Oct. 3, 2013
UConn Today Rowing Feature
STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut rowing team has selected seniors Natalie Carlone (Fort Washington, Pa.) and Chelsea Zabel (Guilford, Conn.) as captains for the 2013-14 season.
Carlone is in her fourth season as a member of the team and competed as stroke of the varsity eight and finished the season in the seventh seat. In the fall of 2012, she stroked the varsity eight that placed second and the varsity four at the Head of the Riverfront, stroked the Club four that placed fifth at the Head of the Charles and sat six seat of the varsity eight that placed third at the Head of the Fish. She was also a captain during the 2012-13 season and she is also president of UConn's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee this year.
Zabel is also in her fourth season as a member the team and competed as a member of the second varsity eight last spring -- finishing the season in two seat. In the fall of 2012, she competed in bow seat of the second varsity eight that placed second at the Head of the Riverfront, bow seat of the club eight at the Head of the Charles and bow seat of the second varsity eight at the Head of the Fish.
"The team and coaches are very excited to have Natalie and Chelsea as captains this year," said UConn head coach Jennifer Wendry. "They have great leadership qualities and will play a major role in setting the competitive tone for the year. Both on and off the water, Chelsea and Natalie are great representatives for our team."
The Huskies open their fall season as they take to the Connecticut River this Sunday in Hartford for the Head of the Riverfront Regatta. They will have four eights racing in the morning (8:35 a.m.) and three fours racing in the afternoon (1:15 p.m.).
"The fall practices have been very productive," said Wendry. "We are excited to get on the river and see some competition."
The Huskies will be racing in pink shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Follow UConn Rowing on Twitter @UConnRowing #UConnRowForGold for updated results.