Erin McIntyre, Siobhan Flaherty, Beth Marchese, Cindy Polistena, Mary Hannon, Becky Lambe, Becky Holmes, Terry Pastrana
(Apologies...there was a sticker in the Library's yearbook on this picture...happy to replace this one if somebody has a clean copy)
"If you never row, you'll never know" - John Myers
Crew is extremely demanding, mentally and physically, but our boys team stood up to the challenge. The entire year was a winning trend, but towards the end of the season, they really stood out. Our Junior 8 team took a bronze medal at the Stotesbury Cup race in Philadelphia, the premier event of the year. A few days later they again proved themselves, finishing 7th, 9th, and 10th out of 65 at the Nationals in Virginia.
"It takes a special person to handle the commitment...," says Mr. Vertullo, head coach. From the looks of it, we've got a lot of them here at F.D.R.
In crew, it is the team effort, the strong commitment to the group that counts," declared Mr. Vertullo. And what a group we've had for girls' crew.
If the boys' teams did well, the girls were spectacular. At the Stotesbury Cup races the senior 4 girls took the silver medal and the Junior 4 team took the gold. Not satisfied with their successes there, both teams went to the Nationals were the Senior 4 team won a bronze (3rd out of 65!) and the Junior 4 team won a silver (2nd out of 65!)
It was hard, it was painfulo, but it was worth it. Nice Going!
The yearbook for 1983 didn't list any names to go with the pictures.
All the crew teams at F.D.R. have worked hard to gain recognition - over the past few years they've done just that. David Vertullo, called "Mr. V" has been the coach for quite a few years, with Rick Flannagan as captain. They are nationally ranked and have had many wins. One rather unpleasant surprise was a Poughkeepsie win ove F.D.R's varsity boat - not much in itself - but it was the first time in 20 years. This defeat is pleasantly contradicted with an undefeated record held by the Frosh Crew and the second straight win of the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. Coach Vertullo believes that "the more you demand, the more you get" and that "the will to win is 99% of any victory."
John Mastrocinque, Joe Farkas, Taki Decker, Scott Royce, Jerry Fournier, Jim McKenna, Matt Theodoso, Ted Plass, Jeff Depree
Brian Moran, Tom Friends, Todd Chamerlain, John Kendall, Brett DeCeasar, Tim Lynch, Steve Sutka, Bill Duffield, Mike Stickley
Mark Abdoo, Rick Flannagan, Chris Kreig, Greg Walsh, Bill Germano, Brian Dimisko, Dave Russell, Mike Dunfy, Glenn Harrington
Greg Johnson, R. J. Sarmiento, Tim Stickley, John Robertson, Greg Buckley, Tom Bialek, Terry Plass, Kevin Anderson, Al Mantanino
Dave Dyer, Rick Dono, Mike Tomanocy, Kurt Quackenbush, Todd Kardas, Rick Nassetta, Mike Mannix, Jim Hoffert, Dave Tomlins
Randy Hackett, Matt Brock, Bruce Watson, Tony Wiesenberg, Charely Preston