Full Field Announced for NCAA Division III Championships
(May 14th) - The tenth-ranked Washington College women clinched an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championships, to be held May 31st and June 1st in Indianapolis, by winning the MARC Championship last month. Last night, the entire field was announced. Top-ranked and defending champion Williams received the only other automatic bid by winning the NESCAC. Pool B/C bids were awarded to second-ranked Bates, third-ranked William Smith, fourth-ranked Trinity, and fifth-ranked Wellesley. Sixth-ranked Ithaca and 13th-ranked Puget Sound received at-large eight bids.
#10 Shorewomen Hold Own at ECAC NIRC, Marietta Takes Silver at Dad Vail
(May 14th) - The tenth-ranked Washington College women held their own at the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships, a regatta which featured 13 of Division III's 15 nationally-ranked teams, on Sunday. The Shorewomen's first varsity eight placed ninth of 21 boats overall, going 4-4 against crews from other nationally-ranked schools. Several other MARC crews raced at the Dad Vail regatta over the weekend, with Marietta finishing second in the Division III varsity eight and Bryn Mawr placing fourth in the same event.
Washington College Wins Women's and Men's MARC Championships
(April 27th) - The 10th-ranked Washington College women's team won the first varsity eight and finished second in the second varsity eight to 14th-ranked Marietta to claim its second MARC Championship in three years at today's MARC Championship regatta. The Shorewomen also secured the conference's first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships by winning the regatta. On the men's side, Washington College claimed its third conference title in four years by sweeping the three scoring races - the men's varsity eight, men's second varsity eight, and men's varsity four. Full MARC Championship Results. The Shorewomen's and Shoremen's coaches - Mike Davenport and John Leekley - were named the women's and men's Coach of the Year, respectively. Full MARC All-Conference and Academic All-Conference Awards.
MARC Championships Sets for Saturday
(April 22nd) - The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships are set for this Saturday at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, PA. For the first time, the women's champion (determined by the scoring in the first and second varsity eights) will receive an automatic, two-boat bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. This year's men's champion will be determined by the scoring in the first and second varsity eights and varsity four.
Shorewomen Change Course, Win Lela Kerr Cup
(April 22nd) - A near last-minute change of plans derailed Washington College's planned trip to Worcester, MA, this past weekend, but sent the Shorewomen and Shoremen instead to the Kerr Cup. The 10th-ranked Shorewomen's first varsity eight then won the Lela Kerr Cup by defeating four Division I and one Division II crews in the women's varsity eight. The Shoremen's eights, meanwhile, turned in a pair of third-place finishes. Franklin & Marshall and Bryn Mawr also competed at the Kerr Cup. Meanwhile, Richard Stockton split a pair of races with Rutgers-Camden in the Ospreys' lone home regatta of the spring.
Women's Front-Runners Split Varsity Eight Events at Knecht Cup
(April 15th) - The last two Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference women's champions - 10th-ranked Washington College and 11th-ranked Marietta College split the two Division III women's varsity eight events at this past weekend's Knecht Cup. Washington won the Division III women's varsity eight, while Marietta finished second. In the Division III second varsity eight, Marietta captured the victory, while Washington placed second. Mary Washington was third in the Division III women's second varsity eight and sixth in the Division III women's varsity eight. Bryn Mawr took fifth in the Division III women's varsity eight. Bryn Mawr also took second in the Division III women's varsity four. On the men's side, Mary Washington placed first in the Division II/III men's frosh/novice eight and fourth in the Division II/III men's varsity eight, while Rutgers-Camden won the men's single.
First Weekend in April Featured Several Head-to-Head MARC Races
(April 8th) - A full weekend of MARC crews competing featured several head-to-head races between conference schools. At the Camden Classic, Bryn Mawr rowed against both Rutgers-Camden and Richard Stockton and won two of three races, including the varsity eight. Franklin & Marshalls' Neuweiler Plater saw Marietta beat the host Diplomats in both varsity eights. At Sunday's Occoquan Sprints, Washington College's men and women both scored victories over Mary Washington. Check the schedule page for complete links to the weekend's results.
MARC Crews Row at Murphy Cup
(April 1st) - Bryn Mawr, Franklin & Marshall, Richard Stockton, and Rutgers-Camden all raced at the Murphy Cup Saturday. The highlight came in the women's Division II/III varsity eight final where F&M's "A" boat finished second and Bryn Mawr third behind Division II Philadelphia University.
March 23rd MARC Racing Round-Up
(March 24th) - The first Saturday of spring racing saw several MARC teams in action at three regattas. Franklin & Marshall hosted an invitational at MARC Championship site Gifford Pinchot State Park and the defending MARC Champion Diplomat men won the varsity eight, while the F&M women finished second in four races, including in a varsity eight also featuring fellow MARC school Richard Stockton. The defending MARC women's champion, seventh-ranked Marietta, opened its spring in Indianapolis at a regatta hosted by Purdue at the site of this year's NCAA Championships. The Pioneers and North Park women were the only Division III teams at the regatta and the best finish from either was a fourth-place mark by Marietta in the women's varsity eight. The MARC's other nationally-ranked team, the 14th-ranked Washington College women, hosted fifth-ranked Wellesley and Mount Holyoke and finished behind the Blue and in front of the Lyons in both the first and second varsity eights.
Shoremen, Scarlet Raptors Turn in Top Two Finishes at Frostbite
(November 12th) - The Washington College men's lightweight four picked up a first-place finish at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta during the last weekend of fall racing on Saturday. The Rutgers-Camden women's novice eight turned in a second-place finish at the same regatta.
Shoremen Excel at Head of the Occoquan
(November 5th) - The Washington College men's team had quite the day Saturday at the Head of the Occoquan as the Shoremen's "A" boats took second of 18 crews and fourth of 16 crews in the collegiate men's four and collegiate men's eight, respectively. Washington's "B" boats finished 10th in each of those two races. Every other top-10 boat in each of those races was from a Division I school.
Four MARC Schools Compete at Head of the Charles
(October 22nd) - Bryn Mawr, Franklin & Marshall, Marietta, and Washington College competed at the Head of the Charles in Boston over the weekend. The top performances were turned in by Marietta's women's collegiate eight, which finished 12th of 26 boats, and Washington's men's club four, which took 20th of 55 boats.
North Park, Washington College Turn in Top Three Finishes
(October 15th) - North Park finished second in the women's open eight and third in the women's open novice eight at Saturday's Quad Cities Classic and Washington College finished third in women's college frosh/novice four at Sunday's Occoquan Chase to highlight MARC performances over the weekend.
Marietta, North Park Open Fall Season
(October 8th) - Marietta and North Park opened their fall racing season over the weekend. Marietta swept the novice races at the Head of the Ohio, while North Park turned in a strong overall performance to win its North Shore Challenge.
Marietta's First Varsity Eight Takes Fifth at NCAA's
(May 26th) - Marietta turned in an impressive showing at the NCAA Division III Championship as the Pioneers' first varsity eight finished fifth in their grand final - marking the first time a MARC boat has raced in a grand final at the the NCAA Championships.
"Two for the Show!" - Marietta is First Mid-Atlantic Team to Receive Team Bid to NCAA's
(May 15th) - Marietta's women, ranked seventh nationally, have received a team bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. This marks the first time since the beginning of the Division III Championship in 2002 that a team from the Mid-Atlantic Region and, subsequently the MARC, has received a full team bid, rather than an at-large boat bid, to the championships. The Pioneers' first and second varsity eights are thus the first MARC school to be able to compete for the national team championship. Top-ranked Williams, champions of the NESCAC, has won the last six Division III National Championships.
Marietta Women Repeat as Dad Vail Champions
(May 14th) - Marietta's women repeated as Dad Vail Champions in the Women's Division III Varsity Eight by winning the final on Saturday. The Pioneers, who are assured of at least an at-large boat bid to the NCAA Division III Championships, will find out tonight if their second varsity eight will also be invited. That would give the Pioneers a shot at the team championship.
Marietta, Franklin & Marshall Capture MARC Championships
(April 28th) - The Marietta women's team and Franklin & Marshall men's team won their respective MARC Championships today at the championship regatta at Gifford Pinchot State Park. The seventh-ranked Pioneers won both of the scoring women's events; the Diplomats had the top finishing MARC men's varsity four and second-best finishing MARC men's varsity eight. Washington College, which won both team titles last year, finished second in both genders. Marietta's Kelly Harrish and F&M's Rob Weber were named the women's and men's head coaches of the year, respectively. FULL RESULTS | ALL-CONFERENCE & ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS