Williams & Bates Headline Honorees
HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced today the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Rowing All-Conference Teams. The 10-member squads are comprised of individuals from the eight league teams based on each team’s finish at the NESCAC championships, which are held in conjunction with the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championship.
The Williams men’s rowing squad placed four individuals on the All-NESCAC First Team, with seniors Nicholas Evert (New York, N.Y.), Julian Fernandez (Emerson, N.J.), coxswain Andrew Marsh (Durham, N.C.), and Erick Quay (Seattle, Wash.) all receiving recognition. Bates placed three individuals on the First team, with seniors Caleb Glassman (Radnor, Pa.), Sam MacGregor (Princeton, N.J.) and Hank Schless (Old Greenwich, Conn.) collecting honors. Rounding out the team are seniors Keegan Duffy (Norwich, Vt.) and Nick Petrillo (Chappaqua, N.Y.) of Wesleyan and junior Elias Riskin (Los Angeles, Calif.) of Trinity. Fernandez, Marsh and Quay were all First team honorees last year, while Evert was named to last year’s second team.
Williams head coach Peter Wells was chosen by his peers as the 2014 NESCAC Men’s Rowing Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. Wells, who has guided this Ephs since 1982, also received the award in 2010 and 2011.
On the women’s side, Bates senior coxswain Gabriella Bilotta (Washington, D.C.) and senior Heather Monty (Bedford, N.H.) made their first All-NESCAC First Team appearances, after being named to the 2012 and 2013 Second Teams. Classmates Alexandra Hill (Wayland, Mass.) and Sarah Murphy (Wellesley, Mass.) also represented the NESCAC Champion Bobcats. Senior Tala Abujbara (Doha, Qatar) and juniors Andrea Dunchus (Kinnelon, N.J.) and Piper Sallquist (Seattle, Wash.) represented Williams. It was Sallquist’s second All-NESCAC appearance, having been selected to the 2013 First Team. Trinity landed a pair of seniors on the First Team with Claire Barkin (Weston, Mass.), a 2013 First Team pick, and Jillian Zieff (Wayland, Mass.), a first-time all-conference honoree. Wesleyan senior Kayla Cloud (Ketcham, Idaho) rounded out the 2014 First Team.
Bates head coach Peter Steenstra was chosen by his peers as the 2014 NESCAC Women’s Rowing Coach of the Year. It is the third time he has earned the award, as he selected in 2011 and named Co-Coach of the Year in 2012. Steenstra led Bates to the program’s first NESCAC Championship to earn an automatic bid to the national championship. The Bobcats have finished as NCAA Runners-Up each of the last five seasons, and will pursue the national title May 30-31 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Trinity, Wesleyan and Williams will also be in pursuit of a national title, having earned at-large bids.
Men's All Conference Teams
Women's All Conference Teams