High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Molly Keating

Rhode Island Girls XC ROY: Molly Keating

January, 12, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

THE WINNER: Molly Keating

THE BASICS

School: La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.)
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-foot-4

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Keating raced to a third consecutive All-State Meet individual championship this past season with a time of 18:25, leading the Rams to second place as a team. A three-time First Team All-State selection as named by the Providence Journal, she placed second at the New England Cross Country Championships in 18:11 in addition to finishing 10th at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional in 19:09.9. Keating also captured first place at the 2009 and 2010 Class A meet as a sophomore and junior.

Academic excellence: Keating has maintained an A average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of her church, her school’s peer-mentoring program and multiple charity-fundraiser road races.

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Return of the ROY: R.I.'s Molly Keating

October, 28, 2011
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The 2011-12 Gatorade State Cross Country Runners of the Year selection process is underway, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for …

Name: Molly Keating

Position: Distance runner

Grade: Senior

School: La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.)

College: Undecided

Height: 5-foot-4

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year ... 2009 and 2010 First Team All-State selection as named by the Providence Journal ... 2009 and 2010 All-State Meet individual champion ... 2010 All-State Meet team champion ... 2010 Class A meet individual and team champion ... 2008 All-State Meet 12th-place finisher

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