Meet The Captains: Girls Cross Country

Abby O'Brien, Staff Writer

Rachel Stanton

When did you first begin playing this sport?

Eighth grade.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

A prominent coach throughout my running career would be Cashman. He constantly pushes me to be the best I can be, both in cross country and life in general. 

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Along with cross country, I run winter and spring track. Outside of sports, I am the Social Media Director for The Rebellion and am apart of the Green Team.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel very confident in our team’s abilities this fall. We are returning six of our top seven runners this season and have some strong track athletes who have joined cross country for the first time. 

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

This season, our main goal is to win as many meets as we can, specifically focusing on Divisionals. After placing second last year to Milton, we hope to win this season and advance to All States for the fourth year in a row.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Milton is one of our biggest rivals because they beat us at Divisionals last year and Natick won the All State Championship last year, so they will be very tough competition.

 

Colleen Barry

When did you first begin playing this sport?

Seventh grade.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Cashman because he has been my coach for all four seasons of cross country as well as spring track and he has really motivated me to be the best athlete I can be.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Winter track and spring track.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel very confident going into this season because we have a good combination of both returning athletes as well as new athletes who will definitely make a positive impact on the team this season.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

One of the team’s biggest goals this season is to win the Division 3 Championship title. We plan to achieve this by continuing to work hard in practice and support each other as teammates. 

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

One of the biggest opponents we face is Milton because they have a really strong group of girls; however, if we give it our all we definitely have a chance at beating them this season.