02/23/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2020 21:29
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - The Saint Joseph's College women's alpine skiing team competed in the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain on Saturday and Sunday. The Monks capped the weekend in 13th place overall with 25 team-finish points.
Castleton University claimed the team title with three team finish points while Babson College was second (5), University of Connecticut was third (6), Tufts University placed fourth (9), and Brown University rounded out the top five competing teams with nine points.
Castleton's Karoline Rettenbacher won the individual championship with 3.95 race points.
For Saint Joseph's, freshman Annie Cerminaro (Unityville, Pa.) placed 21st with 173.62 race points, first-year Jillian Luby (Wolfeboro, N.H.) finished 64th (1196.29), and sophomore Sarah Hotchkiss (New Durham, N.H.) was 66th (1246.95). Freshman Sarah Lachance (Auburn, Maine) also competed but did not score.
Cerminaro highlighted the weekend for the Monks by placing 14th with a 1:40.46 (51.99/48.47) total time in Sunday's slalom race.
For Saint Joseph's, the Eastern Regional Championship appearance brings a close to the 2020 season.
HEAD COACH MARGOT COSENTINO:
'I'm very proud of the season we've had and how far we made it this year. Attending regionals was a huge accomplishment for our first-year varsity team. It was a great experience to see what type of competition is out there. There were a lot of nerves at the start of the GS the first day but they faced it head on and gave it their all. The SL event today was exciting and Annie (Cerminaro) posted a solid finish, placing 14th. Jill (Luby) also skied a strong first run. I am excited to take what we learned this weekend as we set our goals for next year!'