No. 18 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Sets its Sights on Ivy League Championships


Start Time

Ivy League Championships
Sunday, May 14
Cooper River, Pennsauken, N.J.
8 a.m.
Ivy League Digital Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 18 Radcliffe heavyweights travels to Pennsauken, New Jersey and the Cooper River for the sixth-annual Ivy League women's rowing championships Sunday, May 14.

Heats are slated to start at 8 a.m., with finals beginning at 2 p.m. The entire event will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. The Ivy League champion will be determined in the first varsity eight grand final, as the winning boat gives the team automatic entry into the NCAA Championship.  

Race Schedule
8 a.m. – Varsity Eight -- Heat 1
8:30 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight –- Heat 1
9 a.m. – Varsity Four A –- Heat 1
9:45 a.m. – Varsity Four B –- Heat 2
12 p.m. -- Third Varsity Eight -- Grand Final

Complete Schedule

Varsity Eight: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Rafaela Stalph (stroke), Sofia Donnecke (7), Hannah Osborn (6),Georgia Wheeler (5), Teresa Rokos (4), Corinne Bozzini (3), Steph Eble (2), Zabie Elmgren (bow) 

Second Varsity Eight: Helen Eisenach (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Erica Holmes (7), Desi Goodwin (6), Emily Gaudiani (5), Heidi Nocka (4), Kelsey Barolak (3), Bella Benduski (2),Tori Basedow (bow)

Varsity Four A: Katie Felsheim (coxswain), Abba Parker (stroke), Kathleen Malloch (3), Sophia Young (2), Katherine Playfair (bow) 

Varsity Four B: Jenny Li (coxswain), Catherine Joyce (stroke), Hailey Novis (3), Sarah Tisdall (2), Mirabel Levine (bow)

Third Varsity Eight +A: Catherine O'Donnell (coxswain), Elizabeth Roe (stroke), Liz Kemp (7), Charlotte Medway (6), Georgia Seidel (5), Rachel Milam (4), Emma Orcutt (3), Maria Splaine (2), Jill Scyocurka (bow)

Third Varsity Eight + B: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Elizabeth Ashford (stroke), Bella Gomez (7), Jeanne Olivier (6), Cameron Decker (5), Mackenzi Curtin (4), Varsha Varman (3), Erin Ozturk (2), Molly Moore (bow) 

Last Time Out
The Black and White won the gold medal in the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, third varsity eight, varsity four B and varsity four C races at the 2017 Eastern Sprints, held at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts April 30.

Ivy League History
The Ivy League is conducting its sixth women's rowing championship event after a 37-year history of determining its champion at the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges Sprints. Radcliffe won the first event in 2012. Princeton has claimed the crown in three of the last four years.

Heavyweight Hardware
The top varsity finisher wins the Ivy title and accompanying Sally P. Shoemaker Trophy. Radcliffe has won eight Ivy League titles: 1974, '75, '82 (shared with Princeton), '86, '87, '89, 2003 and '12. 

Scouting the Field
Radcliffe is seeded fourth in the varsity eight and second varsity eight. The varsity four B and third varsity eight boats are seeded third, while the varsity four A crew is seeded No. 3.  

Ivy Rewind
Radcliffe placed fourth overall at the Ivy League Women's Rowing championships a season ago. Brown took home the title, followed by Princeton and Yale. Radcliffe's varsity four finished third in the grand final for the Black and White's best finish.

In The Polls
Radcliffe stands at No. 18 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches' Poll. Washington sits atop the poll, followed by California, Texas, Michigan and Ohio State.



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Last Year
Radcliffe swept the Eastern Sprints titles and finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships. 

In the Launch
In her 31st season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 204-1111 career dual record with 16 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish. 

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.    

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here

Up Next
The NCAA Championships will take place on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey May 26-28.