With four teams competing in NCAA Tournament play and three others opening inaugural seasons as NCAA sports, here's a look at one of the most successful years in the history of the Lynx in our 2011 Year in Review.
Leah Miller finished first out of 162 runners with a time of 19:39 in leading the Lynx women to a first place finish out of 17 teams at Friday's Saints Invitational. The Lynx men finished 3rd out of 16 teams.
Lesley University cross country runner Kyle Casiglio was named New England Collegiate Conference Runner of the Week and freshman Evan Reseska was named NECC Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Both Lesley cross country teams ran to record finishes Saturday morning at the Pop Crowell Invitational hosted by Gordon College. Kyle Casiglio finished 18th out of 220 for the men, and Leah Miller finished in sixth out of 270 for the women.
Kyle Casiglio paced a 19th-place men's finish out of 34 teams, taking 66th place out of 255 runners at Saturday's UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. On the women's side, Leah Miller finished 29th out of 255 with a time of 19:24.
Both are back-to-back defending champions, and both are picked to finish first yet again. Lesley's men's and women's cross country teams were both picked to finish in first in the NECC in this year's coaches' polls, the league announced this afternoon.
For a third consecutive year, Lesley University's women's athletics teams captured the NECC's Champion's Cup, the league's sport-wide winnings leader board. Three of Lesley's six women's teams won NECC titles, with two more making the NECC championship game.