Notre Dame head coach Martin Stone

Irish Head Back To Mercer Lake In Search Of Ninth Consecutive Conference Title

May 12, 2012

BIG EAST Championship Central Page

Free BIG EAST Website Race Streaming

BIG EAST Free On-Demand Video Channel

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame rowing team returns to the water at 8 a.m. (ET) on Sunday on Mercer Lake in Mercer, N.J., in search of its ninth consecutive BIG EAST Title. The eight consecutive titles is the longest active streak in the conference.

Races are tentatively scheduled to commence with eight preliminary heats in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and third varsity eight races at 8:00 a.m. Race finals will follow at approximately 11 a.m., beginning with the third varsity four final.

Last season, the Irish extended their conference win streak to eight after holding off Louisville by five points (114-109). Georgetown concluded last year’s races in third place with 95 total points.

The Irish will take to the water as the overall No. 1 seeded boat in all six scoring events, comprised of the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, third varsity eight and third varsity four. The squad also comes into this year’s championship as the only BIG EAST team in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/USRowing team rankings, checking in at 15th, and have the second-ranked varsity four crew in the Central Region.

For complete coverage of the races, be sure to check the BIG EAST Rowing Championship Central page linked at the top of the page. Live streaming of all races can also be viewed through the race streaming link above as well as athlete and coach interviews through the On-Demand link. Be sure check back with for a recap of the Irish from the 2012 BIG EAST Championship.

Irish Boatings for BIG EAST Championship:

Varsity Eight:

Abby Meyers (coxswain), Joanna Poinsatte, Stephanie O’Neill, Olivia Kacsits, Erin McConnell, Erin Boxberger, Ailish Sheehan, Courtney Gaberino, Morgan Kelley

Second Varsity Eight:

Christina Dines (coxswain), Ingrid Woelfel, Lauren Tharp, Rose Doerfler, Anna Kottkamp, Paige Aiello, Kelsey Haddad, Teresa Blumenstein, Teresa Rubinger

Varsity Four:

Danni Schneider (coxswain), Sarah McShane, Katie Suyo, Stella Willoughby, Kelsey Sekanick

Second Varsity Four:

Mikaela Prego (coxswain), Madelynn Conlin, Kathryn Monahan, Stephanie Winsch, Anna Sliwinski

Third Varsity Eight:

Becca MacDonald, Carlee Beckler, Ching-Ting Hwang, Kiersten DeHaven, Valerie Brencher, Kelsey Murphy, Elizabeth Linnemanstons, Analisa LaMair-Orosco, Sarah Hart

Third Varsity Four:

Leah Corachea (coxswain), Greer Cully, Christine McGough, Madeline Loper, Hayley Johnson

Notre Dame All-Time Results At BIG EAST Championship:

Year: Place: Points:

2011 1st 114

2010 1st 121

2009 1st 112

2008 1st 123

2007 1st 118

2006 1st 122

2005 1st 116

2004 1st 116

2003 2nd 110

2002 2nd 109

2001 2nd 93