NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware women’s varsity rowing team announced its 2018 competitive schedule Monday.

The Blue Hens, who begin their 20th season of varsity level competition, open the season on Saturday, March 17, against St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia.

Delaware continues the season on March 31st, competing in the annual Murphy Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. The Hens make their first of two appearances in Cherry Hill, N.J. for the Cooper Invitational on Sunday, April 8.

UD will head south for the Mason Invite on Sunday, April 22  before returning to Philadelphia for a regatta against St. Joseph’s, Navy and West Virginia (Saturday, April 28).

Delaware will again compete at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta (May 11-12) before concluding the season at the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Championships in Cherry Hill, N.J. on Sunday, May 13.  

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