Head Coach Carissa Adams shared "It was nice to get back on the Schuylkill for racing this weekend. The team saw a lot of improvement this weekend."
With their time the Varsity Four boat qualified for the Grand Finals on Sunday and came in 2nd with a time of 7:45.5. Stanford came in first (7:31.8) after Villanova was Princeton (7:46.4), MIT (7:49.6), Radcliffe (7:52.5), and Boston University (7:55.0).
The varsity eight boat consisting of Maggie Cavanaugh, Emily Lenane, Eryn McCassey, Briggs Mroz, Morgan Mroz, Hailey Hurteau, Jackie Denning, Julia Taladay, and Caroline McCaughey competed in heat C on Saturday.
Head Coach Carissa Adams shared, "this was a great early season race with a large number of competitors. It was nice to see how we competed against opponents that we will see in future regatta's."
Villanova head coach Carissa Adams shared "This was a great opportunity to assess our strengths and areas of improvement. The team went out with specific goals in mind and everyone was successful with what we worked on this past week. I was really impressed with the composure that our squad showed this weekend."
The Villanova rowing team finished up their spring break trip to Winter Park, Florida by racing in the Metro Cup Regatta today. Head Coach Carissa Adams and her team competed against Duquesne, Rollins, and University of Central Florida.
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The award, according to the event's page, is given to a member of the rowing community in the United States who has demonstrated achievement in adaptive rowing.