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Sts. Peter and Paul Senior Signs National Letter of Intent for Rowing

Emlyn Mackenzie, a senior at Sts. Peter and Paul High School and the captain of the Easton-based Freedom Rowers, has signed her National Letter of Intent to row for the Florida Institute of Technology beginning with the fall 2010 semester.

This signing marks the first Freedom Rowers’ team member to be awarded a sports scholarship and the first student ever on the mid-shore to be awarded a scholarship for rowing.

The Florida Institute of Technology, also known as “Florida Tech” is based in Melbourne and is one of the top technical institutions in the country. Rowing is one of nine core sports that the Florida Tech Panthers compete in as a Division II school. Mackenzie will join the very competitive team in late summer to begin training. She remarks, “I’ve been rowing with Freedom Rowers since I was in seventh grade and knew I wanted to continue the sport at the intercollegiate level. I had been looking at a few schools and was thrilled when Florida Tech approached me to row for them as not only do they have a great team but I want to study to become a marine biologist and I really respect their College of Science.”

Diana Lobien, head coach and founder of Freedom Rowers remarks, “To have a rower be awarded a scholarship only six years after establishing the team is a testament to both Emlyn’s and the organization’s hard work and perseverance. Our team is growing rapidly and we produce quality rowers. Once the word gets out that universities and colleges pay attention to our team, I expect to see more sports-minded students sign up with us this year.”

Freedom Rowers supports a strong sense of academics and has six graduating seniors on the team. All will go on to college in the fall, half of which have plans to row as their respective universities.

About Freedom Rowers
Freedom Rowers (http://www.freedomrowers.org) is an Easton-based youth rowing team for sixth through twelfth graders that was established in 2004. Currently, the team has 36 members from seven Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties schools and is led by head coach, founder and veteran rower Diana Lobien. Indoor training takes place each winter at the YMCA of Talbot County with spring training being on the water with launches out of Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center in Easton. Freedom Rowers welcomes rowers from Talbot and surrounding counties. A strong competitive team, Lobien instills a sense of teamwork, pride, challenge, academics, success and community support and partnerships in all the rowers. To learn more about Freedom Rowers or Emlyn Mackenzie contact Mary Ann Henker of The Henker Group, at 410.253.7023 or mahenker@thehenkergroup.com.

WPS vs SSPP Girl’s and Boy’s Middle School Basketball

Sts. Peter and Paul girl’s and boy’s middle school basketball teams played two tight games against Worcester Prep School last night.  The girl’s started the evening off with a 26-22 OT win.  With just a few seconds left on the clock, and SSPP down 22-20, McKenna Mann hit a baseline jumper to tie the game with no time left on the clock.  In OT, McKenna hit another jumper to put the Sabres up two points and Kendall Sovero and Emily Granger each made a free throw to secure the four point victory.  The leading scorer’s for the game were Lauren Wilson with ten points and Kendall Sovero with seven points.  It was a tremendous defensive effort by all, especially Doris Hastings.  The win improves their season record to 6-1, congratulation’s girl’s!  The boy’s ended the evening with another tight game.  Worcester Prep School got the best of Sts. Peter and Paul and escaped with a 21-20 win.  It was a close game the entire time with each team taking the lead multiple times, but neither team could pull away.  With under two minutes to go, the Sabres down 19-18, Cory Yoviene received a pass from Andy D’Albora and drove to the hoop to make a short jump shot and get fouled, Yoviene missed the ensuing free throw.  The jump shot gave the Sabres the lead 20-19.  The remaining time was spent with the ball changing possession until Ryan Nally from WPS hit a jump shot to give WPS the lead for good.  With just a few seconds left on the clock, the Sabres could not get the final shot to fall.  The leading scorers for SSPP were Andy D’Albora and Brooks Zentgraf each with eight points.  The loss put their record at 4-3.  You can catch both teams at home again this Thursday against Salisbury School.