WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's women's rowing team will send a lightweight 4+ boat to compete at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend in Boston, Mass. The Hoyas will race on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
"Our goal is to win this weekend," said Head Coach Stephen Full. "We've put in great work this fall and are excited about the progress we're seeing with this group. The Charles is a tough course and will show the importance of a good coxswain. It will truly be a five person race."
Georgetown will face off against new and familiar foes in the 11-boat race. The Hoyas will take on a pair of boats each from MIT and Boston University, as well as Harvard Radcliffe, Princeton, Stanford, Penn State, California and an international crew from Germany.
Competing for the Hoyas are Michaela McCool (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) at coxswain along with Elisabeth O'Brien (Darien, Conn./Darien), Caroline O'Brien (Darien, Conn./Darien), Megan Walsh (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) and Lindsay Olita (Vineland, N.J./Vineland).
"We're expecting a high tempo race at the Charles," said Assistant Coach Kieren Emery. "We've been rowing extremely well overall and have had a strong fall season with high expectations."
Following Sunday's race at the HOCR, the Hoyas return to the water on October 29 at the Princeton Chase.