Rowing Returns to Winter Park for Rollins Invitational Saturday

March 7, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - A return trip to Winter Park is in store for the UCF women's rowing team Saturday, as it heads to the Rollins Invitational on Lake Maitland. The Knights will be sending their lightweight and novice boats to the regatta to square off against NCAA programs Rollins and Villanova.

Nova Southeastern, Florida and Grand Valley State also will be represented at the regatta.

Saturday will mark the first time the top novice eight will be racing. Last weekend, UCF battled Rollins in the Metro Cup and grabbed first place in two of the three events.

"I am very excited to see our whole squad hitting the water this weekend," said UCF novice coach Andrew Derrick. "The second and third boats did a great job last week and I am excited to see what our top eight can do against Grand Valley State and Villanova's JV. I'm also looking forward to comparing times with Nova Southeastern's varsity boat which we had a very tight race with this fall."

In preparation for the first novice eight's competition, freshman Samantha Fahed has made the move from the second novice eight to the top boat.

"Samantha has been doing everything right all spring," said Derrick. "She works hard everyday despite an ongoing injury and has continued to improve week after week."

The lightweight boats kick off the regatta at 8 a.m. when they takes part in the varsity 8+ race and then the lightweight 4+. Two novice 4+ boats then get in the water, followed by the novice 8+ and novice 8+ "B" races. The women's varsity 4+ "B" will conclude the afternoon for the Knights at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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UCF Lineups for the Rollins InvitationalLightweight 8+Coxswain: Hillary TruppLauren SchuelerMichelle CarterLiz RobinsonTaylor WiattGillian PowellKathleen NobleSamantha MatickaBriana Lively-Poley
Lightweight 4+ "A"Coxswain Hillary TruppLiz RobinsonKathleen NobleLauren SchuelerTaylor Wiatt
Lightweight 4+ "B"Coxswain Hillary TruppKathryn HarnessMichelle CarterSamantha MatickaGillian Powell
First Novice EightCoxswain Amanda HoffmanMelea McCrearyMonika LarkinLeah VanLearAndrea CarrSamantha FahedAlly GrayEileen HuppertSheilah Abadines
Second Novice EightCoxswain Victoria OrtizKatelyn DawesTracy BrockAshley StoweAshley GleasonLauren SteelmanAlyssa FelicianoKari LaRubioChristine Rubino
Third Novice EightCoxswain Charlene RuhgeAllison LacaraCathleen CoulterCaitlin BernierMarian HoustonLaura RudyStephanie CaiazzaNicole GladeStephanie Galo
Novice Four "A"Coxswain Charlene RuhgeEileen HuppertMonika LarkinSamantha FahedSheilah Abadines
Novice Four "B"Coxswain Amanda HoffmanAllison LacaraMarian HoustonCaitlin BernierStephanie Galo ="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="http:>