Our Mission

Redwood Scullers (formerly Stanford Rowing Center) is community rowing club in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area. SRC rows out of the Port of Redwood City near the beautiful waterways around and through Bair Island which is part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. SRC's mission statement is to establish and conduct a competitive, open rowing program for any high school age youth of the Bay Area Peninsula and to teach the youth sportsmanship, teamwork and life skills.

Safety is number one on SRC's charter. All of our boats and launches are equipped with safety lights and new coaches are trained 20 hours in a launch before they are allowed to go alone.

On the college level, SRC has alumni currently rowing at UC Berkeley, San Diego State, Villanova, University of Indiana, UC Davis, Oregon State, St. Mary's College, UCSD, Cornell, Lewis and Clark and Syracuse. We've also had alumni at Yale, University of Washington, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymont, Boston University, Western Washington, Santa Clara, Long Beach State, Washington State, Univ. of Tulsa, Wisconsin and Bucknell. Some of these alums rowed with partial or full scholarships. The 2003 graduating class will be rowing at UCSD, Washington State, Univ of Tulsa, Univ of Portland, UC Berkeley and LMU.

SRC is an open club, accepting any and all high school women and men as well as adults. High school athletes in 8th grade are accepted on a maturity basis. PACJC is also looking for athletes for the lightweight men's and women's program. If you are a high school woman, 115-130 lbs or a high school man, 145-160 lbs, come down and row lightweights.


News about current rowers as well as what are alumni are up to can be found in the news section of this site,  as well as on our twitter account


Where our rowers go:

Boston University

Bucknell University

Brandeis University

Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Duke University 

Florida Institute of Technology 

Fordham University 

Harvard University

Loyola Marymount University

Lewis and Clarke College

Long Beach State University 

Marietta College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

OCC

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Princeton University 

Purdue University

Saint Mary's College

San Diego State University

Santa Clara University 

Stanford University

Syracuse University

Tufts University 

University of California Berkeley 

University of California Davis 

University of California Los Angeles 

University of California San Diego

University of California Santa Barbara

University of San Diego  

University of Southern California 

University of Indiana 

University of Portland 

University of Puget Sound 

University of Tulsa 

University of Washington  

University of Wisconsin 

Washington State University 

Western Washington University

Worchester Polytechnic Institute 

Yale University 

Villanova University 

 


Our Coaches 

Head Coach Monica Hilcu

Monica learned to row as a walk-on athlete at Purdue University. She was inspired to row by her Dad that rowed on the Junior National team in Romania. At Purdue, Monica rowed for four years and coached the second Novice 8+ her fifth year. While at Purdue, she was part of the 5 year Engineering Co-op program and was able to work in Houston Texas (where she met her Berkeley husband). In Texas, she rowed and coached with the Bay Area Rowing Club of Houston. After graduating with a degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering,  Monica moved west to California and worked for Oracle Corp and starting coaching at Serra High School with Larry Kahle. While there, she got Notre Dame and Mercy HS to join the tri-school program and formed the Kahle-Downey Cup race vs rival St. Ignatius HS. At Serra/ND/Mercy crew, the athletes won multiple state titles and went to Youth National Championships, medaling and making the grand finals. After starting the non-profit PACJC, Monica joined then coach Jeff Nalty at Stanford Rowing Center in 2006. After 16 years at Oracle, Monica retired and worked at Stanford University Rowing as the boathouse manager and Head Coach of Stanford RC. Since 2007, Stanford RC has won 5 state titles and sent crews to Youth Nationals 6 times, making the  grand finals and medaling in 3 of those years. In 2013, all 5 out of 6 boats that competed at Youth Nationals made the grand finals, with 3 boats coming home with medals. Stanford RC has also send athletes to the International stage with Danni Struck (1x) in 2012, James Mahoney (2x), Victoria Wallace (8+) and Everett Moiseff (4x) in 2013 and James Mahoney (4x) in 2014. Monica lives in Redwood City with her husband and two daughter, who of course do not row , and her dog, Kabuki.

Assistant Coach Teresa Hashiguchi

Teresa learned to row at Stanford Rowing Center and competed as a lightweight from 2005-2009. She was a four year coxswain and club president at Brandeis University, where she majored in neuroscience and psychology. She coxed the varsity womens 4 her freshmen year. She then spent three years coxing the varsity men, which included 3 Head of the Charles and 3 Dad Vail Regattas. This will be here second year coaching, and is glad to be back at SRC. 

 

Assistant Coach Harrison Vale 

Harrison Vale started rowing in 2004 with with Peninsula Junior Crew (now Stanford Rowing Center).  After rowing out of the port of Redwood City for four years, Harrison traveled to the other side of the bay to attend UC Berkeley and continue rowing with the California Lightweight Crew Team.  While rowing with the California Lightweight Crew team, he took home four first place finishes at WIRAs and one fist place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.  Currently, Harrison works with an economic consulting company in Pleasanton California when not coaching.


Assistant Coach Isabel Al-Abed

Isabel is a 5th year student at Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo for Architectural Engineering. She started rowing in 2006 with Monica and Joe at Stanford Rowing Center. Isabel raced mainly lightweight boats and began sculling her junior year of high school. She started coaching in 2012, and comes back whenever she has time off from school.



Rigger Joe O'Connor

Rigger/ Trailer driver/ Dock Manager/ Event Planner extraordinaire.