Regan Earns NE-10 Rookie of the Year Award

Hanson, Mass., native honored after strong freshman season for NE-10 and East Regional Champion Skyhawks 

EASTON, Mass. (December 16, 2010) – Stonehill College freshman Emily Regan (Hanson, Mass./Whitman-Hanson) has earned women's cross country Rookie of the Year honors from the Northeast-10 Conference as selected by the league's 16 head coaches.

It marks the third-straight year a Stonehill runner has earned Rookie of the Year honors with Regan joining teammates Erin Carmone (Riverside, R.I./East Providence) in 2009 and Jill Alves (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson) in 2008. Regan earned All-East Region and All-Northeast-10 third team honors in her first collegiate season, while also posting the top finish among

Regan earns Stonehill's third-straight Rookie of the Year award in the NE-10. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr) 

NE-10 freshmen at the NCAA Championships and New England Championships.

Regan, a three-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week selection this season, placed eighth overall at the NCAA East Regional on November 21 in 23:07 (6K) to help guide Stonehill to their second-straight regional title. She placed 19th at the NE-10 Championships with her time of 19:16.2 (5K) to help the Skyhawks win a second-straight conference crown and was the top Division II freshman at the New England Championships in October with her time of 19:32 (5K), finishing 126th overall (out of 322 runners) and sixth among DII runners overall. Regan posted a 113th place finish overall at the NCAA Championships earlier this month in 23:45.0 (6K).

Regan placed fourth in her collegiate debut at the Trinity Bantams Invitational in early September with a time of 16:39 over four-kilometers. She was 22nd at the Quinnipiac Invitational the next week with a time of 19:44 over 5K, before placing 82nd (out of 387) with a 6K time of 23:28 in the "Brown Race" of the Brooks-Lehigh-Paul Short Invitational.

Stonehill, ranked 25th in the final regular season U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II poll, closed out its season with its 18th place finish at the NCAA Championships after capturing its second-straight East Regional and NE-10 Championships this fall. It marked the 12th-straight trip to nationals for the women's cross country program.