Ali Fauci is PAC-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year!

13390791-300x400Congratulations to Ali Fauci (NCS 2010) for impressive achievements in rowing and in the classroom at Stanford! Ali was named PAC-12’s Scholar-Athlete of the year, won the PAC-12 rowing championship with the varsity boat the very same day, and is off to work at Twitter in the fall as a software engineer.

Check out this video interview to hear what Ali has to say about the relationship between rowing and schoolwork. Find out more about Ali and what it takes to be Scholar-Athlete of the year in this Stanford News article. Ali, we are proud of you!

NCS and STA All-Met Athletes!

Congratulations to Anne Bertram, Elena Modesti, Daniel Boasberg, and Aris Togias, Washington Post’s All-Met crew athletes, and to Hadley Irwin, Haley Goodfellow, Jack Abeel, John Kim, and Andrew Teplitz for honorable mentions…What an outstanding way to finish the 2014 season!

2014 all met girls

2014 all met

As promised, more photos from Nationals weekend

collegeboundsrsIt was a “whirlwind of a weekend” and many thanks are due to out talented coaches and hardworking parent volunteers. Congratulations to our Eagles and Bulldogs and especially our college-bound seniors! We will miss you all.

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Recap of Stotesbury weekend, off to Nationals!

Stotesbury was a wild ride. In addition to the nerves, the weather made conditions challenging for everyone. Even keeping shoes on was difficult in mud a foot deep! All crews put up a great fight.

_DSC2814-X2For NCS, the JV four rowed a determined time trial, beating half the entered crews. Our freshman girls were hit with harsh winds and swirly conditions, yet rowed themselves into the semis where they put up a good fight, managing the uncertainty of floating starts and ending with a mad sprint. The 2V had the toughest conditions during their time trial and came up a slot short from qualifying for the semis. The winds calmed down in the afternoon and the girls 1V put up a great time, coming in first in the time trial to qualify for Saturday’s final race. On Saturday, the girls 1v got off the line behind the other crews in the free-for-all floating starts but put together an amazing sprint in the last 500 meters to go from 4th to 2nd. This was NCS’s 3rd Stotesbury silver medal in 3 years. Great job all crews!

img_3072For STA, the frosh did a great job under challenging conditions. They placed 12th in the time trial, competed in the semi-finals and just missed qualifying for the finals. The junior 4 is one of the most highly subscribed event at the entire regatta. Our boys’ 4 finish of 28 out of 63 crews was a solid effort. Our boys 2v showed that last week’s big win at the VASRA championships was no fluke; they were 2nd in the time trial and 3rd in the final against a very strong Gonzaga crew. This was a richly deserved bronze medal and continues a streak of medals in this event that dates back to 2009. Our boys 1st 8, after a big win against Gonzaga 2 weeks ago and a solid victory at VASRA the 1V was fired up to compete. Sadly, a sunken log around the 750 meter mark knocked the skeg and rudder off the boat. The crew bravely finished the time trial, but the damage had been done. So disappointing for everyone! Fortunately, with the support of the entire club, this boat will race against many of the same crews at this week’s SRA Nationals in NJ (this Friday and Saturday), channel their energy into that competition, and hope to show their best. Nice work Bulldogs! We are proud of you!

Enjoy more photos of our Eagles and Bulldogs. Many thanks to John Green and Bill Phelps (photos from Friday and Saturday).

Go Eagles!

Go Bulldogs!