Three Shoremen Named All-MARC, Five Qualify for Academic All-MARC
LEWISBERRY, Pa. — The Washington College men's rowing team tied for fourth among 20 teams in the team standings at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships today at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, Pa. In addition, three Shoremen were named All-MARC and five qualified for Academic All-MARC.
Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships
How It Happened
- The Shoremen's varsity eight was second in its heat in 7:20.96 to advance to the grand final. George Mason won the heat in 7:12.16. Maryland was third in 7:43.74, Catholic fourth in 7:51.15, Stockton fifth in 8:07.70, and Scranton sixth in 8:26.76. The Shoremen's varsity eight was then fifth in the grand final in 6:47.59. Bucknell won the grand final in 6:11.28, Marietta was second in 6:19.08, George Mason third in 6:28.47, Lafayette fourth in 6:41.16, and Johnson & Wales sixth in 7:09.05.
- The Shoremen's second varsity eight was fourth in its finals-only event in 7:49.86. Bucknell won the race in 6:31.24, Marietta was second in 6:42.18, and George Mason third in 7:24.20.
- The Shoremen's varsity four was fourth in its heat in 9:30.37 to advance to the petite final, but then scratched from the petite final. Lafayette "A" won the heat in 8:13.69, Penn State was second in 8:32.71, Loyola "B" third in 8:54.42, TCNJ "C" fifth in 10:34.33, and UMBC sixth in 10:56.49.
Shoremen Boat Lineups
First Varsity Eight: Alex Kincaid (coxswain), Brook Yimer (stroke), Sean Curry (seven), David Pitts (six), Max Moore (five), Evan Koch (four), Charlie Snyder (three), Nate Bonsib (two), Lee Potter (bow)
Second Varsity Eight: Jack Lee (coxswain), Ross Douglas (stroke), Karl Melchior (seven), Tyler Buchanan (six), Ben Masclans (five), Ian Parks (four), Eric Botti (three), Wesley Lawrence (two), Jack Maher (bow)
Varsity Four: Lee (coxswain), Douglas (stroke), Masclans (three), Buchanan (two), Melchior (bow)
MARC Award Winners
- Yimer and Kincaid were named to the All-MARC Varsity team, while Curry was named to the All-MARC Novice team. Yimer, who was named All-MARC Novice as a freshman, becomes just the second Shoreman in team history to be named All-MARC three or more times. Ryan Miranda '16 was All-MARC Novice in 2013 and then All-MARC Varsity in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
- Bonsib, Kincaid, Koch, Pitts, and Snyder qualified for the Academic All-MARC Team. It was Kincaid's third straight time receiving that honor and Bonsib's second overall. To qualify, student-athletes must a) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, b) be in their second, third, or fourth year of eligibility, AND c) must have competed in 75% of the varsity competitions or competed in the MARC Championships.
- Bucknell won its second MARC Championship with 101 total points. George Mason was second with 92, while Marietta was third with 86. The Shoremen tied with Lafayette with 74 points each. The MARC Men's Championship is open to both MARC member and non-member schools. A total of 20 men's teams scored points in the regatta.
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