Hillie Crew Team’s Crockett Commits to Row at Assumption College

Grace Crockett plans to row competitively at Assumption College. (Courtesy photograph)

From Haverhill to Worcester—with oars in hand! On Friday, Grace Crockett became the first brown and gold crew team member to commit to a college rowing team, signing a letter of intent with Assumption College.

The Crockett family joined Grace as she announced her intention to continue in the sport during her college career. As part of the Assumption Greyhounds, Crockett joins the likes of Greater Merrimack Valley rowers Katie Danieli and Shannon McLaughlin, who both call Chelmsford home. Last fall, the Assumption team placed 26th at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, marking their first race appearance in program history.

Crockett and her fellow Hillie rowers made history of their own after Haverhill High started a crew team at the urging of 2013 grad Emily Lawlor. During her senior year, Lawlor made a class presentation about her desire for a Haverhill crew team, with then-Superintendent James F. Scully and Athletic Director Thomas O’Brien taking notice.

The pair formally appointed Lindsay LaRusso head coach of the crew program in September 2014. The team currently holds practices on the Merrimack River, with the school and city discussing plans for a boathouse to call their own.

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