City Council RecognitionOn June 22, the City Council of Alexandria recognized T.C. Williams Crew as follow:
|Recognition of T. C. Williams Girls Crew First Varsity 8, Winners of the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Championship, and Coach Jon Schildknecht.|
|Recognition of T. C. Williams Girls Crew Second Varsity 8, Winners of the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship (US) and the Virginia Rowing Championship, and Coach Mercedes Kiss.||
The video of the city council regular meeting is available
online on the city website.
The recognition is on the first 15 minutes of the meeting.
2010 Season AwardsLetters, certificates, and special awards were handed out at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center at the end of the year ceremony on June 11.
|Old Dominion Boat Club Outstanding Oarsman||Rene Rodriguez|
|Old Dominion Boat Club Outstanding Oarswoman||Hallie Lenneman|
|Most Valuable Varsity Rower - Boys Team||Matt Schilling|
|Most Valuable Varsity Rower - Girls Team||Emily Leidolf|
|Outstanding Coxswain - Boys Team||Allie Zickar|
|Outstanding Coxswain - Girls Team||JoBelle Cruz|
|Outstanding Lightweight - Boys Team||Constantine Pasltis-Ivanis|
|Outstanding Lightweight - Girls Team||Emma Carlisle-Reske|
|Coaches Award - Boys Team||Mark Comey|
|Coaches Award - Girls Team||Abby Waters|
|Junior Varsity MVP - Boys Team||Timothy Laboy-Coparropa|
|Junior Varsity MVP - Girls Team||Kelsey Donley|
|Freshman MVP - Boys Team||Brian Comey|
|Freshman MVP - Girls Team||Caroline Olsson|
|Alexandria Sportsmans Club Award||Hallie Lenneman|
|Washington Post All Met||Hallie Lenneman|
|Washington Post All Met (honorable mention)||Emily Leidolf, Kim Poff, Matt Schilling|
|Washington Post Best Boats||Boys' Varsity Four
Girls' Second Eight
Commercial photos from 2010 regattas are on line.
Sport Graphics has close-ups from the Charlie Butt, Ted Phoenix, Virginia Championship, Stotesbury Cup and SRAA Nationals. You can order copies in various formats. And if you're feeling nostalgic, they have regatta photos from the last 20 years. Photos from all three days of the CSSRA Canadian Nationals (sorted by event, not by school) are available from Digital Sports Photography. Photos from the CSSRA medal dock are on line at goldmedalphotos.com.
TCW Girls' Varsity 8 Wins Gold in Canada
TC Crew launched a record number of boats - 13, including eights, fours, quads, doubles and a pair - at the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association National Championship Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario June 4-6. Five boats made it to the finals, and three brought home medals:
men's 72-kg eight - 5th place
women's 59-kg four - SILVER MEDAL
women's pair - SILVER MEDAL
women's junior four - 4th place
women's senior eight - GOLD MEDAL
TCW Girls' Second 8 Wins Nationals
In another exciting finish, the second eight edged Chicago's New Trier High School by 0.3 sec to claim first place at the Scholastic Rowing Association of American Nationals Regatta in Saratoga Springs, NY. All the SRAA results are here.
Five TCW Crews Medal at Virginia Championship
High winds and a broken stakeboat dock stopped the Virginia Championship Regatta at the Occoquan on May 5. When racing resumed with the finals on May 22, TCW Crew had an outstanding day. Fresh off their silver-medal finish at Stotesbury, the girls' second eight captured gold. The boys' second four was way out ahead of the field, winning a gold medal by more than 11 sec. The boys' first four and junior four took silver medals; the girls' first eight won bronze. Virginia Championship Regatta results are here.
Girls Second 8 Captures Stotesbury Silver
In what was described by everyone as the most exciting race of the day, the TC girls' second 8 was edged by Mount Saint Joseph by just 11/100 sec, winning the silver medal at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. The photo-finish results are here.
Four TCW Crews Win at Ted Phoenix Regatta
The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championship for lower boats had seven TCW boats in the finals, and four - the boys' freshman 8 and third 4 and the girls' third 8 and fourth 8 - were gold medalists. All the results are here.
TCW Crew Dedicates the Brooksie Koopman
Friends and supporters of TC Crew gathered at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center on March 27 to celebrate the newest boat in the TCW fleet, the Brooksie Koopman.
The Vespoli 8, to be rowed by the boys' team, is named in honor of one of the most energetic and dedicated supporters of the rowing program at TC Williams. Brooksie Koopman, a rowing parent and long-time school and community volunteer, became the first "facilities liaison" on the Alexandria Crew Boosters Club board in 2004. For the next five years she was on a mission, working with the school system, coaches and parents to upgrade the facility and help ensure that it ran well. Read more about Brooksie and the rowing center here.
On the boathouse dock for the dedication of the new shell, coaches and fellow ACB members praised her hard work and dogged determination to preserve the Dee Campbell Rowing Center as one of the finest high school crew facilities in the country.
2010 Official Crew Picture