Varsity eight

Holy Spirit

The Spartans’ biggest moment was winning the Philadelphia City Championship final for the first time since 2004. The Holy Spirit crew won the New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championship, commonly called “States,” by more than three seconds. The Spartans took the Atlantic County High School Rowing Championships race by more than eight seconds.

Michelle Smith, Danielle Larotonda, Tara Puhalski, Lauren Turner, Amanda Reale, Samantha Stoll, Christine Wojciechowicz, Lauren Slattery, coxswain Claire McLenna

Second eight

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit had early-season success, winning at States, the City Championship and the Atlantic County race to become the All-Star boat. Absegami did better thereafter, finishing fourth at the Stotesbury Cup while Holy Spirit didn’t make the final. Both failed to make the final at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta, commonly called “Nationals.”

Michaela Baldino, Rachael Klaiss, Megan Gleason, Erin Coffman, Lauren Thomas, Melissa Clark, Sally Widmann, Karli Libbey, coxswain Nicole Kilar

Lightweight eight

Holy Spirit

The area’s only undefeated boat. The Spartans won each of the five championship races, the closest of which was a victory by 3.51 seconds over Merion Mercy (Pa.) at Nationals. The Holy Spirit team can lay claim to being America’s top high school girls lightweight eight, after finishing behind only four rowing clubs at the USRowing Youth Nationals on June 9 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Danielle Peck, Sofia Iaconelli, Nicole Maslowas, Caroline Bradley, Victoria Light, Katie Bainbridge, Shannon LaSala, Cailin McCully, coxswain Kiersten Stone

Varsity four

Mainland Regional

The Mustangs crew won by more than seven seconds at States, and took the Philadelphia City Championships final by 0.79 seconds over rival rival Harriton (Pa.). Easily won the Atlantic County race, before finishing fourth at Stotesbury. The Mainland crew finished fourth at Nationals in a race won by Harriton.

Kennedy Stafford, Morgan Rann, Amanda Ryan, Stacey Price, coxswain Morgan Gerety

Lightweight four


After losing to Egg Harbor Township at States, the Oakcrest crew was second to Montclair at the City Championships, and won the Atlantic County race. The Falcons clinched the All-Star spot by placing fifth at Stotesbury and fourth at Nationals.

Connie Capone, Nicole Littlefield, Morgan Osborn, Danielle LaPergola, coxswain Becca Adamo

Junior eight

Holy Spirit

The Spartans were second at Nationals to become to All-Star boat. The Holy Spirit crew also at the City Championships and the Atlantic County race. Oakcrest, which won at States, was third at Nationals. Mainland was second at the Stotesbury Cup.

Brianna Stone, Nichole Vizthum, Olivia Valiante, Kelly McDevitt, Madeline Oleksiak, Caitlin McGettigan, Kristi Spicer, Catie Vesper, coxswain Onora Labrum

Junior four

Egg Harbor Township

Won at States and Atlantic County, while getting third to lead the area at the City Championships. Finished fourth at the Stotesbury Cup.

Rebecca Suthard, Emily Woods, Antonia Maffia, Madison Barbieri, coxswain Vida Torres

Freshman eight

Holy Spirit

Won the Atlantic County race by nearly eight seconds. Also finished fourth at Stotesbury Cup. Placed second at States to Montclair, and was fourth at the City event,

Sara Miller, Tarryn Slattery, Kylie Magee, Erin Welsh, Kalli Reganato, Richie Atkinson, Olivia Torres, Nicole Wenzel, coxswain Nicole Mayer

Lightweight quad

Holy Spirit

Finished second at Nationals, and also won at the Atlantic County Championships. Emily Kane, Kasey Maguire, Kelsey Poley, Calli Malia

Novice eight


Won at States by more than six seconds, and took the Atlantic County race by nearly 10 seconds. Stroke Vanessa Simon, Jazlyn Quish, Ashley Ellsworth, Maren Ross, Melissa Cruz Lino, Shannon Russell, Kaitlyn Bradley, bow Gabby Corso, coxswain Karlee Carrigan