Lisa Roman Named to the Canadian Senior Team
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
"It’s exciting as it is the first team event for this quadrennial," said Rowing Canada Aviron High Performance Director, Peter Cookson. "The expectation is this will be a learning experience for the athletes and coaches, as we move forward and develop crews for this year’s World Championships in Korea in late August."
A transfer from University of the Fraser Valley, Roman competed with the Cougar varsity rowing team for three seasons, rowing in the varsity boat all three years (2010-12). She is a two-time all-conference honoree, and in 2012 was named to the CRCA All-West Region First Team and the Pocock All-America Second Team. Last season she rowed for Canada’s Western Rowing Club at the Henley Royal Regatta and in 2011 she represented Canada at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships.
A native of Langley, British Columbia, Roman will compete in the women’s sweep group and will row alongside 2012 Olympian Natalie Mastracci and 2012 Olympic team alternates Cristy Nurse and Carolyn Ganes. The rest of the group includes Christine Roper, Sarah Black, Susanne Grainger, Jen Martins and 2012 Paralympic coxswain Kristen Kit.
Women’s Sweep Group:
Cristy Nurse (Georgetown, ON) - Ottawa Rowing Club
Christine Roper (Victoria, BC)- Western Rowing Club
Sarah Black (Ottawa, ON)- Ottawa Rowing Club
Natalie Mastracci (Thorold, ON)- St. Catharines Rowing Club
Susanne Grainger (London, ON)- London Rowing Club
Carolyn Ganes (Saskatoon, SK) - Ottawa Rowing Club
Jen Martins (Toronto, ON)- Don Rowing Club
Lisa Roman (Vancouver, ON)- University of the Fraser Valley
Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, ON)- University of British Columbia Rowing
Women’s Sculling Group:
Antje Von Seydlitz (Smithers, BC) - University of Victoria Rowing Club
Alyssa Weninger (Unity, SK) - University of Victoria Rowing Club
Rosie DeBoef (Victoria, BC) - Ottawa Rowing Club
Kate Goodfellow (Ottawa, ON) - Ottawa Rowing Club
Emily Cameron (Summerside, PEI) - Don Rowing Club
Kerry Shaffer (Welland, ON) - South Niagara Rowing Club
Lightweight Women’s Sculling Group:
Patricia Obee – (Victoria, BC) - Victoria City Rowing Club