Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Opens Season at Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duals in Michigan

Photo by: Zack Williamson
Photo by: Zack Williamson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew team will return to the water to open its 2019 season this weekend. Heading west to Michigan, the Black and White will take on host Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana on March 29 and 30 on Lake Belleville at the Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duals. 

Friday, March 29:
5p.m. - 1N8/3V8 (Radcliffe, Michigan)
5:30p.m. - 2V4 (Radcliffe, Michigan)
5:50p.m. - 1V4 (Radcliffe, Michigan)
6:10p.m. - 2V8 (Radcliffe, Michigan)
6:30p.m. - 1V8 (Radcliffe, Michigan)

Saturday, March 30:
8:30a.m. - 1V8 (Radcliffe, Michigan State, Indiana)
8:50a.m. - 2V8 (Radcliffe, Michigan State, Indiana)
9:10a.m. - 1V4 (Radcliffe, Michigan State, Indiana) 
9:30a.m. - 2V4 (Radcliffe, Michigan State, Indiana) 
10a.m. - (Radcliffe, Michigan State, Indiana) 

What to Know
- Radcliffe will open its season at the Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duals for the third-straight year.
- Last season, Radcliffe claimed its fourth-straight Eastern Sprints title, and its 10th in program history.
- The Black and White placed fourth at the Ivy League Championships a year ago, reaching the finals in its first varsity eight race.
- Radcliffe claimed a 12th-place finish at the Head of the Charles back in November.

Varsity Eight: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Teresa Rokos (stroke), Georgia Wheeler (seven), Hope Cessford (six), Lucy Hamilton (five), Stephanie Eble (four), Isabelle Bastian (three), Rafaela Stalph (two), Erica Holmes (bow)

Second Varsity: Holly Conlon (coxwain), Sarah Tisdall (stroke), Eliza Kallfelz (seven), Amanda Caromicoli (six), Xaley Yousey (five), Desmond Goodwin (four), Caroline Sharis (three), Grace Eysenbach (two), Sophia Young (bow)

Varsity Four A: Jennifer Li (coxswain), Elizabeth Kemp (stroke), Meaghan Townsend (three), Mary McDermott (two), Kayla Baker (bow)

Varsity Four B: Sophie Haugen (coxswain), Sofia-Marie Mascia (stroke), Jillian McEneaney (three), Sophie De Angelis (two), Georgia Bradley (bow)

Third Varsity: Idabelle Paterson (coxswain), Gretchen Schoenberger (stroke), Elizabeth Roe (seven), Ella Brown (six), Rosie Poling (five), Charlotte Berry (four), Mckenzy Wall (three), Alexandra Dobbins (two), Mackenzi Curtin (bow)

Leading the Way
Liz O'Leary enters her 33rd season at the helm of the Harvard women's heavyweight crew program, holding a 206-115 overall record. O'Leary has guided the Black and White to winning marks in 13 of the last 16 seasons, including NCAA Championship appearances in five of the last seven years and 17 times during the 21-year history of the event. That success has continued throughout her tenure with over 200 dual wins, top-finishing crews at Sprints and numerous appearances at national championships.

Up Next
Radcliffe will return to action next Saturday, April 7 as the Black and White will compete in the Ivy Round Robin in Princeton, N.J.