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Crew - Girls' Varsity


Overview

Overview

Taft’s girls’ crew program was founded in 2001 on Bantam Lake and it has grown to become one of the largest spring teams at Taft. Comprised of seven boats, the team is home to novice and experienced rowers. The goal of Taft girls’ crew is to create a supportive environment where coaches and teammates push each other toward competitive success as individuals, as a boat, and as a team.

Many of our athletes begin their rowing experience at Taft. For that reason, we place special emphasis on our novice program where we focus on developing the good technique, physical strength, and self-discipline that the sport demands. The challenge is then to develop novice rowers into competitive varsity athletes in a short period of time. Most of our most successful varsity rowers started as novices at Taft.

For all boats, the racing season is geared toward the New England Interscholastic Rowing Championship Regatta (NEIRA). Since joining the league in 2001, Taft girls’ crew has seen increasing success and maintains a rigorous schedule against some of the strongest fours programs in New England.

Many graduates of Taft crew have gone on to row in college at both the Division I and Division III levels. Taft rowers make up the crews of schools such as Dartmouth, UPenn, Clemson, Cornell, Bates, and Williams.

Alumni Athletes

2017 - Sophie Kamhi (Dartmouth College)

2015 - Becky Frank (Cornell)

2014 - Rita Catherine O'Shea (Clemson University); Amelia Wilhelm (Bates College)

2012 - Anne Tewksbury (Williams); Alanna Fogarty (University of Ottowa); Hanna Dethlefs (UPenn)

Email Head Coach Carly Borken

Schedule

Schedule

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Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Taline Almasian 2019 Watertown, CT
Alara Altun 2020 Istanbul
Lauren Anderson 2020 Aurora, ON
Phoebe Autio 2018 Missoula, MT
Elizabeth Baratta 2018 Stuart, FL
Merrill Bright 2020 New Canaan, CT
Logan Clew-Bachrach 2020 Warren, CT
Elizabeth Dolan 2021 Hamden, CT
Erin Farrell 2020 Southbury, CT
Annabel Firestone 2020 Scottsdale, AZ
Maria Gandarela 2021 Mexico City
Olivia Gasser 2020 Corte Madera, CA
Anne Gilland 2019 Thomaston, CT
Lauren Hoey 2019 Fairfield, CT
Sarah Ince 2018 New Rochelle, NY
Kimberly Johnson 2020 Newtown, CT
Hayley Jubitz 2019 Ridgewood, NJ
Diana Keeler 2018 Madison, CT
Zoe Kemper 2020 Boston, MA
Magdalena Kisielinska 2018 Siedlce
Emma Kresch 2018 Mercer Island, WA
Emma LaRose 2018 Westerly, RI
Elspeth Leckie 2019 Pelham, NY
Vivian Lu 2018 Studio City, CA
Elly MacKay 2020 Madison, CT
Morgan Malcolm 2020 Aspen, CO
Caroline Martin 2019 Clinton, NY
Margaret O'Leary 2019 Waterbury, CT
Kunchok Palmo 2020 Stockbridge, MA
Annelise Pizzitola 2019 New York, NY
Sarnai Reiner 2018 East Longmeadow, MA
Sarah Sawyer 2020 Jacksonville, FL
Zoe Shane 2020 San Francisco, CA
Lily Thebault 2018 Dorset, VT
Anna Volentics 2018 VA'C
Natalie Waldram 2018 Portland, OR
Kaia Whiteley 2018 West Chatham, MA
RunPeng Zhuang 2021 Beijing

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Carly Borken

After graduating from Groton School, Carly attended the University of Colorado at Boulder as an environmental, population, and organismic biology and anthropology double major. While at Colorado, she played ice hockey and rowed crew. She transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in zoology with a minor in botany, and competed on a NCAA championship sailing team. In college, Carly interned at Marine Biological Laboratories and Marine Research Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, snorkeled as an invasive-species border patrol surveyor for the University of Hawaii’s Botany Department, and worked as a student researcher for the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. After college, she began her teaching career at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, where she taught biology and environmental science. Carly teaches science, is the director of environmental stewardship, and lives on campus with her husband, Jed, and their two daughters.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-074-32007-081-3
2008-091-12009-104-2
2010-11 7-2 2011-12 6-4
2012-13 5-5 2013-14 0-6-1
2014-15 2-3 2015-16 7-2

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