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RWU Sailing  We are the Roger Williams University Sailing Team - thanks for checking out our adventures in sailing!

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We made it to Charleston! #squadup #flexsohard #ogkmf #natties #soburnt

Congrats to our seniors! Go out into the world and spread your wings! #soar #onceahawkalwaysahawk #rwugrad @rwualumni

Senior Spotlight: BRIGETTE CROKE Hometown: South Salem, New York
Major: Business Management
Minor: Psychology
Favorite RWU sailing memory: all the times I got to show off my skippering skills.

Five year plan: Moving into New York City in September with my cousin. This summer I'm hoping to find the right job to start my career. I would like to work with start ups and grants, so that she can make a positive impact on the world. After 2 years of work experience, she hopes to go to law school. Coach Callahan's Impression: Brigette is the most outgoing introvert you'll find! She won the Late Charge Award this year for her effort in helping Ed become a competitive force on the B team. She also surprised me with her insight and chattiness during our talks with sports psychologist Marisa Norman.

Senior Spotlight: TUCKER ATTERBURY Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Major: Philosophy
Fave Mem: too many great memories to pick a favorite!
Five year plan: Travel, write, meet new people and spend plenty of time outside, which definitely includes lots of sailing. Coach Callahan's Impression: Tucker explored more of college than anyone and he certainly made the most of his time on campus. He got lost a couple of times (as philosophers do), but always emerged with greater self awareness. I'm so happy and proud of him that he made it across the graduation stage!

Senior Spotlight: STEWART DRAHEIM
Hometown: Rockwall, TX

Major: Finance

Favorite RWU Sailing Memory: All the Nationals practices where we were all done with our academic priorities and it was just sailing utopia and wiffle ball tournaments

Five Year Plan: Accepting a Financial Coordinator Position at L3 Link Simulation & Training and sailing my sunfish every chance I get
Coach Callahan's impression: We are so lucky that Stew transferred to RWU. While his personal college path has not followed the straightest line, he has faced challenges head on. I love seeing student athletes succeed and I'm so delighted that Stew landed the job of his dreams. Plus I always look forward to racing against Stew in the 'fish!

Senior Spotlight: Augustina Dickinson Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Major: Graphic Design, Minor: Marketing
Favorite RWU Sailing Memory: Sophomore year, going with fellow RWU teammates to sail Team-Racing midwinters at Eckerd College over New Years. It was a great experience that got me closer to my teammates and made me excited to sail in the upcoming cold months. Plus it was a great opportunity to represent RWU somewhere other than New England.
Five Year Plan: This coming fall I will be attending grad school and getting my Masters in Business Administration from Roger Williams School of Business. After having completed my MBA, I am going to move back to NYC and hopefully work for an Advertising Agency as a Graphic Designer. My end goal is to one day run my own Design firm that specializes in Advertising and Branding. Coach Callahan's impression: one of my most favorite Augie moments was when she and Brigette were on race committee duty in the little tiny rowboat during an early season team race, taking finished and bailing incessantly. It was not an enviable job, but she handled it like a champ. That attitude was indicative of all her effort.

Senior Spotlight: RILEY S. EGER

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Major: Finance & Sustainability
Favorite RWU Sailing Memory: I would say my heavy crew/skipper Riley debut. At the Graham Hall Team Race at the Naval Academy, our A-skipper Tyler decided that he was going to break some team rules and perform a Dial Down on a opponent, Amanda did not like this and decided his heavy crew ( ME! ) was going to be the new A team skipper for a race to teach him how its done! It was scary but lots of fun.

Five Year plan: I'll be working in the family business come July, I plan to work side by side with my father and take the necessary steps to make our company the leading commercial door manufacturer in the country. After achieving this, I plan to return to the East Coast and pursue a job in consulting somewhere in Boston! And of course continue sailing throughout this time.
Coach Callahan impression: Riley did a great job this year not only as captain, but also as a pillar of fitness and team pump-up-speech-giver. (As 6'2" heavy air crew we didn't have enough hurricanes to get Riley on the water too often). Riley is incredibly adept at reading people and in social situations, and his teammates always looked to him for help and advice.

Senior Spotlight: JIMMY KENNEDY Hometown: Pine Beach, NJ
Major: Major in Marketing, a minor in Web Development and a core concentration in Graphic Design
Favorite RWU Sailing Memory: Freshman Year when we won Team Race New Englands
Five Year Plan: Working back in New Jersey running a Classic Boat program and representing the US for the Etchells Youth Challenge in the Gertrude Cup in Cowes, UK. Over the next few years I'd like to befriend a couple billionaires and have them fund a sailboat racing program, and sail professionally, but if that does not work out I'd like to work in a marketing agency doing branding or website design in Boston or the Rhode Island area. Coach Callahan's impression: during one of the last practices of the fall, Jimmy suffered a knee injury that kept him out of sailing all spring. He was poised to be a real impact player in the team racing realm. Instead he made a real impact from the coach boat. He was our official drone flyer and when he wasn't hovering over practice, he was giving valuable feedback to his teammates.

Senior Spotlight MIKEY GEMPERLINE Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Major: Finance
Favorite RWU Sailing memory: the spring break trips. I really felt pushed to be the best I could be for my teammates.
Five year plan: enter the financial sector of the workplace and continue to race at a high level with close friends (Mikey starts at Northwestern Mutual when we get back from Nationals.) Coach Callahan's impression: As a captain last year, Mikey always kept the big picture in mind. A stickler about the rules, he challenged teammates to know the rules and work hard in the gym. Mikey made some big gains on the water this spring when it really counted.

End of the Year Awards: (clockwise from top left) MVPs @beccy_anderson and @mike_mcbrien, Unsung Heros @janel.decurtis and not pictured @riley_eger, Rookies of the Year @peter_neall and @maiaag, Coach's Choice @mike_mcbrien and @kennedyjimmy, and Most Improved @hallie_repeta and @e1ebens.

Congrats to @mackenzie_g_bryan @jenniferagell and @mike_mcbrien on winning B division this weekend at the NE Dinghy Champs. The Hawks took 2nd overall and are headed to Nationals!

The Bready Center is THE best place to catch the spring weekend fireworks 🎆 #ufest @rwucen @rwu_spl

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