Women's Rowing Announces 2009-2010 Freshman Class

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's rowing program has announced the 2009-2010 freshman class. Kaleigh Hahn, Mary Claire Scherer, Alexandra Torres, Catherine Roy and Allison Hartman will join the Holy Cross program for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Hahn of Ellicott City, Md., comes to Holy Cross from Notre Dame Preparatory School. As team captain and a lightweight rower, Hahn has been stroke seat in the varsity four for the past three years. She is the President of Student Council and has been involved in Notre Dame's Medical Club, Environmental Club, as well as Habitat for Humanity. Hahn hopes to major in Biology/Pre Med.

Scherer will help fill the coxswain's seat for the Crusaders in 2009. A student at Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y., Scherer is currently a co-captain of her squad. For the past two years Scherer has competed at the Scholastic National Regatta, and this year has been invited to the Youth National Invite in Cincinnati, Ohio. Scherer also has plans to compete at the Canadian Nationals this spring. She is interested in pursuing psychology as her major at Holy Cross.

Torres hails from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will graduate from Saratoga Springs H.S. this spring. Torres is the stroke seat of the girl's senior eight that won the New York State Championship in 2008 and 2009, and that finished with a bronze medal at the Scholastic Nationals in 2008. Torres has plans to major in Biology/Pre-Med.

Roy joins the Crusaders from Newton Country Day School. As a member of Community Rowing Inc., Roy was part of the second varsity four that placed first at the NEMA Regional Championships in 2008. That same year Roy also rowed in the women's pair at the U.S. Club Nationals, finishing in third place. Most recently Roy competed in the varsity four event at the NEMA Regional Championships and finished with a bronze medal, earning her an invitation to the Youth National Invite in Cincinnati, Ohio in June. Roy hopes to major in Biology/Pre-Med.

Hartman comes to Holy Cross from Beverly, Mass. Hartman has been actively involved in varsity rowing, soccer and basketball since her freshman year at Northfield Mount Hermon. In addition, Hartman was elected Co-Chair of the Student Congress and President of the local Habitat for Humanity in 2008 and 2009. Hartman was also elected senior officer of the debate committee in 2008 and volunteered as a mentor for Big Brothers-Big Sisters. She will start her career at Holy Cross with an undeclared major.