Lizzie’s favorite memories as an OLL athlete are from her sophomore year when the rowing team won many of the home varsity 4+ races. She has been a part of many activities at Lourdes, including the varsity swim team during her freshman year.
Lizzie has been accepted into the Honors College at Sacred Heart University where she will double major in Coastal Marine Sciences and Secondary Education. Sacred Heart stood out to her because of their esteemed Marine Sciences program and they are allowing her to continue her passion for rowing.
When asked how COVID-19 has affected her rowing career, Lizzie answered positively. “COVID definitely put a damper on my Junior rowing season for both my high school and club teams as there were no regattas for me to compete in. These races were something I really looked forward to attending, both for the competition and the time spent with my teammates. But I wasn’t going to let this get in the way of my goal of rowing in college.” Lizzie’s parents converted their garage into a heated fitness center for her so she could train and compete virtually with her erg using Zoom. She also took the opportunity COVID presented her to learn how to scull.
Lizzie would like to especially thank her parents for their never-ending support over the last four years and her coaches for supporting, inspiring, and driving her when things got tough. Lastly, she would like to thank her friends and teammates who have been by her side the last four years, encouraging her to always do her best.
Lizzie’s family, friends, and her OLL teammates along with Lourdes Principal, Catherine Merryman, Athletic Director William Kyle, and Lourdes Varsity Crew Coach, Anna Sisung were all on hand for the signing to support and congratulate her.