POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist Athletics Department have released the 2012 men's and women's rowing schedule. The women's team will race in nine events, while the men's side is scheduled to participate in nine races, with the possibility of one more being added to the slate. The Red Foxes will host their lone home race of the spring, and second this season, when Army will come the Marist campus to row the Hudson River in the 2010 President's Cup on Saturday, April 7.
The slate kicks off on with the annual Spring Break trip to South Carolina for a week of training. The week will culminate Saturday, March 17 when both teams will compete at Clemson. The women will row against the host Tigers, Indiana, Alabama, Duke and Boston University while the men will race against Purdue.
Both squads will be back in action on Saturday, March 24 at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia. The schedule of opponents for the event have yet to be determined.
The following weekend, both teams will travel to the University of Connecticut on March 31 to compete against the Huskies, Trinity and USCGA. The next day, the women head to Fairfield to take on a large field of competition that includes the Stags, Seton Hall, Drake, Iona, Canisius and Robert Morris.
Following the President's Cup, Marist will travel to Cherry Hill, N.J. for the Knecht Cup on April 14-15.
The Red Foxes will again compete for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, April 28 at Mercer County Park in New Jersey. The men's squad has won ten consecutive conference titles, while the women have won nine total with the most recent coming in 2008. Last year's MAAC Championships were cancelled due to unsafe conditions.
The squads will make their final dual program road trip on May 5-6 as they will row in the New York State Championship in Whitney Point, N.Y.
The women's rowing program will conclude its spring season at the Dad Vail Championship in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 11-12. On the same weekend, the men's team will compete in the ECAC Championship in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, May 11.
At the end of the month the men will make one final trip, returning to Cherry Hill, N.J. for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship. The three-day event will take place May 31 - June 2.