National Championship News


SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 30, 2016) – In an online awards show this evening, produced by Dan Egan of Degan Media, the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) announced the 2015-16 All-America Team for the third time in this format 64 sailors were awarded this great honor. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

A committee of representatives from the seven conferences in the ICSA selects the ICSA All-American Team. This year’s committee is: Ian Burman (chair), U.S. Naval Academy; John Pearce, George Washington University; Geoff Pedrick, Northwestern University; Amanda Callahan, Roger Williams University; Frank Pizzo, Bowdoin College; John Vandemoer, Stanford University and Zack Marks, Eckerd College.

To select an All-American skipper, the committee evaluates a competitor based on their competitive record in inter-conference competition as well as conference and national championships. The committee analyzes how this record compares to fellow competitors, the quality of the competition the record was achieved in, and results achieved competing with different crews, the span of the record over the fall and spring seasons, and how the record compares to previous All-American winners in past years.

For All-American crew selections, the committee uses criteria similar to skipper selection, but also considers: demonstrated leadership (may consider seniority), outstanding body mechanics and boat handling skills as well as proven ability to improve the results of the skipper(s) with whom he or she sails.

The committee selects up to 18 Coed All-American skippers and additional Honorable Mentions, together totaling no more than 25, up to 10 Women All-American skippers and additional Honorable Mentions, together totaling no more than 15 and up to 20 All-American Crews and this year the committee also passed to honor additional Honorable Mentions together totaling not more than 30 honorees. The committee is not obligated to select the maximum number of honorees.

Here are the names of the members of the 2015-16 All-American Team.


ICSA Honorable Mention Coed All-American Skippers:

Connor Corgard (Coon Rapids, Minn.), Roger Williams University ‘16

Sean Golden (Duxbury, Mass.), Georgetown University ‘16

Joseph Kiss (Holland, Mich.), Yale University ‘17

Will La Dow (San Diego, Calif.), Stanford University ‘18

Charles Lalumiere (Falmouth, Maine), Dartmouth College ‘17

Antoine Screve (Kentfield, Calif.), Stanford University ‘16

Patrick Snow (San Diego, Calif.), U.S. Navy Academy ‘17


ICSA Coed All-American Skippers:

Nicholas Baird (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Yale University ‘19

Nikole  Barnes (St. Thomas, USVI), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘17

Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI), Yale University ‘17

Alexander Curtiss (Lake Bluff, Ill.), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘16

Avery Fanning (Isle of Palms, S.C.), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘16

Esteban Forrer (Tucson, Ariz.), Old Dominion University ‘16

Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.), Yale University ‘18

Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.), Harvard University ‘16

Pearson Potts (Newport, R.I.), Brown University ‘16

Charles Rees (Pensacola, Fla.), College of Charleston ‘16

Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.), College of Charleston ‘16

Raul Rios (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico), Boston College ‘16

Charles Sinks (San Diego, Calif.), Boston College ‘18

Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), Georgetown University ’16*


ICSA Honorable Mention All-American Crews:

Kathryn Booker (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Stanford University ‘19

Jennifer Burke (Winnetka, Ill.), University of Wisconsin ‘16

Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.), College of Charleston ‘17

Marisa DeCollibus (North Kingstown, R.I.), University of Rhode Island ‘17

Natalya Doris (Miami, Fla.), Yale University ‘17

Kayla Lynch (Pawling, N.Y.), Boston University ‘16

Grace McCarthy (San Diego, Calif.), College of Charleston ‘18

Rebecca McElvain (San Diego, Calif.), Dartmouth College ‘19

Meredith Megarry (Collingwood, Ont.), Yale University  ‘17

Anna Morin (Falmouth, Maine), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘19

Clara Robertson (Rye, N.Y.), Yale University ‘17

Sara Swanson (Charleston, S.C.), Roger Williams University ‘16


ICSA All-American Crews:

Charlotte Belling (Newport Beach, Calif.), Yale University ‘16

John Cannistraro (Wellesley, Mass.), Stanford University ‘17

Marina Cano (Barcelona, Spain), Brown University ‘17

Katherine Downey (Mattapoisett, Mass.), Boston College ‘16

Allison Ferraris (Orient, N.Y.), Boston College ‘17

Megan Hough (Lexington, Va.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘16

Shelby  Jacobs (South Toms River, N.J.), St. Mary's College of Maryland ‘17

Sydney Karnovsky (Brookline, Mass.), Harvard University ‘16

Sophie Kerr (Houston, Texas), Dartmouth College ‘17

Mariah Leffingwell (Easton, Md.), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘16

Meaghan MacRae (Melrose, Mass.), Georgetown University ‘18

Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I.), Georgetown University ‘16

Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga (Charleston, S.C.), Georgetown University ‘16

Hannah Scanlon (Bristol, R.I.), University of Rhode Island ‘18

Gabriel Smith (Annapolis, Md.), Old Dominion University ‘17

Samantha Steele (San Francisco, Calif.), Stanford University ‘16

Emily Stuart (Newport, R.I.), College of Charleston ‘16

Robert Turley (Sturbridge, Mass.), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘16


ICSA Honorable Mention Women’s All-American Skippers:

Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick (Darien, Conn.), Brown University ‘17

Mary Kate Mezzetti (Hyannis, Mass.), Georgetown University ‘16

Erin Mullins (East Greenwich, R.I.), Bowdoin College ‘16

Hannah Polster (Arnold, Md.), Boston University ‘17

Martina Sly (Weston, Fla.), Stanford University ‘19

Carolyn Smith (Newport Beach, Calif.), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘17


ICSA Women’s All-American Skippers:

Nikole Barnes (St. Thomas, USVI), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘17

Rachel Bryer (Jamestown, R.I.), University of Rhode Island ‘17

Allyson Donahue (Brigantine, N.J.), Boston College ‘17

Casey Klingler (Larchmont, N.Y.), Yale University ‘18

Dana Rohde (Richmond Hill, Ga.), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘18

Laura Wefer (Glen Head, N.Y.), University of Wisconsin ‘16

Sarah Williams (Summit, N.J.), Dartmouth College ‘16


Robert Hobbs Trophy for Sportsman of the Year:

Runner-up: Rosalind Lesh (Everson, Wash.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘16

Winner: Rebekah Schiff (Tampa, Fla.), College of Charleston ‘16


Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year:

Runner-up: Rachel Bryer (Jamestown, R.I.), University of Rhode Island ‘17

Winner: Nikole Barnes (St. Thomas, USVI), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘17


Marlow Ropes Sailor of the Year:

Runners-up: Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI), Yale University ‘17 and Raul Rios (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico), Boston College ‘16

Winner: Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), Georgetown University ‘16


The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit to learn more.


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