2002 Varsity Eight
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Women's Rowing


The 2002 Varsity Eight had one of the most successful seasons in the history of women's rowing at Holy Cross. After winning the Textile River Regatta and the New Hampshire Championship Regatta in the fall portion of its schedule, the boat posted an undefeated regular season in the spring. The Crusaders then went on to capture first place at the Patriot Regatta and third place at the New England Championship, before earning a first place finish out of 24 schools at the ECAC National Invitational Regatta. The boat was comprised of Lizzie McCawley, Rebecca Smith, Marie Golden, Maura Droney, Cathy Eberl, Dana Betts, Angela Archambault, Melissa Irving, Bridget Biggins, Andrea Mournighan and Madeline Chiampou.