May 21, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Women's Rowing team has signed six recruits to National Letters of Intent to compete for the Cougars beginning in the fall of the 2010, head coach Jane LaRiviere announced Friday.
The 2010 recruiting class includes two student-athletes from outside of the United States, Kerry Hassall (Billingham, Great Britain) and Mollie McCabe (Brockville, Ontario), as well as U.S. natives Kendall Boliba (Portland, Ore.), Emily Boquet (Folsom, Calif.), Hannah deVos (Seattle, Wash.) and Carly Johnson (Lake Forest Park, Wash.).
"I think the recruits are going to be a great addition," LaRiviere said. "With the experience we are bringing in it is going to help with the continuity, and I think a couple of them are going to make an immediate impact on our program. They are all really good people, and our coaching staff is looking forward to watching them develop over the next four years."
Kendall Boliba (5-foot-7, Portland, Ore.) rowed for Nick Haley at the Rose City Rowing Club, and was a softball standout at Portland's Central Catholic High School.
Emily Boquet (5-2, Folsom, Calif.), the lone coxswain in the recruiting class attended both Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School. Boquet competed four years for coach Toby Johnson, spending two years as coxswain for the varsity men and her final season as the varsity women's coxswain.
Hannah deVos (5-11, Seattle, Wash.) and the Green Lake Junior Eight qualified for the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships four consecutive years (2007-2010), and received an invitation to compete at the 2010 Henley Royal Women's Regatta. Individually, deVos was selected as a member of the 2009 High Performance Team that trained and scrimmaged with the German Junior National Team.
Kerry Hassall (5-11, Billingham, Great Britain) competed in swimming, netball and shot put for Egelescliffe-Comprehensive School. Her rowing career started as a junior, as she rowed in the Northwest U18 composite eight in the Henley Women's Royal Regatta and the National Championships.
Carly Johnson (5-8, Lake Forest Park, Wash.) rowed two years for Pocock Rowing, helping the varsity four to first-place finishes at the Head of the Lake, Brentwood Regatta and Northwest Regionals, concluding with a second-place finish at the U.S. Junior Nationals. She also qualified for U.S. Junior Nationals in the women's youth double.
Mollie McCabe (6-0, Brockville, Ontario) comes to the Palouse after rowing four years for Coach Chris Marshall at the Brockville Collegiate Institute, as well as competing on the hockey and basketball squads. As a junior McCabe helped the women's eight win the Ontario Championships in Welland, and placed fourth at the Ontario Erg Championships. She participated in the Victoria B.C. Junior National training camp, and is the sister of current Washington men's rower Colin McCabe.