimson, consistently placing in the top-five all season.

"She and her crew, Kirstin Anderson '18, were integral to our success in team racing and fleet racing," added O'Connor. "Their commitment to the success of our team was exemplary. I was very proud of their performance in their final two regattas. They led our team to a second-place finish in the semifinal round of the ICSA National Women's Championship, which they followed up by finishing in tenth place in A-division in the National Championship! When Taylor's name was announced as Honorable Mention, it was a great moment for our team."

Ladd graduated from Harvard this spring with a concentration in psychology.