WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — The Columbia women’s rowing team opens the 2017 fall season on Saturday and Sunday at the Small Boat Challenge. The Lions will send six pairs to compete in the two-day regatta, held at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.


This weekend marks the first time Emerson Curry will lead the Lions into collegiate racing. Curry was hired as the program’s head coach in July after spending the past four seasons as an assistant on Columbia’s men’s heavyweight rowing staff.


“This weekend is a chance for our women to get a little more experience competing in different boat classes,” said Curry, who has nine combined years of Ivy League coaching experience between Columbia, Dartmouth and Harvard. “We definitely have a talented group that is willing to work hard and improve, and a big part of getting better is developing experience in different boat classes.”


Racing in the women’s collegiate 2- begins with time trials on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Based on Saturday’s times, each pair will be assigned to one of four finals on Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.


Columbia’s six pairs include: senior Emily Evans and sophomore Liza Ray; senior Charlotte Buck and sophomore Laurel Quinones; senior Hannah Juge and senior Oriana Marcial; senior Caroline Herriman and sophomore Hailey Todoroff; sophomore Maryse Suppiger and senior Caroline Kaplan; as well as sophomore Sabina Maurer and junior Maya Hartleben.


Fans can get more information on this weekend’s regatta, including up-to-date results, by visiting the Small Boat Challenge home page on RegattaCentral.com.


Small Boat Challenge – October 7-8

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J.

Women’s Collegiate 2-

Emily Evans

Liza Ray


Charlotte Buck

Laurel Quinones


Hannah Juge

Oriana Marcial


Caroline Herriman

Hailey Todoroff


Maryse Suppiger

Caroline Kaplan


Sabina Maurer 

Maya Hartleben