Boen Earns USTFCCCA East Region Coach Of The Year Honors

Stonehill head coach Karen Boen has now won a combined 40 NE-10/regional Coach of the Year awards for men's and women's cross country and indoor/outdoor track & field.

Hall-of-Fame head coach was also named NE-10 Coach of the Year last week

USTFCCCA Regional Award Winners

EASTON, Mass. (March 11, 2015) – Stonehill College head women's track & field coach Karen Boen has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) East Region Women's Coach of the Year for the indoor season, the organization announced on Monday.

This honor comes less than a week after Boen earned Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time in her career, and third with the women's team. This is her fifth career regional Coach of the Year award for track & field, including her third with the women's team and second during an indoor season. Boen, who was inducted into the Stonehill Athletics Hall-of-Fame last October, has also collected a combined 30 conference/regional Coach of the Year honors as the head coach of Stonehill's men's/women's cross country programs. With her ten conference/regional awards for men's/women's indoor and outdoor track & field, Boen's total now stands at 40 during her illustrious career.

Boen led the Stonehill women to their second consecutive NE-10 indoor title on February 21st, as the Skyhawks posted six event wins and ten All-Conference performances to edge Southern Connecticut State University with 160.5 total points. The following weekend, Boen guided Stonehill to a tenth-place finish at the New England Championships, marking the first time in program history that the Skyhawks have finished inside the top-10 at the meet in consecutive seasons.

Ten of Boen's student-athletes collected a combined 20 USTFCCCA All-East Region awards at the conclusion of the season, highlighted by senior All-American Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford), whose five honors was the second highest total for any individual in NCAA Division II.

Curit, along with juniors Jeana Esernio (Stony Brook, New York/Ward Melville), Jordan Gray (Warwick, Rhode Island/Toll Gate), and Leanne Kent (North Andover, Massachusetts/Central Catholic) and sophomores Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North) and Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, Rhode Island/North Kingstown) will cap Stonehill's indoor season this weekend at the NCAA DII Championships, held at the CrossPlex Complex in Birmingham, Alabama.

Curit (800-meter run) and Borofski (3000-meter run) will be competing in individual events for the Skyhawks, while Esernio, Gray, and Kent will join Curit in the 4x400-meter relay. Curit is also slated to run with Stonehill's 4000-meter distance medley relay along with Gray, Borofski, and McAdams.

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