It's All-States week all week long in The Providence Journal and on providencejournal.com. A different All-States team will appear each day this week. Yesterday: Field Hockey; Tomorrow: Girls Soccer
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
La Salle, Junior
There was no stopping Armitage against instate foes this season. The Rams junior won a second straight Class-A title, crushing the field by more than 25 seconds. She followed that by winning the state meet in 18 minutes, 24.03 seconds, improving from a runner-up finish last year. Armitage was 27th at the New England Championships and was the top Rhode Island finisher at the Nike Cross Regionals Northeast, coming home in 18th place.
It was no surprise to see the Eagles senior in the thick of the action throughout her final season. Livingston was the runner-up at both the Class-B meet and the state meet, helping Barrington’s team also finished second in both. She was the top Rhode Islander at the New England Championships, crossing the line in 18 minutes, 54.0 seconds at Connecticut’s Wickham Park.
St. Raphael, Junior
Mongeau emerged as one of the state’s top runners last season, and now she’s one of the best in the region. The Saints junior destroyed the field in the Class-C meet by 24 seconds, finished third at the state meet and was 16th at the New England Championships. Mongeau ended up being the top Rhode Island finisher at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional, coming home in 32nd place.
The Clippers are no strangers to producing talented distance runners, and Belt is the latest. The junior finished fourth at the Class-A championships and eighth at the state meet, clocking a time of 19 minutes, 27.78 seconds. Belt finished her season by crossing the line 58th at the New England Championships.
La Salle, Sophomore
The top runner this season for the Rams, Borin had a pair of strong outings at the Class-A and state meets. She finished seventh and ninth, respectively, and followed with top-80 efforts at both the New England and Nike Cross Regionals Northeast meets. The best could well be yet to come for the talented sophomore.
It was a final season to remember for Chun with the Eagles. A member of the second team as a junior, Chun finished third in Class B and fourth at the state meet. Barrington was the runner-up in the state team standings, earning a ticket to New Englands and allowing Chun the opportunity to crack the individual top 50.
The unquestioned star of the Patriots, Degos was a formidable foe against instate competition this season. The junior finished third at a loaded Class-A meet and seventh at the state championships, setting the stage to compete in a pair of regional meets. Degos was 57th at the New England Championships and 48th at the Nike Cross Regionals Northeast.
DiMuccio produced her two best performances at the state’s most important meets of the season. She came home second against a strong Class-A field and finished sixth at the state meet, earning first-team All-State honors. DiMuccio followed by squeezing into the back end of the top 50 at the New England Championships, finishing in 49th place.
North Kingstown, Junior
The Skippers are an annual contender in the team ranks, and Joly was their top runner by the end of the season. She was fifth at the Class-A cChampionships and 10th at the state meet, breaking the tape in 19 minutes, 34.59 seconds. Joly ended her season by finishing in 97th place at the New England Championships.
East Greenwich, Freshman
It was quite the debut season for the Avengers freshman. She raced to a Class-B title and was fifth at the state meet, the last runner in the field to break the 19-minute mark. Shunney followed that by cracking the top 50 at the New England Championships, finishing in 48th place. East Greenwich took home Class-B and state team titles and was the top Rhode Island team at New Englands, finishing fourth.
Abby Cole, Chariho, Junior
Kyle Fish, South Kingstown, Senior
Anna LaCroix, Chariho, Sophomore
Isabelle McDonald, South Kingstown, Sophomore
Jessica Martin, East Greenwich, Junior
Lindsay Turgeon, Barrington, Junior
Maia Vinhateiro, South Kingstown, Sophomore