MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME CREW
2014 New England Championships
Saturday, May 3, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Both Massachusetts Maritime crew squads completed their respective 2014 spring schedules by competing at the New England Championships that took place Saturday afternoon on Lake Quinsigamond.
The Buccaneer men’s varsity four consisting of sophomore coxswain James Belbin (Carver, Mass.), fellow sophomores Andrew Murphy (Randolph, Mass.), Ryan Skavis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Eric DeMarines (Pepperell, Mass.) as well as freshman James Coburn (Higganum, Conn.) placed third in the Petite Final with a time of 7:52.372, as they recorded a ninth place finish in the overall competition. Massachusetts Maritime’s women’s varsity four consisting of junior coxswain Jillian Stronk (Cheshire, Conn.), senior Kelsie Brien (Methuen, Mass.) and freshmen Madisen Buttner (Lakeville, Mass.), Laura Hahn (Colchester, Conn.) and Genevieve Devine (Canton, Mass.) finished fourth in the Petite Final with a time of 9:29.168 to place 10th in the overall competition in the event.
The Buccaneer men’s novice four entry, which was comprised of freshman coxswain Sam Perriello (Weymouth, Mass.) and fellow freshmen Matthew Palmer (Paxton, Mass.), Anthony Bratica (Milford, Mass.), Timothy Birch (Hollis, N.H.) and James Lucenta (Yorktown, Va.) took top honors in the Petite Final with a time of 8:36.606 to finish seventh overall, while Massachusetts Maritime’s men’s novice eight consisting of freshman coxswain Jack McMurrer (Brewster, Mass.) and fellow freshmen Michael Pieroni (Arlington, Mass.), Stephen Gillis (Stoughton, Mass.), Matthew Peluso (Ledyard, Conn.), Jeffrey Kahler (Brattleboro, Vt.), Benjamin Monteiro (North Falmouth, Mass.), Marcus Mazyck (Kingston, Mass.), Kevin Graney (Hanover, Mass.) and Charles Mojcik (Shelton, Conn.) placed third in the Petite Final with a time of 8:31.276 to finish ninth in the overall competition.