Rowing adds Three Student-Athletes to Class of 2017
Emily Ames

June 10, 2013

Rowing added three athletes to its class of 2017 to round out the class at eight.

"With the success that our team saw this past season we are excited to see what these freshmen can bring to our program," said assistant coach Jenn Langzettel. "We lost some key players in our seniors this spring and are looking to fill those holes to keep the team moving forward. We believe this class can do just that."

Duquesne Rowing Class of 2017
Emily Ames - Haverford, PA/Archbishop John Carroll
Michaela Beucler - Andover, MA/Andover High School
Kaitlyn Clem - Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny High School
Caroline Connors - Morrestown, NJ/Moorestown High School
Alison Kane - Drexel Hill, PA/Merion Mercy Academy
Mary Kate Keenoy - St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall High School
Kaitlyn McConville - Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield Memorial High School
Anne Stevens - Haddon Heights, NJ/Bishop Eustace Preparatory School

Emily Ames (5'10", Haverford, PA, Archbishop John Carroll) is the daughter of Cheryl and Bob Ames. In just her second year of rowing, and the second year for her school's program, Emily earned a seat in her team's varsity eight and finished first at the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship. She later went on to compete at Scholastic Nationals advancing to the semi-final races. Emily has also been a member of the Archbishop John Carroll swim team for four years, earning the coaches award in her freshman year and most recently was the alternate for her relay team that qualified for States. An honor roll student, Emily will major in Psychology while at Duquesne.

Caroline Connors

Caroline Connors (5'2", Moorestown, NJ, Moorestown High School) just finished her senior season under Coach Rich Henderson at Moorestown High School. As a coxswain for her program Caroline's successes included first place finishes at the William and Sarah Cooper Cup (2010), the Dr. Robert White Regatta (2010), the Frostbite Regatta (2011), and the Lake Lenape Regatta (2012). As a cox for the boys 2nd eight this past spring Caroline had a very successful season and qualified her boat for Scholastic Nationals. The daughter of Dr. Sandra Nairn and Paul Connors, Caroline also studied dance for 13 years and has been involved at camps and schools as a counselor and teacher. While at Duquesne she intends to major in Education.

Anne Stevens

Anne Stevens (5'8", Haddon Heights, NJ, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School) comes to Duquesne after having much success at Bishop Eustace Prep. As a freshman, Anne's freshman eight won the New Jersey State Championship as well as the Cooper Cup and finished 6th at Nationals. In her sophomore year she was a member of the JV that also won Cooper Cup and placed 2nd at NJ States. After being a member of the 2nd varsity eight as a junior and winning at Cooper and placing 2nd at NJ States, Anne was a member of the varsity four for her senior season. A finalist at the Garden State Championship as well as the Philadelphia City Championship her four qualified for Scholastic Nationals. A strong student as well, Anne earned 1st All Honors for her senior year and takes the time to volunteer regularly with the American Red Cross. The daughter of Bernadette Stevens, Anne plans to major in Accounting while at Duquesne.




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