WEST WINDSOR, NJ  – Stockton University Women’s Rowing team Varsity 8 won the Bronze medal at the Mid Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships (MARC), held on Mercer Lake.

Stockton University was the highest placing public institution.

The Stockton University Women’s  Second 8 won the Silver medal. Once again, Stockton University was the highest finishing public school.

Washington College (a private school) from Maryland won both races.

Last year’s Championships were not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Stockton University Varsity 8 placed 3rd in 2019. This year’s finish, marks steady progress for The Lady Ospreys.

The coveted Dad Vail Regatta is next up for the talented Stockton University Women’s Rowing Team, scheduled to compete on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

The Head Coach John Bancheri era has been incredibly successful in just their 3rd season together at Stockton University ... with your two dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are all of the details of this past weekend’s championship action, prepared by Stockton University:

Stockton finished third in the final of the varsity eight with a time of 7:14.42. The Ospreys were narrowly edged out of second place by Marietta with a margin of just 1.31 seconds.

Earlier, Stockton had advanced to the final with the second-fastest time in the heats, a mark of 7:31.50 that was 1.8 seconds ahead of Marietta, but the Pioneers turned the tables in the final. Lorelei Hendricks (Burlington/Doane Academy) was the coxswain for the varsity eight.

Michaela Pope (Collingswood/Collingswood), Caitlyn Fogarty (Jackson/Jackson Memorial), Chloe Schulze (Little Egg Harbor/Pinelands), Izabelle DelRoss (Egg Harbor City/Cedar Creek), Gabrielle Eppright (Swainton/Cape May Tech), Kayla Bokor (Wayne/Roxbury), Olivia Hurley (Bayville/Central Regional) and Emily Culmone (Absecon/Ocean City) rowed in the varsity eight.

Under the direction of coxswain Emily Thompson (Manahawkin/Southern Regional), Stockton finished as the runner-up out of four teams in the second varsity eight with a time of 7:55.69. Both eight races were won by Washington College (Md.), which is ranked 10th in NCAA Division III and won the overall MARC team championship for the eighth consecutive time.

Jany Anderson (Petersburg/Ocean City), Jamie Dubicki (Hasbrouck Hts./Bergen County Tech), Nicole Dube(Newton/Kittatinny), Madelynn Schina(Somerdale/Highland), Carrie Alpin (North Hanover/Northern Burlington), Nadia LoPane(Galloway/Absegami) Kara Yarrington(Woodstown/Woodstown) and Laurel Flockhart (Jackson/Jackson Memorial) rowed in the second varsity eight.

The Ospreys also rowed in the novice four, posting a time of 9:46.94 that placed them third behind Franklin & Marshall and Cabrini. Kelley Mason (Manahattan, N.Y./St. Vincent Ferrer) was the coxswain for the novice four.

Marcella Sacchetti (Staten Island, N.Y./Absegami (N.J.)), Allison Reed (Cherry Hill/CH East), Emily Latshaw (Toms River/TR South) and Mary-Rose Kean (Watervliet, N.Y./Padua Academy (Del.)) were the rowers in the novice four.

SOURCES: Dr. Harvey Kesselman, Stockton University President & CEO; John Bancheri, Stockton University Head Women’s Rowing Coach; Stockton.edu

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