Aug 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown Crew Head Coach Tony Johnson has announced eighteen experienced incoming athletes who will add to the Georgetown Heavyweight and Lightweight Team for 2013-14. The class includes 15 rowers and three coxswains to bolster the Hoyas depth on the water.
Nicholas Biedermann – 6’3” 200 - Bedford, NH – Nicholas rowed for Bedford Crew and stroked their top four at the Head of the Charles.
“Nicholas has the potential to make an impact on our team as he continues to develop on the collegiate level,” Johnson noted.
Christopher Cacace – 6’2” 185 – Tarrytown, NY - A track and crew athlete in high school Chris began his on the water training at Pelham Community Rowing Club.
“We are very impressed with Chris’ athletic ability," said Johnson, "and we feel he has the capacity to go far in our sport."
Christa Choy – Coxswain – Seoul, South Korea – Christa has rowing and coxing experience in high school at Andover. She also was the coxswain at Bryn Mawr College last year.
“We are very happy to have Christa joining us this year as a coxswain. Her contributions will be quite valuable right off the bat."
Robby Danziger – 6’5” 175 – Lincoln, MA - Robby was a champion at NEIRAs this year for Belmont Hill in the men’s second four.
“Robby comes from a storied program with the results to match," Johnson said. "We are excited to have him join our team this fall."
Sydney Green – Coxswain - Glen Ellyn, IL- Sydney was the top varsity coxswain at St. Ignatius Chicago and has experience coxing at the Head of the Charles and in championship races in the spring.
“Sydney has a wealth of coxing experience," Johnson mentioned, "and we are lucky to have her joining us this fall."
Joey Greenspan – 6’5” 215 – Easton, CT – Joey started rowing for the University of Connecticut and is looking to join Georgetown Crew as a sophomore.
“We are fortunate to have Joey coming to the Hilltop," Johnson said. "We're looking forward to seeing what he can do as a member of our squad this fall
Daniel Kreytak – 5’11” 160 - Lexington, MA – Daniel was a four year rower at Belmont Hill and competed at the Head of the Charles and NEIRAs.
"Daniel already has some great experience under his belt," Johnson said, "so we'll look to him to compete hard for us once the season rolls around."
Alex Mauboussin - 6’2” 185 – Darien, CT – Alex has sculling experience at Youth Nationals rowing for Maritime Rowing Club.
“Alex has a very strong sculling background, which caught our eye," Johnson mentioned. "We look forward to having him join our team."
Conor McCarick – 6’1” 158 – Valhalla, NY – Conor was a four year rower in high school and was in the first varsity eight at Fordham Prep.
“Connor has the potential to be a great asset for us," Johnson said. "He comes to us with solid rowing and racing experience, which will be key for us in the fall."
Patrick McCarthy -6’3” 170 – New York, NY – Patrick has competed at Henley Royal Regatta in the St. Paul’s NH first eight as a sophomore. He also competed as a cross country athlete in HS.
“We are excited to have an athlete of Patrick’s caliber join the ranks here at Georgetown Crew," Johnson said.
Kevin McGowan – 6’2” 170 – Bowie, MD – Kevin was a Stotesbury Regatta Champion in the varsity eight for Gonzaga High School this past year and went to Henley as a junior.
“Kevin is a seasoned competitor," Johnson said, "and we are very lucky to have him join this class this year.”
Vaughan Merrick - 6’4” 175 – Greenwich, CT – Vaughan competed in the varsity eight for Row America Rowing Club, Rye NY at this year’s Youth Nationals.
“We are happy to have Vaughan joining our squad this fall," said Johnson. "His eights experience will be a valuable addition to the team.”
Josephine Moore – Coxswain- Berlin, Germany - Josephine has rowing and coxing experience in Germany. She was a rower at Holy Cross College last year.
“Coxswain is always an important roll," Johnson mentioned, "and we feel very comfortable that Josephine can help us out with her experience."
John Oswald – 6’1” 175 – Greenwich, CT – He competed at Youth Nationals this past June in the first varsity boat for Row America Rowing Club in Rye, NY.
“John was a proven steady performer at his rowing club," Johnson said. "We will count on him to continue to produce for us here on the Hilltop."
Hayden Pascal – 6’4” 195 - Greenwich, CT – He was in the first boat and co-captain at Taft School and has experience racing at the NEIRA Championships.
“Hayden was a top performer at Taft," said Johnson, "and we look forward to having him behind an oar for the Hoyas."
Jack Sardinia – 6’ 158 – Hamburg, NY – Jack was a four year rower and silver medalist in the lightweight eight for Canisius High School at Youth Nationals.
“We're excited about Jack like with so many in this class," Johnson said, "as he'll make a strong and experienced addition to our squad,"
Cameron Ward – 6’2” 160 – Cameron was in the Varsity eight at Princeton National Rowing Association and competed at Youth Nationals.
“Cameron comes from a highly competitive program," Johnson said. "We are looking forward to having him become a part of our team."
Jefferson Xu – 5’11” 162 – Vancouver BC – Jefferson is a four year rower for the St. George’s School varsity eight and also played rugby.
“Jefferson will be a welcome addition to our squads," Johnson said. "We are impressed with his athleticism”.