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Lula Macey ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • New Trier Township High School Winnetka
  • Winnetka, IL
  • Women's Rowing
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Lula Macey's Women's Rowing Recruiting Profile
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Personal Statement

I became interested in rowing because my dad rowed in high school and the stories he shared about the sport inspired me to try it. I love to row and was going to try out as a rower, however my coaches suggested I cox and I really enjoyed it. Because of the circumstances this year, we would often be low on rowers so I spent a lot of time actually rowing in the boat along with coxing. I have found that rowing in the boat has taught me a lot as I am able to see things from the rowers perspective. I have also been able to listen to my fellow coxswains in a race scenario and feel how the boat responds to certain calls, which has helped me improve as a coxswain. 

Rowing is a sport where everyone must work together to make the boat move, and that is really important to me, there are no ball hogs in rowing. Rowing is the ultimate team sport. I also love that rowing allows me to be surrounded by nature almost every practice, as I am a very outdoorsy person. When I am on the water, I try to make my boat as fast as it can be. Whatever boat I am in, I want to help that boat perform the best it can. I love rowing, I want to have fun and give everyone the best experience they can have, and that is why I love to cox because you are given the reins and what you do influences the boat.

Some of my favorite things to do besides rowing are skiing, mountain biking, playing hockey and baseball. School is one of my top priorities and my favorite classes are math and science. I am very interested in architecture and have been taking different architecture classes in school. I participate in my school's ELS club which allows students to work and make friends with students with disabilities.

During Coronavirus, our rowing schedule, like most things, hasn’t been normal. We were lucky enough to be on the water and have a somewhat normal season this fall however we still had more downtime than usual. I spent some of this time working on my coxing, among other things, I participated in multiple zoom clinics including Laura Simon’s coxswain clinic, and the US Rowing’s Virtual JNT Fall Camp. I also did a little sculling with the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club near my grandma’s house in Michigan. Besides rowing, I have spent my extra free time doing a lot of outdoor and sport related activities. I improved my skills and did a lot of, dirt jumping (which is a type of mountain biking), Cross country mountain biking, working with wood (including making jumps for my bike), ice hockey, and downhill skiing. Overall, I am optimistic for the future and hope things will start feeling a little more “normal” in the coming months. 


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Freshman Team
  • Team Awards:
    Regional Champs, National Champs

Coach References

  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Sandy Culver
  • High School Head Coach
  • Rose Marchuck



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High School Information

High School:
New Trier Township High School Winnetka
(847) 446-7000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Junior Year: Honors College Algebra and Trigonometry, Biology and Year 5 Spanish. High Honors American Studies (combined English and Social Studies). Sophomore Year: Honors Algebra 2 Chemistry and Year 4 Spanish. High Honors English, Geography and Civics. Freshman Year: Honors Geometry, Physics and Year 3 Spanish. High Honors English and World History.
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Geography
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Junior award for excellence in history. This is a teacher nominated award for outstanding work and interest in history. Spring 2021 Inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
  • Award
    • for excellence in Spanish language learning. (3.7 or higher unweighted GPA in Spanish & 3.2 or higher unweighted overall GPA & be a junior or senior currently in Spanish III
  • Award
    • IV or V.) 2019 Honor Roll - 2020 Honor Roll
  • Activity
    • Student Council Advisory Board. A group of students that help the student council with new initiatives and ideas. "Senior Helper" for Incoming Freshman 21/22 - Attending Advisery and helping bond the group. Helping them transition to high school by planning fun activities and providing information. ELS (Enriching Lives through Service) Club - helping students with special needs in the classroom. Christ Church Winnetka Youth Choir Assistant Head Chorister - toured twice to England singing at Winchester and Peterborough Cathedrals. Head Acolyte at Christ Church Winnetka Since 2017 Youth Search Committee Member for new Youth Minister at Christ Church Winnetka (2018)

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