Girls' cross-country

Athletes of the Year

Abigail McNulty

Division 3: Bishop Feehan, Junior
McNulty will return next season looking to defend multiple titles. She swept the fields at the Eastern Athletic Conference championship and the EMass Division 4 (17:53.8), and the All-Division 2 State (18:20.72)meets. Her All-State finish led the Shamrocks to their fourth consecutive team title.

Catalina Rocha

Division 1: Peabody, Senior
Rocha finished her senior season undefeated, including wins in the Bay State Invitational (18:49.4), the EMass Division 1 race (17:27.4), and the Division 1 All-State meet (18:06.12). She also won the Northeast Regional Foot Locker Cross-Country championship (17:49.5) by 19 seconds.


Shelby Aarden

Hopkinton, Sophomore
Aarden set the Tri-Valley League's course record this season, winning in 19:07. She'll look to top her second-place finish at the EMass Division 4 meet next season. She finished ninth at the Division 2 All-State meet, helping Hopkinton to a sixth-place team finish.

Bryanna Allison

Lowell, Senior
Allison was undefeated in Merrimack Valley Conference dual meets. She also finished third at All-Division 1 State meet and fourth at EMass Division 1. This season she set her home-course record and holds indoor/outdoor school marks in seven events.

Leah Brams

Belmont, Freshman
Brams left a lasting impression in her first season, going undefeated in the Middlesex League and winnning the league championship. She took second at the EMass Division 3 race (19:05.5) and seventh at Division 1 All-States (19:26.14).

Margie Cullen

Needham, Freshman
In her rookie season, Cullen won the EMass Division 2 meet and the Bay State Invitational. She finished eighth in the All-Division 1 State race (19:26.87), helping the Rockets to a third-place team finish.

Christine Davis

Acton-Boxborough, Senior
Davis finished her high school career in style, finishing second at the Division 1 All-State race (18:51.02). Additionally, she finished second at the Frank Kelley Invitational and third at the Dual County League championships and the EMass Division 1 race.

Erin Dietz

Bedford, Sophomore
Dietz finished her league season undefeated in dual meets and won the DCL championship. Additionally, she won the Bay State Invitational and EMass Division 5 meet, and took second in Division 2 All-States. She set course records at Lincoln-Sudbury and Bedford.

Rebecca Grusby

Newton South, Freshman
Grusby swept the freshman course at the Frank Kelley Invitational to kick off her high school cross-country career. She also won the Bob McIntyre Twilight meet (18:22.3), was second in Dual County championship and EMass Division 1 race (personal-best 18:18.1) and took fifth in the Divison 1 All-States (19:07.69).

Sarah Keiran

Ipswich, Senior
Keiran is a two-time Cape Ann League and EMass Division 6 champion (18:41.8). Keiran was also named the Cape Ann Runner of the Year for the second time. She finished seventh in the All-Division 2 State race (19:20.54). She is a member of the National Honors Society.

Heather MacLean

Peabody, Senior
MacLean finished second in the Northeastern Conference championship meet in her only season as a cross-country runner. She had a personal-best (18:53.1) at the Division 1 EMass race, good for fifth pace. Her 16th place in the Division 1 All-State meet helped Peabody to the team title.

Jordan O'Dea

Dennis-Yarmouth, Senior
O'Dea left her mark at Dennis-Yarmouth by setting the 2.7-mile course record at 15:12.1 in her final season, and missed the Amherst Invitational mark by three seconds, winning in 18:06.1. She finished third at EMass Division 4 (19:01.1) and eighth in the Division 2 All-State race (19:25.78).

Lauren O'Neil

Falmouth, Sophomore
The second-time Globe All-Scholastic won the Atlantic Coast league championship and the EMass Division 3 title (18:42.4), and was fourth at All-Division 1 State championship. A strong swimmer, she is a New Engand Top 6 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

Sarah Saccoach

Archbishop Williams
The team captain finished unbeaten in dual meets and was the Catholic Central MVP as a senior. She finished second in the EMass Division 6 meet and 12th in the Division 2 All-States. She holds her home-course record and hit a personal best in her final season of 18:42.

Sasha Tory

St. George's, Junior
Tory had a dominating performance at the ISL meet, beating her competition by 24 seconds and setting the course record at Nobles. She has not lost in two seasons as the top runner for St. George's. A native of Hong Kong, she plans to run in college.

Maeve Westover

Newton Country Day, Junior
The NEPSTA Division 3 cross-country champion Westover earned EIL MVP honors this fall, while also capturing prep All-New England honors. She qualified for the national Junior Olympic championships. An honors student, she is also an accomplished swimmer

coach of the year

Bob L'Homme

Bishop Feehan
L'Homme led the Shamrocks to their fourth consecutive Division 2 All-State title. His team, which hasn't lost a meet since the 2008 All-State championships, moved to Division 1 next season. In 22 years, L'Homme is 167-16. He also coaches spring track.

Joe Rocha

Rocha led the Tanners to the Division 1 All-State title after an undefeated season in the Northeastern Conference (7-0). His squad also won the Frank Kelley and the Bay State Invitational meets. He also coaches the indoor and outdoor track teams.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Jordan O'Dea, Shelma Pierre. Falmouth: Corrine McGullicuddy, Lauren O'Neil. Marshfield: Bri Doherty, Sarah Nicoll, Kate Spitler. Nauset: Calle Schadt. Plymouth North: Nicole Borofski, Allison Gordon, Sophi Gorton, Margot Hoagland. Sandwich: Kylie McCartney, Tori Sivico.

Bay State
Brookline: Sarah Cardwell-Smith, Charlotte Cole, Jessica Lu. Natick: Sarah Lagan. Needham: Sarah Armstrong, Margie Cullen, Julianna Donovan, Katie Horton, Caroline Turner. Newton North: Meghan Bellerose, Evie Heffernan, Sonya Jampel, Leah Metzger. Walpole: Gina Conti, Megan Peterson. Weymouth: Molly Barker, Ashley Betts, Morgan Fitzgibbon, Kacie Higgins.

Big Three
Brockton: Chidera Onyeoziri, Samantha Sinesi, Sarah Sinesi, Kiana Weary. Durfee: Sarah Skillin.

Cape Ann
Hamilton-Wenham: Emily Horgan, Meghan Stone, Emily Weigand. Ipswich: Sarah Keiran, Tina Keiran. Lynnfield: Lexi Buonfiglio. Manchester Essex: Fiona Davis. Masconomet: Meghan Collins. North Reading: Nicole Roberts. Pentucket: Marissa Porter.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Sarah Saccoach, Jaclyn Shuttleworth. Arlington Catholic: Hannah Kirby, Kaitlin McCauley. Austin Prep: Stephanie Cassaletto, Elizabeth Lombardo, Elizabeth McDermott. Bishop Fenwick: Arianna Maida. Cardinal Spellman: Molly Curtin, Abby Hogan, Lauren McGillivray. Lowell Catholic: Selena Tran. Marian: Maria Schwab. Matignon: Meghan Doherty.

Catholic Conference
Fontbonne: Shannon Glynn, Collette O'Connor. Mt. Alvernia: Katie Sampson. Notre Dame (Hingham): Elizabeth Costantino, Taylor Kennedy, Shauna Owen. Ursuline: Lindsay Baryluk, Sarah Bent, Meghan Grela, Maddie Wolfe.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Christine Davis. Bedford: Erin Dietz. Concord-Carlisle: Isabella Caruso, Caitlin Lawlor, Maggie Nickerson, Lili Wallis. Lincoln-Sudbury: Brianna Bisson, Morgane Butler, Sydney Clary, Sam Cook, Ariel Keklak. Newton South: Rebecca Grusby. Westford: Tia Caldwell. Weston: Patty Atkinson, Abigail Pohl.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Sara Amato, Jacqueline Cutillo, Brynna Harum, Abigail McNulty, Adrienne Santoro, Elizabeth Sieber, Kate Svensen. Coyle & Cassidy: Emily Curley, Megan Hutch. Somerset Berkley: Kelsey McGinnis.

Concord Academy: Lindsay Klickstein, Alyssa Taylor. Dana Hall: Molly Chisholm. Newton Country Day: Abigail Hillerich, Mary Katherine Morrissey, Annie Utzschneider, Maeve Westover. Pingree: Madeleine Dwortz, Blair Kaneb, Lauren Menzie. Winsor: Katie Cronin, Sarah Goodman, Naomi Gordon, Hannah McGrath, Talia Ruxin.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Martha Aschale, Hannah Gibson, Noa Randal. Malden: Lauren Benoit, Haley Dowdie, Victoria Hannafin, Joviana Morin. Somerville: Melina Garro-Duplisea.

Attleboro: Shelby Cuddeback. Foxborough: Liz Holmes. Franklin: Lauren Hagen, Caroline Knous, Elanina Rebello, Sarah Vetrano. King Philip: Katherine Lukes, Olivia Weir. Mansfield: Sami Carey, Emily Sarskisian. Oliver Ames: Megan Fitzgerald, Maggie Harding, Emily Newman. Sharon: Caroline Sun. Stoughton: Amy Kelly, Kerry O'Neil.

BB&N: Chloe Smith. Governor's Academy: Kathryn Hanlon. Groton: Maddie Forbess. Middlesex: Mahal Alvarez-Backus. Milton Academy: Lindsay Atkeson, Madison Warwick. Nobles: Julia Fitzgerald, Hannah McNeil, Olivia Mussafer. Rivers: Elizabeth Thayer. St. George's: Sasha Tory. St. Mark's: Claire Benning, Samantha Buttrick. St. Paul's: Regina Brown, Samantha Yates. Thayer: Kathryn Keenan.

Gann Academy: Annika Gompers, Razi Paasche-Orlow.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Leila Aruri, Sarah Rothman. Billerica: Julie Schultz. Central Catholic: Tiffany Simione. Chelmsford: Alexandra Wood. Dracut: Karina Shepard. Haverhill: Riley Gilmore, Jackie Solomine. Lowell: Bryanna Allison, Erin Donovan, Kaley Richards, Marissa Richards.

Arlington: Claire Doyle. Belmont: Leah Brams. Burlington: Ashley Romano. Lexington: Virginia Breunig, Paige Lawler, Olivia Manickas-Hill, Cassie Peterson, Grace Vogelzang. Melrose: Elizabeth Hirsch. Reading: Lucy Armstrong. Stoneham: Meredith Coccoluto, Abby Kendall. Wakefield: Emily Curran, Maggie Dourville, Lucy Howard, Kelly Ledoux-Walsh, Melanie Miksis. Wilmington: Callie O'Connell. Winchester: Edie Sharon. Woburn: Gina D'Addario, Molly Persky.

St. Mary's: Sarah Corbett, Sarah Ryan.

Beverly: Nicole Demars, Keely Higgins, Maeve Monahan, Madison Shropshire, Julianna Wesley. Danvers: Alison Barker, Catalina Dominick, Payton Johnson. Gloucester: Sophie Black. Lynn Classical: Daniela Banic. Marblehead: Anna Barrell, Paige Ferrucci, Sarah Oliver, Kelly Roland, Noelle Villa. Peabody: Sam Allen, Lauren Barrett, Mary Leach, Heather MacLean, Sydney May, Antonia Paguica, Catalina Rocha. Revere: Caitlyn Caramello, Hayley Mangino, Nikki Nelson. Salem: Marlena Udden. Swampscott: Allison Carr, Sarah Kelly, Isabella Kornitsky. Winthrop: Isabelle Kennedy, Christa Vaccaro.

Hingham: Kelly Bandera, Julie McConville, Julia Noble, Morgan Sullivan. Middleborough: Mary Cole. North Quincy: Emily Bryson, Julia Bryson, Danielle Mullaney. Pembroke: Caroline Kelly. Silver Lake: Anna Pearsons. Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Rachael Baker, Gianna Cacciatore, Samantha Coletti, Caroline Mulrey, Kelsey Tierney.

South Shore
Abington: Emily Atkinson. Carver: Alice Pearl, Ainsley Ryan. East Bridgewater: Jocelyn Bowen, Nicole Bowen, Kerry Cullinan, Alicia Cutter, Emily Mulloy. Hull: Carly Oremus. Norwell: Michaela Flaherty, Lexa Grasz, Margaret Hayes, Courtney Hudgins, Lauren Humphreys, Emily Kirsilis, Lydia Lambert, Vanessa Lyle. Rockland: Sarah Margolis.

Hopkinton: Shelby Aarden.