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Rowing's Novice Eight Finishes Third At Knecht Cup

April 12, 2010

CAMDEN, N.J. - The UConn women's rowing team competed at the Knecht Cup on Saturday and Sunday. The novice eight continued its successful season by placing third in the grand finals, behind Wisconsin and Buffalo. There were a total of 22 crews in that event.

The junior varsity eight won the petite final, finishing seventh overall out of 18 crews. The varsity eight finished third in the petite final, putting them ninth overall out of 27 crews. The varsity four finished sixth in the petite final putting them 12th out of 34 crews. The second varsity four finished fifth in their heat on Saturday, which was not a good enough finish to advance them into the final. The novice four won the third level final, finishing 13th out of 33 crews.

"Overall I think it was a decent weekend for our crews, with the highlight being the third place finish in the novice eight," says UConn coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry. "That being said, our varsity eight needs to find some more speed if we are going to be finalists at the BIG EAST and Dad Vail Championships. We will continue to try different line-ups this week to see what combination of people will work to make the varsity eight faster."

Full results can be found at

The UConn lineups for the weekend were:

Varsity eight - Senior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Conn.), junior Gretchen Stern (Rexford, N.Y.), junior Kim Weber (Ridgefield, Conn.), junior Audrey Squire (Kinnelon, N.J.), senior Sarah Willhoft (Manchester, Conn.), senior Jenny Reynolds (South Hero, Vt.), senior Lizzie Littlewood (Mystic, Conn.), senior Rebecca Likar (East Lyme, Conn.), senior Katie Rauscher (Manchester, Conn.)



Junior varsity eight - Senior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.), sophomore Diana Fiipek (Sewell, N.J.), sophomore Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.), senior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), senior Sylvia Czupi (Woodbridge, Conn.), sophomore Andirel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), sophomore Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.), junior Morfia Efthimiou Stonington, Conn.), sophomore Dana Haddad (Storrs, Conn.)

Novice eight- Freshman Liz Sarant (Massapequa, N.Y.), freshman Melissa Soucie (Avon, Conn.), sophomore Kaitlyn Clarke (Tolland, Conn.), freshman Dee Dee Cabrey (Fort Sill, Okla.), freshman Adrienne Barrett (West Granby, Conn.), sophomore Katie Visentin (Chesire, Conn.), freshman Hillary Wiles-Lafayette (Litchfield, Conn.), sophomore Carolyn Judge (Weston, Conn.), sophomore Brittanie Depoi (Brookfield, Conn.)

Varsity four - Sophomore Brittanie Reinold (Sulton, Mass.), sophomore Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.), senior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Mary Fowler (Milford, Conn.), junior Amanda Cote (Wakefield, R.I.)

Second varsity four - Sophomore Lindsay Sutherland (Willington, Conn.), sophomore Sara Trevisani (Duxbury, Mass.), sophomore Kylie Angell (Trumbull, Conn.), sophomore Ashley Kalinauskas (Vernon, Conn.), junior Ashley Burness (Hampton, N.H.)

Novice four - Freshman Mandy Collins (Harrisville, R.I.), freshman Kelly Macko (Boston, Mass.), sophomore Meredith Malinn (Norwood, Mass.), freshman Mara Gauger (Winsted, Conn.), freshman Bethany Stokes (Rockville, Md.)