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Saint Joseph's Varsity 8 Earns First Atlantic 10 Boat of the Week Award

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Saint Joseph’s rowing’s Varsity 8 crew earned the first Atlantic 10 Conference Boat of the Week award of the season the league announced Thursday.  The award, created last year, is selected by the conference office to recognize an outstanding performance in the weeks leading up to the A-10 Championship, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 at the Cooper River.

The Hawks’ Varsity 8 team won the first race of season against Villanova and Delaware by a boat length in open water to kick off the 2019 Season. SJU clocked in at 6:32.8, beating Delaware by six seconds and Villanova by almost 10 seconds.

The Saint Joseph’s V8 team is comprised of the following student-athletes:

  • Shannon Mulgrew, junior, King of Prussia, Pa. (cox)
  • Fiona McKee, junior, Fairfield, Conn.
  • Demi Simms, junior, Ambler, Pa.
  • Shane Devine, sophomore, Ellicott City, Md.
  • Isabella Haleski, junior, La Punta-Lima, Peru
  • Morgan Sherman, sophomore, Moorestown, N.J.
  • Grace McKeon, sophomore, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  • Corinne O'Neill, sophomore, Northfield, N.J.
  • Cassie Francis, senior, Gloucester City, N.J.

Fordham’s Varsity 4 (Grand Final second place at Cooper Invitational) and La Salle’s Second Varsity 8 (Petite Final second place plus team achievements at Murphy Cup) were also nominated for this week’s award.

Additionally the Atlantic 10 announced the first weekly boat rankings ahead of the 2019 championship in the four championship events. Voted on by the coaches, here are the first week rankings:

VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Rhode Island

64

2

Massachusetts

61

3

George Washington

58

4

Fordham

41

5

Saint Joseph's

37

6

Duquesne

25

7

Dayton

21

8

George Mason

13

9

La Salle

4

 

SECOND VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Massachusetts

65

2

Rhode Island

61

3

George Washington

53

4

Fordham

47

5

Saint Joseph's

36

6

Dayton

23

7

Duquesne

20

8

La Salle

11

9

George Mason

8

 

VARSITY 4

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Massachusetts

63

2

Rhode Island

61

3

George Washington

50

4

Fordham

44

5

Saint Joseph's

42

6

Duquesne

22

7

Dayton

21

8

George Mason

17

9

La Salle

3

 

THIRD VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

George Washington

46

2

Massachusetts

40

3

Saint Joseph's

39

4

Rhode Island

36

5

Fordham

34

6

Duquesne

17

7

Dayton

12

8

George Mason

9

9

La Salle

3

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