PELHAM ROWERS EXCEL ON AND OFF THE WATER!
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.
Thus far, PCRA seniors have received early decision acceptances from Bates College, Boston University, Ithaca College, Mercyhurst University, University of Michigan, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, William Smith College and Yale University.
LIST OF SCHOLAR ATHLETES BY SCHOOL (Town)
The Bronx High School of Science
Nate Quinn (New York City)
Matthew Wideen (New York City)
Bronxville High School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Michaela D'Urso (Pelham)
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
Pelham Memorial High School
Jack Coronado Shirocky
Siddarth Motwani (Team Captain)
Riverdale Country School
Julia Sesler (Bronxville, Team Captain)
Scarsdale High School
Paige Mittenthal (Team Captain)
ABOUT PELHAM COMMUNITY ROWING ASSOCIATION (PCRA)
PCRA currently draws students from more than 10 area high schools and towns. PCRA rows out of Westchester County's Glen Island Park on the 1964 Olympic Time Trial Course that they share with the New York Athletic Club. PCRA offers a complete spectrum of programming from Learn To Row, Novice, Junior and Varsity competitive teams for teens, to their enthusiastic Master’s Programs for rowing adults. PCRA is a not‐for‐profit 501©(3) corporation dedicated to sharing the benefits of rowing with athletes of all ages and abilities. PCRA encourages the pursuit of excellence—fitness, discipline and teamwork—through community youth and adult rowing. For more information, please visit www.pelhamrowing.com