NAC Men's and Women's Cross Country All-Conference Teams Announced

November 13, 2006

NAC Men's and Women's Cross Country All-Conference Teams Announced

Following the NAC Cross Country Championships, the men's and women's all-conference teams have been selected. Runners scoring in the top seven earned first-team honors while the next seven for each gender earned second team accolades.

UMF senior Drew Croteau became the fourth different Beaver runner to win the event in the past four years. Croteau earned Runner of the Year honors after winning the NAC men's cross country championship race in a time of 6:02. Castleton freshman Nick Grasso was the top finishing rookie runner and captured Rookie of the Year honors after finishing the race in third place. UMF first year runner Emily Farley earned Runner and Rookie of the Year honors after winning the women's race in a time of 7:03.

In a vote of the conference coaches, Castleton State head coach Blair Marelli was selected by his peers as both the Men's and Women's Conference Coach of the Year. The Elms women's team earned the inaugural Team Sportsmanship Award and Castleton State received recognition on the men's side.


Men's Individual Medalist
UMF's Drew Croteau

Women's Individual Medalist
UMF's Emily Farley

 

Men's Cross Country All-Conference Teams   Women's Cross Country All-Conference Teams
First Team       First Team    
Drew Croteau Maine-Farmington Sr.   Justine Campbell Castleton State Jr.
Chris Gatchell Castleton State Jr.   Kate Dickinson Maine-Farmington Sr.
Nicholas Grasso Castleton State Fr.   Emily Farley Maine-Farmington Fr.
Andrew Gundlach Lasell Jr.   Elizabeth Halnon Castleton State Fr.
Gabe McConkey Johnson State Jr.   Caitie O'Donnell Lesley Fr.
Michael Sullivan Castleton State Fr.   Kayla McKenna Lasell So.
Brian York Maine Maritime Fr.   Katherine Sprowl Castleton State Jr.
             
Second Team       Second Team    
Pete Delano Maine-Farmington Fr.   Maggie Klein Castleton State Fr.
Christopher Johnson Lasell So.   Sadie Lloyd Lesley Sr.
Greg Lauranzano Lasell Sr.   Lyn Plog Maine-Farmington Fr.
Jeffrey Paul Castleton State Fr.   Sam Posey Maine-Farmington So.
Jon Preuss Johnson State So.   Danielle Ring Mount Ida Sr.
Michael Stearns Johnson State Fr.   Teri Slawel Maine-Farmington So.
David Walsh Lasell Fr.   Emily Weston Maine-Farmington So.
             
Runner of the Year       Runner of the Year    
Drew Croteau Maine-Farmington Sr.   Emily Farley Maine-Farmington Fr.
             
Rookie of the Year       Rookie of the Year    
Nick Grasso Castleton State Fr.   Emily Farley Maine-Farmington Fr.
             
Coach of the Year       Coach of the Year    
Blair Marelli Castleton State     Blair Marelli Castleton State  
             
Team Sportsmanship Award       Team Sportsmanship Award    
Castleton State       Elms College