Men's & Women's All-NESCAC Rowing Teams Announced

Men's & Women's All-NESCAC Rowing Teams Announced

Williams, Bates & Trinity Headline Honorees

HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced today the 2012 edition of the 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-senior All-NESCAC First Team, with Matt Crimp (Anchorage, Alaska), coxswain Michelle McRae (Eugene, Ore.), Noah Schoenholtz (Bethesda, Md.), and Alexander Treco (Boston, Mass.) all receiving recognition. Treco garnered First Team honors for the second time in the last three years. The only holdover from last year's top team was Trinity's Vincent McLaughlin (Cherry Hill, Pa.), as he claimed First Team accolades for the second time in his career.

On the women's side, the Bates tandem of seniors Allison DiSalvo (Lowell, Mass.) and Haley Sive (Glenville, N.Y.) repeated on the First Team, with Sive taking home her third consecutive All-Conference First Team award. Senior teammate Elizabeth Sonshine (Short Hills, N.J.) received a promotion from last year's second team to round out the Bobcats' three selections.

Bates' Peter Steenstra swept the conference's coaching honors. Steenstra, now in his fourth season at the helm of the Bobcats' rowing programs, was honored as the women's Co-Coach of the Year last spring. Bates finished as the runner-up to Williams in both the men's and the women's grand final last Friday.

Six-time defending national champion Williams will be in pursuit of its eighth overall NCAA women's rowing title at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J. on May 25-27. Along with the Ephs at Lake Mercer will be Bates and Trinity. During the 2011 national championship, Williams edged out Bates for the team title by three points. The Ephs also won the individual title by finishing first in the grand final.


2012 NESCAC Men's Rowing All-Conference Team

First Team Institution Yr. Hometown
Matt Crimp Williams Sr. Anchorage, Alaska
Spencer Hattendorf Wesleyan Sr. Mt. Hermon, Mass.
Vincent McLaughlin Trinity Sr. Cherry Hill, Pa.
Michelle McRae (Coxswain) Williams Sr. Eugene, Ore.
Peter C. Miller Bates Sr. New York, N.Y.
Peter K. Miller Bates Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Noah Schoenholtz Williams Sr. Bethesda, Md.
Oliver Scholle Bates Sr. Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Brandon Taaffe Trinity Sr. Sarasota, Fla.
Alexander Treco Williams Sr. Boston, Mass.
Second Team Institution     
Yr. Hometown 
Mike Bai Tufts Sr. Great Neck, N.Y.
Wescott Gail Williams Sr. Portland, Maine
John Kelly Connecticut College So. Bronx, N.Y.
Peter Haley Bates Jr. Cos Cob, Conn.
Grant Nikols Wesleyan Jr. Newport Beach, Calif.
Theo Patsalos-Fox Williams Sr. Bernardsville, N.J.
Faust Petkovich Williams Sr. Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Jacob Sandor (Coxswain) Bates So. Montclair, N.J.
Shaun Stuer Trinity Jr. North Chelmsford, Mass.
Christopher Visentin Hamilton Sr. Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Andrew Wall Colby Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Coach of the Year      
Peter Steenstra

2012 NESCAC Women's Rowing All-Conference Team

First Team Institution Yr. Hometown
Holly Bailey Hamilton Sr. Gwynedd Valley, Pa.
Allison DiSalvo Bates Sr. Lowell, Mass.
Allison Friedlander Trinity Sr. West Windsor, N.J.
Jane McClellan Williams Sr. Concord, Mass.
Robin Neschke Trinity Jr. Still River, Mass.
Lindsay Olsen Williams Sr. Homer, Alaska
Emma Pelegri-O'Day Williams Sr. Menlo Park, Calif.
Haley Sive Bates Sr. Glenville, N.Y.
Elizabeth Sonshine Bates Sr. Short Hills, N.J.
Fiona Wilkes (Coxswain) Williams Sr. Palo Alto, Calif.
Second Team Institution     
Yr. Hometown 
Gabriella Bilotta (Coxswain) Bates So. Washington, D.C.
Greer Dent Wesleyan Sr. Washington, D.C.
Kathleen Holec Tufts Sr. New Canaan, Conn.
Lucy Frye Connecticut College Sr. Wenham, Mass.
Heather Monty Bates So. Bedford, N.H.
Caroline Riina Colby Sr. Baltimore, Md.
Renee Swetz Trinity So. Newton, Mass.
Sydney Tooze Williams Sr. Dover, Del.
Antonia Villa Hamilton Sr. Peapack, N.J.
Sara Wallace Williams Sr. Austin, Texas
Coach of the Year      
Peter Steenstra  Bates