Wolverines Add 16 Recruits to 2010-11 Incoming Class

June 14, 2010


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Head coach Mark Rothstein of the University of Michigan rowing team announced Monday (June 14) the addition of 16 student-athletes to the 2010 recruiting class. The group will join the nine student-athletes that signed with the Wolverines in the fall.

"We're very excited about this incoming class," said Rothstein. "This is a great group of young women that are very strong students and we feel that they are all going to make a strong contribution to our rowing program. It is the largest class we've brought in to date and assistant coaches Kate Strum and Brett Sickler have done a great job recruiting this group and we're all very excited to get them on campus and start working with them."

The coxswains that will be joining the Wolverines are Carlyn Haffey (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) and Breanne White (San Diego, Calif./Canyon Crest Academy/San Diego Rowing Club). They will be joined by 14 incoming rowers, including five from the state of Michigan and a pair of high school teammates: Olivia Cote (Bloomfield, Mich./Marian HS), Allison Endres (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern), Michaela Keady (Northville, Mich./Northville/Detroit Boat Club),Brighid Klick (Gross Pointe, Mich./Gross Pointe South/Detroit Boat Club), Shannon McDonnell (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School/West Side Rowing Club), Catherine Pacioretty (New Canaan, Conn./The Taft School), Lena Pfeiffer (Washington, D.C./Woodrow Wilson), Alexa Serwinski (Dyer, Ind./Andrean/Lincoln Park Juniors), Alisa Siebrasse (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), Sadie Smith (Newfield, N.Y./ Ithaca), Ariana Tabaku (Washington, D.C./Woodrow Wilson), Abigail Thomas (Mason, Ohio/William Mason), Hayley Yudelman (Waban, Mass./Beaver Country Day School/Community Rowing, Inc.) and Sarah Ziker (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt/Green Lake Crew).

This group will be joining Tara Foley (Los Gatos, Calif,/Los Gatos Rowing Club), Carrie Lofgren (Northboork, Ill./Loyola Academy), Priscilla Livingston (Wellesley, Mass./Community Rowing, Inc.), Bryna Oleshansky (Knoxville, Tenn./Atomic Rowing), Nikki Dahlberg-Seeth (Orinda, Calif./Oakland Strokes), Tallen Sloane (Boston, Mass./St. Mark's School), Emily Sullenberger (San Jose, Calif./Los Gatos Rowing Club), Sarah Trovato (Sewickly, Pa./Three Rivers Rowing Association) and Shannon Winchell (Sacramento, Calif./Capital Crew), who each signed in the fall.

Wolverines Sign Nine Student-Athletes for 2010-11 Season (11/20/2009)

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