Mutai & Marston Highlight NE10 Cross Country All-Conference Awards

Mutai & Marston Highlight NE10 Cross Country All-Conference Awards


AIC's Ezra Mutai & Assumption's Kialeigh Marston Earn Athlete of the Year Awards

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Assumption senior Kialeigh Marston and American International's Ezra Mutai were named the Northeast-10 Women's and Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Year, highlighting the NE10's All-Conference awards which were released on Thursday afternoon. 

For a complete list of all-conference selections, please see below. All-Conference teams are based on student-athlete performances at the NE10 Championships, which took place last month. The six major awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.

Marston won her first individual title at the 2019 NE10 Cross Country Championship, finishing in 23:27.0 to be the first Assumption runner to accomplish the feat. She is also the first Greyhound to be named Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Marston was honored as the NE10 Athlete of the Week twice during the season, and took 14th at the NEICAAA Championships last month. 

Mutai, a redshirt freshman, won the NE10 Crown by finishing in 26:03, more than one minute faster than the second place finisher. He was a two-time NE10 Athlete of the Week honoree during the season and won every race in which he competed. Mutai is the 11th consecutive runner from AIC to claim the individual title in leading the men's program to its fourth NE10 Championship.

AIC's Katie Olding was honored as the NE10 Women's Cross Country Rookie of the Year, following an impressive fourth place finish in the NE10 Championship with a time of 24:30. The freshman earned Rookie of the Week honors twice during the season while also winning the Elms College Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 21. She is the first Yellow Jacket to be named Women's Rookie of the Year. 

Stonehill freshman Reilly Johnston was selected as the NE10 Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Year after placing ninth in the NE10 Championship with his time of 27:38. He is the first Skyhawk men's runner to earn Rookie of the Year recognition since Kevin Gill in 2007. Johnston also earned NE10 Rookie of the Week honors once earlier this season.

Karen Boen was honored as the NE10 Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading her Stonehill team to its 11th consecutive NE10 Crown. It is the ninth straight year she secured Coach of the Year honors as she had four runners finish in the top eight at the NE10 Championship last month.

Leo Mayo of AIC was named the NE10 Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading his squad to its four NE10 Championship and first since 2016. He had three runners place in the top seven and five in the top 20 to win the crown by 40 points. This marked the fourth time in Mayo's tenure he won Coach of the Year.

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Men's Athlete of the Year
Ezra Mutai, American International 

Men's Rookie of the Year
Reilly Johnston, Stonehill 

Women's Athlete of the Year
Kialeigh Marston, Assumption 

Women's Rookie of the Year
Katie Olding, American International 

Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year
Leo Mayo, American International

Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
Karen Boen, Stonehill 

Women's First-Team All-Conference
Kialeigh Marston, Assumption
Ashley Corcoran, SNHU
Samantha Curtin, Stonehill
Katie Olding, American International
Christine Toy, Saint Anselm
Jillian Howard, Stonehill
Siobhan O'Keefe, Stonehill 

Men's First-Team All-Conference
Ezra Mutai, American International
Benoit Campion, American International
Chris Davitt, Le Moyne
Hugo Arlabosse, Franklin Pierce
Connor Shannahan, Southern Conn. St.
Lucas Taxter, Stonehill
Macgregor Cox, American International 

Women's Second-Team All-Conference
Jordan O'Callahan, Stonehill
Emilie Noreika, Southern Conn.
Nicole Julian, Adelphi
Lydia Mathson, SNHU
Sophia Anderle, Stonehill
Meghan Delaney, Southern Conn.
Delaney Flanagan, Saint Anselm 

Second-Team All-Conference
Jake Mattei, Southern Conn.
Reilly Johnston, Stonehill
Cedric Jocelyn, SNHU
Micah Hewitson, SNHU
Titus Kiptoo, American International
Riley Fenoff, Franklin Pierce
Jason Reed, Franklin Pierce 

Women's Third-Team All-Conference
Marissa Farago, Franklin Pierce
Grace Henson, SNHU
Mary Kate Barton, New Haven
Lauren Rabideau, Saint Rose
Anna Lastra, Stonehill
Alexandra Kenealy, New Haven
Alexarae Clark, SNHU

Men's Third-Team All-Conference
Christopher Lebeau, Southern Conn
Shane Braz, Stonehill
Gabe Medina, American International
Claudio Rocha, Assumption
Shawn Scullion, Assumption
Nickolas McNamee, Stonehill
Conner Leone, SNHU

The NE10 is an association of 14 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 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 NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.