Five Bantams Named to Men's Rowing All-NESCAC Squad

Jack Reid '20
Jack Reid '20

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior Paul Swetz (Waban, Mass.), junior Jack Reid (Deerfield, N.H.) and sophomore Tyler Sommerville (North Salt Lake, Utah) were named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Rowing All-Conference First Team while senior Abby Hart (Chester, Vt.) and sophomore Nicholas Filosa (New York, N.Y.) were named to the Second Team. The 10-member squads are comprised of individuals from the league's eight teams and based on each team's finish at the NESCAC championships, which are held in conjunction with the National Invitational Rowing Championship. The Bantams, led by Head Coach Kevin MacDermott (10th season), posted a 7-5 record in varsity-eight dual races and finished fourth at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) Regatta and sixth (2nd among NESCAC schools) at the NIRC Regatta this spring.

"These five individuals are outstanding representatives of the program and the College," said Coach MacDermott. "Over the course of many years, they've distinguished themselves through their work ethic, perseverance, and dedication.  It is exciting to have them receive All-NESCAC honors for their individual work, and by extension, the work of the entire team. 

Swetz earns First Team honors for the first time in his career. Swetz rowed in the bow position for Trinity's fourth-place boat at the NERC Championships at Lake Quinsigamond and the sixth place crew at the NIRC Regatta. A graduate of Newton South High School, he is the son of Gigi Girgis and George Swetz.

Reid earns All-NESCAC First Team honors after rowing in the stroke position for both the NERC Championships and the NIRC Championships. A graduate of Concord High School, he is the son of Nancy and David Reid.

Sommerville also garners All-NESCAC honors for the first time. Sommerville rowed at the No. 6 spot for the Bantams in both championship events.  A graduate of the Salisbury School in Connecticut, he is the son of Angela and Troy Somerville.

Hart is the coxswain for the All-NESCAC First Team to cap off her senior year. Hart previously won a silver medal as the coxswain for Trinity's third-varsity eight in the New England Rowing Championships as a rookie in 2015-16. A graduate of the Vermont Academy and a neuroscience major, she is the daughter of Betsy and Gregory Hart.

Filosa rowed at the No. 3 seat for Trinity to earn his first-ever All-NESCAC accolade. A graduate of the Peddie School in New Jersey, he is the son of Marth Bailey and David Filosa. 

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