Bucknell Tops Rowing All-Patriot League Selections



April 28, 2011

Center Valley, Pa. - Based on their first-place finish in the varsity eight race at the Patriot League Rowing Championship on Sunday, Bucknell led all schools with seven student-athletes and four first-team honorees on the sport's All-Patriot League Team, it was announced on Thursday.

Colgate, which finished second in the varsity eight race, had four total honorees with a pair on both the first and second team. The next three finishers, Navy, Holy Cross and MIT, had one first and one second-team selection apiece, while Lehigh notched a second-team pick. Each head coach selected the student-athletes from their team, with the amounts for each school allocated by the finish in the varsity eight race.

Senior Carol Schoenecker, junior Jillian O'Mara, senior Christina Cabiati and junior Katherine Anderson represent the Bison as first-team All-Patriot League selections, with Anderson as the coxswain pick. Senior Taylor Jordan, junior Katharine Watson and senior Allison Martens were Bucknell's second-team choices. All seven rowers were part of Bucknell's winning varsity eight squad which claimed the Boat of the Year award and clinched the Bison's sixth-consecutive Patriot League title by holding off Colgate, Navy and Holy Cross to win the race. O'Mara earns her second-consecutive first-team selection, while Cabiati was named to the second-team last season.

Colgate was represented on the first team by seniors Annabelle Glass and Elspeth Monigle, with senior Kalin Hennegan and junior coxswain Jillian Anderson on the second team.

Navy, which finished second in the overall standings for the sixth year in a row, placed senior Michelle Romero on the first team and senior Alexandra Lado on the second team. Romero received first-team All-Patriot League honors for the second year in a row.

Holy Cross junior Kate Broderick was placed on the first team, with senior Odet Douglass on the second team.

For MIT, junior Catherine Crowley earned her second-straight first-team All-Patriot League selection, with freshman Lauren Gresko making the second team.

Junior Jackie Ogden earned Lehigh's second-team All-Patriot League spot, making the squad for the second year in a row.

The Academic All-Patriot League Team for rowing will be announced next week.

Rowing All-Patriot League Team

First-Team All-Patriot League
Bucknell senior Carol Schoenecker
Bucknell junior Jillian O'Mara
Bucknell senior Christina Cabiati
Bucknell junior Katherine Anderson (coxswain)
Colgate senior Annabelle Glass
Colgate senior Elspeth Monigle
Navy senior Michelle Romero
Holy Cross junior Kate Broderick
MIT junior Catherine Crowley

Second-Team All-Patriot League
Bucknell senior Taylor Jordan
Bucknell junior Katharine Watson
Bucknell senior Allison Martens
Colgate senior Kalin Hennegan
Colgate junior Jillian Anderson (coxswain)
Navy senior Alexandra Lado
Holy Cross senior Odet Douglass
MIT freshman Lauren Gresko
Lehigh junior Jackie Ogden