Many thanks to the McGillivarys for hosting such an awesome party and for the many parents and athletes who made it happen. Did you miss the video tribute to Ted? Or want to watch it again? Ron Dreben and Alison Richards crammed 20 years into a eight minute inspirational tribute to Ted and crew. Watch it now. Get your rower to watch it too!
On February 2nd, with STA Head Coach Ted Haley, NCS Head Coach Greg King and the other crew coaches rooting for them, NCS and STA crew team members competed in the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA.
The girls, including many freshman, took on the challenge of rowing the 20 minute test surrounded by spectators. Senior and Team Co-Captain Elena Modesti walked away with a first place finish in the women’s lightweight event with 4941 meters. The girls also had a strong showing in the open weight event, many achieving personal records. Junior Julia Gorka placed 4th against a very strong top three, just a few meters behind 3rd place. On the STA side, three of our boys placed in the top ten in the open weight event, highlighted by the “twin towers” of Jack Abeel and Daniel Boasberg. These two powerful juniors tied for first with 5803 meters. Check out the results for your rower.
This event was good exposure for our rowers, an opportunity to see some of their competition for the first time, and a welcome break from the erg room. Great job by all of the NCS and STA rowers who participated! Also, NCS Head Coach Greg King, coaches Rachel Gabbay, Sal Assenza and Ed Crocker, with assistance from NCS alum Helen Beckner, are doing an outstanding job working with the rowers in winter conditioning. They are establishing the strength, aerobic base and confidence they need for a successful spring racing season.
GO EAGLES! GO BULLDOGS!
Invitations have gone out but it has been hard to track down everyone who might want to come to this fun and festive 20 year anniversary celebration. If we missed you or you misplaced your invite, here’s another chance to see the details and RSVP. There will be a buffet dinner and wine tasting at the home of Tracy and Greg McGillivary (Duncan, STA ’13) and it is going to be FUN. Please RSVP by February 8.
for our annual information meeting in the St. Albans Refectory. Freshman rowers and their parents and any rowers new to the program, should attend a special session from 6:00-6:30 pm that evening. All rowers and their parents will then meet at 6:30 pm. At least one parent needs to be present. The meeting should be done by 8:00 pm.
This important meeting will include information about the upcoming season and Spring Break trip to Florida. Come and meet the St. Albans and NCS coaches, team captains, and parent board members. Pizza will be served. Please bring your calendars and checkbooks. We will have forms for you to fill out at the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Have a great holiday season and happy new year.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wine Tasting Celebration
at the home of
Tracy and Greg McGillivary (Duncan’13)
Invitations to arrive in mid-January. Note to alums: please email your mailing address to
firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have your current address. We don’t want you to miss your invite.