|Bailyn Prichett*||2019||Westfield, NJ|
|FJ Marsh||2019||Telluride, CO|
|Jerilyn Zheng||2019||Saratoga, CA|
|Katie Zaslaw||2019||Yorktown Heights, NY|
|Melissa Mitrovic||2019||Dallas, TX|
|Morgane Dackiw*||2019||Westmount, QC|
|Selena Martineau||2019||Kirkland, QC|
|Val Hetherington||2019||Bozeman, MT|
|Kikka Giudici||2020||Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Sarah Jung||2020||Los Angeles, CA|
|Trisha Boonpongmanee||2020||Richland, WA|
|Angie Deboer||2021||Natick, MA|
|Claire Cummings||2021||Oakland, CA|
|Daisy Dundas||2021||Salt Point, NY|
|Emma Johnson||2021||Hobe Sound, FL|
|Evan Burkert||2021||New York, NY|
|Jing He||2021||Oakland Gardens, NY|
|Michelle Zimmermann||2021||Singapore 142062, Singapore|
|Noelle Abeyta||2021||South Chittenden, VT|
|Tory Hansen||2021||San Francisco, CA|
|Aerin Lo||2022||Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Lauren Mitchell||2022||Weston, MA|
|Lila Nottage||2022||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Willow Woodward||2022||Bedford Corners, NY|
Onufrieff joins the DA community after a 20+ year coaching career. Most recently, she served as an assistant coach at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, and with the Asheville Youth Rowing Association in Asheville, NC. At Baylor, her girls’ varsity four raced to its highest-ever finish at the 2016 SRAA Championship.
Before coaching in high school, Onufrieff spent three years as assistant coach at Clemson University. Her varsity 4+ won an ACC Championship in 2012. Previous to that, she spent seven years as the head women’s rowing coach at Columbia University. During her time with the Lions, Columbia achieved its first ever team national ranking, finishing as high as 19th in 2010.
Prior to Columbia, she spent six years as the head women's rowing coach at Cornell. Her 2002 varsity eight earned a trip to the NCAA Championships, finished 14th and garnered Onufrieff CRCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors.
Onufrieff also spent two years as an assistant coach at Princeton, where her first novice eight took the silver medal at the 1997 Eastern Sprints and gold in 1998, earning EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year for the latter. Onufrieff began her coaching career at Rutgers, where her first novice eight won a silver medal at the Eastern Sprints and she was also voted the EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year.
Onufrieff spent the summers of 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as an assistant coach with the United States National Rowing Team. She was in charge of the silver medal winning 4- in 2008 at the Senior World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria and the Gold Medal winning Under 23 Women's 4X in Strathclyde, Scotland in 2007.
A native of Berkeley, CA, Onufrieff was a four-year letter winner from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a two-year rowing captain, and was twice selected for the Hope Barnes Memorial Award for Excellence in Rowing. She also twice earned selection to the Academic All-Ivy League Team. Onufrieff graduated from Penn in 1994 with a B.A. in biology.
Thad Bennett joined the Deerfield Rowing Program in the spring of 2018 as a “volunteer coach.” Having just moved to Conway, he wrote Coach Washburn to see if there was a way he could help the program. Thad told Coach Washburn, “I want to give back what rowing did for me as a young man. I learned more from rowing than from most of my schooling and I want to help rowers encounter the wonder and challenge of this sport.”
He was a coxswain and rowed at Kent School (1967-1971) and Dartmouth College (1972-1976). His experience included being on the United States Youth Rowing Team in 1969 (spare cox) and 1970 (cox of the eight) that competed in the World Youth Championships. He also helped manage the 1974 US Team at Lucerne (gold medal eight) and managed the 1976 US Youth and Lightweight teams at Villach. Thad was the first Executive Director (1978-79) of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (NAAO), which is now USRowing. He is also the President Emeritus of the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing, helped with the revitalization of that group and with the funding and building of The Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse in 1986.
In between “rowing gigs” he has served the Episcopal Church for 38 years as a priest in Connecticut, California and Vermont. He “retired” in 2010 and moved to Conway in 2017. He remembers that his high school coach taught him “Rowing isn’t a sport; it is a way of life” and he is sure that God rows.