Marietta Third in SIRA Points Trophy
(April 20th) - The12th-ranked Marietta women finished third in the points trophy standings at the 2014 SIRA Championships, held Friday and Saturday. Elsewhere over the weekend, several MARC schools raced at the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia and Franklin & Marshall's women captured first place in the Division III women's varsity eight.
MARC Women's Powers Washington College, Marietta Battle at Knecht Cup
(April 14th) - The eighth-ranked Washington College women and ninth-ranked Marietta went head-to-head in the Division III varsity eight and Division III second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup over the weekend. The Shorewomen came out on top in the varsity eight, while the Pioneers pulled out a win in the second varsity eight. Check out all of the MARC results from the Knecht Cup here.
Richard Stockton Rows Past Garden State Rival Rutgers-Camden
(April 7th) - In a Saturday battle between the MARC's two New Jersey institutions - Richard Stockton and Rutgers-Camden - Richard Stockton won all four races. Elsewhere this weekend, the ninth-ranked Washington College women's first varsity eight took down Division II's eighth-ranked team before advancing to the Occoquan Sprints grand final the next day, the Washington College me's eights cruised past Villanova, and the F&M women and men both got the better of TCNJ.
MARC Crews Perform Well at Murphy Cup
(March 31st) - Four MARC teams competed at the Murphy Cup Saturday - Bryn Mawr, Franklin & Marshall, Richard Stockton, and the Washington College men. The Shoremen won the petite final in the men's varsity eight. In the Division II/III women's varsity eight, F&M took second in the final, while Bryn Mawr was fourth.
Shorewomen, Pioneers Nationally-Ranked
(March 24th) - The USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Preseason Division III poll was released today and it includes a pair of MARC teams. Defending MARC Champion Washington College is ranked seventh, while 2012 champion Marietta is ranked 10th.
Marietta Wins Challenge Cup for First Time
(March 24th) - For the first time in the 18-year history of the women's edition of the Marietta-Purdue Challenge Cup, the Marietta College varsity 8+ crew defeated the Boilermakers to claim the Cup Sunday afternoon.
Diplomat Women's V8 Off to Strong Start
(March 23rd) - The Franklin & Marshall women's top boat is off to a strong start this spring. After a win over North Park on March 14th, the Diplomats rowed past another MARC rival, Bryn Mawr, on Saturday.
Shoremen's JV Eight Wins Gold to Conclude Fall Season
(November 11th) - In the final regatta of the fall racing season involving MARC crews, men's boats from Rutgers-Camden and Washington College competed at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta Saturday. The Shoremen's junior varsity eight won gold.
Washington College, Marietta Women's Eights Clash at Head of the Occoquan
(November 4th) - In the first of several head-to-head showdowns this year, the Washington College and Marietta College women's teams both raced a pair of eights in the collegiate women's eight at the Head of the Occoquan. The Shorewomen's first eight finished eighth in the race, less than a second ahead of the Pioneers' first eight, which finished ninth. Marietta's second eight placed 26th, while Washington's was 27th. On the men's side, Washington College's entry in the men's collegiate four finished fifth overall out of 31 crews.
F&M, Rutgers-Camden, Washington College Crews Impressive at Head of the Schuylkill
(October 28th) - Four MARC schools - Franklin & Marshall, Richard Stockton, Rutgers-Camden, and Washington College - competed at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia on Saturday. Among the highlights, Washington College placed 11th of 20 boats in the women's championship eights as one of only three Division III crews in the race, F&M was 14th of 40 boats in the women's club eights, and Rutgers-Camden finished seventh of 18 boats in the men's collegiate frosh/novice fours.
MARC Crews Compete at Head of the Charles
(October 21st) - Marietta finished 12th of 25 boats in the women's collegiate eights yesterday at the Head of the Charles. Bryn Mawr was 21st in the same race. Washington College had the only MARC men's crews competing at the Head of the Charles. The Shoremen placed 23rd in the men's collegiate eights and 30th in the men's club fours.
F&M Takes Second in Lightweight Men's Four at Navy Day Regatta
(October 14th) - Franklin & Marshall was one of the four MARC teams competing at Saturday's Navy Day Regatta and the Diplomat men turned in the best performance of the bunch, finishing second in the men's lightweight four. Elsewhere this weekend, North Park finished second in both the women's open four and women's novice eight and third in the women's open eight at the Quad Cities Classic.
Marietta Opens Fall Racing Season
(October 5th) - Marietta was the first MARC team to open its fall racing season as the Pioneers had five boats compete at the Head of the Ohio Saturday. In the women's open eight, Marietta finished 6th and 13th out of the 18 entrants. The first five crews were all from Division I schools West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.
#8 Shorewomen Place Fifth in Grand Final, Sixth in Overall Point Standings at NCAA's
(June 1st) - Making the first-ever NCAA Division III Championships full-team berth by a MARC team, the eighth-ranked Washington College women proved they belonged. While the Shorewomen finished sixth in the team standings - one point behind fifth-ranked Wellesley, their first varsity eight claimed fifth place among eight boats. The Shorewomen's "1V's" claimed a pair of wins over sixth-ranked Ithaca and finished in front of Wellesley in the grand final.
Full Field Announced for NCAA Division III Championships
(May 14th) - The tenth-ranked Washington College women clinched an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championships, to be held May 31st and June 1st in Indianapolis, by winning the MARC Championship last month. Last night, the entire field was announced. Top-ranked and defending champion Williams received the only other automatic bid by winning the NESCAC. Pool B/C bids were awarded to second-ranked Bates, third-ranked William Smith, fourth-ranked Trinity, and fifth-ranked Wellesley. Sixth-ranked Ithaca and 13th-ranked Puget Sound received at-large eight bids.
#10 Shorewomen Hold Own at ECAC NIRC, Marietta Takes Silver at Dad Vail
(May 14th) - The tenth-ranked Washington College women held their own at the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships, a regatta which featured 13 of Division III's 15 nationally-ranked teams, on Sunday. The Shorewomen's first varsity eight placed ninth of 21 boats overall, going 4-4 against crews from other nationally-ranked schools. Several other MARC crews raced at the Dad Vail regatta over the weekend, with Marietta finishing second in the Division III varsity eight and Bryn Mawr placing fourth in the same event.
Washington College Wins Women's and Men's MARC Championships
(April 27th) - The 10th-ranked Washington College women's team won the first varsity eight and finished second in the second varsity eight to 14th-ranked Marietta to claim its second MARC Championship in three years at today's MARC Championship regatta. The Shorewomen also secured the conference's first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships by winning the regatta. On the men's side, Washington College claimed its third conference title in four years by sweeping the three scoring races - the men's varsity eight, men's second varsity eight, and men's varsity four. Full MARC Championship Results. The Shorewomen's and Shoremen's coaches - Mike Davenport and John Leekley - were named the women's and men's Coach of the Year, respectively. Full MARC All-Conference and Academic All-Conference Awards.