The St. Mary’s College of Maryland sailing team took second place at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) / APS Team Race National Championships that completed on Monday, May 27, following three days of racing (Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27) on Tampa Bay out of the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove. The 14 teams that started the national championships were in contention for the prestigious Walter C. Wood Trophy.
Following six races in the final four, Yale took the trophy with a record of 18-5 followed by St. Mary’s College of Maryland (16-7), Brown (14-9) and Georgetown (14-9). St. Mary’s College was the only Division III school in the top five in this event. This is St. Mary’s College’s second year in a row placing second at the championships.
“The team race championships are nothing short of a grind,” said Adam Werblow, St. Mary’s College head coach. “Only part of our team is here in Florida to represent our school, but the players recognize every time they step in a boat at these championships that they are representing everyone who practices against them every day at home and do so with pride.”
St. Mary’s team members included Jacob La Dow ’15 and Ainsley Thomson ’13, Fletcher Sims ’14 with Mimi Roller ’13 and Kelley Merryman ‘14, Joshua Greenslade ’14 and Kayla McComb ’13 and John Wallace ’14 and Katherine Gluskin ’13.
“We capped off our season with a week-long training session with the Naval Academy and they really pushed us to perform under pressure,” Werblow continued. “Our dedicated alumni even flew in from around the globe, in some cases, to help us train. It is hard to imagine that we could have reached the podium without them.”
Final Results (top eight) – wins and losses
1. Yale University, 18-5
2. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 16-7
3. Brown University, 14-9
4. Georgetown University, 14-9
5. College of Charleston, 13-7
6. Stanford University, 12-8
7. Roger Williams University, 11-9
8. U.S. Naval Academy, 9-11
The St. Mary’s College women’s sailing team also placed second at the Sperry Top-Sider/ ICSA Women’s National Championship Regatta in South Florida, which ended May 24. Read more here.