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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 Parker Washburn

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
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Valley Regional High School
Bantam Lake Away Details 4-0
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Greenwich Academy
Bantam Lake Away Details 3-1
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Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Bantam Lake Away Details 4-0
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Choate Rosemary Hall
Lake Wononpakook Away Details 1-3
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Berkshire School
Lake Wononpakook Away Details 2-0
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Pomfret School
Lake Quasset Away Details 4-0
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Deerfield Academy
Lake Quasset Away Details 2-2
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Groton School
Lake Quasset Away Details 0-4
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Dexter Southfield School
Lake Quasset Away Details 4-0
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Founders Day Regatta
Lake Waramaug Away Details
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du Pont Cup
Lake Quasset Away Details
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Gunnery
Lake Waramaug Away Details
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Deerfield Academy
Lake Waramaug Away Details
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Choate Rosemary Hall
Lake Waramaug Away Details
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Lower Boat Races
Lake Waramaug Away Details
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New Englands
Lake Quinsagamond Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Taline Almasian 2019 Watertown, CT
Lauren Anderson 2020 Aurora, ON
Caitlin Bishop 2020 Laguna Hills, CA
Merrill Bright 2020 New Canaan, CT
Liz Carlson 2020 Bedford, NY
Logan Clew-Bachrach 2020 Warren, CT
Mason Delafield 2022 Gulf Stream, FL
Posey Durling 2021 Whitehouse Station, NJ
Erin Farrell 2020 Southbury, CT
Eliza Ford 2022 Middlebury, CT
Mare Gandarela 2021 Mexico City
Rose Gasser 2020 Corte Madera, CA
Annie Gilland 2019 Thomaston, CT
Katie Gilland 2022 Ridgefield, CT
Caro Gura 2022 Quito
Lilly Izmirlian 2022 Nassau
Hayley Jubitz 2019 Ridgewood, NJ
Zoe Kemper 2020 Boston, MA
Grace Kenney 2022 Watertown, CT
Elly MacKay 2020 Madison, CT
Caroline Martin 2019 Clinton, NY
Maggie O'Leary 2019 Waterbury, CT
Kunchok Palmo 2020 West Stockbridge, MA
Rachel Peverly 2020 Tuxedo Park, NY
Sarah Sawyer 2020 Denver, CO
Eugenia Torbar 2021 Key Biscayne, FL
Claudia Vira 2019 High Bridge, NJ
Sophie Webb 2019 Waterville, ME
Sophia Zogbi 2021 Carmichael, CA

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Parker Washburn

Parker is a graduate of Phillips Andover and Harvard University, where he majored in physics and rowed for Harvard’s historic and highly successful men’s heavyweight crew program. In his senior year, Parker helped lead the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships. Following Harvard, Parker was a teaching fellow and coach at Andover and taught physics and mathematics at Choate. For the past year, Parker trained with the Craftsbury Green Racing team in Vermont and rowed pairs at the international level. At Taft, he teaches four sections of physics, lives on HDT3, and coaches conditioning and crew.

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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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