Four members of the Hobart College sailing team were recently honored at the 2014 Block H Awards Dinner. Junior Elliott Morrill was presented with the Most Valuable Sailor Award.
Senior John Darby took home the Class of 1994 Award for his commitment to the team, sophomore Eddie Cox received the Storck Family Sailing Award as the most improved sailor, and first-year Adam Schaefer earned the Rookie Award for Sailing.
Morrill competed in 14 races this year. He opened the year with a third place finish in the A Division of the Cornell Fall Open, helping HWS finish second overall. Morrill captured second in the A Division at the N.Y. Maritime Open, guiding the Colleges to a victory. He paired with senior Adele Huffine to win the B Division of the Jesuit Open, helping HWS capture the overall win. Morrill opened the spring season helping HWS win the Georgetown Team Race. He guided the Colleges to a second place finish at the Admiral Moore Team Race and at the MAISA Team Race Challenge. Morrill also logged a second place finish in the B Division at the Truxtun Umsted.
Darby helped HWS to a second place overall finish at the Admiral Moore Team Race this spring. He also represented the Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) championship regatta, the Prosser Trophy, where HWS finished in sixth place.
Cox competed in 16 regattas for HWS this year. His fall season was highlighted by a fifth place finish in the A Division of the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship. He also represented the Colleges in the Carl Van Duyne Singlehanded Championship. Also in the fall, Cox took fifth in the Laser North No. 1. This spring, Cox helped HWS win the Georgetown Team Race and earn second place finishes in the Admiral Moore Team Race and the MAISA Team Race Challenge.
In his rookie season on the sailing team, Schaefer sailed in seven regattas. In his first collegiate event, he placed third in the A Division, helping the Colleges take second in the Cornell Fall Open. Schaefer won the B Division, helping HWS take first at the HWS Fall Intersectional. This spring, he was a part of the Colleges’ second place finish at the Admiral Moore Team Race, and competed in the Prosser Trophy.
The Hobart and William Smith sailing team competed in three championship regattas to cap its fall season and Heron sailors secured their best finish in program history taking seventh at the ICSA Women’s National Championship to close out the spring.