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2011-12 Bentley University Women's Cross Country News

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).

February 9, 2012
Bentley Places 10 on 2011 USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Team
Ten Bentley University student-athletes were named to the 2011 Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

November 21, 2011
Dooley Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week for 4th Time
After posting the best performance ever by a Bentley University woman at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) has been named the Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference for the fourth time.

November 19, 2011
Bentley Finishes 22nd in NCAA Championships; Dooley Cracks Top 50
With the snow coming down throughout the race and wind chills in the low teens, the Bentley University women’s cross country team finished 22nd overall in its inaugural trip as a team to the NCAA Division II Championships, held late Saturday morning at the Plantes Ferry Sports Complex.

November 19, 2011
Watch Bentley Women's Cross Country at the NCAA Championships
The Bentley women's cross country team will be making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championships today at 2 pm ET, and you can watch all the action by clicking here.

November 17, 2011
NCAA.com Features Bentley's Tara Dooley
Amy Farnum of NCAA.com recently spoke with Bentley women's cross country runner Tara Dooley about her impressive freshman season after she had never participated in the sport before. This weekend, Dooley and her teammates are in Spokane, Wash. for the NCAA Division II Championships.

November 14, 2011
Bentley Women’s Cross Country Will Take a #25 National Ranking into NCAA Championships
The Bentley University women’s cross country team will take a number 25 national ranking when it travels across country to Spokane, Wash. for this Saturday’s NCAA Division II Championships. It will be the Falcons’ first-ever appearance as a team in the championships.

November 7, 2011
Dooley Named Northeast-10 Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Following her outstanding performance in Sunday’s NCAA Division II East Regional, Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) has been named the Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. It’s the third time this season she’s received the honor.

November 6, 2011
Dooley, Varsell Lead Bentley to 2nd in NCAA Regional & Trip to NCAA Championships
With freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) and junior Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Burlington HS) leading the way, the Bentley University women’s cross country team earned a first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Championships by virtue of finishing second among 27 teams at the NCAA Division II East Regional Sunday afternoon at Franklin Park.

November 4, 2011
Bentley Cross Country Teams Have Sights on Trip to Nationals
The Bentley University men’s and women’s cross country teams will have their sights set on earning a trip to Spokane, Wash. and the NCAA Division II Championships when they run Sunday afternoon at Boston’s Franklin Park in the NCAA Division II East Regional. The women’s race is set for 1:30 pm and the men will follow at 2:30 pm.

October 30, 2011
Berkshire Eagle: "Success for Dooley in new sport"
Berkshire Eagle sportswriter Howard Herman recently caught up with Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley to discuss her transition from a high school player who competed in basketball, soccer and lacrosse into the Northeast-10 Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Year. Here's his story, which appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of the paper and on the paper's website at www.berkshireeagle.com.

October 27, 2011
Bentley Women’s Cross Country Cracks Top 25 for the First Time
For the first time in the program’s history, the Bentley University women’s cross country team has cracked the USTFCCCA Division II Top 25.

October 24, 2011
Dooley Named NE-10 Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) has been named the Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference after her outstanding performance in the conference championships Sunday. It’s the second time this season that Dooley has received the honor.

October 23, 2011
Dooley Named NE-10 Rookie of Year after Leading Bentley to 2nd Place Finish
Sunday morning and helping the Falcons to a second-place finish as a team. Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) earned Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year honors in the Northeast-10 Conference after finishing a strong second in the conference championships

October 20, 2011
Bentley Cross Country Set for 2011 Northeast-10 Championships
Three athletes whose resumes include past All-Conference recognition and promising freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) will be among the members of the Bentley University cross country teams who’ll be in action Sunday morning when the 31st Northeast-10 Conference Championships are contested at the Stanley Park in Westfield.

October 10, 2011
Dooley Named Northeast-10 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) has been recognized as both the Women’s Cross Country Runner and Rookie of the Week following an impressive launch to her collegiate career at Saturday’s New England Championships.

October 8, 2011
Impressive Debut for Dooley at New Englands
Bentley University freshman Tara Dooley (Lee/Lee HS) never ran in a cross country race before competing for the Falcons Saturday in the 2011 New England Championships at Franklin Park.

September 24, 2011
Fahey Turns In Strong Performance at Codfish Bowl, Placing 19th Overall
Bentley University junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) turned in another strong performance for the Falcons’ women’s cross country team, placing 19th overall in a field of 251 runners at the 32nd annual Codfish Bowl Saturday at Franklin Park.

September 17, 2011
Fahey, Nichols Lead Bentley Women in UMass-Dartmouth Shriners Invitational
Junior Caitlin Fahey (Bridgewater/Coyle-Cassidy HS) and sophomore Ashley Nichols (Kenmore, Wash./Inglemoor HS) were the top finishers for the Bentley University women’s cross country team during the UMass-Dartmouth Shriners Invitational Saturday morning. Both recorded the best 5,000-meter times of their career.

September 10, 2011
Schiller Top Finisher for Bentley Women at Shacklette Invitational
Sophomore Leah Schiller (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe HS) was the top finisher for the Bentley University women’s cross country team Saturday morning at the Saint Anselm College-hosted Shacklette Invitational.

September 8, 2011
Marrero, Drago & Dextradeur Named Bentley Cross Country Captains
Senior Evelyn Marrero (Amsterdam/Amsterdam HS) has been selected as captain of the 2011 Bentley University women’s cross country team and a pair of juniors, John Drago (Avon, Conn./Avon HS) and Rob Dextradeur (Branford, Conn./Branford HS), will serve that role for the men’s team, head coach Kevin Curtin announced.

August 25, 2011
Bentley Cross Country Teams Ranked High in Preseason Regional Rankings
With the majority of both teams returning, the Bentley University men’s and women’s cross country teams both garnered significant respect in the preseason Division II East Region rankings, announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women’s team was ranked third, behind Stonehill College and Southern Connecticut State, and the Falcon men were fourth, trailing UMass-Lowell, Stonehill and Southern Connecticut.

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