The men’s and women’s crew teams at Ithaca College do not heavily recruit, but instead develop athletes through their novice teams.
The Ithaca College men’s crew team will rely on the team’s underclassmen this season to help reach a first place finish in the Liberty League.
Senior Sydney Eckstein, who had never rowed before arriving at Ithaca College for her freshman year, has been the coxswain for the men’s rowing team for the past three seasons.
The men’s team faced off against University of Michigan, Cornell University, Bucknell University and Hobart College, while the women’s team raced William Smith College on March 26.
The crew team held their annual fundraiser Row for Humanity Feb. 5 and raised about $20,000. Twenty-five percent of the funds will go towards Habitat for Humanity.