Season in Review: 2014-15 Men’s Rowing

Season in Review: 2014-15 Men’s Rowing

Schedule/Results | All-MARC Rowers | MARC Academic Honor Roll

F&M battled high-quality competition throughout the 2014-15 season and showed that it could hold its own at the various prestigious regattas which made up the Diplomats' schedule. The varsity 8+ boat gave F&M some momentum heading into the Middle Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships, securing a third-place finish in the petite final at the Kerr Cup in April with a time of 7:01.87. 

At the MARC Championships, the Diplomats grabbed second place out of four competing teams, which was their best finish at the event since 2013. Only Washington College (24 points) managed to best F&M's 12 points on the day. 

Following the championships, several Diplomats received All-MARC honors. Tim Smith '15 and James Nelson '17 both landed on the Varsity All-MARC list for the second consecutive year, while Craig Fanto '18 garnered a spot on the Novice All-MARC team. Several F&M rowers were honored for their work in the classroom as well, with Fanto, Nelson and Aidan Smith '16 all being named Academic All-MARC.

The season came to a close at the 77th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, where the Diplomats competed for the first time since 2012. F&M's varsity 4+ boat advanced to the quarterfinals after being one of only two teams in its opening heat to move on. In order to advance to the semifinals, the Diplomats needed a top-three finish in their next heat, however placed fourth with a time of 7:20.516, just five seconds shy of Bowdoin in third.