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Crew

Head Coach: Bill Gennaro

The Archbishop John Carroll High School Crew Team was established in the spring of 2012. The boys and girls teams started that first year with just over 70 kids. While crew is primarily a spring sport, many of our athletes row year-round. Rowing out of Whitemarsh Boat Club in Conshohocken, PA, the team practices five or six days per week all year. There are several races in the fall but the majority of competition happens in the spring at races called Flicks, held on the Schuylkill River. In addition to the Flicks there are the City Championships, Catholic Championships and the Stotesbury Regatta—the largest high school rowing event in the world.

Our team has had a number of successes on the water, including a silver medal at the Philadelphia City Championships in the first year of the program, making the finals at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2013, and most recently having the Girls Freshman 8 finish 7th in the country in 2016. Our members are successful off the water as well: the team has produced numerous members of the National Honor Society, National Art Honors Society, and Honor Roll. In 2015, we had three girls in the top ten of their graduating class including Valedictorian. Ten Carroll Rowers have accepted scholarships to colleges to row and many others have gone onto college crew teams as walk-ons. Currently, there are Carroll Alumnus currently rowing or have rowed at: Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University, LaSalle University, Drexel University, Syracuse University, Duquesne University, and Cabrini University.

Rowing is the ultimate team sport where all must work together for the best results on the water. Friendships formed on the crew team can last a lifetime. The crew team is always looking for motivated students to join who’d like to push themselves physically and mentally from Freshman through Seniors. If you have any questions or would like to join in this amazing sport, please email our Head Coach, Bill Gennaro.

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