2012 Women's Rowing Preview
LANCASTER, Pa. – Last season's third place Mid Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) placing was the best Franklin & Marshall has ever finished. This season the Diplomats will use progressive improvement to try and build upon the last year's success.
After having the most successful season in school history, the F&M rowing team will look to the six returning seniors Morgan Burgess, Emma Cedar, Allison Ercolano, Debra Gladwin, Seymone Killins, and Kathryn Winfree, that head coach Rob Weber says are the core of the team.
"I've been working with this group since their first year, and they are really a solid group," Weber said.
In addition to the six returning seniors, the Diplomats also return key contributor and All Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference selection Maggie Provencher, who started as a freshman. Joining Provencher will be Haley Post, who also received MARC honors last season and returns for the Diplomats.
Despite losing seniors Brittany George and Jan Heddens to graduation, F&M adds multiple newcomers to the roster. Molly Hack, Katelyn Keane, Kristine Dowd, Amalia Hack, Amanda Levit, Katharine Liebow, Haley Mead, Maayan Shalvi, Julie Whyte, and Danielle Tunkel will look to make an immediate impact this spring.
Tunkel will take over Heddens coxswain position in steering the boat. "Tunkel will be a strong contributor over the next four years," stated Weber.
"We've been getting faster through our winter workouts. If we focus on improving, results will take care of themselves," added Weber. "Success can be measured in many ways, winning is one of them, but we need to worry about how we are racing, not who."
F&M opens its spring season on Saturday, March 17 against Bryn Mawr and Richard Stockton in Conshohocken, Pa.