Crew, Boys: Varsity

Name Class Hometown
Michael Meng 2017 Shanghai 201114, China
Jack Brown 2018 Dayton, OH
Alexi Tsolirides 2016 Dedham, MA
Shaun Kronenwetter 2019 Grantham, NH
Everett Tsai 2018 Singapore 249576, Singapore
Michael Wang 2018 Manhasset, NY
Owen Louis 2019 Hinsdale, IL
JJ Siritantikorn 2019 Bangkok 10170, Thailand
Jackson Pitcher 2019 Deerfield, MA
William Ughetta 2017 New York, NY
Avery Reed 2018 Hobe Sound, FL
Henry Hayden 2018 Branford, CT
Gordon Johnson* 2017 Greenwich, CT
A.J. Shea 2017 Somerset, MA
Matt Wierzbicki 2019 Hadley, MA
Will Briskin 2017 Weston, MA
Caleb Friends* 2016 Deerfield, MA
Charlie Pink 2018 New York, NY
Punisa Lekovic 2019 San Marino, CA
Will Sanford 2017 Amherst, MA
Henry Conlon 2016 Cos Cob, CT
Nate Chong 2017 Singapore 288934, Singapore
Griffin Sarachek 2017 New York, NY
Freddie Johnson 2017 Hobe Sound, FL
Andrew Peck 2018 Toronto, ON
Ryan Kola 2016 Short Hills, NJ
Jackson Palmer 2019 Greenwich, CT
Zev York 2018 New Haven, CT
Andrew Penner 2018 Atherton, CA
Dani Michelson 2017 Irvine, CA
Justin Marler 2017 Naples, FL
Kishor Bharadwaj 2019 Lexington, MA
* Denotes captain
  • Spencer graduated from Princeton University in 2005 with a degree in History. While at Princeton, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and served as the team captain during his senior year. After Princeton, Spencer spent two years working at the Hun School of Princeton, where he was a History teacher and the assistant director of Residential Life. He was also the head coach of the girls rowing program. In the fall of 2007, Spencer returned to Princeton as the assistant coach of the lightweight rowing program and spent two years with that group. In his second year, he helped the Varsity 8+ to championship wins at the Eastern Sprints, the IRA National Championships as well as at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Spencer transitioned to the heavyweight squad where he was the assistant coach for five years, and he coached four crews to silver medals at the Eastern Sprints and twice had crews earn medals at the IRA National Championships. Spencer resides in New Dorm with his wife, Megan, and their three boys, Caden, Teague and Ryan.

  • Sam joins the Deerfield Faculty as a Penn Fellow after graduating with honors in History at Williams College in 2015. At Williams, Sam wrote "'The Mecca of a Thousand Noble Aspirations:' The Struggle for Freedom in New Bern, NC 1862-1866," an undergraduate thesis on Wartime Reconstruction in coastal NC, which received the Robert Dalzell Prize for primary research. Sam walked on to the crew team at Williams, rowing all four years and serving as co- captain his senior year. In addition to athletics, he sang in an a cappella group and worked as a teaching assistant for the history department. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sam cultivates his southern roots through his passions for basketball, barbecue, and the blues.

  • Sam graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2010, where he earned varsity distinctions in cross country, indoor track, and rowing. On the track, Sam specialized in the 400m and 600m events and captained his senior season. As a rower, Sam raced in the first varsity eight during his junior and senior springs, and earned the MVP trophy his senior year. After PEA, Sam graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 with a degree in English and Classical Languages. While at Dartmouth, he rowed on the lightweight team and served as team captain during his senior year. Sam rowed in the first varsity eight all three of his eligible seasons and won silver medals at the 2012 Eastern Sprints and IRA Championships, as well as a bronze at the 2013 Eastern Sprints. In 2014, he won the Big Green Oar, awarded to the MVP of the lightweights.

    After Dartmouth, Sam spent two years working at the Hun School of Princeton, where he taught English and Latin, and coached the novice boys crew and head coached the cross country teams. In 2016, the Hun novice boys won silver at the PSRA City Championship, gold at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, and silver at the MAPL championship.

    Throughout his athletic career, Sam has spent his summers guiding long wilderness canoe trips in northern Canada, and attributes his athletic philosophy to his experience traversing the north woods. At Deerfield, Sam lives in Field dorm, teaches English and coaches both boys cross-country and crew.