May 2, 2012

Sydlowski & Torres Earn All-Patriot League Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. Holy Cross senior captain Mollie Sydlowski (Amesbury, Mass.) and junior Aleks Torres (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) have earned All-Patriot League Women's Rowing honors. Sydlowski made the first team and Torres was selected to the second team. This is the first time that either athlete has earned this honor.

Both Sydlowski and Torres have been members of the varsity eight for all seven spring regattas. The varsity eight has two first-place finishes as it won a race versus Simmons and Smith, and a race versus UConn. The Crusaders also placed 13th out of 31 boats at the Knecht Cup, while they were fourth at the Patriot League Championship. During the fall season, the varsity eight placed fourth out of 36 boats at the Snake Regatta.

Sydlowski was also a member of the club eight crew this season that placed eighth out of 21 boats at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Sydlowski is a three-year member of the varsity eight. She was also named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a junior. Sydlowski is a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

Aleks Torres

Torres, who missed the 2011 spring season due to an injury, has been a member of the varsity eight since her freshman season. She rowed for the varsity eight in all 14 varsity races as a freshman. She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a sophomore.      

The Crusaders, who placed fourth at the Patriot League Championship, will compete at the 2012 New England Championship on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester on Saturday, May 5, at 8:00 a.m.

First Team All-Patriot League
Katherine Anderson, Sr., Bucknell, coxswain
Amanda Chikowski, Fr., Bucknell
Emily Gladstone, Jr., Bucknell
Jillian O'Mara, Sr., Bucknell
Kate Thomson, Jr., Colgate
Mollie Sydlowski, Sr., Holy Cross
Catherine Crowley, Sr., MIT
Allison Simi, Sr., MIT
Christina Lanouette, Sr., Navy

Second Team All-Patriot League
Alison Cohen, Sr., Bucknell
Gabriella Fleming-Shemer, So., Bucknell
Nicole Pilling, Sr., Bucknell
Macy Warren, So., Colgate
Aleks Torres, Jr., Holy Cross
Grace Lin, Sr., MIT, coxswain
Erin Meyer, So., MIT
Jacqueline Ogden, Sr., Lehigh
Mary Catherine Walsh, Sr., Navy

Patriot League Coach of the Year:  Stephen Kish, Bucknell
Patriot League Boat of the Year:
 Bucknell Varsity Eight