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End-of-Year Banquet 2022

What a great way to wrap up our first FULL year back on the water! We held our end-of-year MHS Rowing Banquet and Senior Celebration next to the team boatyard at Hormel Stadium.


We looked back on the year and shared food and refreshments under the trees in what was another beautiful day in Medford. Many thanks to Wegmans for donating the pizza!


We celebrated our seniors by presenting them with their personalized posters and framed team photo (signed by all members of Medford High Crew).


Coach Manes and Coach Diettrich presented their Girls' team awards:

  • Girls' Novice Coaches Award: Francesca Virusso

  • Girls' Varsity Coaches Award: Melina McGovern

  • Amy Byron "Extraordinary commitment" Award: Julie DesAutels

Coach Dello Russo and Coach Stavros presented their Boys' team awards:

  • Boys' Novice Coaches Award: Ben Braverman

  • Boys' Varsity Coaches Award: John DiPlacido

  • Michael McGlynn "Extraordinary commitment" Award: Brendan Canavan

We announced captains for the 2022-2023 Rowing Season (as voted on by crew members and coaches):

  • New Girls' Crew Captains: Julie DesAutels, Francesca Virusso

  • New Boys' Crew Captains: Conor O'Leary, Clark Barayuga

Transitioning to new board

  • Many thanks to our outgoing Friends of Medford Rowing (FOMR) Board members (Elaine, Joanne, Stacie, and Mark)

  • BIG welcome to our incoming Directors (Nancy, Eva, Gail, and Rick)

  • Continued appreciation for returning Board members (Chris, Joel)

And, we also bid farewell to long-time Boys' Crew coach (and MHS Rowing alum) Chris Dello Russo as he announced his "retirement" so that he could pursue his master's degree. Chris, we are grateful for your commitment to the kids, to the program, and to the community. We wish you GREAT SUCCESS in your next chapter.


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