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:
Carnegie Mellon University
Florida Institute of Technology
Loyola Marymount University
Lewis and Clarke College
Long Beach State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Saint Mary's College
San Diego State University
Santa Clara 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
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.