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

Jack Reid '20
Jack Reid '20

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior tri-captain Paul Swetz (Waban, Mass.), junior tri-captain Jack Reid (Deerfield, N.H.) and sophomore Tyler Somerville (North Salt Lake, Utah) were each named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Rowing All-Conference First Team, while senior trii-captain Abby Hart (Chester, Vt.) and sophomore Nicholas Filosa (New York, N.Y.) graced the All-NESCAC 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 (NIRC) Regatta. 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.  All five Bantam honorees are receiving All-NESCAC recognition for the first time.

"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 rowed in the bow position for Trinity's varsity eight crew this spring.  A graduate of Newton South High School, he is the son of Gigi Girgis and George Swetz.  Reid manned the stroke position for Trinity's varsity eight. A graduate of Concord High School, he is the son of Nancy and David Reid.  Sommerville rowed at the No. 6 spot for Trinity's varsity eight.  A graduate of the Salisbury School in Connecticut, he is the son of Angela and Troy Somerville. 

Hart was the coxswain for Trinity's varsity eight. She won a silver medal as the coxswain for Trinity's third-varsity eight in the NERC Regatta as a rookie in 2015-16. A graduate of the Vermont Academy, she is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic and a 2018 NIRC All-Academic honoree as a neuroscience major at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Betsy and Gregory Hart.  Filosa rowed the No. 3 seat for Trinity's varsity eight.  A graduate of the Peddie School in New Jersey, he is the son of Marth Bailey and David Filosa. 

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