Despite challenges, Marist’s ranked crew team has been the picture of success over the past few years.
Marist men’s rowing’s walk-ons play an integral and unique role on the Division 1 team.
Dan Arrato is, very simply, different from most people you might meet, especially in Poughkeepsie. He’s from Connecticut, but you would probably think he’s from the South. He’s a college student, but with the work ethic of a few of them combined. And he is certainly different compared to the typical rower.
Unlike most freshmen, Tadd didn’t enjoy the newfound flexible schedule that college brought. After meeting his current fellow senior captain Raymond Mattingly in an introductory freshman class, Tadd decided to walk on to the Marist Men’s Rowing team, having never previously rowed a stroke in his life.
This week, Center Field has decided to take on a challenge unlike any that came before it. We’ll examine the question that we all want the answer to: which Marist jersey is the best of the best?