CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 16 Radcliffe heavyweight crew continues postseason competition this Sunday, May 14, traveling to Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, New Jersey to challenge for the Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship.
The morning heats will begin at 8 a.m. and Grand and Petite Finals will start at 2 p.m. The Ivy League will be joined by the MAAC and CAA in holding their conference championship regattas at Cooper River Park on Sunday.
8 a.m. – Varsity Eight Heat
8:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight Heat
8:40 a.m. – Varsity Four A Heat
9:10 a.m. – Varsity Four B Heat
2 p.m. – Third Varsity Eight Grand Final
2:15 p.m. – Varsity Four C Grand Final
PROBABLE BOATINGS (subject to change)
1V: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Sophia Young (7), Hope Cessford (6), Sofia Donnecke (5), Rafaela Stalph (4), Xaley Yousey (3), Stephanie Eble (2), Erica Holmes (Bow)
3V: Paige Coolidge (coxswain), Elizabeth Kemp (Stroke), Rosie Poling (7), Sofia-Marie Mascia (6), Mirabel Levine (5), Emma Orcutt (4), Elizabeth Elmgren (3), Kate Laumann Wallace (2) Jillian McEneaney (bow)
V4B: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Elizabeth Roe (Stroke), Gretchen Schoenberger (3), Maria Splaine (2), Jillian Scyocurka (Bow)
V4C: Krista Anderson (Cox), Mackenzi Curtin (Stroke), Liesel Von Imhof (3), Clara Duffy (2), Katherine Rauner (Bow)
LAST TIME OUT
The Black and White was last in action April 29 when it won its fourth-straight Eastern Sprints Championship on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to a triumph in the first varsity eight, the second varsity eight and first varsity four also topped the rest of the field.
IVY LEAGUE HISTORY
This will mark the seventh year that the Ivy League has staged a conference championship regatta. Radcliffe won the first event in 2012 and posted a fifth-place finish last season.
A LOOK AROUND THE LEAGUE
Four of the eight Ivy League schools are ranked in the latest CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll. Yale is the top Ancient Eight school at No. 9, with Brown and Princeton in the next two slots. Radcliffe enters with the No. 16 national ranking.
The top varsity finisher wins the Ivy title and accompanying Sally P. Shoemaker Trophy. Radcliffe has won eight Ivy League titles: 1974, '75, '82 (shared with Princeton), '86, '87, '89, 2003 and '12.
IN THE POLLS
Radcliffe is ranked No. 16 in the latest CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll.
IN THE LAUNCH
In her 32nd season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews in 2017-18, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 206-115 career dual record with 16 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish.
The field for the 2018 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships held in Sarasota, Florida, May 25-27 will be announced via an NCAA.com selection show on May 15 at 5 p.m.