Coach Pearce Lands GW Sailing's First Recruiting Haul
Incoming Quartet Adds Talent, Experience to Second-Year Program
June 25, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington sailing Head Coach John Pearce will welcome four incoming freshmen this fall as part of the second-year program's first recruiting class.
Coach Pearce has added Daniel DelBello, Colin Kennedy and Madison Oleson from the Northeast and Brendan Shanahan from the Southeast to the Colonials' roster for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign.
"This is GW sailing's first recruiting class as a varsity sport and they bring a huge amount of talent and experience to the team," said Coach Pearce. "Daniel, Colin and Brendan have excellent track records in the Laser class, which is an Olympic discipline and extremely competitive. They will bring a lot of physicality and speed to the table right away. Madison has a lot of experience in the two-person 420 class and will be a great addition to our team in women's and coed competition."
Daniel DelBello (Bedford N.Y., Fox Lane High School)
Colin Kennedy (East Williston N.Y., Regis High School)
Madison Oleson (Hopkinton Mass., Hopkinton High School)
Brendan Shanahan (Tierra Verde Fla., Shorecrest High School)
"Each of them have impressed me with solid character and great work ethic, and I'm sure they'll be strong additions to the GW Athletics community," added Coach Pearce. "Additionally, we have several promising walk-on athletes that will be joining the team in the fall."
The quartet of newcomers will join 16 returners for a fall season that opens with the MAISA Laser South Qualifier in Annapolis, Md., and Riley Cup in Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 14 and 15. GW sailing's full fall schedule can be found here.