Monarchs Vie for Spot in Dinghy Nationals

April 27, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (April 27, 2000) -- Old Dominion's tenth-ranked co-ed dinghy sailing team will host the 2000 America Trophy this weekend, with four spots up for grabs in the American Dinghy Championship, June 5-7. The 11-time national champion Monarchs are two-time winners of the dinghy title.

Monarch All-American and team MVP Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY) will skipper A Division with crew consisting of two-time All-American Heather Pescatello (Westerly, RI) and Abigail Curran (Osterville, MA). Justin Castagne (Maraval Trinidad, West Indies) will skipper B Division with Christine Thomas (Norfolk, VA) and Brock Callen (Chilmark, MA) as crew.

The America Trophy is the MAISA (Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association) district dinghy championship. Top-ranked St. Mary?s comes into the regatta as the defending champion, with No. 5 Hobart William Smith, No. 7 Navy, No. 10 Old Dominion and No. 14 Kings Point as the top challengers. The Monarchs finished second in the America Trophy in 1999.

Entry List

#1 St. Mary's; #10 Old Dominion; #5 Hobart William Smith; #7 Navy; Washington College; UMBC; Pennsylvania; Hampton; Salisbury State; #14 Kings Point; Princeton; Cornell; Queens; NY Maritime; Columbia.

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