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College notebook: Sara, UConn women's cross country team 8th at NCAA meet

Updated 4:03 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2012
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SARA, UCONN RUNNERS 8TH: Competing in the program's first NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky., the UConn women's cross country squad captured eighth place out of 31 teams with 304 points Saturday. Pacing the Huskies at the 6K was sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat, who captured 42nd with a time of 20:18.7, while junior Lauren Sara, out of Bunnell, was the next Husky to cross the finish line, taking 66th out of 253 runners with a time of 20:30.3. Oregon won the title with 114 points.

STAG HONORS: Fairfield's Rachel Romansky was named the MAAC Setter of the Year and Stags coach Alija Pittenger the MAAC Coach of the Year at the MAAC volleyball championship awards Banquet. Romansky also earned a spot on the All-MAAC first team along with senior Brianna Dixion and sophomore Caitlin Stapleton (Milford). Fairfield is the top seed in the 2012 MAAC volleyball championship, held this weekend at Alumni Hall. The Stags defeated Niagara in the semifinals and face Siena today at 1 p.m. in the final.

WESTERN HONOR: Western Connecticut State freshman wide receiver Connor Falaguerra (Milford, Law High) was selected as the NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Year. A two-time NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Week selection, he ranks seventh in the NJAC in receptions per game (5.3) and receiving yards per game (67.0). Falaguerra finished his freshman year with 48 receptions for 603 yards and eight receiving touchdowns.

-- STAFF REPORTS