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Conestoga Crew Coaches



Coach Goldia rowed at University of California - Berkeley, where she was proud to be a part of the 2018 NCAA National Championship team. After graduation, Goldia moved to Philly and trained at Vesper Boat Club on the 2018 U23 summer team where she won Canadian Henley in the Senior 8+, and finished second in the Senior 4-. 

She started coaching as an assistant coach at Conestoga Crew in the fall of 2018 and in August 2019, Goldia was named Head Coach. The team has continued its tradition of excellence – achieving 5th place twice in a row in the Boys Quad and 6th place in the Girls Quad at Youth Nationals, and in 2022, placed 1st and 2nd at Scholastic Nationals in the Girls Varsity Quad and Boys Varsity Quad respectively. In 2023, Conestoga brought back home the Bride’s Plate at Stotesbury in the Girls Quad event.

In the summers, Goldia has assisted the Vesper U19/U23 teams and Penn AC High Performance teams – coaching various crews to finals placement and the medal stand at Independence Day Regatta, Club Nationals, Philly Youth Regatta, and Canadian Henley.

Assistant Coach - Annika Christensen

Annika Christensen began her rowing career as a coxswain at Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, PA in 2013. During her time at Three Rivers, she coxed three Head of the Charles boats, winning gold in the Women’s Youth 4+ in 2016. Additionally, she took three boats to USRowing Youth Nationals, taking home the silver in the Women’s 4+ in 2017. 

Annika was recruited to cox for the University of Southern California women’s rowing team. While at USC, Annika coxed the 1v8+ to a fourth place finish at the PAC-12 Championships her freshman year. She also coxed the 2019 1v8+ and 2022 1v4+ to first place finishes in duals against arch-rival UCLA. 

Annika graduated from USC in 2022 with a degree in archaeology. She is now pursuing a career in archives and cultural resource management, but rowing continues to be one of her greatest passions.


Pat Martin is originally from Clifton Heights PA and rowed for Temple University Men's Crew. 

At Temple, his accomplishments included: the lightweight eight bronze medal at the Dad Vail Regatta (2017-18); the second lightweight four bronze medal at the Kerr Cup (2017-18); the lightweight eight gold medal at the San Diego Crew Classic (2017-18); the lightweight eight silver medal at the Dad Vail Regatta (2016-17); and the lightweight silver medal at the Schuylkill Regatta (2016-17). 

ASSISTANT COACH - John Carluccio

John Carluccio began rowing at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. in 2014. As a coxswain, he earned a Stotesbury bronze medal in the Boy's Lightweight 8 in 2017 and placed 8th at Youth Nationals in the Lightweight 4+. The following year, he won gold medals at Mid Atlantic Regionals in the Lightweight 8 and 2nd Varsity 8, the Hammer Trophy in the Boy's Second Varsity 8 at Stotesbury, and the Second Varsity 8 National Championship at SRAAs.

John was recruited to the D1 Men's Rowing team at Saint Joseph's University. While at SJU, John earned a silver medal in the JV Heavyweight 8 at the Dad Vail Regatta in 2019, a top 20 finish at the IRA National Championship in 2021, and he was elected team captain for the 2021-2022 season.

John is originally from Springfield, Virginia but now resides outside Philadelphia after earning his degree in Finance and Business Analytics at SJU. He currently works in the financial services industry, and he has previously coached at Gonzaga's learn to row camps during summers 2018 - 2021. 


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Allie Nussbaum is originally from Andover, Massachusetts, where she started her coxing career in 8th grade at Greater Lawrence Rowing. From here, she coxed the women’s Lightweight 4+ at Youth Nationals in 2012 and again in the Varsity 4+ in 2015. She was voted captain from sophomore through senior year. 

Allie was recruited to Temple University’s Women’s Rowing team. There she made the 2nd Varsity 8+ in her freshman year, and continued to compete at the Varsity level for the next three years. To end her senior year, Allie and the 2nd Varsity 8+ took home a Dad Vail Gold. Their win helped solidify the overall points trophy for the team.

During the summers, Allie competed with Vesper Boat Club’s U23 team. In 2018, she earned 4 Royal Canadian Henley gold medals coxing for both the U23 and Lightweight teams. Allie has numerous off-the-water accomplishments, including the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Performer of the Year, and two-time member of Temple’s Trustee Ten, representing the ten athletes at Temple with the highest GPA’s.

Upon completing her rowing career at Temple, Allie accepted a summer coaching internship position with USRowing’s Junior National High Performance team to spark her coaching career. She will be completing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Temple this December.