Women's Rowing Names 2011-2012 Team Captains

Meaghan Pedlow

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross women's rowing program has named seniors Beth Charron (Manchester, N.H.), Meaghan Pedlow (Charlotte, N.C.) and Mollie Sydlowski (Amesbury, Mass.) as 2011-2012 team captains. Senior Jackie Esperti (Charlton, N.Y.) has also been named a team vice captain. This is the second straight season that Charron will be a captain.

Charron, Pedlow and Sydlowski were all members of the varsity eight during the 2010-2011 season. The varsity eight placed first versus Boston College and Connecticut to win the Irving-Christensen Cup, defeated UMass in a dual-race, placed fourth at the Patriot League Championship and finished fifth at the New England Championship.

Also this past season, Charron earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete honors and was a member of the inaugural Patriot League All-Academic team. She is a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and has rowed with the varsity eight for all three seasons. As a sophomore, Pedlow earned second team All-Patriot League honors and received All-ECAC National Invitational accolades. She is a three-year member of the varsity eight. Sydlowski, who was a member of the varsity eight for her sophomore and junior years, earned 2011 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Esperti is a three-year member of the second varsity eight. This past season, the second varsity eight defeated New Hampshire and Simmons in dual-races. The second varsity eight also placed third at the Patriot League Championship and at the New England Championship. As a sophomore she was a member of a boat that placed third at the Patriot League Championship and second at the New England Championship, while as a freshman the second varsity eight finished third at the Patriot League Championship and second at the ECAC National Invitational Championship.