Rowing Signs Four Student-Athletes
Dec. 28, 2007
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Four talented rowers have signed national letters of intent to attend Boston College for the 2008-09 season, announced head coach Steve Fiske this week.
The Eagles signed Amy Feinberg, from Linwood, N.J., Cara D'Arcy from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Emily Ryan from Havertown, Pa. and Erin Roche from Niskayuna, N.Y.
Amy Feinberg comes to BC from Mainland Regional High School. She rowed in the JV8 her first year, finishing third at the Stotesbury Regatta, and fourth at the Scholastic National Championship. Last year, she sat four-seat in the Varsity 8, finishing second at the Mercer Sprints and third at the New Jersey State Championships. Feinberg was invited to participate in the 2007 U.S. Junior Women's National Team Selection Camp.
Cara D'Arcy joins BC rowing from The Ursuline School. She competed for Pelham Community Rowing Association. In the junior women's single, D'Arcy won the Cooper Cup and placed third at the New York State Scholastic Championships and the Philly Youth Regatta in 2007.
Emily Ryan comes to Boston College from Agnes Irwin School. She rowed for Agnes Irwin in the spring and Philadelphia Girls' Rowing during the fall seasons. Ryan rowed four years in high school and will be a co-captain for her team this spring. She competed at the Scholastic National Championships in her sophomore and junior year. Ryan also played soccer and basketball.
Erin Roche joins the Boston College rowing program with five years of rowing experience. She stroked the Freshman 8, then the Varsity 8 as a junior, leading the team to a third-place finish in New York in 2007. Roche earned gold medals in the junior women's double and quad at the Empire State Games 2007. This fall, she won the Head of the Fish Regatta, beating 22 other boats in the junior women's single in Saratoga Springs.
Assistant coach Wendy Wilbur expressed her excitement in signing four standout commits. "Amy, Cara, Emily and Erin have the skills and strength to have a significant impact on our team," she said. "We look forward to working with them during their four years at BC."
Boston College women's rowing returns to action in the spring on March 15 at the Jesuit Invitational in Camden, N.J.