Three from USVI win All-American sailing honors | Sports


Three college sailors from the US Virgin Islands have been named to the US Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) teams following the ISCA National Championships in New Orleans.

Named ICSA All-Americans were Mia Nicolosi of St. Thomas, a freshman skipper from Yale University; his older brother Teddy Nicolosi, a sophomore Yale skipper; and Kate Klempen of St. Croix, a senior team from Hobart and William Smith colleges.

The three Virgin Islanders — all selected for the first time — were among 43 college sailors named to the CAHI All-American team, along with 28 honorable mention selections.

Mia Nicolosi was among 12 skippers selected for the All-American Women’s Team, while Teddy Nicolosi was among 13 skippers named to the All-American Co-Ed Team. Klempen was one of 18 crew members on the All-American team.

Both Nicolosis were part of the national championship winning teams for the Bulldogs this season. Mia Nicolosi was one of three freshman skippers who helped Yale win the inaugural National Women’s Team Racing Championships in Cranston, RI in April. Meanwhile, Teddy Nicolosi was part of the co-ed Yale team that won the ICSA Team Race National Championships in New Orleans in mid-May.

They are also the second and third members of the Nicolosi family to earn ICSA All-American honors. Their older sister, Graceann Nicolosi, was a four-time All-American at Yale.


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