The St. Mary’s College women’s sailing team placed second at the Sperry Top-Sider/ ICSA Women’s National Championship Regatta in South Florida, which ended May 24. The event was co-hosted by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Eckerd College and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Eighteen women’s collegiate teams raced for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy, with Dartmouth College edging out the Seahawks for first place.
The Seahawks earned 241 points to place second, while Dartmouth placed first with 203 points and third place Cornell finished with 267 points. The championship was completed over four days with 18 total races in both A and B divisions.
“Going into the championship, the women did not focus on other boats, but worked on sailing their boats well,” said Adam Werblow, St. Mary’s College head coach. “They were committed to giving it their best and although it was not enough to catch first place, they are proud to be second.”
Sailing for St. Mary’s was Kayla McComb ’13 and Nicole DeAngeli ’14 in A-division and Mimi Roller ’13 and Marissa Golison ’16 in B-division. Since 2001, the St. Mary’s College women’s sailing team has finished on the podium seven times at the Sperry Top-Sider/ ICSA Women’s National Championships.