BVIslander and Olympic hopeful Alec Anderson named NEISA Sailor of the Year

alecandersonThe BVI’s Alec Anderson is the All-New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Sailor of the Year. The Roger Williams University sailor also received the senior trophy and garnered a place as All-NEISA First Team Skipper.

Anderson’s accomplishments were among a slew of awards bagged by the Roger Williams University Sailing team (Hawks), who also had Alyssa Siefert chosen as All-Neisa First Team Crew.

The sailing team, led by Alec Anderson, also earned a berth to its third national championship of the season, clinching a spot in the ICSA Team Racing National Championship with a third-place finish at the Fowle Trophy last weekend. The Hawks opened up the event with a 3-2 record in the first round, earning wins over Yale, Bowdoin and MIT to get a spot in the Gold Round Robin. At the first Gold Round Robin, the Hawks rolled off victories over Yale, Dartmouth and Connecticut College, going 3-4 overall in the round.

Gold Round Robin 2 saw RWU improve to a 4-3 mark, picking up wins over Vermont, Brown, Connecticut College and Tufts. With the Hawks successful performance over the first three Round Robins, RWU made its way into the final 6, where the Hawks came away with its best showing of the weekend. Roger Williams routed the competition, going a round-best 6-1 with the only setback coming against Brown, who would ultimately win the Fowle Trophy. In all, the Hawks put together an 11-8 record, one win shy of Boston College and two shy of Brown. Sailing on the weekend for the Hawks were skippers Anderson, Tyler MacDonald, Connor Corgard, Dylan Vogel and crew Alyssa Seifert, Bianca Rom, Abby Preston and Wendy Reuss.