2011-12 Bentley University Women's Cross Country News

  • Varsell & Drago Selected for Capital One NCAA Div. II Academic All-America® Honors
    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.
  • Three Juniors Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors
    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).
  • Bentley Places 10 on 2011 USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Team
    February 09, 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
  • Dooley Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week for 4th Time
    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.
  • Bentley Finishes 22nd in NCAA Championships; Dooley Cracks Top 50
    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.
  • Watch Bentley Women's Cross Country at the NCAA Championships
    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.
  • NCAA.com Features Bentley's Tara Dooley
    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.
  • Bentley Women’s Cross Country Will Take a #25 National Ranking into NCAA 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.
  • Dooley Named Northeast-10 Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
    November 07, 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.
  • Dooley, Varsell Lead Bentley to 2nd in NCAA Regional & Trip to NCAA Championships
    November 06, 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.
  • Bentley Cross Country Teams Have Sights on Trip to Nationals
    November 04, 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.
  • Berkshire Eagle: "Success for Dooley in new sport"
    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.
  • Bentley Women’s Cross Country Cracks Top 25 for the First Time
    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.
  • Dooley Named NE-10 Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
    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.
  • Dooley Named NE-10 Rookie of Year after Leading Bentley to 2nd Place Finish
    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
  • Bentley Cross Country Set for 2011 Northeast-10 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.
  • Dooley Named Northeast-10 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
    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.
  • Impressive Debut for Dooley at New Englands
    October 08, 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.
  • Fahey Turns In Strong Performance at Codfish Bowl, Placing 19th Overall
    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.
  • Fahey, Nichols Lead Bentley Women in UMass-Dartmouth Shriners Invitational
    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.
  • Schiller Top Finisher for Bentley Women at Shacklette Invitational
    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.
  • Marrero, Drago & Dextradeur Named Bentley Cross Country Captains
    September 08, 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.
  • Bentley Cross Country Teams Ranked High in Preseason Regional Rankings
    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.