High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Stephanie Mattson

Eye on POY: Rhode Island girls cross country

January, 4, 2012
The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These state class meet winners made a case in their respective classifications, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Aisha McAdams
Junior, North Kingstown (R.I.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 3rd (Class A)
2011 Class meet finish (Place—time): 1st—19:19.07

2011 Nike Cross Nationals regional (Place—time): 39th—19:58.40

Paige Ethier
Senior, South Kingstown (Wakefield, R.I.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 4th (Class B)
2011 Class meet finish (Place—time): 1st—19:14.15

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