Phoenix Racing

the choice for Elite Youth Rowing on Cape Cod.
Abbie and Eliza named to the 2011 US Jr. Women's National Team

Francesca Derteano                          Abbie Young                       Caitlin Mooney                  Eliza Spilsbury

What a year for Phoenix Racing.
The following is a summary of the accomplishments of these remarkable 4 young women.

Championship Victories:
SRAA National Championships
Stotesbury Cup
C.R.A.S.H. B's - Coxswain (High School)

Medal Tally:
 Gold    Silver Bronze
 SRAA Nationals W Jr. 2x
Stotesbury Cup W Jr. 2x
Lowell Invitational W 2x "B"
Saratoga Invitational W 4x
Saratoga Invitational W 2x
C.R.A.S.H. B - Cox (High School)
Bill Braxton Memorial W 2x
Head of Fish W frosh 2x
New Hampshire Championships 4x
Coastweeks Regatta W 4x
Coastweeks Regatta W 2x
Lowell Invitational W 2x "A"
Saratoga Invitational W 4x
Head of the Fish W 4x
New Canaan Sprints W 4x
Textile River Regatta W4x
 Saratoga Invitational W ltwt 2x
Head of the Fish W 2-
New Canaan Sprints W 2x
New Canaan Sprints W Jr 2x

The girls rowed in FL, PA, NY, CT, NH and MA 
During this spring, they took gold in the 4 largest regattas on the East Coast
Nationals, Stotesbury Cup, Saratoga Invitational and NEIRA's

These accomplishments were rewarded with scholarship offers exceeding $680,000
The girls are off to NSU, Phillips Exeter and Kent

Abbie and Eliza gained Jr. National Team invitations to sweep selection camp
and will likely spend the summer in either Germany or the Czech Republic

To truly understand their accomplishments its worth considering the following;
These 4 make the most unlikely foursome, 3 rowers and a coxswain
2 freshman, one sophomore and a lightweight senior
height range from 5'2" to 6'3", weight range from 105 lbs to 142 lbs
As such, in nearly every race they were either the youngest, lightest or both!

No boathouse, no training facilities, no infrastructure, no outside support of any kind
just 4 remarkable young women in the constant pursuit of perfection.

Congratulations on a remarkable journey, your futures are filled with opportunity.

Out of the night that covers me, 
Black as the Pit from pole to pole, 
I thank whatever gods may be 
For my unconquerable soul. 

In the fell clutch of circumstance 
I have not winced nor cried aloud. 
Under the bludgeonings of chance 
My head is bloody, but unbowed. 

Beyond this place of wrath and tears 
Looms but the Horror of the shade, 
And yet the menace of the years 
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. 

It matters not how strait the gate, 
How charged with punishments the scroll, 
I am the master of my fate: 
I am the captain of my soul.

                                                                Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Phoenix News

  • Both crews through to Finals! Our Junior double and Lightweight double made it through the heats into the finals! Well done girls, we are so proud of you. It is an extraordinary atmosphere in Saratoga ...
    Posted May 28, 2010, 11:47 AM by Guy Monseair
  • NEIRA Singles Champion ! What a race Caitlin had in the women's single at the NEIRA Championship Regatta at Lake Quinsigamond yesterday! It was a small but talented field of singles scullers that ...
    Posted May 23, 2010, 9:08 AM by Guy Monseair
  • Stotesbury Cup - Day 2 Despite the opportunity for a sleep in, none of us could. Everyone was awake by 6.00am, even though our first Final was at 1:20pm. I had to cajole ...
    Posted May 18, 2010, 5:41 AM by Guy Monseair
  • Stotesbury Cup - Day 1 What had seemed so impossibly far away when we first agreed to compete in the Stotesbury Cup back in December was now, so suddenly here! Our drive down to Philly ...
    Posted May 18, 2010, 5:44 AM by Guy Monseair
  • Lowell Results, Gold and Silver! What a day in Lowell, the lightning and rain certainly kept us guessing, but in the end the weather was just fine for the G2x races in which we gained ...
    Posted May 9, 2010, 6:12 AM by Guy Monseair
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