MAAC Announces 2016 All-MAAC Rowing Teams

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  May 18, 2016
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced the 2016 All-MAAC Rowing Teams and Coaches of the Year, as voted by the league’s head coaches. Winners were chosen for the varsity fours, second varsity eights, and varsity eights, for both the men’s and women’s programs.

For men’s rowing, Fairfield University won the top award for the men’s varsity four, which included coxswain Kara Reese and rowers Travis Day, Jack Santoro, Casey Fuller, and William Quentin. The Stags won the varsity four title at the 2016 MAAC Championship with a time of 7:00.143.

Marist College’s varsity second eight was unanimously selected as an All-MAAC team. The boat includes coxswain Dylan Galimi and rowers Ryan Miller, Kyle Mikesh, Jack Brown, Tadd Bindas, Shane Manner, Dave Warner, Tom Basso, and Nick Olgee. Marist College won the second men’s varsity eight race at the MAAC Championship with a time of 6:27.644 beating Fairfield University by 24 seconds.

The final men’s All-MAAC team was awarded to Marist’s varsity eight boat, in an unanimous selection. The Red Foxes won the MAAC Championship varsity eight race with a time of 6:09.571. The boat includes coxswain Ryan Lillis, Christian Wiles-LaFayette, Brendan McLaughlin, Morgan Stippa, Chris Carlson, Joe Kohn, Chris Lazich, San Arrato, Ray Mattingly.

Marist Head Coach Tom Sanford was selected as the 2016 MAAC Men’s Rowing Coach of the Year. With a total of 33 points, Sanford led the Red Foxes to its 17th MAAC Rowing Championship Title in program history.

For women’s rowing, Fairfield University captured the varsity four All-MAAC team in a unanimous selection. With a time of 7:55.880, the Stags won the Varsity Four Grand Finale race at the 2016 MAAC Championship. The boat includes coxswain Katie Clark and rowers Colleen Sheridan, Cat Clough, Maggie O’Donnell, and Allison Sloan.

Marist College won the top award for the women’s second varsity eight, which included coxswain Erin Gisofli and rowers Kelsi Cottrell, Abby Gragg, Kate Beebe, Maddy Gragg, Coco Defrancesco, Dana Angley, Julia Czarnecki, and Kerri Ernenwein.

The women’s varsity eight of Jacksonville University was voted as the final All-MAAC team selection. The boat includes coxswain Clarie McLenna and rowers Victoria Hernandez, Abby Sorensen, Jules Welch, Jessica Mathews, Nicole Martin, Stacey Price, Micaela Hill, and Victoria Tkacz.

Jacksonville Head Coach Mike Lane was awarded the 2016 MAAC Women’s Rowing Coach of the Year. Lane led the Dolphins to its third consecutive MAAC Rowing title after earning 56 points.

Men’s Varsity 4

Fairfield

 

Coxswain

Kara Reese

Rowers

Travis Day

 

Jack Santoro

 

Casey Fuller

 

William Quentin

Men’s Second Varsity 8

Marist

 

Coxswain

Dylan Galimi

Rowers

Ryan Miller

 

Kyle Mikesh

 

Jack Brown

 

Tadd Bindas

 

Shane Manner

 

Dave Warner

 

Tom Basso

 

Nick Olgee

Men’s Varsity 8

Marist

 

Coxswain

Ryan Lillis

Rowers

Christian Wiles-LaFayette

 

Brenden McLaughlin

 

Morgan Stippa

 

Chris Carlson

 

Joe Kohn

 

Chris Lazich

 

Dan Arrato

 

Ray Mattingly

Women’s Varsity 4

Fairfield

 

Coxswain

Katie Clark

Rowers

Colleen Sheridan

 

Cat Clough

 

Maggie O'Donnell

 

Allison Sloan

Women’s Second Varsity 8

Marist

 

Coxswain

Erin Gisofli

Rowers

Kelsi Cottrell

 

Abby Gragg

 

Kate Beebe

 

Maddy Gragg

 

Coco Defrancesco

 

Dana Angley

 

Julia Czarnecki

 

Kerri Ernenwein

Women’s Varsity 8

Jacksonville

Coxswain

Clarie McLenna

Rowers

Victoria Hernandez

 

Abby Sorensen

 

Jules Welch

 

Jessica Mathews

 

Nicole Martin

 

Stacey Price

 

Micaela Hill

 

Victoria Tkacz

Coach of the Year

Men’s Coach of the Year

Tom Sanford, Marist

Women’s Coach of the Year

Mike Lane, Jacksonville

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