St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Denis Morris Catholic HS
A coxswain that has grown a lot since her freshman season, and served as leader for the Open Four and Varsity Eight boats, respectively … Coxed the Open Four to a third place finish at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta … UM finished the race with a time of 16:32.549 … Called the Varsity Eight to a win over Barry and Nova Southeastern in Miami’s home-opener … Part of the Varsity Eight crew that took ninth place out of 23 boats at the Rivanna Romp in Virginia, collecting a time of 13:55.80 … Also coxed Varsity Four at the Rivanna Romp soaring to a third place time of 15:15.47 … Coxed the JV8 in a tri-race against Rochester and Dowling College … Served coxswain for the Second Varsity Eight boat grabbing a win (7:11.93) over Connecticut … Coxed the JV8 boat to a third place mark in opening-day action at the San Diego Crew Classic … In the finals of the Second Varsity Eight, UM finished fifth … Called the 2V8 boat to a third place finish (7:18.42) at the ACC Championships in Oak Ridge, Tennessee … Coxed JV8+ boat to a third place finish at the Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta and the Women’s Erickson Cascade Cup, collecting a time of 6:50.0 … Called Varsity Eight crew to a fifth place showing to earn a trip to the “C” finals at the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships … Helped team to a time of 6:37.25 in the “C” final the following day.
Served as coxswain of the 2V8 boat, as well as “B” V8 crew … Guided the Hurricanes to a 14th place showing in the season-opening meet at the Rivanna Romp (Nov. 11) … Team secured a boat-best time of 15:15.92 … 2V8 boat finished in third place with a time of 6:58.28 versus UCF (Mar. 29) … Coxed the Second Varsity Eight boat to a win over Eastern Michigan as they collected a time of 7:24.83 … Hurricanes went on to finish sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships for the 2V8 crew in Clemson, S.C. … Team had a finishing time of 7:03.7 … Headed the 1V8 “B” and V4 “A” teams against Jacksonville … Varsity four “A” team went 6:43.8 for a first place showing … 1V8 “B” team captured a 1-2 record with a time of 5:54.7 for the race … Headed the team to another fifth place finish in the 2V8 (7:14.40) at the Aramark Central/South Sprints in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
A gold medalist at Canadian Schoolboy in 2005 junior women’s four … A silver medalist at the US Nationals in 2005 in the junior women’s four … A silver medalist at Canadian Schoolboy in 2006 and 2007 in the senior women’s eight … A silver medalist at Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2006 in the junior women’s four … Won the gold medal at the US Nationals in 2006 in the junior women’s four … Earned the Coxswain of the Year Award in 2006 and 2007 at Denis Morris … Member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club since 2002 … Competed at women’s Henley Regatta in England in the collegiate four for Denis Morris in 2005 along with teammate Karalyn Van Aken … Coached by Brian Dell and Mike Thompson … Named to the Principal’s honor roll all four years.
Double majoring in Elementary Education and English … Parents are John and Anne Marie Crocco … Has one brother, C.J. (16) … Chose to attend UM because of the great academics and athletics tradition.
At the Starting Line with Crocco
Lists Buffy Williams as her favorite athlete, a three-time Olympic rower and native of St. Catharines …Says her favorite sports memory is grade 10 Canadian Schoolboy where her crew won by a bow ball … Says her pre-race superstition includes herself and her stroke seat each stretching their legs at the same time.