Aug. 23, 2007
Erik Storck, a 2007 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, was a four-time All-American and two-time finalist for College Sailor of the Year (2005, 2007), in his time competing for the Big Green. An Economics major, Erik brings two years of leadership experience on the nationally ranked Dartmouth team as Vice Commodore (2005-2006) and Commodore (2006-2007). Most importantly, Erik brings a wealth of college sailing-specific knowledge, having skippered A-Division to top-5 finishes in four Coed Dinghy National Championships and three Team Racing National Championships for Dartmouth.
"Erik brings a lot to the table," commented Head Coach Jay Kehoe. "He has led his snowbound Dartmouth team to the National Championships every year he sailed for the Big Green. Which is no small feat considering they get on the water barely two weeks prior to the qualifiers. I know this kind of drive and determination will pay off for our program."
"I am very excited to join the Cardinal" said Storck. "The facilities and student-athletes here certainly live up to the first-class reputation I have come to know in competing against this team. I am most excited about the resources and support given the sailing team by the University and the department. I am grateful for being afforded this opportunity and I look forward to working with this highly competitive and driven team."
A native of Huntington, NY, Erik has most recently coached the Long Island Sound Optimist Team to a number of great successes, including the National Team Racing Championship in the Optimist Dinghy for 2007 this past July. Storck also plans to compete in the US Olympic Trials for the 49er Class in October.