2011-12 Bentley University Women's Track & Field News

August 8, 2012
Varsell, Fahey Earn Spots on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS), both rising seniors at Bentley University, have been selected for 2012 Division II Track and Field All-Academic honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

July 3, 2012
Varsell Claims 2nd Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award
Bentley University’s Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), a Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America and a four-time Division II All-America, has been selected for the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women’s outdoor track.

June 20, 2012
Varsell & Drago Selected for Capital One NCAA Div. II Academic All-America® Honors
– Four-time All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), a rising senior at Bentley University, has been named to the 2012 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women’s Track and Cross Country first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), which was announced Wednesday. Her classmate, John Drago (Avon, Conn./Avon HS), also earned Academic All-America recognition with selection to the men’s track and cross country third team.

May 31, 2012
Three Juniors Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors
A trio of Bentley University juniors have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 1 track and cross country teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). They are John Drago (Avon, Conn./Avon HS), Sean Maguire (Essex, Vt./Essex HS) and Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Burlington HS).

May 30, 2012
Varsell Garners 8th NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Award
After earning her fourth career All-America award at this past weekend’s NCAA Division II Women’s Track and Field Championships, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference.

May 26, 2012
Varsell Earns 4th All-America Award with 5th-Place Finish in NCAAs
For the fourth time in her career, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has earned Division II All-America honors. The latest came Saturday night when the Falcon athletic and academic standout finished fifth in the 800 meters at the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Track and Field Championships at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo.

May 25, 2012
Varsell Wins Heat in 800 at NCAA Championships, Advances to Finals
Junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), Bentley University’s three-time All-America, won her heat in the preliminaries of the 800 meters Friday night in the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Neta and Eddie DeRosa Thunderbowl, on the campus of Colorado Sate-Pueblo.

May 25, 2012
Boston Herald: 'Varsell goes (middle) distance"
Boston Herald sportswriter John Connolly recently spoke with Bentley track coach Kevin Curtin about Falcon All-America Amy Varsell, who is running in the NCAA Championships this weekend out in Pueblo, Colo. His article appeared in the May 25 edition of the paper and online at www.bostonherald.com.

May 18, 2012
Varsell Named USTFCCCA Division II East Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
Junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), Bentley University’s standout middle distance runner, has been named the Division II East Region Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

May 17, 2012
3-Time All-America Varsell Set for 5th Trip to NCAA Championship
Bentley University All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) is confirmed for her fifth trip to an NCAA Division II national championship in the last 15 months.

May 12, 2012
Varsell Shatters School Record with 3rd-Place Finish in New Englands
Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), a three-time Division II All-America, shattered her own school record in the 800 meters with a third-place finish during the New England Intercollegiate Women’s Outdoor Track Championships Saturday at MIT’s Steinbrenner Stadium.

May 11, 2012
Marrero Closes Out Career at New Englands
The only member of Bentley’s women’s team to compete during Friday's portion of the New England Championships was senior Evelyn Marrero (Amsterdam, N.Y./Amsterdam HS). In her final race as a collegiate, she was 15th of 24 in the 5,000, with a time of 18:34.79.

May 5, 2012
Varsell Doubles at NE-10’s, Named NE-10 Women’s Athlete of the Year
After winning the 800 meters in the previous three Northeast-10 Conference Championships (2011 indoors and outdoors, 2012 indoors), Bentley junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) took it a step further Saturday, running to victory twice during the 2012 NE-10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Southern Connecticut State University. And in the process, she broke the meet record in both the 800 and 1500 meters.

May 5, 2012
Waterbury Republican-American: College record-setter
In advance of this weekend's Northeast-10 Championships, Waterbury Republican-American sportswriter Mark Jaffee caught up with Bentley All-America Amy Varsell. Here's the article, which appeared in the April 30 edition of the newspaper and on the newspaper's website at www.rep-am.com.

May 4, 2012
Nichols, Carlson Post 7th-Place Finishes at Northeast-10 Championships
Bentley University received a pair of seventh-place finishes Friday during the opening day of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Southern Connecticut State University.

May 3, 2012
Northeast-10 Track Championships on Tap with Varsell & Maguire Topping Bentley’s Entrants
The Bentley University men’s and women’s outdoor track teams will be at Southern Connecticut State in New Haven, Conn. Friday and Saturday for the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Friday’s action gets underway at 3:30 pm, and Saturday’s first event is at 11 am. Eleven different Falcons enter the championships ranked in the top six of their respective events, with junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) at the top of the list of qualifiers. The three-time Northeast-10 champion is the top qualifier in both the 800 meters and the 1500 as she plans on competing in both on Saturday.

April 29, 2012
Varsell Breaks School Record in 1500 for 2nd Time in 10 Days
When Suzy Walsh broke the Bentley University record in the 1500 meters in 1993, it lasted for 19 years, until Falcon junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) bettered it April 20 during the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University. The new standard didn’t last close to19 years as Varsell broke it herself on Sunday during the Brown Springtime Open.

April 23, 2012
Varsell Collects Another NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Award
Following a very successful trip to Princeton, N.J. for the Larry Ellis Invitational, three-time Bentley University Division II All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./ Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference.

April 21, 2012
Varsell Breaks School Record in 1500 at Princeton; Falcons Set 5 PRs at MIT
Just 18 hours after posting the second fastest outdoor 800-meter time of her career, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) broke a 19-year-old school record in the 1500 meters during the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University’s Weaver Track Saturday.

April 20, 2012
Battista, Varsell Selected for Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards
Bentley University All-Americas Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) have been selected for the 2011-12 Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence awards for women’s basketball and women’s indoor track, respectively.

April 20, 2012
Strong Performance for Varsell at Princeton
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) posted the second fastest outdoor 800-meter time of her career while winning her heat Friday night in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium.

April 16, 2012
Varsell Named NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
After winning the 800 meters at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational in convincing fashion, Bentley University junior and three-time Division II All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference.

April 14, 2012
Varsell Runs to Victory in 800 at Skyhawk Invitational
Bentley University junior and three-time All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) wasn’t threatened en route to a victory in the 800 meters at the Skyhawk Invitational, held Saturday at Stonehill College’s W.B. Mason Stadium.

April 12, 2012
Northeast-10 All-Academic Track Team Includes Four Bentley Runners
Three Bentley University juniors, including three-time All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS), and sophomore Conor Higgins (Randolph, N.J./ Randolph HS) have been named to the 2011-12 Academic All-Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track team. Joining Varsell and Higgins on the list of honorees were junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) and Sean Maguire (Essex, Vt./Essex HS).

April 7, 2012
Varsell Has Top Finish for Bentley Women at UMass-Lowell
Junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) had the highest finish for a member of the Bentley University women’s outdoor track and field team during Saturday’s George Davis Invitational at UMass-Lowell.

April 3, 2012
Varsell, Farrington Honored by Northeast-10
Two members of the Bentley University women’s outdoor track and field team, junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and freshman Brynnan Farrington (Shirley/Ayer HS), have been recognized by the Northeast-10 Conference following their strong performances this past weekend.

March 31, 2012
Varsell Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs in 800
Three weeks after placing third in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships, Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) provisionally qualified for the event outdoors with a strong showing Saturday afternoon during the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State.

March 30, 2012
Varsell Wins Section at Raleigh Relays
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) turned in another strong effort Friday evening when she won her section of the 1500 meters during the massive Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University’s Paul Derr Track.

March 27, 2012
Fahey & Froehlich Honored by Northeast-10 for Performance in Northeastern Spring Open
Two members of the Bentley University women’s outdoor track and field team, junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) and freshman Tatiana Froehlich (Newton/ Newton North HS), have been recognized by the Northeast-10 Conference for their performance in Saturday’s season-opening Northeastern Husky Spring Open.

March 24, 2012
Fahey Runs to Victory in the 800 at Northeastern
Normally, Bentley University junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Bridgewater-Raynham HS) competes in the 1500 meters and her All-America classmate Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) runs the 800. They switched events Saturday during the opening meet of the outdoor season, the Northeastern Spring Open, and both experienced success on the Solomon Track.

March 17, 2012
Varsell Named Northeast-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after her outstanding performance March 9-10 at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships at Minnesota State-Mankato.

March 10, 2012
After Successful Friday, Bentley Falcons Look to Continue Run Saturday in NCAA Championship Action & Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
In venues from the Dana Center to Rochester, N.Y. to Mankato, Minn., Bentley University teams and athletes will be in action Saturday, competing in NCAA Championships and the Atlantic Hockey Playoffs. Women's basketball will be taking on Franklin Pierce in the second round of te NCAA Regional, hockey will be attempting to sweep past RIT in the AHA playoffs and Amy Varsell will be running the 800 in the NCAA Track Championships.

March 10, 2012
Varsell Finishes 3rd in 800 at NCAAs, Earns 3rd All-America Award
For the third time in her career, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) is an NCAA Division II All-America.

March 9, 2012
Championship Friday: NCAAs in Women’s Basketball & Track, and Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
A busy Friday in Bentley University athletics features Day 1 of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional at the Dana Center. The defending champion Bentley Falcons will begin defense of their title against the University of the District of Columbia at 6 pm, but that’s only one of four games being played today at the Dana Center. Hockey opens an Atlantic Hockey playoff series at RIT, women's track standout Amy Varsell will compete in the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships and women's lacrosse will be facing the nation's No. 1 ranked Division II tea,.

March 9, 2012
Varsell Posts Fourth Best Time in 800 Trials, Advances to Saturday’s Finals
She got off to a slow start, but by the time the 800-meter preliminaries at the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships were completed Friday evening at Minnesota State-Mankato’s Myers Fieldhouse, Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) had punched her ticket to Saturday’s finals.

February 28, 2012
Varsell Selected for Return Trip to NCAA Indoor Track Championships
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) will be making a return trip to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships after being seeded ninth in the 800 meters. This year’s championship will be held at Minnesota State University Mankato March 9-10.

February 27, 2012
Varsell Named co-Women’s Runner of the Week in Northeast-10
After posting a winning effort in the 800 meters at the New Englands on Saturday, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the co-Women’s Runner of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. She shared the honor with distance runner Jeptui Cherutich of American International College.

February 25, 2012
Varsell Runs to Victory in 800 at New England Championships
Posting a season-best time that elevated her to number nine on the NCAA Division II performance list, Bentley University junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills JHS) ran to victory in the 800 meters Saturday afternoon at the New England Intercollegiate Women’s Track and Field Championships.

February 24, 2012
Varsell & Vatti Lead Bentley Track during Day 1 of New Englands
Junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and senior Mike Vatti (Easton, Pa./Easton HS) were the top performers for Bentley University Friday at the New England Intercollegiate Indoor Track and Field Championships at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center, with both advancing to Saturday’s finals in their respective events.

February 18, 2012
Varsell Repeats as Northeast-10 800 Meter Champion
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) successfully defended her 800 meter championship Saturday night at the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

February 16, 2012
Varsell, Fahey Top Bentley's Entry List for Northeast-10 Indoor Track Championships
Bentley University juniors Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) top the entry list in the women’s 800 meters and mile, respectively, for this Saturday’s Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track Championships, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Center (4 pm).

February 11, 2012
Bentley Women Break School Record in Distance Medley Relay
Four members of the Bentley University women’s indoor track team combined to break the school record in the distance medley relay Saturday morning during the Boston University Valentine’s Invitational at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

February 10, 2012
Fahey Breaks 24-Year-Old Record in Mile, Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs
A 24-year-old school record in the mile went by the boards Friday night when junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) posted a time of 4:58.63 during the Boston University Valentine’s Invitational at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

February 4, 2012
Varsell, Fahey Turn in Strong Performances in Dartmouth Indoor Classic Mile
Juniors Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater, Mass./Coyle-Cassidy HS) had the top performances for the Bentley University women’s indoor track and field team during Saturday’s Dartmouth Indoor Classic at the Leverone Field House.

January 30, 2012
Varsell Named NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. It’s the first time this season she’s been recognized, and the second time in her career.

January 27, 2012
Varsell Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs in 800 Meters
Bentley University junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships with a strong showing in the 800 meters Friday night during the Boston University Terrier Invitational at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

January 22, 2012
Pandolph, Farrington Lead Bentley Women in GBTC Invitational
Sophomore Brittany Pandolph (Tewksbury/Tewksbury HS) and freshman Brynnan Farrington (Shirley/Ayer HS) had the top finishes for the Bentley University women’s indoor track and field team which returned to action Sunday at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard University. The meet was the team’s first in 43 days.

December 10, 2011
Wegner & Dooley Top Performers for Bentley Women at Poyau Memorial
Freshmen Vanessa Wegner (Westborough/Westborough HS) and Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) had the top performances for the Bentley University women’s indoor track team during Saturday’s Reggie Poyau Memorial Meet at Brandeis University.

December 3, 2011
Wegner, Pandolph Top Performers for Bentley Women at Carisella Invitational
Freshman Vanessa Wegner (Westborough/Westborough HS) and sophomore Brittany Pandolph (Tewksbury/Tewksbury HS) were the top performers for the Bentley University women’s indoor track team, which opened its season Saturday at the Northeastern University Jay Carisella Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center.

December 1, 2011
Varsell, Caldwell Selected as Bentley Women’s Track & Field Captains
Junior All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) and senior Natalie Caldwell (Greenbrae, Calif./Redwood HS) will serve as captains of the 2010-11 Bentley University women’s track and field team, coach Kevin Curtin announced.

August 13, 2011
Bentley Track Receives All-Academic Honors From USTFCCCA
The Bentley University men’s and women’s track teams have both been recognized as 2011 All-Academic Teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

August 5, 2011
Varsell Earns Spot on 2011 USTFCCCA Div. II All-Academic Track Team
Bentley University two-time All-America Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./ Lewis S. Mills HS) has been named to the 2011 Division II Track and Field All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). It’s the sixth academic award that the Falcon standout has received since January 1.

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