FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2015
Owls Lead the Way with Four Accolades
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year have been released, it was announced by the conference office on Thursday. Southern Connecticut led the way with four award winners, while American International had three.
For the complete list of major award winners, who were voted on by the league's head coaches, please see below.
American International's Michael Biwott, who earned Indoor Track Athlete of the Year back in March, was named the Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Biwott set a record in the 10,000-meter run at the NE-10 Championships and won the 5,000-meter run at the New England Championships, qualifying for the NCAA Championships in both.
Merrimack sophomore Carly Muscaro (pictured) was tabbed as the NE-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Year. Muscaro, the 2014 Women's Track Rookie of the Year, will be the top seed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Championships after shattering the 400m record at the New England Championships with a time of 51.83 seconds.
Southern Connecticut's Michael Cameron (pictured)claimed the honor of NE-10 Men's Field Athlete of the Year. Cameron was dubbed the Men's Most Outstanding Field Performer at the NE-10 Championships after winning both the shot put and discus, while qualifying for the NCAA Championships in both events.
New Haven's Briana Conyers was the only student athlete to repeat, earning the honor of Women's Field Athlete of the Year once again. Conyers, the Northeast-10 Championship Co-Women's Outstanding Field Performer, won the triple jump at both the NE-10 and New England Championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
American International rookie sprinter Jashane Brown was named Men's Track Rookie of the Year. Brown was honored as Men's Outstanding Track Performer at the NE-10 Championships after claiming titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He will represent the Yellow Jackets at the NCAA Championships in the 200m.
Fellow Yellow Jacket Sarah Boyd garnered Women's Track Rookie of the Year accolades. Boyd placed third in the 100-meter hurdles, while also coming in fifth place in the 100-meter dash at the Northeast-10 Championships.
Bentley's Holt Sihvonen was voted as the NE-10 Men's Field Rookie of the Year after a strong rookie season for the Falcons. Sihvonen, a four-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week honoree, took second in the javelin at the conference championship meet and placed fourth in the event at the New England Championships.
Destiney Coward of Southern Connecticut was honored as the Women's Field Rookie of the Year. Coward came away victorious in the shot put at the Northeast-10 Championships, while also claiming a runner-up finish at the New England Championships.
Southern Connecticut men's head coach John Wallin and women's head coach Melissa Stoll were both repeat winners of the NE-10 Coach of the Year award. Both the Owls' men's and women's teams were Northeast-10 Champions this spring.
2015 Northeast-10 Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year
Men's Track Athlete of the Year – Michael Biwott, American International
Women's Track Athlete of the Year – Carly Muscaro, Merrimack
Men's Field Athlete of the Year – Michael Cameron, Southern Connecticut
Women's Field Athlete of the Year – Briana Conyers, New Haven
Men's Track Rookie of the Year – Jashane Brown, American International
Women's Track Rookie of the Year – Sarah Boyd, American International
Men's Field Rookie of the Year – Holt Sihvonen, Bentley
Women's Field Rookie of the Year – Destiney Coward, Southern Connecticut
Men's Coach of the Year – John Wallin, Southern Connecticut
Women's Coach of the Year – Melissa Stoll, Southern Connecticut
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.