Virginia Rowing Announces Recruiting Class
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia head coach Kevin Sauer announced the signing of Carli Goldberg, Brandy Herald, Sarah Jordan, Allison Mayberry, Kaity McCullough, Elisabeth (Elle) Murray, Emily Pik, Paige Terry, Dana Walsh and Brittany Wengel to National Letters of Intent to row for the Cavaliers beginning in 2010.
“We are very pleased about the Class of 2014 as they are all dedicated students and athletes,” Sauer said. “But more importantly, they are good people who exhibit the kind of character that will allow them to progress and be key contributors to the future of Virginia women’s rowing.”
Goldberg (5-8, Sarasota, Fla., Riverview High School, Sarasota Crew rowing for coach Casey Galvanek) is her team’s captain for 2009-10. She rowed for the 2009 U.S. Junior Women’s National High Performance Team. Goldberg holds the Sarasota erg record for all distances: 500, 2K, 4K and 20 minutes. In the women’s four, she won the 2009 Southeast Regionals and was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award in 2008-09.
Herald (6-5, Portland, Ore., Lake Oswego High School, Rose City Rowing Club for coach Nick Haley) was a member of the Youth Eight that finished fifth at the 2009 Head of the Charles. Herald was in the Junior Women’s Eight that won gold at the 2008 and 2009 World Championships.
Jordan (5-3, Flourtown, Pa., Mount Saint Joseph Academy for coach Michael McKenna) coxed the lightweight eight to a first-place finish at 2008 Scholastic Nationals and the Youth Eight to a fourth-place finish at the 2009 Head of the Charles. She participated in the 2009 Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp.
Mayberry (5-8, Woodbridge, Va., Woodbridge High School for coach John Meehan) was a member of Virginia’s All-Area First Team from 2006-09. She attended Junior National Team Development Camp in 2008 and the Junior B National Sculling Development Camp in 2007. Mayberry won the silver medal stroking the junior double at Nationals in 2009.
McCullough (5-9, Campbell, Calif., Presentation High School, Los Gatos Rowing Club for coaches Derek Byrnes, Pat Lynch, Jaime Velez and Matt Pinschmidt) placed second at 2008 USRowing Nationals and participated in the 2008 San Diego Crew Classic and Women’s Henley Regatta. McCullough was also at USRowing Junior Team Selection Camp in 2009.
Murray (5-10, Tampa, Fla., Plant High School for coach Skye Elliot) rowed in the varsity eight that has won the Head of the Hooch, States and Southeast Regionals and placed sixth at Scholastic Nationals. Murray was bow seat of the Junior Women’s Eight that won gold at the 2009 World Championships.
Pik (5-8, Darien, Conn., Darien High School, SoNo Rowing Club for coach Liz Trond) was a member of the Maritime Youth Eight that swept every race in the fall of 2009, including the Head of the Charles.
Terry (5-10, Greenwich, Conn., Convent of the Sacred Heart High School for coach Costel Mutescu) placed seventh in the lighweight junior women’s event at Crash B’s in 2009. She was voted four-time captain for crew and swimming.
Walsh (5-9, Orinda, Calif., Miramonte High School, Oakland Strokes for coaches Ian Simpson and Derek Byrnes) competed at the 2008 Club Nationals Regatta and for the 2008 U.S. High Performance team.
Wengel (5-5, Weston, Conn., Weston High School, Saugatuck Rowing club for coaches Costel Mutescu, Nicoleta Mantescu and Richard Klein) coxed winning boats at the Masters National Championships. Wengel also coxed the Women’s Youth Eight at the Head of the Charles.