PELHAM, N.Y. -- The New York State Scholastic Rowing Association has announced Westchester Scholar Athletes and that Pelham Community Rowing Association (PCRA) has qualified as a scholar-athlete team for the ninth consecutive season.
Rowers must be in grades 10-12 and maintain a grade point average of 90 percent or better for the season.
Additionally, four PCRA athletes were invited to train as part of the United States Junior National Team Winter High Performance training camps earlier this year. Attending the California camps were team captains Christian Kelling (Pelham), Liliane Lindsay (Harrison) and Julia Sesler (Bronxville). Rounding out the four was Ellie Sawyer (Larchmont).
“We are extremely proud of our team’s commitment to both books and boats,” commented Paisley Kelling, PCRA’s board president.
“We try to remind our rowers that the word ‘scholar’ comes first in the term ‘scholar-athlete’ for a reason, and that this emphasis will continue throughout their collegiate experiences.”
“There are many ways to help one’s team win, and only some of them occur on the water,” added Program Director and Head Coach, Guy Monseair. Monseair is extremely proud of the many contributions his rowers make to the high standards he sets, as well as the role models the varsity rowers grow into for the younger members of their team.
Here is a list of Scholar Athletes by school:
Bronxville High School: Christopher Bopp, William Kirsten, Natalie Knight
Convent of the Sacred Heart: Michaela D'Urso (Pelham)
Fieldstone School: Natalie Burke (Bronxville)
Harrison High School: Liliane Lindsay (Team Captain)
Iona Preparatory School: Kyle Griffin (Port Chester), Daniel Madden (New Rochelle), Hameed Mourani (Sleepy Hollow), Brian O'Grady (New Rochelle)
Mamaroneck High School: Caroline Aronin, Jordana Reist, Eliot Sawyer, Jack Smoor
Pelham Memorial High School: Daniel Biskup, Elizabeth Calder, Lauren Cornman, Charlotte Little, Sophia Merelas Jack Coronado Shirocky, Zachary Heese, Peter Kavanagh, Siddarth Motwani (Team Captain), Maggie Stiefvater
Riverdale Country School: Julia Sesler (Bronxville, Team Captain)
Scarsdale High School: Paige Mittenthal, Melanie Norman