April 17, 2010
A-10 Championship Results
Pennsauken, N.J. - The University of Rhode Island captured its second-ever A-10 Championship rowing title after earning 53 points at the 15th annual Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing Championship on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J.
This is the Rams' second title in three years after Rhode Island knocked off Massachusetts in 2008 to become only the second program to earn the A-10 Championship title. UMass has won a record-setting 13 A-10 titles.
Massachusetts finished second with 40 points followed by a tie for third place between Saint Joseph's and Temple with 39 points apiece. Rounding out the team scoring was Fordham (31) in fifth, George Washington in sixth (30), Dayton (19) seventh and Duquesne and La Salle tied for eighth with eight points apiece.
Rhode Island boats took two first place finishes in the Varsity 8 Grand Championship and the 2nd Varsity 8 Grand Championship and finished second in the Varsity 4 Grand Championship.
Winning in the Varsity 8 boat for Rhode Island was Raejean Pearse-Theroux (Cox), Jenessa Redfern, Nini Perone, Jenna Hetzell, Becky Cotreau, Kelley Woodacre, Haley Fiske, Ari Wakeman and Anne Mulholland.
Earning first-team All-Conference honors on the day was Dayton's Lydia Caldwell, Catherine Helmer from Fordham, Colleen Greway and Christina DiSanto of Saint Joseph's, Temple's Mary Webster and Bailey Chick, Samantha Smith and Megan Donovan of Massachusetts and Rhode Island's Jenna Hetzell, Becky Cotreau and Raejean Pearse-Theroux.
The All-Conference second-team consists of Mary Deet from Duquesne, Lauren O'Donnell of La Salle, Fordham's Alyssa Sunofsky, Tina Regan from Saint Joseph's, Temple's Nicole Wagner, Amanda Doolin and Ali DiMatteo from Massachusetts and Rhode Island's Jenessa Redfern.
Rhode Island's Shelagh Donohoe earned her third Coach of the Year honor in leading her team to the Championship title.