Varsity Rowing

Westover is happy to announce that the rowing program will be returning to Lake Quassapaug for its fourth year for 2016. The program continues to grow since the first five Westover girls – Riley Boeth ’13, Liv Burns ’14, Sarah Peterson ’15, Isabelle Morrissey ’16, and coxswain Julia Copper ’15 – had the privilege of experiencing rowing when they participated in a Crew Pilot Program associated with Chase Collegiate School in the spring of 2013.

Westover was able to take advantage of a very special opportunity and the five girls who participated owe a great deal to Chase Collegiate’s Coach, Lincoln Turner, for all of his guidance and expertise. Competing in a total of six races, the rowers raced in a “four with coxswain” over a 1,500-meter course.

Westover looks forward to the start of its third independent season where it will launch its own boat with hopes of developing a full program in the future. The team consists of 11 girls this season, captained by seniors Isabelle Morrissey and Ava Mennin and coached by Tiz Mulligan.


2017 Schedule

Westminster School, Canterbury School
Loss 43-51

The Wildcats held their own against Westminster (Division II, 4th Place at New England's in 2016), 43-51 on Saturday, January 28 at Canterbury in New Milford, CT. Perhaps the most exciting of all events was the 200 freestyle relay. Westover and Westminster tied for 1st place with a time of 1:50.72, Westover’s best of the season. The relay consisted of Sophia Andrew ’18, Bella Chen ’20, Sarah Pino ’20, and Morgan Foltz ’20. The Wildcats were roughly .7 behind Westy when Foltz anchored with a 25.55, a personal record split and Westover’s fastest ever. Previously in the meet, Foltz went her fastest 50 freestyle, winning the event and dropping .22 off of her previous season record from two weeks prior.

A total of 15 Wildcats had 25 new PR’s on the day, including Andrews’ 27.90 split in the medley, Amodini Katoch ‘18’s 100 split in the 400 freestyle relay, and Emily Desjardins’ 200 IM time drop of nearly 10 seconds.

Other new best swims included Abby Hodson ‘17’s near ten second drop in the 500 freestyle. Several girls found success in the 50 freestyle. Mikayla Labissiere ’20 notched .19 off of her previous best. Seniors Caitlin Beattie and Sarah Marr each shaved off time, while classmate Gracey Greco and sophomore Brigid Protzmann each touched at a best 50 freestyle in her relay split. Gabby Young '18 saw improvement by about a second in both her 200 freestyle and 100 fly, and classmate Maddie-Claire Norris also earned a PR in her 100 fly. Julia Kenny ’17 completed her first 200 freestyle!

The Wildcats had three new Top-Ten times including Bella Chen ‘20’s 100 freestyle, Foltz’ first place finish in 100 backstroke and first place in the 50 freestyle. Foltz swept the day with four first place finishes, after starting the day with a new best split in the medley. The medley took first place points by Chen, Foltz, Pino, and Andrew with their second fastest season time.

The Wildcats travel to swim a talented Miss Porter’s on Wednesday, February 1st for an all-girls school meet.

Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School

The Wildcats had Sarah Pino (50 free), Lydia Mahan (100 fly), and Morgan Foltz (100 breaststroke) improve on their individual events this afternoon at the all-girls’ school meet. The highlight of the afternoon was the 200 Medley Relay of Bella Chen, Foltz, Pino, and Sophia Andrew breaking the School record to start off the meet. The Wildcats posted several new lifetime best times and look forward to training for CISACs at Hamden Hall on Wednesday, February 15th, racing for a title that has eluded the Wildcats so far.

To view photos from the meet, click here.

CHANGED: Time changed to 3:30.
Hamden Hall Beckerman Athletic Center
Win 398-387-244-100

The Wildcats win CISAC! Westover defeated Hamden Hall, Williams, and MacDuffie for their first CISAC title in Hamden CT. Morgan Foltz '20 earned two individual First Place finishes. Sarah Pino clenched a second in the 200 freestyle with a lifetime best time, and captain Lydia Mahan '19 touched in second in the 200 IM, each scoring 13 points for the Wildcats. Bella Chen touched at a second faster than her previous best time in the 100 fly, earning the team 12 points at 3rd place. Amodini Katoch '19 saw improvement by almost one second in her 100 freestyle and placed 6th of 11 girls. Maya Neuhoff earned personal bests in her backstroke split in the medley which placed 2nd to start off the meet, followed by improvements in her 500 freestyle, breaking 7:00 for the first time. She also shaved two seconds off of her freestyle in the 400 freestyle relay. Brigid Protzmann had three personal best swims in the championship meet, dropping one second in her 50 freestyle and 3 seconds in her 100 backstroke, and 5 off of her 100 freestyle in the 400 free relay. Taryn Carey '19 went a high school career best in her 100 breaststroke, shaving off .32 off her previous best from earlier this season. Julia Kenny swam the 200 IM for her first time and earned 7 points for the team at 7th place. Caitlin Beattie '17 dropped in her relay split!

The Wildcats have one dual meet left on Saturday, February 18th at Ethel Walker's for the second time this season for the all-girls' school meet. Westover then will taper for Bud Erich Championships and Div. III New England's at Deerfield Academy on March 4.

To view photos from the Championship meet, click here.

Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School
Loss 72-96

The Wildcats concluded their 2016-17 season and honored their seniors at Ethel Walker's today. Congratulations to the 6 seniors on a great season: Assistant Captain Abby Hodson, Gracey Grecco, and Chloe Kirk- the three 4-year members, as well as Maya Neuhoff, Caitlin Beattie, and Sarah Marr! The team recorded several great swims, including 14 new lifetime best relay splits. Congratulations also to the 200 freestyle relay of Bella Chen, Sophia Andrew, Sarah Pino and Morgan Foltz who took .5 off of the School record and won the event at Walker's on Saturday. Foltz also won her two individual events: 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Congrats to the team for several new lifetime best times, including Julia Hwang and Gracey Greco in the 100 breaststroke, Brigid Protzmann in her 100 freestyle, Gabby Young in her 200 freestyle and Julia Kenny completed the 500 for her first time ever! The Wildcats have their Bud Erich Championship on Saturday at Hopkins, and select swimmers will travel to Deerfield on March 4th for the New England Championship!

Bud Erich Invitational
Hopkins School

Head Coach

Tiz Mulligan

Director of Athletics


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