April 18, 2009


Courtesy of Massachusetts

Pennsauken, N.J. - The University of Massachusetts captured its league-record 13th Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing Championship on the Cooper River this afternoon. The Minutewomen have now won 13 out of 14 A-10 Championships.

UMass (141) beat out defending champion Rhode Island (117) by a 24-point margin. The Minutewomen took the lead after a runner-up finish in the Varsity 8 (6:46.8) and a first-place finish in the third event, Second Varsity 8 (6:58.3). They finished the day with five gold medals and four runner-up results.

Rhode Island (117) finished in second-place and captured its only gold of the day in the Varsity 4 (7:52.1).

Saint Joseph's (110) captured third-place, just seven points off the Rams, while Dayton (102) was fourth for the second straight year. Rounding out the scoring was Temple (78) in fifth, Duquesne (62) in sixth, George Washington (43) was seventh, Fordham (33) finished eighth and La Salle (16) was ninth.

Saint Joseph's captured its first-ever gold medal in the Varsity 8 with a winning time of 6:42.0 to finish third overall for the second straight season. The Hawks also took gold in the Quad (7:20.0).

In addition to the Second Varsity 8 (6:58.3), Massachusetts won gold in the Novice 8 (6:58.5), Novice 4 (8:23.3) and Lightweight 4 (7:51.9). Dayton captured the Second Novice 8 (7:43.8), while Duquesne won the Lightweight 8 (7:24.6).

Saint Joseph's head coach Gerry Quinlan won his first-ever Coach of the Year honor in voting conducted among the Conference's head coaches.

Please see attached PDF document for complete results.

Elizabeth Austin, George Washington
Katie Hodnik, Duquesne
Laura Altimari, Temple
Allie Gates, Dayton
Debbie Bateman, Saint Joseph's
Lauren Sysol, Saint Joseph's
Jenessa Redfern, Rhode Island
Meghan Wolfe, Rhode Island
Erin Kelly, Massachusetts
Airlina Burrill, Massachusetts
Julia Richter, Massachusetts

Lauren O'Donnell, La Salle
Sarah Lang, Fordham
Jillian Ploof, Temple
Cydne Mason, Dayton
Kate Athmer, Dayton
Colleen Greway, Saint Joseph's
Alexandra Perone, Rhode Island
Becky Cotreau, Rhode Island
Amanda Doolin, Massachusetts

V8+: Molly Morgan (cox), Teresa O'Brien, Amanda Doolin, Alexandra DiMatteo, Erin Kelly, Airlina Burrill, Julia Richter, Andrea Morand, Samantha Smith.

JV8+: Cox: Molly Bogle, Elizabeth Euiler, Kelsey Schachter, Jennifer Coyne, Haley Fitzgerald, Meredith Kearney, Kelly Barrett, Rachel Spielberg, Chelsea Wakeham

V4+: Cox: Carly Payne, Karen Plevock, Emily Hagan, Kristen Gahagan, Kathryn Kern

Lt. Wt. 4+: Cox: Samantha Schnoerr, Amy Nash, Megan Donovan, Allison Donzanti, Ana Tocco.

Novice 4+: cox: Em Chiu, Isabella Donadio, Laura Greene, Ariel Frank, Katelyn Allocco

Lt.wt.8+: cox: Jennifer Dolan, Elizabeth Euiler, Chelsea Wakeham, Emily Boucher, Hilary Scheintaub, Carly Payne, Devon Jones, Kimberly Patrick, Stephanie Stark

Novice 8+: cox: Kaela Barta, Emily Boucher, Meghan Rodgers, Beth Paret, Kendall Barrett, Emily Grogan, Hilary Scheintaub, Kathryn Anderson, Kimberly Patrick

Quad: Airlina Burrill, Julia Richter, Ellis Brewster, Samantha Smith

Pair: Jennifer Dolan, Emily Hagan

2N8+: cox: Elise Daly, Mairead Helmes, Bridget Chisholm, Kristin Jones, Jessica Stern, Kerry Dullea, Katie Fleet, Jillian Desrosiers, Rhianna Flanagan.