Women’s Rowing Second in Donahue Cup, Earns Silver in All Four Races

Credit: Michael Voorhis

WORCESTER -- WPI was the runner up in all four races as Women's Rowing contested the Donahue Cup Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond. 

No. 3 Williams, who earned gold in all four races, took the hardware home with a winning time of 7:25.16 in the Varsity Eight. The ninth-ranked Engineers, meanwhile, handed in a 7:38.99 as Rochester took third (7:55.32). 

The Ephs clocked a 7:34.09 while the Boynton Hillers crossed the finish line in a time of 7:46.25 and Conn College took third (8:14.06) in the Second Varsity Eight. Simmons (9:14.79) followed Williams (8:03.81) and WPI (8:19.78) in the Third Varsity Eight. The Ephs won the head-to-head matchup in the Fourth Varsity Eight 8:26.8 to 8:51.28.

In addition to their position in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, the Crimson and Gray debuted No. 3 as a team in the NCAA Regional Rankings, which considers the 1V8 and 2V8. 

The Engineers return to action next Saturday, entertaining Colby, Ithaca, Trinity, UNH, William Smith and Conn College on Lake Quinsigamond.


Varsity Eight
Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH) - Coxswain
Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA)
Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA)
Jasmine Loukola (Wells, ME)
Christine Hovermale (Almeda, CA)
Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA)
Sarah Wutka (North Granby, CT)
Victoria Loehle (Morganville, NJ)
Gina Gonzalez-Roundey (Berkeley, CA) 

Second Varsity Eight
Madeline Burke (Verona, NJ) - Coxswain
Zulean Cruz-Diaz (McAller, TX)
Abigail Sawyer (Uxbridge, MA)
Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT)
Rachel Peterson (Hastings, MN)
Kylie Dickinson (Meredith, NH)
Jennifer Golden (Norton, MA)
Diana Celaj (Worcester, MA)
Sarah St. Pierre (Maynard, MA) 

Third Varsity Eight
Jacqueline Forson (Worcester, MA) - Coxswain
Brianna Owen (Harleysville, PA)
Liz Graveline (Litchfield, NH)
Olivia Kiristis (Upton, MA)
Audrey Allen (Topsfield, MA)
Emily Richardson (Portland, OR)
Allison Sichler (Reading, PA)
Julia Pershken (Albion, ME)
Josephine Bowen (Lunenburg, MA) 

Fourth Varsity Eight
Shravani Balaji (Merrimack, NH) - Coxswain
Catherine Matyas (Glastonbury, CT)
Huda Gad (Cairo, Egypt)
Vanessa Legere (Hooksett, NH)
Steph Silvestris (Rutland, MA)
Lillian Neff (Havertown, PA)
Mary Sheehan (Huntington, NY)
Paula Sardi (Cali, Colombia)
Katherine Thompson (Groton, MA)