April 2009

Student Leadership Programs Abound at WPI

Christine Girouard, Assistant Director of Student Activities

On behalf of the Campus Center and Student Activities Office, I would like to thank you for supporting your son or daughter as they continue their collegiate experience. Our students are the heartbeat of our campus and their skills, talents, and passions are assets not only to our institution, but to the local community as well. Through involvement in clubs and organizations, intramurals, community service, and various other programs, each student is exposed to opportunities that can enhance their personal development. Engagement in a campus community allows for the exploration of new or existing personal interests, engages students in networking, enhances leadership and personal skill sets, and provides memories that will last a lifetime.

The research of Alexander Astin, the founding director of the Higher Education Research Institute, has shown that students who are involved are more satisfied with their college experience, have higher retention rates, better time management skills, and enhanced personal growth. WPI has more than 175 clubs and organizations, a community service center that assists in providing outreach opportunities, an award winning Greek Life system, leadership development programs, and so much more. Not only do the students at WPI appreciate the on-campus activities, they are actively engaged in the community as well. Various opportunities for students are available outside the classroom that are associated with their particular hobbies or interests.

Last year WPI students completed more than 21,000 hours of service and raised over $100,000 for various philanthropic causes. These are just a few examples of what an engaged and active campus we have. I encourage you to ask your son or daughter to tell you more about what they do outside of the classroom. I wouldn't be surprised if the answers are just as amazing as those they share with you about what they're learning within their disciplines. If you have any questions or concerns about involvement, please feel free to contact the Student Activities Office at 508-831-5291. Our staff would be happy to speak with you about our programs.

Astin, A.W. (1984). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25, 297-308.

Students are Finding Their Groove with Leadership at WPI

Christine Girouard, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Our Leadership Development Program is focused on exposing aspiring, new and experienced student leaders to topics, theories, and opportunities connected with leadership. The program strives to provide these leaders with an experiential environment to enhance personal growth, civic responsibility, and the ability to influence positive change in their communities. President John Kennedy once said, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." These words take action every day in the experiences WPI students have through their involvement both on and off campus.

A large misconception is that leadership comes with a position, not within a person. Leadership is hard to define for many, but everyone is capable of having this skill set and using it in daily life. It's a quality that matures and grows with every individual through personal experience and development. WPI students are exposed to various leadership-based opportunities to assist and prepare them to be great leaders. Many employers are looking for candidates who have leadership experience, knowledge, and the ability to lead a group. Students at WPI have the ability to speak on these topics through their own personal experience and draw from the lessons learned to provide real-life examples of how they have shared their leadership with others.

The development of leadership skills occurs in a multitude of formats, listed below. These programs are designed with the intent to reach students on a broad spectrum of availability, interest, and need to both challenge and support them in their continuing development.

Retreats for clubs and organizations – Retreats are an amazing opportunity for members or officers of clubs and organizations to come together to create goals, build relationships, and have open discussions about the coming year. Student Activities Office staff members are available to meet with students to assist in planning these retreats, provide resources, or even facilitate the experience.

CEL">The Xcel Newsletter Published once each term, this newsletter includes articles and resources for students and leaders on campus surrounding topics of leadership, organization management, and personal development.

The Leadership Luncheon Series – This once-a-term program hosts speakers from both inside and outside the WPI Community who discuss specific topics or personal expertise in their life and how it is related to leadership. The series was created to provide real-life examples of leadership in action and allow an opportunity for students to ask questions about leadership and the impact their experiences can have once they leave WPI.

Leadership Lecture Series – This is an opportunity for the campus community to gather together to learn and explore different areas associated with leadership. Past topics have surrounded issues of diversity, leadership tips, and transitioning from college into the work force.

dge">The Leading Edge Series for the Emerging Leader This seven-week program was developed for students interested in learning more about their own leadership style and general leadership concepts, such as diversity, communication, ethics, goal setting, etc. If students attend six of the seven workshops, they receive a Certified Student Leader certificate.

dvleading">The Leading Edge Series for the Advanced Leader Based on the Social Change Model, this curriculum is for students who have advanced leadership skills. The seven-week series uses experiential learning, service, and reflection to cover topics such as consciousness of self, commitment, collaboration, civility, citizenship, common purpose, and congruence. Students who attend at least six of these workshops will receive a Certified Student Leadership certificate.

Worcester Consortium WPI is part of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, an alliance of 13 colleges and universities in the Worcester area. Several opportunities throughout the year are provided, such as the Emerging Leader Conference, to provide an environment for students to meet with their peers at surrounding institutions to network, share ideas, and learn from various resources within the Consortium.

The Leadership Library   This free resource is housed in the Student Activities Office. This library contains over 100 books, magazines, and digital resources for students to use for reference or just to explore. Topics range from ice breakers and diversity to Greek Life and personal wellness.

Leadership Resource Center This online digital resource helps students find the right ice breaker or team builder for any situation.

roject">Project Adventure Teambuilding Supplies This kit is offered to students as a tool with an extensive collection of teambuilding activities created by Project Adventure, an internationally known organization for adventure-based programs.

ommittee">Leadership Development Committee The staff and students on this committee are charged to support and develop leadership opportunities for students. This leadership opportunity for students who are exposed to leadership theory and strategic planning is used to develop leadership curriculum. The students also assist staff members in presenting workshops for the Leading Edge Series Program.

Xcel Points Located outside the Student Activities Office as well as online, Xcel Points serve as a resource for everyone from students interested in getting involved to the most advanced student leader. These popular resources cover topics from delegation and event planning to time management and leadership.

Are your students expanding their leadership skill set? Encourage them to take part in several, if not all, of the leadership opportunities available throughout their experience at WPI. Doing so will certainly make a difference and impact on their lives and future.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact the Student Activities Office Leadership Program Coordinator at wpileadership@wpi.edu.

Commencement

Gregory Snoddy, Associate Dean of Students

Congratulations to the parents of our graduating students! The campus staff is preparing diligently for Commencement Weekend, set for Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. I assure you that the faculty and staff of WPI are excited and proud of the achievements of your sons and daughters!

The Commencement website provides a large amount of information pertaining to the whole weekend. On Wednesday, April 8, the Barnes and Noble Bookstore sponsored the Senior Salute for graduating students, providing an opportunity for the purchase of caps and gowns, yearbooks, class rings, diploma frames, and senior week tickets. The turnout was tremendous, as our seniors and graduate students prepare for the big day!

We look forward to your visit to campus as we jointly celebrate the many achievements of our students.

Residential Services Up-Date

It's that time of year when we must say goodbye to our students and close for the summer. The residence halls officially close at noon on May 7. By the time you receive this edition of The Fountain, your son or daughter has received official closing and extension information.

Closing May 2009 (PDF)

Student E-Billing

Attention, Parents and Guardians!

WPI began billing all students electronically in the summer of 2008.  All invoice and account balances are available to students online (ID and PIN are required to sign on).  Also, students may authorize payers to view their bills and account information, and pay online, through Cashnet, our e-billing vendor. New students will receive their ID's and PIN's in early May.

Please encourage students to make their bill payers active users as soon as possible.  Using a separate login and password that the student establishes, the authorized user may view their student's balance and make payments in a secure environment. E-payment options include e-check (no fee) and MasterCard, American Express or Discover (credit cards charge a 2.75% convenience fee).

Students will receive notifications at their WPI email address in late June notifying them that their fall invoice is available for them to view.  Authorized payers will also receive a notification at the email address that they set up in Cashnet. 

Please visit www.wpi.edu/+bill for additional information. 

Career Development Center

Jeanette Doyle, Director

Searching for a Summer Internship? Is your son and daughter still searching for a summer internship?

The Career Development Center's web-based software Job Finder can help! All students have access to this system, to activate an account, please visit the CDC's Job Finder page. We post all our job opportunities on a daily basis: full-time positions, part-time positions, summer internships, and cooperative education positions.. Even though students finish their classes on May 5, we will continue to receive job opportunities through May, June, and July.

We encourage your son or daughter to activate their Job Finder account and to check it on a regular basis for new opportunities. The staff in the Career Development Center is also available to meet with them about a summer internship search now and throughout the summer. They may contact the CDC at 508-831-5260 or cdc@wpi.edu for an appointment.

Is Your Employer Hiring Summer Interns or Co-ops?

If you work for an organization that is looking to hire talent (full-time summer internships or co-op positions), we would be happy to discuss with them how to hire a WPI student. Employers can post opportunities for WPI students through our Job Finder system. For more information, visit the CDC website or contact the CDC at 508-831-5260.

Athletics Update

Rusty Eggen, Sports Information Director

Several outstanding performances for Track and Field this weekend. Emily Pearce took first in the women's pole vault while Jarrett Arredondo nabbed gold in the men's shot put and hammer throw. Other winners on the men's side included Jeff Baker in the javelin and Keith Flanders in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

Reigning NEWMAC Player of the Week Mitch McClune was a single short of the cycle in Baseball's win over MIT. Conor Fahey did not allow a earned an earned run in eight innings of work as the Crimson and Cray improved to 6-3 in NEWMAC Play.

Sara Migdal launched a home run in both games of Softball's doubleheader sweep of Nichols. Freshman pitcher Allie Hardy allowed just one earned run in 13 innings of work last week. The Engineers host Wheaton in a key NEWMAC doubleheader on Friday.

Both crew teams took on outstanding competition this past weekend. Come catch both programs on Saturday and Sunday down at Lake Quinsigamond.

WPI Weekly Athletics Update
Last Week's Results

Monday, April 6

Baseball at Worcester State (at Holy Cross) (Postponed - Makeup TBA)

Tuesday, April 7

Baseball 14, Coast Guard 10

Wednesday, April 8

Softball 2, Nichols 1

Softball 10, Nichols 4

Thursday, April 9

Baseball 17, MIT 1

Friday, April 10

Clark 1, Softball 0

Clark 5, Softball 0

Saturday, April 11

Women's Track and Field - 2nd Place at Springfield with Coast Guard
Men's Track and Field - 3rd Place at Springfield with Coast Guard
Women's Crew - 3rd Place in Donahue Cup
Men's Crew - 4th Place in Donahue Cup
Framingham State at Baseball (Postponed - Makeup TBA)
MIT at Softball (Postponed to April 20th at Noon)

This Week's Games

Tuesday, April 14

Baseball at Coast Guard, 3:30

Wednesday, April 15

Track and Field at Holy Cross Multi-Event Competition, 10:00am
Baseball at Brandeis, 3:30
Softball at Worcester State (DH), 5:00

Thursday, April 16

Track and Field at Holy Cross Multi-Event Competition, 11:00am

Friday, April 17

Softball at Wheaton (DH), 3:30

Saturday, April 18

Track and Field at Fitchburg State, 11:00am
Baseball at Wheaton (DH), Noon
Softball at Babson (DH), Noon
Men's Crew vs. Trinity, Bates, UNH, Vassar and Washington College
Women's Crew at NEWMAC Championships (hosted by WPI)

Sunday, April 19

Men's Crew vs. RIT, RPI and Tufts (Baker Cup vs. Tufts) (Class of 2009 Cup vs RIT)
Women's Crew vs. RIT, RPI, William Smith and Tufts (Bernie Brown Cup vs Tufts)

 

Men's Athlete of the Week

Mitch McClune - Baseball - Freshman - Pembroke, MA
Mitch McClune of the baseball team has been named the male athlete of the week for the week of April 6th through April 12th. McClune, a freshman outfielder, had a stellar day at the plate in a dominating 17-1 win over NEWMAC rival MIT on Thursday. He fell just a single short of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with five RBI while adding a stolen base to lead the Engineers to the victory. McClune, the regining NEWMAC Player of the Week, is currently batting .386 with 17 hits, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored for the Crimson and Gray. WPI Baseball is now 17-9 overall are currently in second place in the NEWMAC with a 6-3 conference record. The Engineers will return to the diamond on Tuesday when they venture to Coast Guard for a 3:30pm start.

Women's Athlete of the Week

Sara Migdal - Softball - Senior - Galway, NY
Sara Migdal of the softball team has been named the female athlete of the week for the week of April 6th through April 12th. Migdal had a monster day at the plate on Wednesday in a 2-1, 10-4 doubleheader sweep of Nichols College. The senior catcher launched a home run in each game to finish the day 4-for-6 at the plate with six RBI and pair of runs scored. Her homer to right center in game one was the game winner and helped the Engineers snap a five-game losing streak. Migdal leads the team in batting average (.337) and hits (28) and is second in RBI with 18. WPI Softball is 9-18 and 2-8 in NEWMAC play and will return on Wednesday with a doubleheader at Worcester State beginning at 5pm.

Baseball (17-9 overall, 6-3 NEWMAC)

WPI Baseball continued its hot-streak with a strong 2-0 week to improve to 17-9 overall and 6-3 in conference play. The Engineers kicked off the week with a 14-10 win over NEWMAC foe Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon when Nolan Murphy (Shrewsbury, MA) pitched into the sixth to earn his fourth win of the year and Mike Swanton (Foxboro, MA) had a home run and three RBI to lead the Crimson and Gray. Murphy battled all afternoon through cold temperatures and a steady wind to improve to 4-1 on the season. The junior went 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts. WPI got on the board first in the third inning, when Bryan Watkins (Belmont, MA) led off the frame with a triple. Following a Joe Walsh (Weymouth, MA) walk, Mark Dignum (Albany, NY) singled home Watkins with the game's first run. Walsh later scored on a failed pickoff attempt, as WPI took a 2-0 lead. In the Engineers fourth, Nick Bean (Middleboro, MA) led off with a walk before Swanton sent a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right, staking Murphy to a 4-0 lead. The home run was Swanton's second of the season. Murphy ran into trouble in the sixth, as the Bears rallied back into the game. Following a walk and pair of homers Coast Guard pulled to within a run at 4-3. Murphy's day ended there, as Alex Hansen (Burlington, CT) came on to finish the inning. The Engineers got the three runs back and more, sending four runs home in the home half of the sixth. The key blow came off the bat of Dignum, whose double in the gap produced two runs for WPI. Watkins also had an RBI single in the inning, with another run scoring on a wild pitch, making the score 8-3. Coast Guard got one run back on an infield single before WPI erupted again in the bottom of the seventh. Scott McNee (Falmouth, MA) led off with a double down the line and quickly came around to score as Bean followed with a triple. Swanton delivered Bean with an RBI single to right for his third RBI of the day and a 10-4 WPI lead. Cody McGregor (Westfield, MA) followed with another single, with Swanton scoring all the way from first to make the game 11-4. WPI added three more runs in the inning, scoring twice on wild pitches and once on a Paul Galligan (Weymouth, MA) sac fly, as WPI took a 14-4 advantage into the final innings. Dignum was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs for the Engineers. McGregor was 2-for-5, while Watkins 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. WPI continued their tear on Thursday with a dominant 17-1 victory over MIT in conference action. Conor Fahey (Cumberland, RI) went eight strong innings, allowing only three hits and striking out eight while five WPI hitters hit home runs, with Mitch McClune (Pembroke, MA) and Jameson Kokolis (Manchester, NH) each with a three-run homer on the day. Fahey improved to 3-1 on the season, lowering his ERA to a team-best 1.94 in the process. Fahey, a two-time NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week this season, has an impressive 59 Ks in 47 innings pitched, also best on the club. WPI got on the board in the first inning to take an early advantage. Galligan reached on a one-out single to center and came around to score on two wild pitches to give the home club a 1-0 lead. MIT tied the score at one in its half of the third but the Crimson and Gray responded in the home half however, regaining the lead with a three-run inning. Dignum singled with one out and Galligan followed with a double down the right-field line to set WPI up with two runners in scoring position. McClune then came through for the hosts, launching a three-run shot to right-center that gave WPI a 4-1 edge, his fourth home run of the season. WPI scored a single run in the fourth inning to add to the lead before exploding for nine more in the fifth to break the game wide open. McClune doubled to lead off the inning, with McNee reaching on a hit-by-pitch. The two pulled off a double steal before Bean singled McClune home. Back-to-back wild pitches to Swanton scored McNee to make the game 7-1. Swanton would walk in the at-bat to set up Kokolis, who sent his fourth home run of the season over the fence in right-center to give WPI a 10-1 lead. Following a pitching change for MIT, Walsh singled and Galligan was hit by a pitch. McClune then laced his second extra-base hit of the inning, a bases-clearing triple, to make the game 12-1. McNee then homered over the fence in left, his team-leading fifth long ball of the year, to give WPI a 14-1 lead. John Flynn (Albion, ME) and Ryan Brown (Worcester, MA) later homered for WPI, who for the first time this season that the Engineers hit five home runs in a game. McClune fell just a single short of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI to lead WPI. Kokolis was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and two runs, while Galligan had two hits and three runs scored for the victors. On Saturday the doubleheader scheduled versus Framingham State was cancelled due to rain. A make up date has not yet been determined.

Softball (9-18 overall, 2-8 NEWMAC)

Led by a pair of home runs from senior catcher Sara Migdal (Galway, NY), the WPI softball team claimed a doubleheader sweep of Nichols College, 2-1 and 10-4 to start the week with a bang. Migdal finished the day 4-for-6 at the plate with six RBI and a pair of runs scored to help the Engineers snap a five-game losing streak. Joining Migdal with a big day at the plate was classmate Jen Richards (Hampstead, NH), who hit 4-for-7 with four runs scored and four RBI, all coming in game two, including three on a fifth-inning home run, her seventh on the year. The first game remained scoreless until Richards led off the fourth with a single and advanced on a wild pitch before crossing the plate on a Migdal single that got past the shortstop. Nichols responded in the bottom of the frame with a leadoff home run to knot the score. Migdal notched the winning run in the top of the sixth with her second homer of the season, a long shot that sailed past the right centerfield fence. Nichols threatened in the bottom of the seventh but WPI pitcher Allie Hardy (Townsend, MA) retired the final batter to earn the complete-game win. Hardy improved to 6-4 on the year, striking out six while walking one and scattering four hits, three of which came in the first three innings. Migdal and Richards combined for four of the Engineers' 11 hits and eight of 10 RBI in game two, with the pair getting things rolling in the opening frame for a 2-0 WPI lead after one. With one out and Nicole Maglione (Charlton, MA) aboard thanks to a walk, Richards doubled before Migdal hit a sac fly to left, scoring Maglione. Meg Foley (Belchertown, MA) plated Richards with a single before Amanda Matori (Haverhill, MA) grounded out to end the inning. Nichols plated a run in the bottom of the frame, but the Engineers added another run in the second on an Allie Roche (Chelmsford, MA) one-out home run, and held the Bison scoreless over the next four innings, while adding three more runs in the top of the fifth on a three-run shot from Richards. Ahead by three in the seventh (6-3), WPI added four more runs on an RBI single from Richards followed by a three-run homer from Migdal to cap the scoring for the Crimson and Gray. Lindsay Brown (Westfield, NJ) earned her first win on the year in her first complete-game effort, allowing four runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out four. On Friday, WPI dropped a pair of games to Clark 1-0 and 5-0. Hardy took the hard-luck loss for WPI in game one allowing only an unearned run on seven hits over six innings in the opener. She struck out seven Cougar batters on the afternoon. In game two, Clark got on the board early, plating two runs in the first and added three more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Brown suffered the loss, falling to 1-7 on the year. On Saturday, rain forced the postponement of a NEWMAC doubleheader with MIT. The games have been tentatively scheduled for noon on Monday, April 20th.

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Men's Track and Field competed at a tri-meet with Springfield and Coast Guard on Saturday. The Engineers tallied 97 points to finish third while Coast Guard took the top spot at the meet with 142 points. Jarrett Arredondo (Somerville, MA) continued to dominate his events taking home victories in the shot put (43-09.75) and hammer throw (166-09). Teammates Fran Collins (Springfield, MA), Jason Reynolds (Peru, NY), Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) and Jeff Baker (Wallingford, CT) combined with Arredondo to finish second (151-10), third (141-09), fourth (136-01) and fifth (134-05), respectively, to sweep the event. Collins also finished second in the shot put (40-09) before placing third (136-04) in the discus ahead of Baker (4th; 127-05) and Farren (120-11). In addition to Arredondo, Baker and Keith Flanders (Westford, MA) were WPI's only other athletes to earn wins at the meet. Baker finished on top in the javelin (181-10) while Flanders fought to first in the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:58.35). Ben Roy (Buxton, ME) and Mike Sacco (Cranston, RI) placed third (140-09) and fourth (139-03), respectively, in the javelin. Worcester's Joe Krasinskas sprinted to second (56.21) in the 400 meter hurdles and in the 110 hurdles it was Mike Thyden (Sutton, MA) and Frank Carnevale (Rutherford, NJ) who combined to place fourth (17.77) and fifth (18.49). Matt Whitman (Holden, MA) crossed the finish line in 11.27 to earn third in the 100 meter dash. Other top individual finishes included Steve Madamba (West Springfield, MA) (4th; 5:09.25) and Roy (5th; 5-03.25) in the high jump, Matija Zelic (Westboro, MA) in the long jump (5th; 19-10.75), Alan Mann (Westminster, MA) in the 400 meter dash (5th; 52.29) and Lane Thornton (Richmond, VT) in the 800 meter run (5th; 2:03.52). In relay action Todd LeClerc (Middleton, MA), Andy Nelson (Hershey, PA), Sacco and Whitman united to register a 45.28 time and third place finish in the 4 x 100 while Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA), Mann, Roy and Krasinskas took third (3:29.15) in their event, the 4 x 400 relay. Men's Track has a busy week ahead with some members of the team participating at the Holy Cross Decathlon on Wednesday and Thursday before the entire team heads to Fitchburg State College on Saturday.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Track and Field tallied 86 points to finish second at a tri-meet with Springfield and Coast Guard on Saturday. Host Springfield took the overall win with 213.5 points. Freshman Emily Pearce (Avon, CT) was the sole Engineers to bring home a victory for WPI, a 9-00.25 mark in the pole vault. She also finished second (15-02.25) in the long jump ahead of teammate Amanda Gurnon (Tolland, CT) who placed fourth (14-07.25). Krista Baker (Medway, MA) had a busy day on the track, finishing second (111-03) in the discus, third in the shot put (36-01.25) and fourth (85-04) in the javelin. Katye Milligan (Skowhegan, ME) tossed the discus 104-00 to place third in the discus before combining with Funmi Adebayo (Medfield, MA) to finish fourth (106-07) and fifth (102-01) in the hammer throw, respectively. Liz Schreiber (Ashfield, MA) fought to second (1:12.76) in the 400 hurdles while Chrystian Dennis (Boston, MA) sprinted to second (26.89) in the 200 meter dash before finishing third (12.95) in the 100 meter dash. Jill Perreira (Lancaster, MA) registered a height of 4-06 to take the third spot in the high jump while distance runner Meghan Woods (Hanover, MA) was third (5:23.01) in the 1500 meter run. Rounding out the individual events for WPI were Danielle Volpe (Chelmsford, MA) with her fourth (2:40.82) place finish in the 800 meter run, Marissa Gray (Stanley, NY) in the 3000 meter steeplechase (2nd; 12:46.43) and Gurnon and Stacy Rudolf (Somers, CT) who were third (17.79) and fourth (18.49) in the 100 meter hurdles, respectively. The 4 x 100 relay combination of Olivia Shepherd (Kingston, MA), Pearce, Phoebe Riley (Pomfret, CT) and Dennis posted a 52.82 finish which was good enough for second while Perreira, Schreiber, Kristine Zeeb (Nashua, NH) and Dennis took a second (4:31.36) place finish of their own in the 4 x 400 event. Women's Track and Field will be competing at the Holy Cross Decathlon on Wednesday and Thursday before heading to Fitchburg State on Saturday afternoon.

Men's Crew

Men's Crew spent a raw morning on Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond battling against Williams, Connecticut College, Trinity and MIT for the Donahue Cup. The Varsity Eight of Connor McGrath (Troy, NY), Ben Johnson (Northford, CT), Hank Moore (Jaffrey, NH), Andrew Sandefer (New Orleans, LA), Arthur Gager (Kennebunk, ME), Sebastien Cohn (Orinda, CA), Tobin McGee (Rye, NY), Scott Gary (Lubbock, TX) and coxswain Bethany Bouchard (Nashua, NH) registered a 6:03.55 finish to take fourth while MIT took home the cup with a 5:50.3 mark. The Second Eight team of Jeff Onderdonk (Colechester, CT), Nick Vitello (Tolland, CT), Don Havener (Turner, ME), Ricky Holak (Windham, NH), John Madura (Hewitt, NJ), Zack Theoharidis (Sedgwick, ME), Mike Mourkas (Hampden, ME), Max French (Harwinton, CT) and cox Brenna Colleary (Southboro, MA) earned WPI's top finish of the day, crossing the finish line in 6:10.47 to place second. The Third Eight of Corey Stevens (Douglas, MA), James MacDonald (Worcester, MA), Adam Panzica (Freeport, ME), Philip Kellermeier (Berlin, Germany), Andrew Emerson (York, ME), Josh Wimble (Albans, VT), Alex Becker (Webster, MA), Dan Pierson (Hampton, NH) and cox Jillian Kloc (Elma, NY) finished third (6:31.27). The Second Varsity Four comprised of Chris Carrigan (Northboro, MA), Max Benko (Holmes, NY), Corey Rutledge (Saugus, MA),Justin Bales (Upland, CA) and Lauren Moloney (Buffalo, NY) rowed to third (7:09.63) while the Varsity Four of Jack Sternal (Westfield, NJ), Frank Pallien (Oakland, NJ), Doug Griesbach (Pocono Pines, PA), Rafeal Gil-Figueroa (Vienna, VA) and cox Nina Bass (Trumbull, CT) were fourth (7:40.87). WPI Crew will return next Saturday when they face off against Trinity, Bates, UNH, Washington (MD) and Vassar beginning at 8am on Lake Quinsigamond.

Women's Crew

Women's Crew competed against Williams, Simmons and Connecticut College for the Donahue Cup this morning on Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond. The Varsity Eight comprised of Katie Siering (Sheridan, OR), Cate Simoneau (Greenwich, NY), Suzanna Kelley (Attleboro, MA), Bridget Stevens (Cropseyville, NY), Steph Kavrakis (Long Beach, NY), Victoria Stutz (Trumbull, CT), Mary Helser (Glastonbury, CT), Simone Staley (Albany, NY) and cox Brianna Ledwith (Jericho, VT) rowed to third place (7:19.41) while Williams took home the cup. The Second Varsity Eight of Juliana Wakeman (Saratoga Springs, NY), Colyer Sigety (Tampa, FL), Molli Malcolmson (Leominster, MA), Caitlin Quinn (Apoa Air Force Base), Rachel O'Hara (Andover, MA), Cailin Folta (Swampscott, MA), Molly Post (Mt. Kisco, NY), Jillian Morang (Auburn, MA) and Holly Fletcher (Dartmouth, MA) recorded a 8:09.25 finish to take third while the Varsity Four of Siering, Stevens, Kavrakis, Staley and Ledwith powered their way to WPI's top spot on the day, a second place finish (7:47.7). WPI's Novice Eight squad of Wakeman, Kelley, Simoneau, Sigety, Stutz, Quinn, Hesler, Folta and cox Nell Nassiff (Columbia, CT) also grabbed third in their race with a time of 7:24.87. Women's Crew returns to the water on Saturday when they compete at the NEWMAC Championships on Lake Quinsigamond. The first race is set to begin at 8am.

 
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