The Saint Joseph's women's rowing proud is excited and proud to host the annual Navy Day Regatta, as more than 800 entrants will compete in the 2.5 mile head race on Saturday, October 12 on the Schuylkill River. The preparations have been made by numerous coaches, officials, athletes, parents and volunteers for SJU's largest race to date.
This will be the Hawks' first race this year with the full squad racing, entering four eights, two fours and a pair into the regatta. It will mark the first official collegiate race for the two Freshman Eights and the Freshman Four, as the majority of those student-athletes earned spots on the team just three weeks ago and had never stepped foot in a boat before coming to Hawk Hill.
"We're really looking forward to watching the full squad perform. The team has been working very hard over the past month and a half and it's a great opportunity to see where we stack up against some very solid competition," said head coach Gerry Quinlan.
The Hawks' lineups for the regatta are:
Varsity 8; C- Shannon Mulgrew, 8- Morgan Sherman, 7- Stephanie McKenna, 6- Annamaria Lavecchia, 5- Corinne O'Neill, 4- Shane Devine, 3- Demi Simms, 2- Reece Long, 1- Fiona Devine
2nd Varsity 8: C- Jessica Crosby, 8- Stephanie Senatore, 7- Teresa Crosby 6- Fiona McKee, 5- Samantha Haines, 4- Olivia Sullivan, 3- Cassie Francis, 2- Samantha O'Connell, 1- Kate LaCasse
Freshman 8 A: C- Victoria Penza, 8- Catherine Moffett, 7- Julia Berdzik, 6- Jessica Fernandez, 5- Grace McKeon, 4- Kylie Judge, 3- Meghan Masano, 2- Alexa Valunas, 1- Olivia Clark
Freshman 8 B: C- Alexa Romanella, 8- Caroline Beljan, 7- Anna Kalafatis, 6- Katie Begley, 5- Audra Montesi, 4- Taylor Britt, 3- Jala Cosley, 2- Grace Doherty, 1- Kelly Seechock
Varsity 4 A: C- Caitlin Kennedy, 4- Annamaria Lavecchia, 3- Corinne O'Neill, 2- Shane Devine, 1- Demi Simms
Varsity 4 B: C- Sarah Vest, 4- Catherine Moffett, 3- Julia Berdzik, 2- Stephanie McKenna, 1- Olivia Clark
Go to www.thenavydayregatta.com for more info and follow @NavyDayRegatta on twitter for the most recent updates and results. Updates will also be found on the SJU Women's Rowing team Twitter and Instagram accounts throughout the day, and will feature photos of the Hawks.