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Each year, the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association confers All American honors to those college sailors who demonstrated outstanding performance in competition throughout the year.
Pleon Alumni recently named All-Americans:
Will Bailey, Boston College
Ian Barrows, Yale
Sam Madden, Tufts
Raul Rios, Boston College
Kate Wysocki, Boston College
Pleon Alums continue to excel and enjoy the sport of sailing!
Recent Pleon grads are sailing for, among other College teams and clubs, BC, Boston University, Brown, Connecticut College, College of Charleston, Harvard, Georgetown, George Washington, McGill, University of Minnesota, Northeastern, University of Vermont, Yale
Watch for several Pleon Sailors this spring according to the ICSA 2015 Team Racing Preview:
Among the mentioned are Ian Barrows at Yale, Michael and Brian Drumm and Graham Slattery at Harvard, former Coach Sam Madden at Tufts, Jordan Bothwick and Eliza Garry at Connecticut College, and Coach Brad Adam at St. Marys!
Congrats to Brian Drumm, a junior at Harvard, who is one of 80 student-athletes (10 from Harvard) who got named to the Spring 2014 Academic All-Ivy League team. Brian, who served as skipper on the men's sailing team in the A division boat at the ICSA Gill Dinghy Fleet Race National Championship, helping the Crimson qualify for the finals and place 18th overall. The applied mathematics major earned All-NEISA second team honors as a skipper. The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
Congrats to Paula Grasberger, Tufts '14, for being named ICSA Crew All-American, and Ian Barrows, Yale '17, for being named ICSA Coed All-American
Former Commodore Ryan Carney is working for Sail Newport. Ryan also works with Americas Cup Yacht Charters doing lots of racing including Marblehead to Halifax aboard Brigand. He is now preparing to go to Ireland for the J 24 Worlds and was spotted back on Marblehead waters coaching at MJRW.
Ashley Noble & Kristin Altreuter crewed for Brown University at the Nationals, winning B-division. Also watch for Alex Cook who skippered in B-divison for Boston College and Paula Grasberger who crewed in A-division for Tufts University. Former Coach Clinton Hayes is an assistant Coach at Stanford University, respectively.
The Coed Nationals won't tell the full story PYC sailors' accomplishments in college sailing this year. At the Awards Banquet hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Ashley, a past Commodore and Coach of the Pleon Yacht Club, was named an All-American crew. Earlier in the spring, Kristin, Alex, Paula and Ashley were all named to the NEISA All-Conference team.
Each of PYC's college sailors contributed to winning records on their respective teams. Paula crewed for the National Championship-winning Tufts Match Racing Team. Ashley and Kristin helped the Brown Bears win the NEISA Coed and Team Racing Championships, as well as a 3rd place finish at Team Race Nationals and a B-division victory at Coed Nationals. Callie Naughton helped Boston College to multiple victories in women's competition including the NEISA Women's Conference Championship and the Stu Nelson Trophy where she was the winning B-division skipper. As sophomores, Brian Drumm, Michael Drumm and Gram Slattery all sail for Harvard University at the very top level, competing against All-American upperclassmen and winning the Ferrarone Team Race. ,
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