Nov. 30, 2012
Seven student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to row at Boston College in the fall of 2013, according to an announcement made by head coach Steve Fiske.
Mackenzy Brown, Gabby Dell'Aquilo, Amanda Jenkins, Allison Lee, Kylie O'Connor, Annie Tenzinger, and Caitlin Yaccarino will join the Class of 2017 at BC. These future Eagles hail from five different states and both the East and West coasts.
"We are thrilled about the experience, athletic ability and commitment of this incoming class" Fiske said. "Our current team is made up of driven, competitive and motivated student-athletes who are passionate about their own progress and success both academically and athletically. This incoming class has proven themselves as dedicated to their own academic and athletic success, and I'm very confident they will fit in extremely well with our team and our goals at BC."
"There is a tremendous amount of talent and potential in this group, but we are most excited about their race experience," assistant coach Amy Weatherby said. "This group will make an immediate impact on our team when they arrive in the fall of 2013."
Mackenzy Brown | Seattle, Wash. | Seattle Prep
Earned a second-place finish in the varsity eight at the Northwest Regional Championships in 2012 ... came in 11th place in the varsity eight at the 2012 National Championships ... finished 16th in the varsity four at the 2011 National Championships ... a National Honor Society member.
Gabby Dell'Aquilo | Bayville, N.Y. | Locust Valley
Qualified for the Youth Nationals boat three times ... finished third at both the Canadian Henley in the varsity eight and the US Club Nationals in 2012 ... earned a second-place finish at the 2011 Club Nationals in the varsity eight ... came in fifth at the Crash Bs, lightweight juniors in 2010 ... a National Honor Society Member and a three-time New York State Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Amanda Jenkins | Wilton, Conn. | Wilton
Earned Most Valuable Player honors for the Warriors in the spring of 2011 and the fall of 2012 ... finished 12th at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta in the youth four ... came in fourth at the Head of the Schuylkill in the youth four in 2012 ... member of the French Honor Society at Wilton ... an honors student.
Allison Lee | Woodbridge, Va. | Bishop Ireton
Earned four varsity letters at Bishop Ireton ... rowed with the varsity eight for three years; stroked in 2012 ... made it to the semifinals at the Stotesbury Cup in 2011 and 2012.
Kylie O'Connor | Wilton, Conn. | Wilton
Served team as a captain during the 2012-13 season ... finished 12th at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta in the youth four ... came in fourth at the Head of the Schuylkill in the youth four in 2012 ... earned honor roll status all four years at Wilton.
Annie Tenzinger | Ambler, Pa. | Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Came in first place at the 2012 Philadelphia City Championships ... earned a second-place finish at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2012 ... finished third at the 2012 SRAA Scholastic Nationals ... rowed at the Women's Henley Regatta in 2012 ... participated in the US Rowing Youth Nationals in 2011 ... a National Honor Society member.
Caitlin Yaccarino | Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. | Cold Spring Harbor
Took first place at the Independence Day Regatta in the summer of 2012 in the 8+ women's U19 race ... finished in third at both the Club Nationals Regatta and the Canadian Henley Regatta in the 8+ U19 women's events also in the summer of 2012 ... earned gold in the girls junior quad at the Long Island Championship Regatta in the spring of 2012 ... rowed to a second-place finish in the girls senior quad at the New York State Championship Regatta also in the spring of 2012 ... won the coach's award in the spring of 2011 ... a National Honor Society Member and honors student.