Rowing Competes in Rollins College Invitational

rowing team photo

WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Assumption women's rowing team started its spring season off strong at the Rollins Invitational, as the Hounds competed in four different races over the course of Saturday morning on Lake Maitland in Florida.

The Division II Varsity eight finished third in its 2K race, completing the course in 7:23.7. In the team's DII Varsity 4 race, Assumption took second behind host Rollins with a time of 8:34.0, just 24 seconds behind. The Hounds also had a Varsity 4 boat compete a number of Division I teams, taking fifth in 8:54.6. The team's final competition was in the Novice 4, as they took fifth in 9:00.1. Stetson won the race in 8:18.9.

Assumption returns to action on April 6 when the team will compete in the Clark Invitational on Lake Quinsigamond.

Varsity 8
Cox: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Stroke: Abby Boyko (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Savannah Taylor (Edmond, Ok. / Casady School)
Julianna Woods (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial)
Michelle Byrnes (Oakdale, N.Y. / St. John the Baptist)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
MaryHope Gardner (Deep River, Conn. / Valley Regional High School)
Karolina Dzieminski (Webster, Mass. / Bartlet)
Tara LePage (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan)

Division II Varsity 4
Cox: Alison Fitzpatrick (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield)
Shannon McLaughlin (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford)
Gina Savino (South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic)
Madison Doyle (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough)
Emily Baker (Barrington, R.I. / Barrington)

Varsity 4
Cox: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Catherine Donnelly (Rehoboth, Mass. / St. Mary Academy Bay View)
Taylor Poland (Johnston, R.I. / Johnston)
Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West) 
Christina Kuss (Monson, Mass. / Monson)

Novice 4
Cox: Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West) 
Meghan Lee (Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry)
Lily O'Connor (Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow)
Alison Fitzpatrick (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield)
Grace Rinaldi (Agawam, Mass. / Agawam)