Meghan Jeroszko was a senior leader and reliable rower on the Glastonbury High School girls’ crew team had one of the program’s best seasons this spring.
The recent high school graduate is now off to Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass to continue rowing collegiately.
“Meghan was both a captain and a strong contributor to our varsity eight. On and off the water she would lead by example and served as an excellent role model for both the underclassmen and her peers,” said GHS crew head coach Eleanor Dowd. “Meghan truly immersed herself in practice and she attacked each piece.”
Dowd added that Jeroszko was “a true advocate for her peers.”
Jeroszko was also advocated outside of crew, where she was also part of Big Siblings program at the GHS, helping mentor and acclimate freshmen to the high school.
Jeroszko said getting everyone comfortable and on the same page is very important in a sport like rowing, adding that her favorite part of rowing is the “team spirit.”
“I just love rowing teams,” said Jeroszko. “It takes the ultimate teamwork.”
Jeroszko was one of eight graduating crew members at GHS who will now compete at a Division I, Division III, or Club level in college.
According to Jeroszko, that competition helped drive the team
“We have a really big team, so it’s fun because there is some inter-team competitiveness but in the end they are your teammates and your best friends. It is just really enjoyable,” said Jeroszko.
At Merrimack, she joins a Warriors rowing team led by Meghan Gibson.
Dowd said that Jeroszko’s ability to "put the blinders on and focus her energy on just putting her blade in the water will help her succeed at the next level especially when dealing with the extra stressors that accompany collegiate rowing.”
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