College Roundup: Williams College's Peter Farwell named New England men's coach of the year


It must be pretty good to be Pete Farwell this month.

Farwell, who just wrapped up his 37th year as the cross country coach at Williams College, has been named the New England Region men's coach of the year.

Farwell's Williams women's team won the NCAA Division III championship on Saturday, and his men's team finished second.

The Williams men have won 28 consecutive Little Three championships, winning the most recent one earlier this month. That gave Farwell's squad the ticket to the Division III meet at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winnecone, Wisc. Williams had 144 points and finished second to Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 135 points to 144.

Williams had been seeking its first Division III title since 1999, and was second for the first time since 2009.

Farwell's women's team fared better, bringing home a banner and a trophy as the champions. Williams won comfortably, scoring 81 points to 179 for SUNY-Geneseo.

It was Williams' first NCAA title since 2004.

Also from Wisconsin, former Mount Greylock runner Emily Kaegi's Carleton College squad finished 17th out of 32 teams.

Kaegi, a sophomore, was 130th out of 280 runners but 90th out of the runners on the 32 teams. Her time over 6 kilometers was 22 minutes, 32.6 seconds.


Six of Farwell's runners were named to the NESCAC All-Conference first team.

Hannah Cole, who finished second in the NCAA meet, joined Victoria Kingham and Lacey Serletti on the women's first team. Cole is a junior from Honeoye Falls, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Serletti is a senior from Wynnewood, Pa., while Kingham is a sophomore from New York City.

The second-team picks were all sophomores: Rebecca Delacruz-Gunderson from Lake Forest Park, Wash., Anna Harleen from Ross, Calif., and Emily Sundquist of Salt Lake City. All six Ephs finished in the top 50 on Saturday.

Senior Bijan Mazaheri from Wellesley, junior Peter Hale of Swampscott and sophomore Ben Decker of Yarmouth, Maine, were all named to the first team.

Mazaheri was third in the Division III national championship, while Hale was 13th and Decker 77th.

Named to the second team was senior Todd Ford of Glenview, Ill., and sophomore Griffin Colaizzi of Alexandria, Va.


Four members of coach Michelyne Pinard's Final Four-bound Williams College women were named to the All-NESCAC first team.

Juniors Kriste Kirshe, Audrey Thomas and Maddie Swarr and senior Mai Mitsuyama are first-team picks, while senior Zoe Trutner and junior Tressa Palcheck are second-team picks.

Kirshe, from Franklin, led NESCAC with 12 goals and seven assists. Thomas, a native of Bellevue, Wash., had 11 goals and four helpers. They were first-team selections last year.

Mitsuyama, from Natick, earned her third consecutive first-teamslot. Swarr, from Radnor, Pa., is a first-year pick on the first team.

Two of first-year coach Erin Sullivan's seniors were named to the All-NESCAC men's soccer second team.

Forward Mohammed Rashid from Accra, Ghana, and senior back Geoff Danilack of Bethesda, Md., earned honors.

Tufts' junior Nathan Majumder of Williamstown, a Mount Greylock graduate, was named to the first team at forward.


Three MCLA men's soccer players were named to the MASCAC All-Conference team, two Trailblazers were named to the first team.

Junior midfielders Dylan Pereira of Ludlow and Edward Boateng of Worcester were named to the first team. Junior forward Anthony Basile of East Longmeadow was named to the second team.

Boateng had six goals and three assists, while Pereira had five goals and three assists. Pereira and Boateng were second-team picks last year, as was Basile, who scored 10 goals this year.

Two members of the women's soccer team at MCLA were named All-Conference.

Senior defender Alexi Anderson of Green Island, N.Y., earned first-team honors, while junior forward Natalie Caney was named to the second team for the second consecutive season.


Two of coach Alix Barrale's field hockey players made the All-NESCAC second team.

Alex Bennett, a sophomore forward from Rye, N.Y., and senior defender Emma Grauberger from Chevy Chase, Md., earned those honors.


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