Women's Rowing



#17 Women's Rowing Wins Two Races On Day Two At Oak Ridge

The Irish won four races and claimed 10 runner-up finishes on the weekend.


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The program boasts 12 student-athletes that are enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Engineering.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17):

  • Spent another summer with the U.S. Under-23 National Team in 2017, earning a spot on the team after rallying from third to first place in the final 750 meters of the Women's Lightweight Single Sculls final qualifying race at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey on June 29, 2017 - taking first in 8:13.69.
  • Eventually finished 14th overall in the Women's Lightweight Single Sculls at the U-23 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Head of the Charles
Championship Four (10th of 19, 20:22.636) 

Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Second Varsity Eight (3rd of 4, 6:51.924) - vs. Virginia, Michigan State, West Virginia
Second Varsity Eight (2nd of 4, 6:51.337) - vs. Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas
Second Varsity Eight (2nd of 4, 6:37.794) - vs. Louisville, Tulsa, West Virginia

Longhorn Invitational
Second Varsity Four (2nd of 3, 7:18.275) - vs. Texas, UCF
Second Varsity Four (3rd of 4, 7;23.312) - vs. Duke, Texas, Iowa

Lake Natoma Invitational
Varsity Four (2nd of 3, 7:18.83) - vs. California, Boston University
Varsity Four (2nd of 3, 7:21.30) - vs. Stanford, Sacramento State
Varsity Four (2nd of 3, 7:28.48) - vs. Gonzaga, UCF

ACC/Big Ten Duel
Varsity Four (4th of 4, 7:34.7) - vs. Ohio State, Michigan, Duke

Dale England Cup
Second Varsity Four (2nd of 4, 8:06.73) - vs. Duke, Indiana, San Diego

ACC Championship
Second Varsity Four (3rd of 5, 7:44.642) - vs. Duke, Clemson, North Carolina, Miami (Preliminaries)
Second Varsity Four (6th of 6, 7:29.514) - vs. Virginia, Syracuse, Louisville, Duke, Clemson (Grand Final)

A FRESHMAN (2015-16): 

  • Competed as a member of the U.S. Under-23 Lightweight Quadruple Sculls team, which competed at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Helped the LW Quad Sculls team finish second in the B final at the World Championships, ending up eighth overall in the competition. 

Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational 
Third Varsity Four (1st, 7:53.35) - vs. Louisville, Minnesota and West Virginia
Third Varsity Four (1st, 7:49.89) - vs. Michigan and Kansas

Longhorn Invitational
Second Varsity Four (2nd, 8:28.65) - vs. San Diego
Second Varsity Four (2nd, 7:50.28) - vs. Texas

Lake Natoma Invitational
Second Varsity Four (2nd, 7:28.80) - vs. Brown and Gonzaga
Seonnd Varsity Four (3rd, 7:28.17) - vs. Brown and California

Dale England Cup
Third Varsity Eight (1st, 6:42.3) - vs. Indiana, Duke and Navy
Third Varsity EIght (1st, 7:12.0) - vs. Indiana, Duke and Navy

ACC Championship
Third Varsity Eight (4th of 8, 7:09.976) - Prelminaries
Third Varsity Eight (4th of 8, 6:43.143) - Grand Final


  • Earned four letters and swimming and three letters in track and field at Wayland High School. 
  • Dominate in the pool during her prep career, finishing as the all-time Wayland High School scoring swimmer. 
  • Helped Wayland High School to the MIAA Division 2 state championship in 2014 and 2015, specializing in the breaststroke and 200 individual medley. 
  • Individual MIAA Division 2 state titles in the 100 breaststroke (2014 and 2015) and 200 IM (2015). 
  • MIAA track and field all-state qualifier in the mile. 
  • Member of teh Shawmut Aquatic Club and Cambridge Boat Club. 


  • Daugher of James and Kelly Pierce, with her older sister Megan. 
  • Sister, Megan, was a member of the Williams College swim team. 
  • Both parents, James and Kelly, were members of the United States Rowing Team. 

Molly Pierce
Molly  Pierce


Wayland, MA

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