Sailing concludes fall season

Sailing concluded their fall season this past weekend with a fourth place finish at the Co-ed Atlantic Coast Championships and a fifth place finish at the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship.

The Co-ed team was made up of Senior and team captain Zeke Horowitz (Sarasota, FL.), seniors and All-Americans Mac Mace (Newport Beach, CA) and Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, CA) as well as junior Corey DeColibus (Dubury, MA). The team traveled to Boston, MA for a meet hosted MIT where the Cougars ultimately finished with a 4th place win. The Cougars fell to Roger Williams University (221), Dartmouth College (264), and were just three points of beating Brown University with their score of 276.

The Women’s team made their way to Throggs Neck, NY for their meet. Seniors Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, MA) and Corey Hall (St. Petersburg, FL) as well as sophomores Grace Lucas (Little Silver, NJ) and Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, CA) competed in the SUNY Maritime hosted ACC Women’s Competition. In a tight race, where the top five teams were within 21 points of each other. Finishing above the Cougars 202 points were Yale University and the University of Rhode Island (tied for first with 181 points), Dartmouth College (182), and Georgetown University (192).

Head Coach Ward Cromwell said of the races, “We had some really tight racing in both ACC championships this past weekend. I am very proud of our team and the results we have had this fall season. The best thing is the way that the team interacts selflessly to help achieve a common goal. We are looking forward to a really fun spring season.”

The team will next compete at the Rose Bowl Regatta hosted by the University of Southern California on Jan. 7-8. The Cougars go into the break as the No. 2 team according to Sailing World College Rankings, with the women’s team ranked No.9.

As always, to follow the sailing team, as well as the rest of College of Charleston athletics, bookmark www.cisternyard.com/sports and get live updates from @GeorgeStSports on Twitter.

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