No. 6 Yale, No. 13 USC
No. 17 Michigan State, BC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 16 Radcliffe heavyweights return home for a full weekend of action, as the Black and White hosts No. 6 Yale and No. 13 USC Saturday and No. 17 Michigan State and Boston College Sunday. All races will be on the Charles River, and these are Radcliffe's last scheduled dual races of the season.
Radcliffe enters the weekend with a record of 2-5 in the first varsity eight and is coming off a second-place finish at the O'Leary Cup last week.
This weekend's events will be streamed on the Ivy League Digital Network. Bill Spaulding will have the call.
Schedule - Saturday vs. No. 6 Yale and No. 13 USC
7:20 a.m. -- V4B
7:50 a.m. -- 3V8
8:20 a.m. - 4VA
8:50 a.m. -- 2V8
9:20 a.m. -- 1V8
Schedule - Sunday vs. No. 17 Michigan State and Boston College
7:30 a.m. -- V4B
7:50 a.m. -- 3V8
8:10 a.m. -- V4A
8:30 a.m. -- 2V8
8:50 a.m. -- 1V8
Varsity Eight: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Georgia Wheeler (stroke), Rafaela Stalph (7), Hannah Osborn (6), Sofia Donnecke (5), Heidi Nocka (4), Corinne Bozzini (3), Desi Goodwin (2), Tori Basedow (bow)
Second Varsity Eight: Helen Eisenach (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Zabie Elmgren (7), Steph Eble (6), Erica Holmes (5), Teresa Rokos (4), Kelsey Barolak (3), Bella Benduski (2), Sophia Young (bow)
Third Varsity Eight: Catherine O'Donnell (coxswain), Elizabeth Ashford (stroke), Liz Kemp (7), Charlotte Medway (6), Maeve Hoffstot (5), Rachel Milam (4), Emma Orcutt (3), Maria Splaine (2), Jill Scyocurka (bow)
Fourth Varsity Eight: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Jeanne Olivier (stroke), Cameron Decker (7), Bella Gomez (6), Erin Ozturk (5), Mackenzi Curtin (4), Olenka Jain (3), Eloise Ackman (2), Molly Moore (bow)
Scouting No. 6 Yale
The Bulldogs claimed wins in the second varsity eight and the varsity four against Princeton last week in the Eisenberg Cup. Yale, the highest ranked Ivy League school in this week's national poll, is coached by Will Porter, who is in his 18th year at the helm of the Bulldogs.
Scouting No. 13 USC
The Women of Troy have yet to compete in an official dual race this spring, but the team did win the varsity four at the San Diego Classic April 2. Zenon Babraj is in the midst of his 15th season coaching USC.
Scouting No. 17 Michigan State
The Spartans last competed on April 8, splitting its Big Ten duals against Minnesota (win) and Wisconsin (loss). Matt Weise is the head coach of Michigan State and has led the Spartans for the last 13 years after serving as an assistant coach with the program for the previous seven seasons.
Scouting Boston College
Last weekend on the Charles River, the Eagles took third behind Boston University and Rhode Island in the varsity eight event. Head coach Steve Fiske is in his 17th season at BC.
In The Polls
Radcliffe stands at No. 16 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches' Poll. Washington sits atop the poll, followed by California, Michigan, Ohio State and Texas.
Radcliffe swept the Eastern Sprints titles and finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships.
In the Launch
In her 31st season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 203-108 career dual record with 16 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish.
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
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Radcliffe will head to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts for the Eastern Sprints Championships.