Women's Rowing Places Second At WCC Championship

Sami Koppinger and Rachel Schlosser both earned All-WCC honors.
 
Sami Koppinger and Rachel Schlosser both earned All-WCC honors.
 
 

April 29, 2011

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -  The Gonzaga University women's rowing team placed second at the West Coast Conference Rowing Championship Friday. The Bulldogs, who before today had won 12 of the last 14 championships, fell to the University of San Diego for the second consecutive year.

Gonzaga placed second in all three races; which took place at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center on Lake Natoma.

In the final point standings, San Diego topped Gonzaga 36 to 30. Saint Mary's College finished third (24), followed by Creighton (16) who was rowing in its first WCC Championship, Loyola Marymount University (14) and Santa Clara University (5).

All three races were tightly contested on the morning. San Diego's Varsity Four bested Gonzaga by three seconds to take a six-point to five lead with two races to go. In the Eight II race, once again the Toreros proved to be tough, topping Gonzaga by 4.6 seconds. 

Entering the final race of the morning, San Diego held an 18-15 lead over the Bulldogs.

The Championship title came down to the last race of the day once again, and for the second straight year, San Diego pulled through for the victory, edging Gonzaga by a mere 1.6 seconds.

"There were all hard fought races today," stated head coach Melissa Flint. "I am proud of the effort each boat put forth but unfortunately we didn't get the results we wanted. We now have some fine tuning to do before the WIRA Championships."

Sami Koppinger and Rachel Schlosser were both named to the All-West Coast Conference team.

San Diego head coach Kim Cupini was named the WCC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season, while San Diego's Allyn DeLozier garnered WCC Coxswain of the Year honors for the second straight year.


 

 

Official results and a listing of the complete 2011 All-West Coast Conference Rowing Team follow.

WCC Women's Rowing Championships

Friday, April 29, 2011
Lake Natoma (Rancho Cordova, California)

Final Standings
San Diego, 36
Gonzaga, 30
Saint Mary's, 24
Creighton, 16
Loyola Marymount, 14
Santa Clara, 5

I Four Race Official Results
1. San Diego, 7:58.8
(cox: Kristin Jones; Madison Browning; Melanie Lucas-Conwell; Lauren Rollins; Hannah Whitney)
2. Gonzaga, 8:01.8
(cox: Jordan Schroeder; Corrine Gould; Madison Keaty; Alex Pollastro; Renee Wyman)
3. Saint Mary's, 8:30.5
(cox: Kaila Garza; Ann Boyd; Brandy Cho; Olivia Hua; Chelsea Serrano)
4. Creighton, 8:49.4
(cox: Kristina Ward; Katie Daugherty; Tayler Davis; Morgan McEnery; Molly Meister)
5. Loyola Marymount, 9:14.3
(cox: Olivia Eischeneer; Uzuri Amandla; Jennifer Boucher; Kiana Otsuka; Allie Shorin)

II Eight Race Official Results
1. San Diego, 7:09.5
(cox: Kaitlin Soper; Maggie Cole; Lindsey Dornes; Stephanie Jegat; Brittany Johnson; Nichole Norby; Lisa O'Toole; Jennifer Travis; Hannah Ward)
2. Gonzaga, 7:14.1
(cox: Nicky Talkington; Grace Ditzler; Tayler Drake; Olivia Miller; Courtney Norris; Agatha Oleksiak; Christine Powers; Maryssa Thompson; Therese Yranni)
3. Saint Mary's 7:24.2
(cox: Lisa Wickheim; Rachel Alvarez; Taylor Balian; AnaKarina Castrillo; Maryann Concannon; Alex Iwaszewicz; Nathalie Lambrecht; Jillian Parlee; Nicolette Pierantoni)
4. Loyola Marymount 7:32.3
(cox: Jen Koester; Cassidy Baine; P.K. Carey-Jones; Danielle Ciraulo; Ku'ulei Lake; Elizabeth LaLonde; Harriet Russell; Kerry Small; Ally Wilches)
5. Creighton 7:44.4
(cox: Hayley Pilcher; Whitney Jenich; Nicole Kamada; Maggie Miller; Kathryn Mindt; Christina Moore; Lauren Roknich; Hilary Van Noort; Laura Jo Washle)
6. Santa Clara 8:03.8
(cox: Brittany Meyer; Vanessa Delgado; Kayla Edquilane; Berkeley Fial; Melissa Giorgi; Melanie Lara; Cora Lemar; Samantha Meredith; Estelle Richardson)

I Eight Race Official Results
1. San Diego, 6:56.9
(cox: Allyn DeLozier; Taylar Albertini; Taylor Caldwell; Michelle Geesman; Brianna Lamb; Courtney Olson; Hannah Patrick; Gina Schneider; Marilyn Smith)
2. Gonzaga, 6:58.5
(cox: Natalie Wolfrom; Sammi Koppinger; Teddi McGuire; Christy Mentele; Elise Perkins; Chelsea Quilling; Rachel Schlosser; Paula Welly; Hannah Winters)
3. Saint Mary's 7:23.0
(cox: Marrah Galvin; Haley Adams; Christina Bennett; Jordan Bonadio; Savina Brown; Michelle Burns; Dana Cook; Deanna Estes; Laura Kocourek)
4. Creighton 7:32.8
(cox: Ellie Ritchey; Anne Beethe; Alex Blomquist; Meg Blue; Kim Boehm; Kayla Heimerman; Emily Keating; Lauren Klick; Christine Koehler)
5. Loyola Marymount 7:34.7
(cox: Kayla Pietruszka; Maggie Boze; Shannon Craig; Chris Erhart; Mary Foster; Michelle Herrerias; Hanna Osborne; Katrina Regan; AlexSilva)
6. Santa Clara 7:36.4
(cox: Caitlin Cutting; Katie Caudle; Deanna Clark; Rachel Donohoe; Adrienne Lohe; Blair Mitchell; Laurel Schuster; Hilary Stewart; Jillian Walker)

2011 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Kim Cupini, San Diego

2011 West Coast Conference Coxswain of the Year
Allyn DeLozier, San Diego

2011 West Coast Conference All-Conference Team
Jordan Bonadio, Saint Mary's
Taylor Caldwell, San Diego
Mary Foster, Loyola Marymount
Kayla Heimerman, Creighton
Sami Koppinger, Gonzaga
Hannah Patrick, San Diego
Rachel Schlosser, Gonzaga
Gina Schneider, San Diego
Jillian Walker, Santa Clara

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