GW Sailing Set to be Tested at Atlantic Coast Regattas
Colonials Seek to Impress as Second Fall Season of Varsity Competition Concludes
Nov. 14, 2013
WASHINGTON - GW sailing will test itself against the best competition on the East Coast in its final two regattas of the fall this weekend - the Women's Atlantic Coast Championship in Ithaca, N.Y., and the Atlantic Coast Tournament in New London, Conn.
The same quartet that finished seventh at the MAISA Fall Women's Championship to secure a Women's ACC bid - sophomore Maria Sinagra and senior Kaitlin Denney in A Division, and sophomore Hannah McNomee and senior Erin McCormack in B Division - will race for the Colonials on Cayuga Lake at the event hosted by Cornell.
"We have the chance to face 13 of the top 15 nationally ranked teams in a regatta that will be just as difficult as this coming spring's national championship. It's a great opportunity to showcase our skills, shake up the pecking order, and prepare ourselves for a successful spring season," said Head Coach John Pearce.
GW will send freshman Brendan Shanahan and junior Matthew Ricci in A Division, and freshmen Daniel DelBello and Gabriella Malek in B Division to the coed Atlantic Coast Tournament on the Thames River, home venue of host Connecticut College.
"We will be facing three nationally ranked teams along with many teams, including ourselves, that are on the 'bubble' of being ranked. We have a very young group of sailors at the event, but they sail like upperclassmen and I'm confident their performance this weekend will turn some heads," added Coach Pearce.
"This weekend will be a great assessment of where our team stands compared to our national ICSA competition," said Coach Pearce.
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