May 3, 2006
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League announced the first-ever women's rowing All-League team on Wednesday, consisting of 11 members, who were all varsity eight race participants at the 2006 Patriot League Championship that took place on April 30. Bucknell was the winner of this year's Patriot League Women's Rowing Championship, therefore able to place four student-athletes on the All-League team - three rowers and one coxswain.
The format for the All-Patriot League women's rowing team is predicated on the team's finish in the varsity eight race at the Patriot League championship. The first-place team is allowed three rowers and one coxswain, the second-place boat is allowed three rowers and the third-place boat can place two rowers on the All-League team. Both fourth and fifth-place finishers are allowed one rower on the All-Patriot League team.
The finish in this year's varsity eight race was, in order, Bucknell, Navy, Colgate, Lehigh, and Holy Cross.
Bucknell's All-League members include sophomore Brittany Kaplan (Belmont, Mass./Belmont), sophomore Jennie Trayes (Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack), freshman Kelly Henkler (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and sophomore Coral Swartz (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Jim Thorpe) in the coxswain position. These four student-athletes led the Bison varsity eight boat to a first-place finish at the 2006 Patriot League Championship in a time of 6:39.09.
The second-place varsity eight boat that crossed the finish line in a time of 6:41, belonged to Navy, allowing the Mids three rowers on the All-League team. Navy's All-League selections were junior Jenna Gladem (Littleton, Colo./Green Mountain), sophomore Fiona McFarland (New York, N.Y./The Taft School) and freshman Kerry Hannon (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation).
Colgate's two student-athletes on the All-Patriot League women's rowing team were senior Maureen Lynch (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) and junior Lindsey Hochman (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate). The Raiders' varsity eight boat finished third at the League championship in a time of 6:42.86.
Lehigh, which placed fourth in the varsity eight event in a time of 6:49.48, added junior Denise Julian (Titan Falls, N.J./Ranney) to the All-Patriot League team. Holy Cross rounded out the varsity eight race, coming in fifth in a time of 6:54.11 and put senior Megan Seavey (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rampart) on the All-Patriot League list.
The overall finish at the 2006 Patriot League Women's Rowing Championship was as follows: Bucknell, 28 points; Navy, 26; Colgate, 17; Lehigh, 11; Holy Cross, 8. Bucknell's winning varsity eight boat earned the distinction of Patriot League Boat of the Year, while Bucknell's Steve Kish was voted the Patriot League Coach of the Year.
2006 All-Patriot League Women's Rowing Team
|Name, School||Class||Hometown/High School|
|Kelly Henkler, Bucknell||Fr.||Lansdale, Pa./North Penn|
|Brittany Kaplan, Bucknell||So.||Belmont, Mass./Belmont|
|Coral Swartz, Bucknell *||So.||Jim Thorpe, Pa./Jim Thorpe|
|Jennie Trayes, Bucknell||So.||Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack|
|Lindsey Hochman, Colgate||Jr.||Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate|
|Maureen Lynch, Colgate||Sr.||Hanover, N.H./Hanover|
|Megan Seavey, Holy Cross||Sr.||Colorado Springs, Colo./Rampart|
|Denise Julian, Lehigh||Jr.||Hanover, N.H./Hanover|
|Jenna Gladem, Navy||Jr.||Littleton, Colo./Green Mountain|
|Kerry Hannon, Navy||Fr.||Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation|
|Fiona McFarland, Navy||So.||New York, N.Y./The Taft School|
* - Coxswain selection