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Women's Rowing Ready for the Eastern Sprints on Sunday

Navy will be one of 12 schools competing at the Eastern Sprints.

May 3, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's rowing team will head to Cherry Hill, N.J., for the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing College's Sprints this Sunday. Navy will be one of 12 schools taking part in the daylong event.

As a team, Navy has been dominant so far this season. The first and second varsity eight crews both won the Murphy Cup and Occoquan Sprints in consecutive weekends to begin the season. The Mids followed by combining to win eight of nine races at the George Washington Invitational, taking the overall points trophy. In Navy's last competition against St. Joseph's and Rutgers on April 20, the Mids won all five races.

"We'll get a chance to see where we stand because we haven't been challenged much so far this season," said Navy head coach Mike Hughes. "We will compete against some very good crews this weekend, so it will be a great overall test of our speed."

The Mids' 5-0 varsity eight crew enters the weekend ranked fourth in the latest Eastern Sprints Poll, released on April 23. Brown, Columbia and conference foe Holy Cross are ranked 1-3, in the poll respectively.

"We're rowing as well as we ever have right now," said Hughes. "Hopefully we can go out and perform at our maximum level."

Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College, MIT, Buffalo, Georgetown, Rutgers and Massachusetts will round out the field this weekend.

Last season at the Eastern Sprints, the Navy varsity eight and varsity four both placed sixth, while the second varsity eight placed fourth.

Varsity 8
B Molly Hanna
2 Shelby Taylor
3 Darby Nelson
4 Cessily Skinner
5 Kricket Masters
6 Katherine Ashton
7 Catherine Oakley
S Katie Quinn
C Michaela Bilotta



Second Varsity 8
B Alison Kennedy
2 Megan Musilli
3 Kaylin Deppe
4 Lauren McCann
5 Rebecca Freihofer
6 Brooke Mackno
7 Hannah Dildine
S Emily Hornberger
C Virginia Brodie

Novice 8
B Christen Carpenter
2 Juliana Mellgard
3 Bridget Lee
4 Sarah Armstrong
5 Taylor George
6 Virginia Burger
7 Rebecca Cabrey
S Abby Gross
C Heather Nearing

B Kathleen Heinbach
2 Emily Phillips
3 Allyn Bennett
S Kerri Bortz
C Jacqueline Penichet

B Justice Constantine
2 Anasitasia Ioane
3 Frances DePree
S Lily Van Steenberg
C Tiffany Samia

B Rebecca Greenberg
2 Heather Bui
3 Caitlin Bryant
S Jacqueline Fisher
C Alexandria Switzer

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