October 12, 2021 By Holly Moriarty
The Hingham High School Crew team took silver and bronze in the girls and boys third varsity races respectively at the New England Junior & High School Fall Championship Regatta this past Sunday, following up two medals earned at the Textile River Regatta the previous weekend.
HHS Crew entered nine eight-boats and one four-boat in the 4,000 meter regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Race day was mild and cloudy with little wind to contend with on the water.
“We had 81 athletes race this weekend and saw 110% effort from each of them!” said Marika Kopp, head girls coach and program director of the HHS Crew team. “New England Juniors brings top competition from all of New England, and it was great to see how our teams stacked up against the best.”
The girls third varsity crew took second place out of seven boats with a time of 18:15. The V-3 boat included coxswain Maddie McPhillips and rowers Alison Dasco, Elena Vasilakos, Devon Moriarty, Teagan Schnorr, Ava Lydotes, Luka Gutierrez, Mia Filardi, and Simran Vaishnava.
Coming in third out of nine boats with a time of 16:05, the boys third varsity boat was rowed by Jack Burns, James Donnelly, Joe Delmonico, James Feeley, Joe Cassidy, Eamon Murphy, Jack Maurer, and Kyle Strauss, with coxswain Alden Burt.
“A little bit of clouds and the threat of rain didn’t manage to slow us down with a third place finish for the 3V and the majority of our boats placing in the top half of the field,” said head coach of the HHS boys crew team, John O’Neill. “It was an awesome way to spend a Sunday and a great effort from the team!”
The girls first varsity four-boat started out the day for Hingham placing fourth out of 13 with a time of 17:56. Rowers included Charlotte Bogen, Elena Vasilakos, Devon Moriarty, and Teagan Schnorr, with coxswain Maddie McPhillips.
The girls first varsity crew finished in 16:31, coming in sixth out of 12 boats, and included coxswain Alexa Fox, and rowers Sadie Neidecker, Abby Brown, Marissa Matthews, Maisie Knies, Sophie Kerr, Helena Orth, Grace Desai, and Kathryn Feeley.
The boys first varsity boat crossed the finish line in 14:25, placing eighth out of 16, with rowers Cam Santarelli, Gabe Wagner, Nathan Tesler, Tasman Claridge, Will D’Arcy, Joe DeCola, Ned Macdonald, A.J. Rubel, and coxswain Ethan Burt.
The girls second varsity boat earned the fourth spot out of 10 in 17:54, with coxswain Ellie Dodd and rowers Sofia Scholund, Julia Lopes, Ella Niehoff, Genevieve Vale, Bayan Traiba, Anna Capodilupo, Sophi Mogtader, and Mazie Neidecker.
Taking sixth out of 13 boats, the boys second varsity crew crossed the finish line in 15:32, coxed by Mike Wegener with rowers Mike Magner, Keegan Mahon, Colin Menuchi, Logan Littell, Walker Shetty, Josh Bradshaw, Dylan Drew, and Dan Salon.
The HHS boys team also entered a fourth varsity boat with rowers Alex Doggett, Jack Salem, Charlie Rogan, Hunter Schultz, Niko Gibson, Finn Bias, Jake Robbins, and Ryan Kost, coxed by Cullen Moriarty, that placed fifth out of six boats in 17:15.
Greta Campbell coxed the girls novice (first-year) boat with rowers Maeve Schnorr, Shauna Arseneau, Ava Green, Sienna Sullivan, Taylor Sargent, Jane Betti, Sasha Coleman, and Dania Thayer, placing 14th out of 16 boats with a time of 20:40.
The boys novice boat came in 12th out of 23 boats in 18:14, with rowers Slater Fairfield, Owen Franklin, Evan Lynch, Vlad Palichkov, Declan Kelley, Tyler Grady, Trevor Steiner, and Sean Barry, and coxswain Owen Weinstein.
“Nothing compares to the anticipation of waiting for your crew to come down the course. The best part of the regatta was when one of our all red crews came through the Route 9 bridge, and without fail, the entourage of teammates, parents, and friends cheering from shore drowned out all the other noise of the event,” added Kopp. “I am incredibly proud of the way our team shows up, on the race course and for one another!”
Next up for HHS Crew, the Head of the Charles on October 24.