Standing O is waving these rowers on • Brooklyn Paper

Standing O is waving these rowers on

Row those oars: Members of the Rowing Crew Team at St. Edmund Prep practice with their coach Marice Love.

Marine Park

Get those oars in the water because St. Edmund Prep is the first Catholic high school to offer competitive rowing.

The inaugural crew team, christened “The Eagle,” includes rowing seniors Kevin Llama, Anthony LiBassi, and Martin Witkowski; juniors Benjamin Kellk, Tyler Reynolds, and Shelby Lau; and sophomores Amanda Mattioli and Liana Sprance.

Master coach Marice Love leads the rowers in an intensive training program to get those arms and legs in shape on brand-new portable ergs to prepare for regattas.

The team will begin competing in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing league in the fall.

Standing O says, “Let the waves take you. Row strong and long.” Can’t wait to give out Standing Os for all those first-place awards.

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park, (718) 743–6100].

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