Villanova Men’s Rowing is unlike any other club program at the University in that we recruit high school athletes to our program.  We do not offer financial or direct admissions assistance, but we do provide guidance, information, and personalized tours of both the University and boathouse facilities.  A number of the team’s athletes have rowed in high school but have not been recruited. However, the majority of our rowers have not rowed before coming to college, though they have participated in a wide variety of sports.

It is not necessary to have rowing experience to join the team.
Everyone who wants to join the team must try out, even if they possess rowing experience. The coaches and the team are looking for the best and most determined athletes, period. Tryouts take place early in the school year, usually during the second or third week of classes. Anyone interested in trying out should fill out the Recruiting questionnaire linked at the bottom of this page. There you will also find information for contacting our novice coach.

Villanova Men's Rowing seeks both heavyweight (165+) and lightweight (sub 165) rowers. Rowers tend to be tall; height is an enormous advantage, although it does not guarantee success. Again, the team is looking for the best possible athletes.

Any inquiries can be directed to Recruiting Coordinator Brian Kasper ( Please fill out an application if you are interested.


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Recruitment Application

If you are interested in joining, please click the button below and complete an application.