Bryn Mawr Cracks National Poll for First Time
(April 25th) - For the first time in program history, Bryn Mawr is nationally-ranked, checking in at 15th in this week's CRCA/USRowing Division III Top 15 Coaches Poll. The Owls swapped places with Franklin & Marshall, who missed making the ranking this week by one vote-point after coming in at 15th last week. Four-time defending conference champion Washington College is ranked 13th this week.
Johnson & Wales Wins Three Races Against Bryant
(April 24th) - On a weekend where most MARC crews were idle, Johnson & Wales rowed in one final tune-up before the MARC Championships, winning three races against Bryant on Saturday.
Three MARC Teams Receive Votes in National Poll
(April 19th) - Three MARC women's teams received votes in this week's CRCA/USRowing Division III Top 15 Coaches Poll. Four-time defending conference champion Washington College is ranked 13th this week. Franklin & Marshall is tied for 15th, while Bryn Mawr just missed making the ranking with one fewer vote-point than F&M.
Bryn Mawr's Top Eight Upsets 15th-Ranked F&M's at Kerr Cup
(April 16th) - The Bryn Mawr women's rowing program continues to enjoy perhaps its finest season. Yesterday, the Owls' top eight beat out that of 15th-ranked Franklin & Marshall to win the the Division III varsity eight at the Kerr Cup. (11th-ranked Washington College also competed in the event, but its top eight rowed in the Division I varsity eight.) Elsewhere this weekend, Marietta's top four places fourth at the SIRA Championships.
Strong Showing by MARC Crews at Knecht Cup
(April 10th) - Most of the MARC spent the past weekend competing at the Knecht Cup, where the 12th-ranked Washington College women took first in the Women's DIII Varsity Eight, beating out second-place Franklin & Marshall. Marietta's women, meanwhile, won the Women's DIII Varsity Four, while the Washington College men claimed second in the Men's DII/III Varsity Eight.
MARC Teams Compete in Several Regattas Over the Weekend
(April 3rd) - Without a large regatta attracting most MARC teams this weekend, crews were instead in action at a variety of smaller regattas. Washington College hosted St. Mary's, along with La Salle, on Saturday, Franklin & Marshall competed in a pair of regattas in Upstate New York, Johnson & Wales competed at the Clark Invitationa l Sunday, and St. Mary's and Stockton competed at the Occoquan Sprints Sunday. Find links to all the results here.
Shorewomen Win DII/III Women's Varsity Eight at Murphy Cup, Marietta Men Wrest Challenge Cup from Purdue
(March 27th) - Washington College's first varsity eight won the DII/III Women's Varsity Eight at the Murphy Cup Saturday in an event that also featured crews from Bryn Mawr, Franklin & Marshall, Cabrini, and St. Mary's. Bryn Mawr's third-place finish in the event was its best-ever to open a season. Elsewhere, Marietta's men's varsity eight broke a string of five consecutive Challenge Cup losses to Purdue by reclaiming the cup on Saturday.
Diplomats & Seahawks Square Off in Early-Season MARC Showdown
(March 19th) - St. Mary's hosted Franklin & Marshall Friday for an early-Spring dual regatta. F&M won the women's first varsity eight race by more than 19 seconds. The men's first varsity eight race was not without some controversy as F&M finished with the faster time, but was relegated to second due to course interference.
Marietta Men's JV 8 Picks Up Win at Bill Braxton Memorial
(November 14th) - Marietta's men had a strong showing at yesterday's Bill Braxton Memorial, highlighted by a first-place finish by the Pioneers' junior varsity eight. One day earlier, Washington College's men had a pair of second-place finishes at the Frostbite Regatta on the same course.
Impressive Finishes for MARC Crews at Head of the Occoquan
(November 7th) - Saturday was a banner day for the three MARC schools competing at the Head of the Occoquan. Marietta's men won both the varsity and novice fours and placed third in the varsity eight. Franklin & Marshall's men picked up wins in the lightweight single and lightweight four and were second in the novice four, while the Diplomat women took third in the novice four. The future may be bright for first-year varsity program St. Mary's as the Seahawk women placed fifth in the novice eight behind four Division I crews.
Franklin & Marshall Pair Places Fourth at Head of the Schuylkill
(October 30th) - Franklin & Marshall took fourth place in the men's championship pair at the highly-competitive Head of the Schuylkill Saturday as James Nelson and Sean Hyland finished in 16:20.031. Cabrini, St. Mary's, Stockton, and Washington College also competed at the regatta.
Marietta Men, Bryn Mawr Fours Place Eighth at Head of the Charles
(October 24th) - Sunday was an historic day for Bryn Mawr's rowing program as the Owls placed eighth in the women's collegiate fours at the Head of the Charles, tying the school's best-ever finish at the regatta. Another MARC crew also finished eighth as the Marietta men hit that mark in the men's collegiate fours.
Shorewomen Four Fifth at Navy Day Regatta as Four MARC Teams Row at Event
(October 17th) - Washington College was one of four MARC teams to row at the Navy Day Regatta Saturday and the Shorewomen's top four placed fifth of 23 boats in the women's collegiate four to lead all MARC crews. Also of note at the event: the debut of Cabrini's women's program.
Shorewomen Four Wins at Occoquan Challenge
(October 10th) - Washington College won the women's championship/club four at yesterday's Occoquan Challenge during a light weekend of racing. Elsewhere, North Park's novice four took fourth at the Head of the Rock.
Johnson & Wales Posts Two Wins to Open Fall
(September 26th) - Johnson & Wales got the fall regatta schedule off to a good start for the MARC, winning both the collegiate women's four and collegiate women's eight at the Head of the Seekonk on Saturday.
MARC Announces Addition of Cabrini, St. Mary's to Conference
(June 14th) - The MARC has announced the formal acceptance of Cabrini and St. Mary's as the conference's ninth and 10th member schools, making the MARC the largest Division III conference for women's rowing.
Pioneers, Shoremen Impress at IRA National Championships
(June 5th) - The Marietta and Washington College men's varsity fours placed 12th and 13th overall, respectively, out of 28 crews at the 2016 IRA National Championships.
Shorewomen Take 5th at NCAA Division III Championships
(May 28th) - Washington College had a strong showing for the MARC at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships as the Shorewomen's first varsity eight won the petite final to give the team a fifth-place overall finish.
Rutgers-Camden Senior Goes Out in Style, Marietta Scores Bronze Medal at Vails
(May 15th) - Rutgers-Camden senior and two-sport star Olivia Rowland finished off her collegiate career in style yesterday, teaming with junior Melissa Price to place fifth in the final of the women's varsity pair at the Dad Vail regatta. Three MARC crews went three-four-five in the final of the Division III women's varsity eight, with Marietta leading the way with a bronze-medal finish, followed by Franklin & Marshall in fourth and Bryn Mawr in fifth.
Washington College, Bucknell Claim MARC Championships
(April 30th) - The Washington College women won their fourth straight MARC Championship and NCAA Division III Championships automatic bid and Bucknell claimed the men's championship at today's regatta. The annual MARC Awards were also presented with Washington College head coaches Mike Davenport (women) and John Leekley (men) taking home Coach of the Year honors.
New Jersey MARC Schools Split Races
(April 24th) - In-state MARC rivals Stockton and Rutgers-Camden split a pair of races Saturday with the Ospreys winning the varsity four and the Scarlet Raptors taking the novice four. Elsewhere, first-year program Johnson & Wales knocked off Division I Bryant's varsity eight.
Pioneers Impress at SIRA's, F&M Notches Big Wins on Sunday
(April 18th) - Marietta's top eights on both the women's and men's sides impressed over the weekend at the SIRA Championships. The Pioneer women placed sixth in the A final, while the men were second in the B final. Franklin & Marshall's women scored big wins on Sunday as the Diplomats' first and second varsity eights defeated 12th-ranked Hamilton and Union in a regatta in Rome, N.Y.
Shorewomen Win Exciting Three-Way Finish v. F&M, Marietta at Knecht Cup; Marietta Men Capture Fifth Place in Varsity Eight
(April 11th) - The MARC women's championship may very well be a three-way race this season as Washington College won the Division III women's varsity eight at the Knecht Cup yesterday in a tight finish against second-place Franklin & Marshall and third-place Marietta. Marietta and Washington College's men, meanwhile, each entered a boat into the men's varsity eight at the Knecht Cup, racing primarily against Division I schools. Marietta advanced to the grand final, taking fifth place.
Shorewomen Exact Some Measure of Revenge on Diplomats
(April 3rd) - The Franklin & Marshall and Washington College first varsity eights went head-to-head for the second week in a row in a regatta on the Schuylkill River Saturday. The Diplomats crossed the finish line in front of the Shorewomen for the second time, but were disqualified, giving the win to Washington. F&M did, however, win the second varsity eight. At the same regatta, the Washington men's eights outpaced those from F&M.
Franklin & Marshall Women Beat Defending MARC Champions at Murphy Cup
(March 27th) - Five MARC teams competed at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia Saturday and the big headline was made by Franklin & Marshall. The Diplomats' first varsity eight placed third in the Division II/III women's varsity eight, beating out the top boat from 14th-ranked and defending MARC Champion Washington College twice to do so.
Bryn Mawr Sweeps Home Regatta
(March 21st) - Bryn Mawr hosted club-level programs from Haverford and Susquehanna on Saturday and swept all four races, including a 37-second win in the varsity eight.
Shoremen's Varsity Eight Places Second at Frostbite Regatta
(November 9th) - The Washington College men's varsity eight led the Shoremen in their final regatta of the fall, taking second place in its six-boat race at the Frostbite Regatta on Saturday.
Several MARC Crews Impress Over Weekend
(November 2nd) - The Washington College men, Franklin & Marshall, and Marietta all competed at the Head of the Occoquan Saturday. Marietta won the women's championship four and was fifth in the women's championship eight. Washington was second in the men's novice four and fifth in the men's championship eight. F&M was third in the women's championship four. Elsewhere, Bryn Mawr turned in its best-ever finish at a Seven Sisters Regatta on Sunday.
Marietta Women Win Varsity Eight in Own Regatta
(October 25th) - Marietta hosted the Muskie Chase Saturday and the Pioneer's first varsity eight captured its eight-boat race.
Marietta Women Finish in Front of Washington College at Head of the Charles
(October 19th) - The two programs who have battled for the MARC Women's Championship for several years running finished the women's collegiate eights at the Head of the Charles yesterday with back-to-back times. Marietta placed 24th in the race, one spot in front of Washington College.
Johnson & Wales Makes Varsity Debut
(October 12th) - A number of MARC teams competed over the weekend, but the big story was the debut of the Johnson & Wales women as a varsity, and MARC, program. The Wildcats raced at the Head of the Snake Regatta, entering two boats in the novice eight. Their "A" boat finished 11th of 17 boats, while the "B" boat was 17th.
Marietta Four Takes Fourth at Head of the Ohio
(October 5th) - Marietta and North Park both raced at the Head of the Ohio Saturday with the Pioneers' fourth-place finish in the women's open four highlighting the MARC performances. Johnson & Wales was set to make its varsity collegiate rowing debut at the Textile River Regatta, but its race was cancelled due to weather.
North Park Opens 2015-16 Season for MARC Crews
(September 28th) - North Park was the first MARC team to compete this season, rowing at the Head of the Des Moines on Saturday. The Vikings' performance was highlighted by a third-place finish in the women's collegiate novice eight.
Washington College 6th at NCAA Division III Championships
(May 30th) - Twelfth-ranked Washington College represented the MARC at the NCAA Division III Championships with a sixth-place finish at the event in Gold River, Calif.
Marietta, Bryn Mawr Go One-Three in Division III Varsity Eight at Dad Vail
(May 11th) - Thirteenth-ranked Marietta won the women's Division III varsity eight, while Bryn Mawr placed third in the same event to lead the way for MARC crews at the Dad Vail regatta Friday and Saturday. The bronze medal for the Owls marked their first-ever medal at a Dad Vail regatta.
Johnson & Wales to Join MARC
(April 27th) - The women's side of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference will have an eighth member beginning in the fall of 2015 with the addition of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. Officials from Johnson & Wales, which will have a varsity women's rowing program for the first time in the 2015-16 academic year, were on hand at Saturday's 2015 MARC Championships. Following the regatta, the current member schools voted to accept Johnson & Wales as a new member.
Two Times Three: Washington College Men, Women Win Third Straight MARC Titles
(April 26th) - The ninth-ranked Washington College women and the Washington College men each won their third straight MARC Championship at yesterday's annual championship regatta. Along with their conference title, the Shorewomen snagged their third conseucitve automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. (Regatta results.) Following the regatta, the MARC's annual awards were presented, headlined by Washington College women's and men's head coaches Mike Davenport and John Leekley, respectively, being named Coaches of the Year. PHOTOS