Adin McAuliffe ’20 will return to Boys Crew this spring after rowing on Andover’s B2 squad during his Junior year. Although he entered Andover without previous rowing experience, McAuliffe quickly managed to become a key member of the team.
McAuliffe said, “Before arriving at Andover, I talked with some adults and students about rowing and became very interested. I also read the book ‘Boys in the Boat,’ which definitely got me thinking about crew and how my physical features were cohesive with the sport.”
McAuliffe has worked to improve for the 2018 season throughout the year.
“During the fall and winter terms, I have tried to consistently use the erg –– the rowing machine –– to avoid losing technique and built-up endurance. I have also been working to eat enough of a variety of foods to keep me fueled and ready to expend large amounts of energy over the course of practice,” he said.
In addition, he has also worked on his flexibility by stretching every day and participating in yoga as a winter sport.
Co-Captain Nathaniel Cruz ’18 said, “Adin put in a lot of good, hard training over the winter, and has grown a lot since last year, too, so he should be a formidable rower over the coming months.”
“At the end of last year, none of the seven other rowers on B2 were Seniors, and [all of them were] committed to returning for an even better season. With that, I am certainly excited to be rowing with my teammates, who all know exactly how and what needs to be done this season to take our program to the next step,” said McAuliffe.