Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Jacksonville Tabbed as Favorites in 2017 MAAC Women’s Rowing Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  February 22, 2017

EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected as the Preseason favorite to claim the 2017 MAAC Women’s Rowing Championship, as voted upon by the league’s 10 head coaches. Jacksonville earned seven first place votes, totaling 96 points.

Last season the Dolphins won its third consecutive MAAC Women’s Rowing Championship, with a score of 56 points to top second place Marist College by three points. For the third year in a row, Jacksonville won the Women’s I Eight’s Grand Final with a time of 6:51.390. The Dolphins are coached by Mike Lane, who enters his second season as head coach. 

Marist College comes in second place with a total of 86 points. Marist finished second last year in the MAAC Women’s Rowing Championship, scoring a total of 53 points. The Red Foxes have finished in the top-three in every championship since 1997. Canisius College received three first place votes, coming in third place with 76 total points. The Golden Griffins have finished in the top five in four consecutive seasons.

Fairfield University received 68 total points to finish in fourth place. Drake University comes in fifth place with 63 points, Robert Morris sits at sixth place with 43 points. Sacred Heart University earned 38 total points and was voted seventh in the poll. Iona College is in eighth place with 34 votes. Stetson University comes in ninth place with 33 points. Manhattan College rounds out the poll in 10th place with 11 points.

The 2017 MAAC Women’s Rowing Championship will take place on Friday, May 12 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. For more information be sure to visit maacsports.com/rowing.

Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1.

Jacksonville

96 (7)

2.

Marist

86

3.

Canisius

76 (3)

4.

Fairfield

68

5.

Drake

63

6.

Robert Morris

43

7.

Sacred Heart

38

8.

Iona

34

9.

Stetson

33

10.

Manhattan

11

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