Active Roster

Meet the Team

Special thanks to Aliya Ismagilova ’22 for our roster pictures


Charlie Flynn
Commodore Emeritus, Skipper
[roster name="Charlie Flynn" role="Commodore Emeritus, Skipper" year="2020" image="" home="Rye, NY"] Charlie is a senior from Rye, NY majoring in Economics. He grew up sailing in Weekapaug, RI and has been sailing since he was seven years old. He worked as a senior sailing instructor at the Weekapaug Yacht Club in Rhode Island for three summers, where he was responsible for overseeing a racing program of over 100 sailors. Charlie was previously the Commodore of the team as a Junior and the Treasurer of the team as a sophomore. [/roster]
Adrienne Mandelbaum
Commodore Emeritus, Crew
[roster name="Adrienne Mandelbaum" role="Commodore Emeritus, Crew" year="2020" image="" home="NYC, NY"] Adrienne is a senior from New York City. She grew up sailing in Long Island at the Southold Yacht Club and has been sailing since she was seven years old. She specializes in crewing 420s and has raced 420s competitively in many regattas around NY and in the Northeast. She served as the team's Commodore from 2017-18. Outside of sailing, she is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School. [/roster]
Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff
[roster name="Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff" role="Skipper" year="2020" image="" home="Princeton, NJ"] Anne Elizabeth joined the sailing team in the fall of her freshman year, serving as practice captain her sophomore and junior years. She grew up sailing at Point O' Woods Yacht Squadron. She sailed in high school at Hotchkiss and competed with LISOT as a skipper and a crew. Anne Elizabeth skippers at Princeton. [/roster]


Liz Bailey
[roster name="Liz Bailey" role="Skipper" year="2021" image="" home="Atlanta, GA"] Elizabeth has been skippering for the Co-Ed and Women’s teams at Princeton for three years. In 2018, she served as Regatta Captain for the team. In the summer, she loves sailing Thistles recreationally. [/roster]
Zak Dasaro
[roster name="Zak Dasaro" role="Skipper" year="2021" image="" home="Holmdel, NJ"] Zak is an electrical engineering student and was formerly the Fleet Captain of the Princeton Sailing Team. He was named a member of the MAISA 2018-19 All-Academic team. Zak grew up sailing at the Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, New Jersey, having sailed there competitively since the age of ten. Prior to college, he competed in laser radials, club 420s, and flying scots. Off the water, Zak serves as co-president of the Princeton Robotics Club. [/roster]
Carla Dias
[roster name="Carla Dias" role="Crew" year="2021" image="" home="Pensacola, FL"] Carla is a Junior from Florida. She joined the team her freshman year and has enjoyed it ever since. She says the sailing team has been a great way to get out on the water and compete with a great group of people. Off the water, she volunteers for hospice, works in a neuroscience research lab, co-leads Princeton Music Outreach, and works at Frist Campus Center. [/roster]
Grace Lee
[roster name="Grace Lee" role="Crew" year="2021" image="" home="Seoul, South Korea"] Grace is a junior from Seoul, South Korea in the Sociology department. She joined the sailing team as a freshman with a new sailor and has since developed as a crew for the team. She served as the team's Secretary during her sophomore year, the most important Officer position on the team according to Secretary Emeritus Evan R. Trauger. When she is not out on the water, Grace designs print media (a dying industry) for the Nassau Weekly and is involved with many different initiatives in the Entrepreneurship Club. She is studying abroad in Madrid this semester, but is excited to sail for Princeton in her senior year! [/roster]
Adam McClain
[roster name="Adam McClain" role="Crew" year="2021" image="" home="Dallas, TX"] Adam is a Junior from Dallas, Texas. He grew up sailing large boats in the Gulf of Mexico. As a crew, he has competed in sixteen regattas, including the 2018 & 2019 Grant Trophy and the 2019 War Memorial and served as the team's treasurer in 2019. Outside of sailing, Adam majors in History with certificates in Italian and European Politics. He enjoys hiking, cinema, and Italian culture. [/roster]
Noah Schochet
Skipper, Crew
[roster name="Noah Schochet" role="Skipper, Crew" year="2021" image="" home="Plano, TX"] Noah is maybe the best skipper and crew the world has ever seen. He is too tall and heavy to sail on most days, but when the wind is very heavy, people are glad that he is awkwardly large. He is studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and is widely considered to be 'the next Elon Musk' but better. He loves puppies, food, making bad jokes, and being a great friend. If that ain't a cute picture then I don't know what is. Smooth sailing from here on! Don't take anything too seriously and have fun whenever you can. [/roster]
Devin Sun
[roster name="Devin Sun" role="Crew" year="2021" image="" home="Bedminster, NJ"] Devin is a junior at Princeton University. Never sailing before college, he joined the sailing team during his fall semester freshman year and has been enjoying the sport ever since. His favorite new skill so far is dodging the boom. Besides the sailing team, he is also a member of Business Today. His interests lie in photography, videography, and graphic design. [/roster]


Ned Bless
Alumni Outreach Chair, Crew, Skipper
[roster name="Ned Bless" role="Alumni Outreach Chair, Skipper, Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Evanston, IL"] Ned is a sophomore from Evanston, IL who currently serves as the Alumni Outreach Chair of the team. He joined the team at the start of his freshman year with basically no sailing experience whatsoever, and has improved enough to be described as "competent" on multiple occasions! Ned primarily crews, but also skippers on occasion. Outside of sailing, he also plays tennis and guitar. [/roster]
Charlie Cowen-Breen
[roster name="Charlie Cowen-Breen" role="Skipper" year="2022" image="" home="Boston, MA"] Charlie is a sophomore from Boston. He grew up sailing 420s recreationally on the Charles River, and now loves skippering at Princeton! Off the water, Charlie's enjoys music, basketball, and entertaining questions about his nickname. He's hoping to major in math. [/roster]
Nikhil De
[roster name="Nikhil De" role="Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Fort Worth, TX"] Nikhil is a sophomore crew who started sailing at Princeton. Some of his favorite Princeton Sailing memories include winning the Monmouth Qualifier in fall 2019, sailing Shields at the first ever Princeton Keelboat Invitational at Oakcliff Sailing Center, and getting bullets at the Mccurdy with Charlie Cowen-Breen. Outside of sailing, Nikhil is a computer science major who studies electric guitar at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is an officer in Princeton’s largest undergraduate consulting group, and a John C. Bogle Fellow with the Pace Center who focused Fair Housing law. [/roster]
Isabella Impalli
Practice Captain, Crew
[roster name="Isabella Impalli" role="Practice Captain, Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Hasbrouck Heights, NJ"] Isabella is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Civil Engineering. She never sailed before coming to Princeton. After serving as the team's Secretary last year, she is excited to continue being on the officer corps as Practice Captain this year. Isabella narrowly escaped coming in last place in the team's fantasy football league, but is totally ready to dominate everyone next year. Outside of sailing, Isabella enjoys playing the piano, learning dead languages, laughing way too much at her own jokes, and spending time with her friends. [/roster]
Aliya Ismagilova
Crew, Skipper
[roster name="Aliya Ismagilova" role="Skipper, Crew" home="London, UK" year="2022" image=""] Back home, Aliya has sailed Laser Picos with the RYA for several years, and grew up using the metric system. That’s why she wasn’t surprised to find out why MAISA’s primary racing boat is called the Z420, and not the Z165.354. Aliya joined the Princeton sailing team in 2019, and outside of sailing she is involved in performing arts at Princeton, club field hockey, research into food agriculture technology, and making tiktoks. Aliya is a sophomore in the Electrical Engineering department. [/roster]
Shelby Kinch
Social Chair, Crew
[roster name="Shelby Kinch" role="Social Chair, Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Missoula, MT"] Shelby is a sophomore from Missoula, Montana studying Anthropology with an emphasis on Law, Politics, and Economics and a certificate in Linguistics. She joined the sailing team her freshman year having never sailed before and has enjoyed the opportunity to crew some races in several regattas including the regattas at OCC and Yale last spring and the Washington College Qualifier this fall. She is looking forward to sailing more this spring and supporting the team through her role as social chair! Off the water, Shelby serves as the President of the Student Advisory Board to the Princeton Art Museum and as a general board member of the Student Health Advisory Board. She also loves hiking and traveling and is captain of the Princeton Ski Team. [/roster]
Katie Kruse
[roster name="Katie Kruse" role="Crew" year="2022" image="" home="NYC, NY"] Katie is a sophomore from New York City who recently finished her term as Social Chair of the team. At Princeton, she is planning on majoring in Economics with a certificate in French. She began sailing when she was eight years old, learning to sail sunfish and 420s at Camp Seafarer in North Carolina, and joined the Princeton Sailing team freshman year. Known for her dedication to attending practices, Katie is looking forward to an intense season of practices, team workouts and regattas this coming Spring. [/roster]
Connor Larson
Regatta Captain, Skipper, MAISA Undergrad Rep
[roster name="Connor Larson" role="Regatta Captain, Skipper, MAISA Undergrad Rep" year="2022" image="" home="Greenwich, CT"] Connor Larson is a sophomore from Greenwich, CT. He grew up racing Lasers and 420s for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto. On campus, he's studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering and is involved with the Ski Team and the International Relations Council. Also enjoys kitesurfing, hiking, and watching baseball. Connor is looking forward to another season of good times on and off the water! [/roster]
William Mandelbaum
Treasurer, Skipper
[roster name="William Mandelbaum" role="Treasurer, Skipper" home="NYC, NY" year="2022" image=""] Will is a sophomore history major from New York City. He was fleet captain as a freshman, before serving his current position as Treasurer for the team. He grew up sailing, as a skipper, on Long Island at the Southold Yacht Club. [/roster]
Connor Mraz
Commodore, Skipper
[roster name="Connor Mraz" role="Commodore, Skipper" year="2022" image="" home="Brooklyn, NY"] Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Connor grew up sailing in Chester, Nova Scotia before sailing year-round on the Long Island Sound for LISOT. Connor won the 2015 US Youth Team Racing National Championship, and sailed 420s and J70s competitively up until his arrival on campus. At Princeton, he has sailed as A-Skipper for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 campaigns, winning A-division on four occasions. Besides sailing, Connor is the President of the Princeton Jungle Fan Group, and plans on studying in the Woodrow Wilson School. [/roster]
Oliver Nusbaum
Gear Chair, Crew
[roster name="Oliver Nusbaum" role="Gear Chair, Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Rye, NY"] Oliver is a Sophomore who recently finished his term as Social Chair of the Sailing team. At Princeton, he is majoring in art history with a certificate in finance. He began sailing when he was six years old, learning to sailing Optis and 420s at Camp Seagull in North Carolina, and spending his later summers racing at American Yacht Club. In high school, he took a hiatus from sailing to pursue crew, before being lured back to sailing at Princeton by the rigorous practice schedule and wholesome vibes. Now Gear Chair, Oliver is looking forward to bringing his love of all things Patagonia to the team. [/roster]
Benny Rosenzweig
[roster name="Benny Rosenzweig" role="Skipper" year="2022” image="" home="Larchmont, NY"] Benny is a sophomore from Larchmont, NY. This is his first year on the team but he grew up sailing optis on the Long Island Sound and is happy to now be revisiting this childhood passion. Outside of sailing, he is tentatively planning of studying physics, he plays saxophone in Princeton's jazz ensembles, and is an active member of the Princeton chess team. Benny looks forward to sailing as much as he can, and becoming more involved with the team over the next few years on campus. [/roster]
Jorge Zreik
Tech Chair, Crew
[roster name="Jorge Zreik" role="Tech Chair, Crew" year="2022" image="" home="Miami, FL"] Jorge is a Sophomore from Miami. He had some experience sailing recreationally, but had not sailed college dinghies until Princeton. He learned how to crew as a Freshman, and has crewed in A-fleet at several regattas this year including the Luce Trophy and the War Memorial Regatta. Jorge is a Computer Science major with interests in Chinese Language and Culture and Graphic Design. He's also the team's Tech Chair and made the entirety of this website! [/roster]


Calif Chen
[roster name="Calif Chen" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="San Leandro, CA"] Calif is a freshman from San Leandro, California. She has never sailed before college but enjoys being out on the water, even after a traumatic practice of capsizing three times. Aside from sailing, Calif enjoys dancing for Six14 and working for the Forbes cafe. She is a prospective WWS major with an environmental focus. [/roster]
Nelson Chow
[roster name="Nelson Chow" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Lynbrook, NY"] Nelson is a first-year from Long Island, New York. His first time sailing was on Lake Carnegie during his first semester at Princeton. He has a habit of losing bailers. At the time of writing this bio, Nelson has yet to capsize. He plans to concentrate in Molecular Biology as a premed here at Princeton. [/roster]
Ollie de Bono
Social Chair, Crew
[roster name="Ollie de Bono" role="Social Chair, Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Oxford, UK"] Ollie is a freshman from the UK. He grew up day sailing around the Camel Estuary and is enjoying the transition to competitive sailing at Princeton. He currently serves as social chair for the team. Besides sailing, Ollie enjoys traveling, soccer, and volunteering. He is a prospective major in the Slavic Languages and Literature department. [/roster]
Alexander Kim
[roster name="Alexander Kim" role="Skipper" year="2023" image="" home="Littleton, CO"] Alex is a freshman from Colorado. He is studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with interests in Computer Science. Never sailing competitively before college, he joined the team his freshman fall and spent the semester building his skills. He has enjoyed learning to skipper and making new friends on the team. Outside of sailing, Alex is on the ski team and serves as Vice President of the Princeton HighSteppers. He also loves traveling and eating food. [/roster]
Cristina Maldacena
[roster name="Cristina Maldacena" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Princeton, NJ"] Cristina is a freshman from Princeton, NJ. She began sailing in the fall as a crew with almost no experience, but she's very is excited to learn and improve on the water! Off the water, she enjoys spending time with her friends, eating good meals, and traveling. Cristina is a prospective CEE major. [/roster]
Myles McKnight
[roster name="Myles McKnight" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Asheville, NC"] Myles McKnight is a freshman from Asheville, NC. He joined Princeton Sailing in fall of his freshman year with no prior sailing experience. Outside of sailing, Myles is a violinist in the Princeton University Orchestra and enjoys sleeping through classes. He plans on concentrating in Politics or History. [/roster]
Ken Nakamura
[roster name="Ken Nakamura" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Homewood, IL"] Ken is a freshman from Homewood, IL. He picked up sailing in his freshman fall and has since tried to improve as much as he can as a crew. A prospective MAE major, Ken spends a lot of time outside of practice studying, but enjoys taking breaks to get on the water. He also plays jazz saxophone and hopes to join one of the university ensembles in the years to come. [/roster]
Robert Rubin
[roster name="Robert Rubin" role="Crew" year="2023" image="" home="Palm Beach Gardens, FL"] Robert is a freshman from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He comes from a family of Long Island sailors, but before coming to Princeton, he hadn't sailed competitively since he capsized three times in one day sailing Opti's when he was 10. In his free time, he likes to swim, go to the beach, fish, and play chess. He is majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering here at Princeton. [/roster]
Liliana Taub
Fleet Captain, Skipper
[roster name="Liliana Taub" role="Fleet Captain, Skipper" year="2023" image="" home="Chicago, IL"] Liliana is a freshman from Chicago, IL and is currently the Fleet Captain of the sailing team. She has been sailing for 6 years and was the captain of her high school's team. She coached sailing during summers for Chicago Yacht Club. She primarily skippers but has experience crewing as well. [/roster]
Maxwell Lawrence
[roster name="Maxwell Lawrence" role="Skipper" year="2023" image="" home="NYC, NY"] Maxwell joined the team in September of his freshman year. He started sailing competitively in Optimists at age 11 and started racing in C420's when he was 12. Maxwell currently sails out of Point O' Woods Yacht Club. He has also competed in the Larchmont Yacht Club Interclub fleet and was on the Oakcliff Sailing 470 team. [/roster]