NIRC Coaches Announce Postseason Awards



WORCESTER, Mass. – The National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) has announced the recipients of the regatta’s postseason awards. Bates College Head Coach, Peter Steenstra, was named NIRC Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year by his peers. In addition, 318 student-athletes were honored with NIRC All-Academic accolades.

For a student-athlete to be recognized to the NIRC All-Academic Team they must have completed one full-year at their institution (freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible), maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.35 and be recognized as a varsity letter winner.  A full list of winners can be found below.

Steenstra earned the Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year titles after guiding Bates to a remarkable sweep in every category the Bobcats entered in this year’s regatta. In addition, the women’s program earned the points title while both the men and women combined to win the overall team points trophy.

“I'm humbled to be granted this recognition from my fellow NIRC coaches and incredibly grateful to my assistant coaches, Lizzie Kinney and Haley Eovine, for their tireless effort,” expressed Steenstra on the honor.  “And to the men and women of Bates I express my deepest appreciation and respect for their collective enthusiasm, dedication and desire for speed.”

The Bobcat women will defend their NCAA National Championship title this weekend in Sarasota, Fla. while the men qualified for the program’s first-ever Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship, which will be held in West Windsor, N.J. on June 1-3.


2018 NIRC All-Academic Team 

Honoree                                                        Institution

Amelia Wilhelm Bates College
Claudia Glickman Bates College
Emily Disler Bates College
Emma Wheeler Bates College
Eric Jordan Bates College
Grace Jurkovich Bates College
Grace Murnaghan Bates College
Hanna DeBruyn Bates College
Hannah Fitts Bates College
Holland Doyle Bates College
Jack Reid Bates College
Josh Bilchik Bates College
Laura Rand Bates College
Lena Rintell Bates College
Mats Terwiesch Bates College
Maxwell Milavetz Bates College
Quinn Gardner Bates College
Roderick Pratt Bates College
Rosemary Kyne Bates College
Trevor Fry Bates College
Cailyn Keely Clark University
Ella Scott Clark University
Emily Ladda Clark University
Emily Thibault Clark University
Halley Glier Clark University
Kayla Rich Clark University
Sophia Spiliotopoulos Clark University
Wenland Lawrence Clark University
Alessandra Grossman Colby College
Allisor Obstler Colby College
Annie Bynes Colby College
Charlotte Jones Colby College
Christian Papadellis Colby College
Christopher Marcello Colby College
Eleanor Parker Colby College
Eliza Muchinski Colby College
Elli Mapstone Colby College
Ellie Krossa Colby College
Emilie Ginn Colby College
Emily Visco Colby College
Ethan Ashley Colby College
Helen Carroll Colby College
Helen Watson Colby College
John Coffman Colby College
John Olson Colby College
Ling MacLean Colby College
Lucy Weaver Colby College
Makoto Kinoshita Colby College
Parker Sikora Colby College
Samantha Attia Colby College
Timothy Harris Colby College
Yilei Bao Colby College
Alexandra Brantl Hamilton College
Alexandra Stetter Hamilton College
Ann-Sophie Koglin Hamilton College
Claire Callahan Hamilton College
Danielle Schuman Hamilton College
Eric Fischer Hamilton College
Federico Pollevick Hamilton College
Grant Kiefaber Hamilton College
Haley Raphael Hamilton College
Julia Hartnett Hamilton College
Nicholas Silvestri Hamilton College
Rachel Cooley Hamilton College
Rachel Sutor Hamilton College
Thomas Marsh Hamilton College
Benjamin Robinson Hobart College
Gregory Tura Narzikul Jr. Hobart College
Harrison Luce Hobart College
Henry Donald Vachon Hobart College
Kemal Ata Turksonmez Hobart College
Martin Roeck Hobart College
Allison Ritting Ithaca College
Andy McCabe Ithaca College
Bailey Doran Ithaca College
Colby D’Onofrio Ithaca College
Dawson Shyne Ithaca College
Elizabeth Burns Ithaca College
Eric Stamer Ithaca College
Hunter Flamm Ithaca College
Jay Williamson Ithaca College
Karina Feitner Ithaca College
Kathryn Lawson Ithaca College
Leighanne Sullivan Ithaca College
Liza Caldicott Ithaca College
Maggie Broughton Ithaca College
Meredyth Busam Ithaca College
Monica Schaffstall Ithaca College
Savannah Brija Ithaca College
Sierra Keat Ithaca College
Sophie Westfield Ithaca College
Victoria Demiris Ithaca College
Andrew Basso Marist College
Ari Streeter Marist College
Claire Connally Marist College
Daniel Arrato Marist College
David Warner Marist College
Matthew Blaszczyk Marist College
Meghan Rigney Marist College
Morgan Stippa Marist College
Raymond Mattingly Marist College
Ryan Lillis Marist College
Ryan Miller Marist College
Tadd Bindas Marist College
Timothy McQuade Marist College
Amelia Green Mount Holyoke College
Emma Taylor Mount Holyoke College
Halee Mahoney Mount Holyoke College
Hannah Leblanc Mount Holyoke College
Lainie Laronde Mount Holyoke College
Liz Hazen Mount Holyoke College
Mira Rosenkotz Mount Holyoke College
Adriano Decastro Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrea Kecic Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew DeVries Rochester Institute of Technology
Cameron Ling Rochester Institute of Technology
Colleen Ryan Rochester Institute of Technology
Connor Murdock Rochester Institute of Technology
Dan Measer Rochester Institute of Technology
Debra Kunz Rochester Institute of Technology
Emma Will Rochester Institute of Technology
Erin Loughran Rochester Institute of Technology
Francesca Scumaci Rochester Institute of Technology
George Glynn Rochester Institute of Technology
Hayley Richardson Rochester Institute of Technology
Kysa Willemsen Rochester Institute of Technology
Matthew Kehoe Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicholas Krzysiak Rochester Institute of Technology
Olivia Sanders Rochester Institute of Technology
Regina Chartier Rochester Institute of Technology
Ailise Powers Saint Lawrence University
Alyssa Stahrr Saint Lawrence University
Amanda Dupuis Saint Lawrence University
Bieke Bekker Saint Lawrence University
Caleigh Donahue Saint Lawrence University
Emily Buell Saint Lawrence University
Emily Ross Saint Lawrence University
Erin Nason Saint Lawrence University
Grace Riehl Saint Lawrence University
Hetherington Spofford Saint Lawrence University
Lillian Devereaux Saint Lawrence University
Lilly Bianchi Saint Lawrence University
Maya Williams Saint Lawrence University
Susan Register Saint Lawrence University
Taylor Goldman Saint Lawrence University
Vina Smith-Ramakrishnan Saint Lawrence University
Sabrina Belzerova Simmons College
Veronica Bennett Simmons College
Elsbeth Colson Simmons College
Hannah Dike Simmons College
Ally Fecteau Simmons College
Kaitlin Fierlit Simmons College
Nicole Lee Simmons College
Peizhu Qian Simmons College
Rebecca Ramsey Simmons College
Madison Summers Simmons College
Anna Freund Smith College
Cali Nathanson Smith College
Emily Mallard Smith College
Helena Wiatrowski Smith College
Kennedy Barber-Fraser Smith College
Kirstin DiMauro Smith College
Lisa Guido Smith College
Sally Carttar Smith College
Vivian Brock Smith College
Abby Hart Trinity College
Antonio Bowden Trinity College
Brendan Lynch Trinity College
Caitlin Southwick Trinity College
Charles Tuckwell Trinity College
Charlotte Rosenberg Trinity College
Isabella Pizzi Trinity College
Julia Gorka Trinity College
Kristen Thiim Trinity College
Luke Taylor Trinity College
Matthew McDevitt Trinity College
Sarah Beckmann Trinity College
Annelise Ryan Tufts University
Arielle Mann Tufts University
Emma Conroy Tufts University
Erika Madrian Tufts University
Grace Fabrycky Tufts University
Jiana Schnabel Tufts University
Jill Armenia Tufts University
Julia Turner Tufts University
Lienne Ng Tufts University
Madeleine Clarke Tufts University
Madeline Orzeske Tufts University
Miranda Finestone Tufts University
Miriam Weiss Tufts University
Prairie Hammer Tufts University
Sera Busse Tufts University
Benjamin Wymer University of New Hampshire
Brianne Doherty University of New Hampshire
Emily Lane University of New Hampshire
Emily Villeneuve University of New Hampshire
Emmaline Wilis University of New Hampshire
Erika Zadravec University of New Hampshire
Hannah Bailey University of New Hampshire
Johanna Pastoriza University of New Hampshire
Lily Grisafi University of New Hampshire
Noah Waller University of New Hampshire
Reed Bell University of New Hampshire
Samuel Hawkins University of New Hampshire
Sydney Michalak University of New Hampshire
Claudia Weaver University of Rochester
Elizabeth Sadrakula University of Rochester
Gianna Macri University of Rochester
Gillian Schwartz University of Rochester
Micaela Holmes University of Rochester
Omar Masood University of Rochester
Shaelyn Rhinehart University of Rochester
Alex Klufas Wellesley College
Allie Collins-Anderson Wellesley College
Alyssa Rivera Wellesley College
Emmet Odegaard Wellesley College
Eve Montie Wellesley College
Frances Dingivan Wellesley College
Jocelyn Reahl Wellesley College
Kelsey Gosch Wellesley College
Lauren Bazley Wellesley College
Maria Ianotti Wellesley College
Meg Babikian Wellesley College
Molly Hoyer Wellesley College
Rhiannon Mulligan Wellesley College
Stephanie Kim Wellesley College
Sydney Stento Wellesley College
Allison Quintana Wesleyan University
Amanda Molitor Wesleyan University
Andrew Daggon Wesleyan University
Aviv Preminger Wesleyan University
Benjamin  Lynch Wesleyan University
Christopher Steidl Wesleyan University
Christopher Wyckoff Wesleyan University
Clara Babbott-Ward Wesleyan University
Emma Porrazzo Wesleyan University
Emma Siegenberg Wesleyan University
Hannah Xu Wesleyan University
Harrison Malec Wesleyan University
Jemma Blazina Wesleyan University
Livia Wallick Wesleyan University
Luke Forsthoefel Wesleyan University
Monica Rao Wesleyan University
Nell Highleyman Wesleyan University
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Olivia Pearson Wesleyan University
Rachael Crunkleton Wesleyan University
Rachelle Flowers Wesleyan University
Sarah Osborn Wesleyan University
Sarah Paulson Wesleyan University
Sonja Welch Wesleyan University
Sophia Shoulson Wesleyan University
Theo Simko Wesleyan University
William Humphrey Wesleyan University
Alyssa Deem William Smith College
Anna Moreau William Smith College
Carey Jane Sevier William Smith College
Jennifer Sullivan William Smith College
Lauren Pomerantz William Smith College
Madelaine Hamilton William Smith College
Nicole Guardino William Smith College
Abigail Matthew WIlliams College
Adam Zoen Williams College
Andrew West Williams College
Annabelle Feist WIlliams College
Ava Palmo WIlliams College
Brittany Chung WIlliams College
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Charlie Ide Williams College
Clara Beery WIlliams College
Devin Flynn Williams College
Eileen Russell WIlliams College
Emily Saulnier WIlliams College
Grace Chamberlin WIlliams College
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Harper Johnson WIlliams College
Jack Ellrodt Williams College
Jarrett Heflin Williams College
Josie Maynard WIlliams College
Karl Bocker Williams College
Kate Latimore WIlliams College
Louisa Abel WIlliams College
Maria Hanson WIlliams College
Matthew Bock Williams College
Michael Nettesheim Williams College
Noah Cowit Williams College
Rebecca Smith WIlliams College
Sarah Yang WIlliams College
Tiffany Tien WIlliams College
Wyatt Millstone Williams College
Abby Sawyer Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Alexandra Connor Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ally Sichler Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Brandon Fox Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Catherine Matyas Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christine Hovermale Worcester Polytechnic Institute
David Bovich Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Diana Celaj Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Eva Barinelli Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Griffin Bishop Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Isaac Beeman Worcester Polytechnic Institute
James Vorosmarti Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Joe Crognale Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Marlies de Jong Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Matt Schueler Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Peter Beretich Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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