Holy Cross Rowing Announces Incoming Freshman Class

July 25, 2005

Pat Diggins, the director of rowing at Holy Cross, has announced that 11 freshmen will join the Crusader rowing teams in the fall of 2005. The Holy Cross incoming class includes six men and five women. David Anderson, John Bailey, Christian Bratton, Adam Furlong, Patrick Golden and Jonathan Greenglass will join the men's team, while Sarah Cotterill, Kayla Gillin, Meghan Grainer, Lindy McGrail and Kelly St. Germain and will join the women's squad.

A native of Webster, Mass., Anderson comes to Holy Cross from St. John's High School, where he was coached by John Ermilio. He was a four-year member of the rowing team, including two seasons on the varsity squad. Anderson also earned a gold medal at the NEIRA in 2005. He will take part in the lightweight program with the Crusaders.

Bailey, a native of Willington, Conn., rowed for coach Colin Regan at Edwin O. Smith High School. A two-year member of the varsity squad, he served as team captain in 2004-2005, and earned the squad's Most Improved Award in 2004. Bailey was a member of a boat which placed first at the 2004 Connecticut Public Schools rowing championship, while earning a bronze medal in 2003. He will take part in the lightweight program with the Crusaders.

Bratton rowed for coach Roger Ross (a 1996 Holy Cross graduate) at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa. During his senior year, he was part of a crew which won the Philadelphia City Championship. Bratton will be the fifth rower to come to Holy Cross from Roman Catholic High School.

A native of Lawrenceville, N.J., Furlong rowed at the Hun School of Princeton. A member of the heavyweight squad, he comes from the same school that produced former Holy Cross rower Elliot Repko (Class of 1996).

Golden, a native of Manhasset, N.Y., comes to Holy Cross from Chaminade High School. A heavyweight rower, Golden's high school coach was John Callorin, who is a 1989 graduate of Holy Cross.

Greenglass comes to the Crusaders from Duxbury, Mass., where he attended Duxbury High School. A two-year member of the Duxbury varsity rowing team, he will be a member of the lightweight squad. In addition to rowing, Greenglass was a member of the soccer team at Duxbury, and earned the team's Most Inspirational Award in 2004.

Cotterill, a native of Storrs, Conn., comes to Holy Cross from Edwin O. Smith High School. A three-year letterwinner on the varsity team, she earned the team's Most Valuable Coxswain Award in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. During her senior year, Cotterill also served as team captain.

A native of Somerdale, N.J., Gillin comes to Holy Cross from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, where she rowed for coach Amy Winner. A three-year member of the varsity squad, she served as team captain during her senior season. The 5'10" Gillin was a high school teammate of current Crusader junior Allison Humphreys.

Grainer, a native of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., rowed for coach Jon Mendreski at Cold Spring Harbor High School. A four-year member of the varsity squad, she received the team's Coach's Award in 2003. Grainer won a silver medal at the New York state championships in 2004, while taking home a bronze medal in 2003. She also earned a second place finish at the Long Island Championship in 2004.

A native of West Roxbury, Mass., McGrail comes to Holy Cross from the Boston Latin School. A four-year member of the varsity team coached by Gilliam Curran, McGrail served as team captain during both her junior and senior seasons.

St. Germain joins the Crusaders from Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School in Cambridge, Mass. A member of coach Dale Wickenhiser's varsity team since the fall of 2002, she has shown the versatility to be both a rower and a coxswain. During her high school career, she has both rowed and coxed at the Head of the Charles.

The Crusaders are scheduled to open the 2005 fall season on October 2, when they take part in the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Mass.