Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Starts on the Charles Saturday Versus Brown

Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Starts on the Charles Saturday Versus Brown
The Radcliffe first varsity eight rowed alongside USRowing during the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Radcliffe heavyweight crew will start its spring season Saturday against Brown on the Charles River.

Saturday Morning Schedule
7:40 – V4A and V4B
8:10 – 2V
8:40 – 1V
9:10 – 3V and 4V

Probable Lineups
First Varsity
Coxswain: Greer Rosenbaum; Stroke: Michelle Pearson; 7: Jessica Mealia; 6: Mimi Tanski; 5: Courtney Diekema; 4: Jenna Gregoire; 3: Frederika Archibald; 2: Mary Maginnis; Bow: Elizabeth Fitzhenry

Second Varsity
Coxswain: Jenny Wong; Stroke: Celia Kohl; 7: Lucy Grinalds; 6: Deva Steketee; 5: Laura Savarese; 4: Kelly Whelan; 3: Scout Moran; 2: Katie Wilcox; Bow: Taylor Compton

Varsity Four A
4: Rosemary Grinalds; 3: Susannah Maybank; 2: Eliza Flint; 1: Maura Church; Coxswain: Jorie Sullivan

Varsity Four B
4: Kelly Bauer; 3: Marisa D'Orsogna; 2: Nina Kosaric; 1: Sofia Jonas; Coxswain: Victoria Lellis

Third Varsity
Coxswain: Diana Chen; Stroke: Maddy Berg; 7: Lauren Tracey; 6: Erin Slatery; 5: Morgan Keefe; 4: Laura Bleeke; 3: Genevieve Mulligan; 2: Mary Carmack; Bow: Shauna Stewart

Fourth Varsity
Coxswain: McKenna Kardish; Stroke: Jenna Anglin; 7: Caitlin Fai; 6: Eleanor Parker; 5: Theresa Gebert; 4: Alexandra Forelli; 3: TBA; 2: Sidney Hilker; Bow: Rose Traubert

Season Preview
Head coach Liz O'Leary talks about the upcoming 2013 Radcliffe heavyweight crew season.

In the Fall

The Black and White competed at four regattas during the fall season, including the famous Head of the Charles. Radcliffe kept up with some of the world's best rowers in the championship eights race, one of the marquee events at the HOCR. Rowing in bow No. 2, Radcliffe earned seventh place in the star-studded race. Among the boats was USRowing, which had a number of gold-medal winning Olympians from the 2012 London games. Two of those athletes, Caryn Davies '05 and Esther Lofgren '09, are former Radcliffe crew members. USRowing paced the three-mile course in 16:23.49 with Cambridge Boat Club just behind. Radcliffe completed the winding route in 17:06.15, good for third place among college crews. The Black and White rowed side-by-side with USRowing for much of the race, including a stretch past Weld Boathouse, as the Olympians attempted to pass.

Last Season
Ivy League-champion Radcliffe capped an outstanding season with a ninth-place varsity finish and 12th-place team showing at the NCAA Championships, which wrapped up with a day of extremely close racing May 27 on steamy Mercer Lake. The Black and White finished third, just three hundredths of a second out of second place, in the varsity eight petite final, fifth in the varsity four petite final and fourth in the second varsity eight third-level final. Radcliffe totaled 32 points in the team standings for its best showing since placing ninth in the team competition and seventh in varsity racing in 2008.

Beanpot Postponed
The Beanpot was postponed March 23 due to the threat of cold temperatures and high winds. The regatta featuring Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Holy Cross, and MIT has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 28. 

Up Next
Radcliffe will take on Cornell and Princeton in Ithaca, N.Y. for the Class of 1975 Cup.