We are proud to announce an honor that has recently been bestowed upon two current Mercy girls. In two weeks, the World Rowing Championships will take place in Sarasota, Florida. This event is like the Olympics of rowing, with over 70 countries competing (http://wrch2017.com/). As part of that event, USRowing, the governing body for rowing in the United States, is holding the Under 19 Youth Rowing Challenge on September 23-24, where teams from six regions of the US will compete against each other (http://www.usrowing.org/news/2017/06/14/youth-rowing-regatta-take-place-2017-world-rowing-championships/). Two Mercy girls, Olivia (2019) and Bridey (2018), have been selected to represent the Northeast Region in that race. The Northeast Region, which is arguably the most competitive region in the US, is comprised of 7 states, from Maine to New York. Most of the girls who were selected for the Northeast team go to fairly prestigious schools such as Exeter Academy and the Kent School. To have two girls from Mercy on this team is really a pretty rare event, so we wanted to share the news with our Mercy Crew followers. The crew team and its coaches are very proud of these two girls, not to mention their parents and family members, and the national recognition of the Mercy Crew team and Our Lady of Mercy High School is also pretty special.
Getting to this point takes a focus and commitment of the athletes to balance success in the classroom and on the water, as well as the support structure surrounding them – coaches, teammates, crew families, camp instructors, friends, and family. We celebrate these girls, our school, and the sport of rowing – we are looking forward to the races and wish our girls the best! It’s a win for all – thank you, thank you, thank you for your part in this journey!