Niskayuna Rowing crew takes gold at national championships

Four athletes and two coaches lined up for a picture together

Niskayuna Rowing’s girls junior quad came home with a new title this past weekend – they’re now national champions. The crew, made up of Maddie Castle, Heather Schmidt, Leslie Abad-Neagu and Jackie Lasek, competed against teams from around the country at the Scholastic National Championships in Nashport, Ohio over the weekend.

Out of the seven crews from Niskayuna Rowing who competed, two additional crews advanced to the finals. Congratulations to:

  • Boys Freshman Eight, 5th place: Laith Chowdhery, Adam Conrad, Derrick Niu, Jeffrey Chen, Dan Kelly, Zach Richard, Kevin Felicitas, Matt Fromowitz, Peter Bidoshi.
  • Girls Freshman Quad, 4th place: Jordan Zenner, Rebecca Schecter, Stella Mirkovic, Samantha Castle