Golden Eagles Cross Country and Tennis Teams Take Top Honors

October 30, 2015

Patchogue, N.Y. – October 30, 2015 – The Department of Athletics at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is proud to announce that SJC Long Island’s women’s and men’s cross country teams placed first and second, respectively, in the Skyline Conference Championship on Saturday, October 24. In addition, the Golden Eagles women’s tennis team took second place in its Conference Championship.

The cross country Skyline Conference Championship took place at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, New York. For the women’s cross country team, it was their sixth-straight conference title and their ninth in 10 years under Coach Jim Crowley. The first five female finishers for the Golden Eagles received All-Skyline Conference First-Team honors. The women’s team also received honors for Most Outstanding Runner for Samantha Maurice ’16, Rookie of the Year for Erin MacDonell ’18 and Coach of the Year for Jim Crowley.

“We went into the meet with high expectations and we feel very fortunate that the team performed up to our lofty goals,” said Jim Crowley, head coach of the women’s and men’s cross country teams at SJC Long Island. “The seniors led the way and the underclassmen followed in their footsteps. We will miss the leadership of our seniors, but they have taught the younger women what we expect and how we expect to achieve it.” 

For the men, Ryan Haun ’19, five-time Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week, posted a 5K time that was 14 seconds better than any other runner at the men’s Championship. He also received Most Outstanding Runner and All-Skyline First Team honors.

“The men placed as well as we had expected,” said Crowley. “We lost to a very good Maritime team, but with the conference champion and two other All-Skyline performers returning, we look forward to continued success for the men also.”

The women’s tennis team participated in the Skyline Conference Championship on Saturday, October 24 in Farmingdale, New York, taking second place in the Championship.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.