Saints Sweep Annual Liberty League Awards
Dec. 13: The St. Lawrence University women's cross country team swept the 2010 Liberty League awards after an outstanding season. Senior Wendy Pavlus was named the conference's Runner of the Year, while first-year student Amanda Moreland was tabbed the Rookie of the Year. Finally, head coach Mike Howard and his staff was named the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Pavlus, a captain, was unbeaten against Division III competition in 2010, winning the national championship for the second straight season. The Tupper Lake, NY native, who ran a personal-best time of 20:49 to win the national crown, also won the league, state and regional championships. Pavlus is the reigning two-time USTFCCCA Female Athlete of the Year and has been nominated for the Collegiate Women's Sports Award, presented by Honda.
Moreland was a consistent contributor to the Saints line-up in 2010. The Bloomfield, NY native, a five-time Rookie of the Week award winner, was the first freshman across the line at the Liberty League championships in 6th place overall. Moreland also was 8th overall at the NYSCTC Championships and 17th overall at the Atlantic Regionals.
Meanwhile, Howard coached the Saints to the Liberty League, New York State and Atlantic Regional championships in 2010. He was named both the state and regional coach of the year as St. Lawrence climbed to No. 2 in the country during the season. Howard is assisted by Kate Curran.