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Maria Zeris
Maria  Zeris


Moorestown, N.J.

High School:
Merion Mercy Academy


• Coxed the Varsity Four to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships
• Coxed the Varsity Four to an ACC championship


• Coxed for Merion Mercy Academy under head coach Mike Brown from from 2012-16
• Coxed varsity boats since her sophomore year
• Served as team captain her senior season and earned Most Team Spirit honor
• Coxed Merion Mercy's varsity eight to a silver medal at the 2016 Stotesbury Cup
• Coxed Merion Mercy to fourth-place finish at 2015 USRowing Youth Nationals (10th overall)
• Coxed Merion Mercy to fourth-place finishes at the 2015 Scholastic Nationals and Stotesbury Cup
• Coxed Merion Mercy to silver medal at the 2014 Stotesbury Cup and bronze medal at the Scholastic Nationals
• Coxed Merion Mercy to sixth-place finish at the 2013 Stotesbury Cup
• Coxed boat to sixth-place finish among high schools at 2015 Head of The Charles
• Played basketball during her freshman season and served as team captain
• National Honor Society honoree from 2012-16
• Started rowing after suffering a pair of serious injuries to her nose

• Daughter of James and Aimee Zeris
• Born in Moorestown, N.J.
• Has two older sisters, Stefanie and Alanna
• Enjoys going to the beach, boating and jet skiing
• Dad wrestled four years at William & Mary 


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