Old Dominion's Rowers Prepare for 2013 Knecht Cup

April 12, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 12, 2013

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Old Dominion University’s rowers will converge on Cherry Hill, N.J. for the Knecht Cup. The regatta is split into two days of competition this Saturday and Sunday. The Knecht Cup features 34 different events in men's and women's collegiate divisions. Athletes from over 60 institutions will participate.

The Lady Monarchs will be competing in the: Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and the Frosh/Novice Four. Heats will begin on Saturday morning and the semifinals will run throughout Saturday afternoon.

Last weekend, the Lady Monarchs participated in the 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

Old Dominion came within one second of winning the Varsity 8 last weekend, as they finished in 6:59.43. Sacramento State ended up capturing the Cal Cup, as they finished in 6:58.50. The Lady Monarchs' time was fast enough to beat: St. Joseph's, SMU, KSU, SDSU and Villanova.

In the Collegiate 4+ last weekend, Old Dominion completed the race in 7:51.25, which was good enough for a fourth place finish. The only three schools that happened to finish ahead of the Lady Monarchs were all nationally ranked: No. 9 UCLA, No. 1 UVA and No. 19 Washington State. ODU completed the Collegiate 4+ race in front of: Iowa, St. Joseph’s and Brit Columbia.

ODU Lineups for the 2013 Knecht Cup
Varsity Eight:
C-Allison Giegerich
8-Maeghan Pardy
7-Paige Madison
6-Abby Voss
5-Jenna Sterling
4-Colleen Rennie
3-Gretchen Schmitt
2-Keira Flanagan
1-Shannon Huff

Second Varsity Eight:
C-Lydia Cleveland
8-Raven Howser
7-Tayler Gall
6-Kaela Woods
5-Kelsea Shiner
4-Ashley Nardiello
3-Alissa Williams
2-Marisa Fruetel
1-Shannon Huff

Varsity Four:
C-Nicole Sicurella
4-Ashley Mauroff
3-Miranda Brown
2-Chelsea Trice
1-Katarina Bauer

Second Varsity Four:
C-Ashley Payne
4-Jackie Donlan
3-Jessica Donlan
2-Brett Wolff
1-Meredith Kirby

Frosh/Novice Four:
C-Samantha Ford
4-Lauren Wright
3-Robyn Lutzkanin
2-Erica Herrera
1-Leslie Lomax