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NEWMAC Announces 2012 Cross Country Postseason Awards

NEWMAC Announces 2012 Cross Country Postseason Awards

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2012 Cross Country Coaches of the Year and Sportsmanship Award recipients on Thursday, following the conference championship meet on Saturday. MIT head coach Halston Taylor was voted as the women's Coach of the Year while Bryan Brown of Springfield College was tabbed on the men's side. The Coast Guard Academy men and Wellesley College women received the NEWMAC Sportsmanship awards.

Taylor helped lead his squad to their sixth straight NEWMAC championship on Saturday. The Engineers swept the top eight positions and had the NEWMAC Runner and Rookie of the Year, in Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.).

The Springfield men finished a close second, just 11 points behind MIT. A pair of Pride runners finished first and second, as Anthony Salvucci (Burlington, Mass.) picked up Runner of the Year honors and was followed by teammate Ryan O'Connell (Middleboro, Mass.) in second. Ian Tolan (Binghamton, N.Y.) of MIT was the men's Rookie of the Year, as the highest first-year finisher.

All-Conference accolades were also handed out on Saturday, going to the top 14 finishers in the championship for each gender.

2012 Cross Country All-Conference Team and Award Winners

NEWMAC Men's Runner of the Year:
Anthony Salvucci, Springfield 

NEWMAC Women's Runner of the Year:
Brooke Johnson, MIT 

NEWMAC Men's Rookie of the Year:
Ian Tolan, MIT 

NEWMAC Women's Rookie of the Year:
Sarah Quinn, MIT

NEWMAC Men's Coach of the Year
Bryan Brown, Springfield 

NEWMAC Women's Coach of the Year
Halston Taylor, MIT 

NEWMAC Men's Sportsmanship Award:
Coast Guard Academy 

NEWMAC Women's Sportsmanship Award:
Wellesley College 

Men's All-Conference

Anthony Salvucci, Springfield
Ryan O'Connell, Springfield
Gary Ezzo, Coast Guard
Roy Wedge, MIT
Ben Mattocks, MIT
Ryan Moran, WPI
Justin Bullock, MIT
Allen Leung, MIT
Ian Tolan, MIT
Edgar Gridello, MIT
Matt Jordan, MIT
Zach Pietras, Springfield
Benji Xie, MIT
Logan Trimble, MIT  

Women's All-Conference

Brooke Johnson, MIT
Elaine McVay, MIT
Sarah Quinn, MIT
Alexandra Taylor, MIT
Kaitlin Allen, MIT
Nicole Zeinstra, MIT
Dacie Manion, MIT
Martina de Geus, MIT
Priyanka Fouda, Wellesley
Marina Capalbo, Babson
Victoria Hewey, WPI
Kali Benavides, MIT
Danielle Opatovsky, Smith
Georgia Crane, Wheaton