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No. 2 Women's Sailing Captures Atlantic Coast Championship

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By Rob Migliaccio
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HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth women's sailing team captured the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship over the weekend to cap off a fantastic fall season. In addition to the women's success, the coed team finished the season with a second place finish at the NEISA Coed ACC Scrimmage Regatta. 

"It was definitely a great way to cap off a fantastic season," summarized co-head coaches John Storck III and Justin Assad. "This victory represents team success on a great scale. Though the women sailed the event, every student-athlete on our team can claim a piece of the victory. Our team members have pushed themselves and each other for the entire fall season, and our success reflects the effort that every team member has committed."

Deirdre Lambert '15 and Carissa Crawford '14 led the Big Green to a first place finish in the A Division at the Championship, combining for 51 points to edge out runner-up St. Mary's College of Maryland. In the B Division, Chandler Salisbury '13 and Madilyn Gamble '13 sailed to a second-place behind Boston College.

As a team, the Dartmouth women scored 88 points, breaking a head-to-head tie with Boston College to claim the ACC Title. Eighteen teams competed in all.

On the coed side, the Big Green were runners-up at the ACC Scrimmage Regatta, hosted by MIT. With 87 points, Dartmouth finished just two points behind champion Boston College. Eight teams competed in the event.