RUNNERS OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Peabody
Rocha crushed the competition at both the EMass Division 1 (18:06) and the All-State Division meets (18:12) this season. The junior finished third at the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals to earn a second trip to Nationals.
Division 2: Dennis-Yarmouth
The junior has been undefeated in the Atlantic Coast League for two straight years , and has strong wins at the Catholic Memorial Invitational, the Division 4 EMass meet, and the Division 1 All-State meet (18:34.4).
The Dual County League Runner of the Year was first at the conference meet, the EMass Division 5 meet, and the Bowdoin Park Invitational. The Weston Scholar-Athlete Award winner also finished ninth in the Division 1 All-State race.
Davis has been an asset to the Acton-Boxboro squad for three years, and has twice been named team MVP. She finished second at the DCL meet this year, third at the Ocean State Invitational, and third at the Division 1 EMass meet.
Fouda, a repeat All-Scholastic selection, was undefeated in the regular season and also won the Division 3 EMass meet. The senior captain and two-time team MVP finished eighth at both the Brown Invitational and the Division 1 All-State meets.
Giese, the Hockomock MVP, turned in a blistering time of 17:49.99 to win the Junior-Senior State Coaches Invitational. She had another strong title-winning run at the EMass Division 2 meet, and finished 11th at the All-State Divison 1 meet.
Keiran was named the Tigers’ MVP for the third straight season after her wins at the Division 6 EMass meet and the Catholic Memorial Invitational Division 2 meet. She is the Cape Ann League Small Runner of the Year.
Bishop Feehan, sophomore
McNulty had a breakout 2011, making a name for herself amongst the Shamrocks’ star-studded roster with her third-place finish in the Division 2 All-State race as she helped Bishop Feehan to its third straight title.
A repeat All-Scholastic selection, Mullins was consistently near the front of the pack, finishing third at the Catholic Memorial Invitational , second at the EMass Division 1 meet (18:41), and third at the All-State meet (18:45).
O’Neil finished fifth in a time of 18:57 at the McIntyre Twilight meet. She was sixth at the Catholic Memorial Invitational, second in the EMass Division 2 championship race, and seventh at Division 1 All-States.
Phelan finished third (19:24) at the EMass Division 3 meet and fourth (18:58) at the Division 1 All-State meet. The senior captain led the Generals to their seventh straight undefeated Cape Ann League regular season.
Bishop Feehan, senior
Powell was second at the Division 2 All-State meet, with her 18:44 time, leading Bishop Feehan to the state title. This is the second All-Scholastic cross-country nod for the senior co-captain, who is also a member of the English Honor Society.
Shelgren’s second place finish in 19:20 in the Division 2 EMass race was a big part of the Chieftains’ narrow title win over Lincoln-Sudbury. The captain also finished second at the Cape Ann League meet and was fifth at the All-States.
Bishop Feehan, senior
Svensen took 11th place at the Division 2 All-State meet to help the Shamrocks win their third straight state title. The senior co-captain and four-time Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star also captains the indoor and outdoor track squads.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Whitman-Hanson
Under Erwin, the Panthers were 8-0 in the Patriot League before winning the Division 3 EMass meet and the Division 1 All-State meet. The ’98 Whitman-Hanson Alum called fall 2011 “an amazing season ... one that I will cherish forever.’’
Division 2: Weston
Weston went 8-0 and won the Dual County League title. Under Monz, the Wildcats nearly unseated perennial Division 5 EMass power Hamilton-Wenham, falling one point short. Weston finished third at the Division 2 All-States.
Atlantic Coast - Dennis-Yarmouth: Jordan O’Dea, Mary Stafford, Ashylnne Xharios. Falmouth: Corrine McGillicuddy, Lauren O’Neil. Marshfield: Jocelyn Hubbard, Sarah Nicoll, Katie O’Driscoll. Plymouth North: Nicole Borofski, Sophie Gorton. Plymouth South: Brittany Reed. Sandwich: Troy Sivco
Bay State - Brookline: Charlotte Cole, Jessica Lu, Evan Sternstein. Natick: Erin Murphy. Needham: Lily Corcoran, Olivia Nolan, Caroline Turner. Newton North: Evie Heffernan, Becca Trayner. Norwood: Kelsey Colbert. Walpole: Kristen Coyne. Wellesley: Priyanka Fouda, Katya Querfurth, Betsy Waisel. Weymouth: Molly Barker, Ashley Betts, Morgan Fitzgibbon, Bridget Jaklitsch
Big Three - Brockton: Samantha Sinesi, Sarah Sinesi. Durfee: Sarah Skillin. New Bedford: Ellie Bucknell
Cape Ann - Hamilton-Wenham: Kerry Phelan, Meg Blatchford, Emily Weigand, Claire Pacione; Masconomet: Lily D’Agostino, Mackenzie Shelgren; Ipswich: Sarah Keiran; Pentucket: Rebecca Morse, Kelsi McNamara; Lynnfield: Lexi Buonfiglio.
Dual County - Acton-Boxborough: Brook Blackshaw, Sophie Brown, Joling Campo, Christine Davis, Cierra Zambarano. Concord-Carlisle: Caitlin Lawlor, Megan Radcliffe, Isabelle Williams. Lincoln-Sudbury: Brianna Bisson, Marika Crowe, Daniela Hargus, Emily Knaul, Katie La Scaleia. Newton South: Lucrecia Aguilar, Anna Laurence, Anna Rhatigan. Wayland: Phoebe Morse. Westford: Tia Caldwell, Emily Ruggiero. Weston: Olivia Brackett, Abigail Pohl, Zoe Snow, Charlotte Walmsley, Edom Wessenyeleh
Eastern Athletic - Bishop Feehan: Bryanna Harum, Abigail McNulty, Kathleen Powell, Erin Svensen, Kate Svensen. Coyle & Cassidy: Emily Curly, Meghan Hutch, Megan Ritchie. Somerset Berkley: Kelsey McGinnis
Greater Boston - Cambridge: Emma Paine, Noa Randall, Lydia Shitaye. Malden: Lauren Benoit, Jackie Bouley, Haley DeFillips, Haley Dowdie. Somerville: Melina Garro-Duplisea, Pristine Mei
Hockomock - Franklin: Alexandria Giese, Lauren Hagen, Sarah Vetrano. King Philip: Hannah Beaulieu, Stacey Wojcik. North Attleborough: Liz Blanchard. Oliver Ames: Megan Fitzgerald, Maggie Harding, Shannon Hickey, Robin Leowald, Jillian McAullife. Sharon: Caroline Sun. Stoughton: Amy Kelly, Kerry O’Neil
Mayflower - Bristol Aggie: Rebecca Broadbent, Hannah Roger. Diman: Bianca Paiva. Martha’s Vineyard: Hannah Moore. Norfolk Aggie: Elizibeth Fournier, Sarah Ketchum, Julia Schnabel. Sacred Heart: Kellie Goodell, Rebecca Stanton. West Bridgewater: Charlotte Allen, Emma Cashman, Carly Fritas, Jasmine Neilan, Alison Wyman
Merrimack Valley - Andover: Leila Aruri, Meghan McPhee, Maggie Mullins. Billerica: Megan Mahoney. Chelmsford: Ali Wood. Haverhill: Riley Gilmore, Samantha Kelleher, Bridget Twoomey. Lowell: Bryanna Allison, Erin Donovan, Grace Ndungu. Methuen: Marwah Haq
Middlesex (Large) - Arlington: Julia Lenef, Caitlin Pigott. Belmont: Lea Aftandalian, Rebecca Harris. Lexington: Sarah Foster, Emma Houston, Saaya Maeda, Cassie Peterson, Grace Vogelzang. Winchester: Hyatt Benkiran
Middlesex (Small) - Melrose: Katrina Frazier, Kelli Halligan, Sarah McDonald. Stoneham: Meredith Coccoluto, Abby Kendall, Adrianne Stelmack. Wakefield: Lucy Howard, Kelly Ledoux-Walsh, Jen Saponaro. Watertown: Jaime Russo. Wilmington: Callie O’Connell
Northeastern - Peabody: Catarina Rocha. Revere: Caitlyn Caramello, Nikki Nelson. Salem: Kiara Colman, Dasha Corpuz, Shannon Davis, Ysabel Figueroa, Marlena Udden. Winthrop: Jordon Griffiths, Shannon Mahoney, Michaela McCarthy, Alessandra Scorzel, Victoria Scorzella, Julia Wallace
Old Colony - Bridgewater-Raynham: Kasey Fries, Alicia Porter, Kayla Porter. Dartmouth: Helen Friedman, Cali Warner. Taunton: Jackie Bornemann, Tyla DaPonte, Cynthia Goulart, Dominque Mendes
Patriot - Duxbury: Lauren Bittrich. Hanover: Amanda Lawlor. Hingham: Samantha Pinkham, Morgan Sullivan. Middleboro: Mary Cole. Pembroke: Caroline Kelly, Michaela Ng, Chelsea Savage. Scituate: Caroline Keefe. Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Rachael Baker, Gianna Cacciatore, Jenny Dimascio-Donohue, Casey Egan, Caroline Mulrey, Nathan Stephansky, Kelsey Tierney
South Shore - Abington: Emily Atkinson, Liz Morgan. Carver: Ainsley Ryan. East Bridgewater: Jocelyn Bates, Nicole Bowen, Alicia Cutter, Jessica Jezard, Summer Jones. Harwich: Shannon Grossman. Hull: Chrissy Secatore. Norwell: Margatret Hayes, Lauren Humphrey, Vanessa Lyle, Siobhan Murphy, Sarah Perfetuo, Catherine Stack. Rockland: Jen Asci
Tri-Valley - Dover-Sherborn: Olivia Cannon, Lee Milne, Julia Pearson. Holliston: Jill Rosati, Katie Salley. Hopkinton: Shelby Aarden, MaryKate Cavanaugh. Medfield: Ashley Campisano, Sally Todd, Taylor Worthy. Westwood: Kate Groton, Andrea Simi, Nora Smith
HOW WE PICKED THE TEAM
The All-Scholastic girls’ cross-country team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.