Lady Monarchs Head to MAISA Women's Championship This Weekend
April 24, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. -- The seventh ranked ODU Lady Monarchs head to Geneva, New York to race in the MAISA Women's Spring Championship, looking for a trip to the ICSA National Championship. The top six finishers will travel to Boston, Massachusetts for the ICSA Women's National Championship from May 26-28.
Leading the way for the Lady Monarchs this season have been sophomore skipper Stephanie Roble and senior crew Jaci Finney. Finney has had a stellar final campaign for ODU and will look to advance to her third Women's National Championship.
Roble and Finney sailed together a year ago, as a part of the team that narrowly missed a trip to a ninth straight national championship appearance in a weather-shortened regatta. The tandem will certainly be motivated to improve on their second place finish in B division last season and earn a trip to Boston.
The top six finishers at the MAISA Championship will qualify, with the top two boats getting a bye in the National Semi-Finals. Hobart & William Smith hosts this weekends regatta in Geneva, New York.