Men's Crew Program
The men's and women's rowing teams at St. Lawrence celebrated their 11th spring season of varsity competition in the spring of 2010. It once again represented a new high-water mark for the program, as all crews enjoyed success, including multiple regular-season victories, two Liberty League Rowing Championship titles and four New York State Collegiate Rowing Championship medals.
In 2010, the varsity men's 8 had the fastest year in the history of St. Lawrence University men's rowing. The Saints qualified for grand finals for the first time in program history and then finished fifth in New York State.
Meanwhile, the women's earned their third consecutive NCAA bid. The Scarlet and Brown captured their third consecutive Liberty League title, a second place finish at the NYS Championships and a sixth place finish at ECAC's. The 2010 team climbed to as high as No. 4 in the national polls before closing the year at No. 7 in Division III rowing.
Closing out another successful season in 2010, the women's Varsity Eight boat earned Liberty League 'Crew of the Year" honors, while Hughes and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year by the conference for the third consecutive year.
In 2009, Elizabeth Stokes-Cawley '11 became the program's first Pocock First Team All-American, as selected by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). In 2010, senior Eloise Lachance joined her teammate and was also named a First Team All-American selection. Meanwhile, teammates Amelia Bell, Lauren Reed and Kathleen Slocum garnered Nation Scholar-Athlete honors from the CRCA as well.
The crew teams also take pride in their achievement in the classroom. The teams' average GPAs were among the highest on campus, as 11 team members made the Dean's List. In the past two years, 25 athletes earned All-Academic selections and seven women were named CRCA Scholar-Athletes.
The teams benefit from a first-rate boathouse on a picturesque and calm portion of the St. Lawrence River, along with state-of-the-art strength and conditioning and athletic training facilities on campus. With a staff of four dedicated coaches and the return of a group of student-athletes committed and accustomed to success, all the pieces are in place for many exciting seasons to come.