A veteran-heavy squad returns 20 women this fall, including 16 who have appeared in at least one college race.
The Saint Michael's College Department of Athletics and Department of Institutional Advancement are proud to announce the fifth annual Purple Knight Challenge, a fundraising competition benefiting each of the 21 varsity Purple Knight athletic teams, begins next Tuesday, Sept. 14 and runs through Monday, Sept. 20.
A veteran team includes 11 returners, among them five seniors, while only one of the other six returners has competed in a college race, as the Purple Knights did not run during the 2020-21 school year.
Former Saint Michael's College student-athletes have often returned to their Purple Knight programs to bolster coaching staffs over the school years, and 2021-22 is no exception, with three recent grads heading into their first seasons as assistant coaches.
Saint Michael's College Director of Athletics Chris Kenny '86 announced Molly Peters added a third head coaching duty beginning this fall, as she will now guide the men's cross country program.
Widely known for Paradise Lost, arguably one of the greatest English epic poems, John Milton is a prominent historical figure of many titles. Poet, author, statesman, and politician, he is one of the “most significant English authors, after William Shakespeare,” said rising senior James Downs ’22 from Winchester, Mass.
Women's cross country alumna Sam Rossi '20, a former team captain, reached out to Ingrid Peterson in the Career Education Center with a success story of her job search since graduating in May 2020 and her connection via networking to Emily Clay '13 that led to a job with Tinuiti, a digital marketing firm.
The Saint Michael's College Department of Athletics unveiled its ninth class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees on Friday, as 15 Purple Knights carrying at least a 3.7 grade-point average were honored.
Saint Michael's College women's cross country first-year Katie Culliton (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) and junior Rachel Smith (Old Forge, N.Y./Town of Webb) took second and third, respectively, as the Purple Knights placed second among two squads at Franklin Pierce University's Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup on Friday afternoon at the Houston Fields.
A third-year member of the program, Bailey Roca (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborfields) was the lone senior on the squad during the 2020-21 school year and recently completed all of his undergraduate requirements one semester early between the fall and spring terms.
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