South Dennis Student Earns Spot on Assumption's Women's Cross Country Team

Another outstanding local student...

WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Sydney McCann, of South Dennis, has earned a spot on the 2019 Greyhounds Women's Cross Country team. McCann, Class of 2022, is competing during the fall season.

The Hounds look to follow up a successful 2018 season in which they placed fourth in the NCAA East Regional meet and third in the Northeast 10 Championships, their fifth straight year placing within the top three. Last year, the Hounds were led by Kialeigh Marston '20, who qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships after finishing fourth at the NCAA East Regional.

"Another exciting year is on the horizon for us," said Head Coach Trent Baltzell, who welcomes the return of all top-five members from last year's team. "The pieces are in place to qualify for NCAAs in Sacramento and as long as we execute a couple solid late-season races with our top runners healthy and toeing the line, I wouldn't bet against us. The same goes for this group's ability in the classroom-I will be very happy and proud of them if they can add another Dean's List semester to their list of accomplishments."

For more information on Assumption athletics, visit

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on