Women’s Rowing’s Varsity Eight Takes Quinsigamond Snake Regatta with Close Finish

WPI Women's Rowing

WORCESTER --- The WPI women's rowing team began its 2021-22 season by seeing its varsity eight win the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta for the fifth consecutive time on Sunday morning. 

The Engineers narrowly edged NEWMAC and city foe Clark by 0.14 seconds.  WPI's top boat reached the finish line in 16:32.668 while the Cougars turned in a time of  16:32.834.   The Crimson and Gray saw its second varsity eight place seventh (17:01.584) and third varsity eight finish 15th (19:19.352) in an 18-boat field. 

The novice eight turned in a third place showing in its debut race.  The Boynton Hillers posted a time of 19:49.715, finishing behind Division I MIT and Middlebury. 

WPI had three rowers compete in singles racing.  Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA) was second (20:07.23), Lexi Baker (Needham, MA) third (20:49.165) and Eliza Smith (Beacon Falls, CT) fourth (21:42.75). 

Up next the Crimson and Gray compete in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday.  

Varsity Eight
Logan Rinaldi (Rumford, RI) - coxswain
Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Arlington, MA)
Maren Cork (Seattle, WA)
Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA)
Maggie Kirwan (Wolfeboro, NH)
Megan Tupaj (Amherst, NH)
Alexandra Heline (Hebron, CT)
Emily Adams (East Greenwich, RI)
Merel Sutherland (Darian, CT) 

Second Varsity Eight
Emily Howard (Riverside, RI) - coxswain
Eliza Smith (Beacon Falls, CT)
Ashley Schuliger (Lewis Center, OH)
Lexi Baker (Needham, MA)
Lilly Earley (Candia, NH)
Alexa Freglette (Staten Island, NY)
Alana Guilbault (Bernardston, MA)
Jules Prisco (Pelham, NY)
Caroline Jaeger (Fort Montgomery, NY)

Third Varsity Eight
Olivia Simon (Etna, NH) - coxswain
Katherine Bishop (San Pedro, CA)
Calista Carrignan (West Haven, CT)
Jolina Alonzo (Wappingers Falls, NY)
Amber Beliveau (Walpole, NH)
Alyssa Richardson (Wilmington, MA)
Alexia Barcus (Makawao, Hawaii)
Malyssa Deranian (Windham, NH)
Mara DeCesare (East Greenwich, RI)

Novice Eight
Kristen Soden (Milford, NJ) - coxswain
Sarah Aspinwall (Amherst, NH)
Ilyssa Delizo (New City, NY)
Eliza Dion (North Attleboro, MA)
Susanna Oppong (Worcester, MA)
Rachael Smith (Columbus, IN)
Liz McGinn (Lincoln, RI)
Sofia Eckerson (Derry, NH)
Hunter Daris (Fitzwilliam, NH)