Women's Rowing Adds Nine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The JU women’s rowing team has announced it has added nine newcomers to the roster for the upcoming season. 

“Coach Peterson and I are very excited about this class, as it is our largest recruiting class for the women’s team in a long time,” said JU Director of Rowing Jim Mitchell.  “We are looking forward to working with them as they join our enthusiastic team, and we can’t wait to see them continuing their development as strong oarswomen.”


Samantha Dallett

Height: 5'4

Hometown: Ocean City NJ

Rowing club/ School: Ocean City High School


Danielle Keeler 

Height: 5'8

Hometown: Miami Beach, FL

Rowing Club: Miami Beach Rowing Club

Notes: 2012-Nationals 9th in lightweight 4+

2012 - SE regionals 2nd in Lightweight 4+

2013 - Nationals 5th in lightweight 2x


Stefanie Keeler

Height: 5'8

Hometown: Miami Beach, FL

Rowing Club/School: Miami Beach Rowing Club/Design and Architecture Senior High

Notes: Bronze in the women's LW4+(2011 Youth National Championships)

5th in the Women's V4X (2012 Youth Nationals) 
Gold in the women's V4X (2012 Southeast Regional Regatta)

Gold in the women's LW 2x (2013 Southeast Regional Regatta)

5th in the Women's LW 2x (2013 Youth Nationals)


Jessica Mathews

Height: 5'11

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Rowing Club/HS/College: Jacksonville Rowing Club/ Florida State University

Notes: 2013 - FIRA-WN8+3rd, WN4+ 2nd

SIRA - WN4+ 3rd,

Dad Vail - WN4+ 4th

Sister, Whitney Mathews just finished her career as a JU Dolphin rower.


Jacqueline Morris

Height: 5’4

Hometown: Fishkill, New York

Rowing Club/ School: Our Lady of Lourdes High School


Allison Aleice Rector

Height: 5'4

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Rowing Club/School: Augusta Rowing Club/Augusta Prep

Notes: Competed in Youth Nationals in WV4 sophomore year,

Varsity women's team captain both her junior and senior year.


Veronika Stasaityte

Height: 5'10

Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida 

Rowing Club/ School: Miami Beach Rowing Club

Notes: 2012 - 5th place in a Women's 4x at USRowing Youth Nationals

2013 - 1st place in a Women's 2x at Southeast Regional Championship

2013 - 8th place in a Women's 2x at USRowing Youth Nationals


Victoria Tkacz

Height: 5’8

Hometown: Mays Landing, NJ

Rowing Club/ School: Oakcrest HS


Lauren Whetzel

Height: 5'2

Hometown: Dunkirk, Maryland

Rowing Club/School: Elizabeth Seton High School

Notes: Captain her junior and senior year