SHELTON, Conn. (Oct. 11, 2008) – The University of Connecticut women’s rowing tem competed on Saturday at the Head of the Housatonic. In the novice four event, UConn finished third out of five crews. UMass A won, followed by Trinity College A, UConn, UMass B and Lesley College. Rowing for UConn was Jessica Chames, Dana Haddad, Liz Nissen, Meredith Kaiser, and Sara Trevisani.
In the College Division I event, UConn's varsity eight finished a solid fifth out of 15 crews. Defending NCAA Division I champion Yale took the top three spots, followed by Rhode Island with UConn only one second behind them. The UConn second varsity eight and third varsity eight finished 12th and 13th.
Rowing for UConn in the varsity eight was sophomore Gretchen Stern (Rexford, N.Y.), sophomore Kim Weber (Ridgefield, Conn.), senior Kathy Les (South Windsor, Conn.), junior Sarah Willhoft (Manchester, Conn.), junior Rebecca Likar (East Lyme, Conn.), junior Katie Rauscher (Manchester, Conn.), sophomore Morfia Efthimiou (Stonington, Conn.), Diana Filipek and sophomore Katelyn Donovan (Sherman, Conn.).
Rowing for UConn in the second varsity eight was sophomore Taylor Hoige (Baldwinsville N.Y.), junior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Audrey Squire (Kinnelon, N.J.), junior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), junior Julie Konstantino (Orange, Conn.), Dana Haddad, junior Charisse Laughery (Columbia, Conn.), sophomore Amanda Cote (Wakefield, R.I.) and junior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.).
Rowing for UConn in the third varsity eight was sophomore Taylor Pence (Vienna, Va.), sophomore Brittany Koether (Orange, Conn.), junior Jackie Ortuso (Somerset, N.J.), junior Sylvia Czupi (Woodbridge, Conn.), Jessica Chames, Amanda Sibley, sophomore Brittany Weiss (New Milford, Conn.), sophomore Hailey Rosa (Mansfield, Conn.) and junior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Conn.).
UConn races on Sunday at the Head of the Connecticut at 3:00 p.m.
Results from Division I College Eight
Rhode Island 15:03.2
Rhode Island B 15:29
Columbia B 15:45
Rhode Island C 15:55
UConn B 16:09.2
UConn C 16:29.2
Sacred Heart 16:36