Shayna Cousineau Named Team MVP

Shayna Cousineau
Shayna Cousineau

Freshman Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) was named the women’s cross country team’s MVP. Cousineau was named the Little East Conference Runner and Rookie of the Year, the first student-athlete in conference history to earn both awards in the same season. She wrapped up the year with a 67th place finish (22:49.00) at the N.E. Div. III Championship on Nov. 11. She captured the Little East Conference Individual Championship with a first place finish (19:19.70) among a field of 72 runners at the LEC Championship on Oct. 28. She finished in third place (25:47.00) at the Western New England Invitational on Oct. 14 and placed 20th at the James Earley Invitational (19:30.87) on Oct. 7. She notched a fifth place finish (19:26.70)  at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Sept. 23 and opened her collegiate career with a 26th place finish at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational (19:17.99; season-best) on Sept. 16. She was named the Little East Runner of the Week once and the Rookie of the Week twice on the season.