The Serra Crew Team had their new boat blessed in front of the entire student body. Crew Coach Mike Verdone spoke and revealed the name for the new boat, called POWER SERGE, in honor of Sergio Quilici '06, who was tragically killed in a car accident in early April. The dedication honored the recent loss of a fellow Padre brother, Verdone said.
"Let Sergio’s spirit be the guiding beacon of success to cross the finish line," Verdone said.
Sergio's family was in attendance to help celebrate the blessing and get a rare inside look at a Padre rally. Sergio's wife helped to christen the boat and Serra Chaplain Father Nicholas Case followed up with a blessing. After blessing the shell, the family received a personal blessing before the student rally.
"Sergio's memory will live on with every stroke taken in the new race shell," Verdone added.