Our Athletes

ARION athletes come from all over the country to train here in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Training twice a day, athletes train with the intent of competing on the US National Team.  

Maureen McAuliffe

College: George Mason University
Major: Exercise Science
Years Rowing: 13
Hometown: Herndon, VA
US National Teams: 2

Kristi Wagner

2021 Olympian W2x

College: Yale University
Years Rowing: 12
US National Teams: 1
Hometown: Weston, MA

Megan Goodman

College: University of San Diego (Undergrad), Northeastern University (Masters)
Major: International Relations and Spanish (Undergrad), International development (Masters) 
Years Rowing:
Hometown:
International Race Experience: 2015 U23 Women's Double.

Tessa Yurko

College: University of Michigan
Major: Women's Studies
Years rowing: 13
Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Tessa's Enneagram personality type is The Challenge, known to be strong, powerful, and seek to stand up what they believe in.

Lauren O'Conner

College: University of Wisconsin- Madison
Majors: Biology and Environmental Science
Years Rowing: 5
Hometown: Belleville, WI

Morgan Hummel

College: Ohio State University
Major: Sports Industry
Years Rowing: 5
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”- Steve Prefontaine

Savannah Brija

College: Ithaca College
Major: Clinical Health Studies/ DPT
Years Rowing: 5
Hometown: Lemont, IL

Cassandra Johnson

College: The Ohio State University 
Major: Strategic Communications
Years Rowing: 12 
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

"We are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Hannah Paynter

College: Princeton University
Major: Psychology Major
Years rowing: 13 years 
Hometown: Lyme, CT

Veronica Nicacio

College: University of Portland
Major: Biology 
Years rowing: 9 years 
Hometown: Vancouver, WA