MAAC Announces 2013 Rowing All-MAAC Teams

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  April 26, 2013
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

West Windsor, N.J. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced the 2013 All-MAAC Rowing Awards, voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Winners were chosen for the varsity fours, varsity eights and second varsity eights for both the men’s and women’s programs.

On the men’s side, Jacksonville University won the top award for the men’s varsity four, which included coxswain David Waugh and rowers Shane Kennedy, Andrew Bechtold, Bernardas Vingilis and Sean Carney. 

The Dolphins also tied with Marist College for All-MAAC honors for their men’s varsity eight boats.  Jacksonville’s boat included coxswain Maycee Dioneda and rowers Chase Rowe, Brian Cosmillo, Jeremy Sobiech, Nathan Esterline, Scott Waitley, Preston Weinard, Jared Low and Scott Del Vecchio. Marist’s boat is comprised of coxswain Chris Leonard along with rowers Harrison Drouin-Reed, Seaton Drebitko, Chris Behnke, Jacob Enright, Dan Nesfeder, Matt Klos, Doug Woolley and Cameron Schuh.

The men’s second varsity eight boat from Marist earned conference honors.  The boat consists of coxswain Emma Flynn and rowers Conor Wiggins, Matt Michaud, Kyle Mikesh, Chris Bissetta, Tyler Sawyer, Chris Lorenz, Billy Hawxhurst and Ben Smith.

On the women’s side, the varsity four boat from Fairfield University was the top choice amongst the head coaches.  The Stags’ boat includes coxswain Mikayla Daniels and rowers Sam Matte, Kim Beatty, Jacquie Moser and Rachel Corbett.

Canisius College claimed the top honors for the women’s varsity eight.  The Griffs’ boat includes coxswain Hannah Blum along with rowers Lynna Paradiso, Stephanie SanFilipo, Nancy Kennish, Liz McKinney, Bridget Laszewski, Nora Kennon, Monica Klenk and Liz Reinwald. 

League honors went to Marist’s second varsity eight, with the boat represented by coxswain Erica Bogdan as well as rowers Brenna Logue, Kira Melendez, Brittany Morrisey, Megan Ladoceur, Annie Devorak, Nora Culhane, Danielle Villa and Samantha Blau.

Matt Lavin from Marist was named the 2013 MAAC Men’s Coach of the Year, while Joel Furtek from Canisius was chosen as the 2013 MAAC Women’s Coach of the Year.


2013 All-MAAC Rowing Awards

Men’s Varsity Fours



David Waugh


Shane Kennedy


Andrew Bechtold


Bernardas Vingilis


Sean Carney

Men’s Varsity Eights (tie)



Maycee Dioneda


Chase Rowe


Brian Cosmillo


Jeremy Sobiech


Nathan Esterline


Scott Waitley


Preston Weinard


Jared Low


Scott Del Vecchio




Chris Leonard


Harrison Drouin-Reed


Seaton Drebitko


Chris Behnke


Jacob Enright


Dan Nesfeder


Matt Klos


Doug Woolley


Cameron Schuh


 Men’s Second Varsity Eights




Emma Flynn


Conor Wiggins


Matt Michaud


Kyle Mikesh


Chris Bissetta


Tyler Sawyer


Chris Lorenz


Billy Hawxhurst


Ben Smith

Women’s Varsity Fours




Mikayla Daniels


Sam Matte


Kim Beatty


Jacquie Moser


Rachel Corbett

Women’s Varsity Eights




Hannah Blum


Lynna Paradiso


Stephanie SanFilipo 


Nancy Kennish


Liz McKinney


Bridget Laszewski


Nora Kennon


Monica Klenk


Liz Reinwald

Women’s Second Varsity Eights




Erica Bogdan


Brenna Logue


Kira Melendez


Brittany Morrisey


Megan Ladoceur


Annie Devorak


Nora Culhane


Danielle Villa


Samantha Blau

Men’s Coach of the Year: Matt Lavin, Marist

Women’s Coach of the Year: Joel Furtek, Canisius


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