RHS GIRLS’ CREW: Rowing Harder This Fall (Rye Record)

All oars on the Rye High Girls’ Crew team are focused on defending their entry to The Head of The Charles Regatta, the most prestigious crew races in North America, on October 17-18. To qualify, a team must have either finished in the top 50% of their category the year before or win a place in the lottery. The Girls 8+ gained entry through the lottery, as they did not participate last year. Coach Catherine Labine, who took over the Girls’ team in August 2014, entered the lottery and won entry for the 8+, which means that eight rowers plus a coxswain and possibly backup rowers will have to be ready for the regatta. For the 23 girls on the team, 15 on varsity and eight novice-eligible, preparation is everything.
Coach Labine has been working on fostering a strong worth ethic and instilling a love