Two William Smith College sailors were honored at the annual Heron Athletics Awards Banquet on April 21. Sophomore Christine Moloney received the Ady Symonds ’96 Most Valuable Sailing Award and first-year Sarah Warren was presented with the Christine Jurczak ’00 Coach’s Award.
Moloney competed in 13 regattas this season for the Herons. She served as skipper in the B Division of the ICSA Women’s Dinghy National Semifinals, finishing 10th with Warren serving as her crew. William Smith finished 10th overall, missing qualification for the National Championship by 45 points. Moloney and Warren also finished fifth in the MAISA Women’s Dinghy Championship to help the Herons qualify for nationals. This fall, Moloney finished sixth in the B Division at the MAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland. She also competed at the Faye Bennet conference championship regatta, finishing in 16th place.
Warren competed in 13 regattas in her rookie season. She competed as crew in both the Gill Coed National Semifinals and the Women’s Dinghy Semifinals. In the Coed, Warren sailed with senior Elliott Morrill in the A Division, finishing ninth. She helped the Colleges win the MAISA Team Race this spring, posting a 6-1 overall record. Acting as a member of the crew, Warren helped HWS finish second in the Admiral Moore Team Race in March. She made her collegiate debut at the MAISA Women’s Fall Dingy Regatta, finishing seventh in the A Division.
The Hobart and William Smith sailing teams competed in two national championship semifinals in Newport, Rhode Island, to complete its season. Heron sailors qualified for the ICSA women’s dinghy postseason for the 15th time since 1999 and the coed dinghy postseason for the 15th time since 1996.