The Holy Cross women's
crew team finished its best season ever by traveling to England
to compete at
the Women's Henley Regatta this past June. The team ended its regular season,
finishing second overall at the Champion International Regatta, garnering gold,
silver and bronze medals in the varsity events. In addition, Patrick Diggins
was voted Women's Coach of the Year by the New England Rowing Coaches.
Following the Henley Regatta, the women traveled to Mykonos
and Athens, Greece, to recuperate from their yearlong effort.
Nicolas and Barbara Vernicos, the parents
of Alexia '01, hosted the team at their home for an evening reception. Among
the guests were Holy Cross students living in Greece, recently accepted students,
members of the Athens academic community, and friends. The group was treated
to a private tour at the Ancient Agora at the Acropolis in Athens by director
of excavations, Professor John Camp of the American School of Classical Studies.
Following its visit to the Agora, the team met privately with United States Ambassador
Nicholas Burns, at the U.S. Embassy.
Participants included: Yazmin Esteve '01, Christine
Henwood '99, Amanda Lawler '99, Patrick
Diggins '86, Nicolas Vernicos P '01, Thomas Flynn '85, Rosemary Shea '87, Andrea
Sicuso '01, Madeline Champou '02, Sarah Tyler '01, Erin
Boyd '99, Kristen Diggins '90, Julie Murphy '99, Kate Moloney '00, Eileen