Oct. 16, 2006
Manchester, N.H. - The Holy Cross Men's Crew team opened up fall competition with a win Saturday in Manchester, N.H. The Varsity Eight won the Men's Open by seven seconds over a team from MIT. The winning eight was compiled of seniors Jared Bennici (Marlboro, Conn.), Kevin Crowley (Brockton, Mass.), Dan Goulet (Watertown, Conn.), Benjamin Konicki (Foster, R.I.), Captain Albert Monte (Philadelphia, Pa.), Rob Schwab (Athol, Mass.), Captain Mathias Weiden (Yonkers, N.Y.), junior Michael Cutting (Rockville, Md.) and senior coxswain Elle Carolan (Wayne, Pa.). This marks the first time the Varsity eight competed this fall. The winning time of 14:59 barely broke the 15 minute mark, but was more than enough to take the competition.
The winning Varsity Eight wasn't the only entry for Holy Cross in that competition. Another eight man entry took fifth on the day with a time of 15:17 also got off to a solid start for the fall season. The team was made up of seniors Matthew Drago (Western Springs, Ill.), Thomas Meehan (Ambler, Pa.), James Staley (Walpole, Mass.), juniors Will Bogdanowicz (Chesapeake, Va.), Chris Lynett (Scranton, Pa.), sophomore Christopher Sieck (Haddonfiled, N.J.), freshmen Gaven Erlich (Rochester, N.Y.) and John Thornburgh (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior coxswain Diane Imperato (Northbrook, Ill.).
In the Men's Open four competition, the team of Monte, Schwab, Crowley, Goulet and coxswain sophomore Elizabeth Garvey (New York, N.Y.) took second with a time of 16:12. A team from MIT took the victory from Holy Cross, winning the race in 16:00. Another Holy Cross entry in the men's open four took 17th with a time of 17:37. The team was made up of sophomores Stephen Hawkins (Odessa, Fl.), Joseph McDonald (Hawthorne, N.J.), Kevin Nestor (New York, N.Y.), freshman Garrett Pearce (Haworth, N.J.) and sophomore coxswain Michael Dean (Plainville, Conn.).
The Crusader rowing teams are back on the water Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 in Boston, Mass. at the nationally known Head of the Charles competition. Races are scheduled to start at 8AM.