Trinity Men's Rowing Wins Points Trophy At ECAC Regatta, Four Bantams Earn All-Conference

Trinity Men's Rowing Wins Points Trophy At ECAC Regatta, Four Bantams Earn All-Conference

Worcester, Mass. - The Trinity College men's rowing team won gold medals in the second-varsity eight and novice eight grand finals and a bronze in the first-varsity eight grand final to lead the Bantams to first place in the Overall Points Trophy Standings at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) National Invitational Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond this afternoon.

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Trinity's second varsity posted a time of 6:04.358, which was 2.16 seconds faster than second-place Bucknell in the grand final.  The Bantam novice eight finished .82 seconds faster than second-place Williams in its grand final, while the Bantam varsity eight posted the fastest time of any boat in the preliminary heats (5:57.536), but just over two seconds behind Bates and just under five seconds later than Williams in the grand final at 6:00.977.  Trinity's third-varsity eight crew was fourth with a time 6:17.415.  In the Overall Points Standings, Trinity edged Williams by one with 73 points.  In the Men's and Women's Combined Overall Points Standings, Trinity totaled 125 points which was good enough for second place and 24 behind the first-place Ephs.

"I was extremely pleased with the performance of the crews today," said Trinity Head Coach Kevin MacDermott.  "Winning the ECAC Men's Team Title for a record fifth time is a great achievement for this program and the student-athletes who got the job done on the water today.  Following an underwhelming fall 2011 campaign, every individual in the program attacked the spring season with enthusiasm, focus, and resolve.  I am extremely proud of the effort put forth by the captains and the senior class, along with every student-athlete on the team.  We have a very strong class of first-year student-athletes joining the program next year, and the team looks forward to getting on with the hard work required to produce fast boats." 

Based on their fine performances in the ECAC Regatta, which also serves as the NESCAC Championship, seniors Vincent McLaughlin (Cherry Hill, Pa.) and Brandon Taafe (Sarasota, Fla.) were named to the All-NESCAC First Team, while junior Shaun Stuer (North Chelmsford, Mass.) graced the All-NESCAC Second Team for the Bantams.  Junior Jake Sluis (Ridgewood, N.J.) was Trinity's lone representative on the All-ECAC Team.

1st Varsity 8
Coxswain – Patrick Knorring
8 – Vince McLaughlin
7 – Brandon Taaffe
6 – Shaun Stuer
5 – Jake Sluis
4 – Peter Zendt
3 – Rob Black
2 – Logan Marro}
1 – Marty Schardt
2nd Varsity 8
Coxswain – Rachel Howe
8 – Greg Kuhlman
7 – Greg Magarian
6 – Henry Fitts
5 – Blake Tretter
4 – Graham Skinner
3 – Saam Aiken
2 – Will Scully
1 – Christian Naylor
3rd Varsity 8
Coxswain – Carolina Galdiz
8 – Austin Moody
7 – Ricky Bourke
6 – Patrick Norton
5 – Ben Millard
4 – Ryan McCann
3 – Will Roberts
2 – Greg Smith
1 – Ryan Nelson
1st Freshman 8
Coxswain – Stephen Zaro=
8 – Alex Loy
7 – Mark Komanecky
6 – Andrew Peck
5 – JP Ryan
4 – Will Nowak
3 – Elias Riskin
2 – Junius Ross-Martin
1 – Dani Khan


All-NESCAC information

All-ECAC information