2012 Season Review: Women's Nordic Skiing

Season Highlights

Kati Christoffel (Jr./Clifton Park, NY) had a very strong showing in the North Haven roller-ski race.  She placed 5th in a field that included numerous Maine Winter Sports athletes as well as all of the Bowdoin and Colby teams.  

Christoffel placed in the top ten in a time trial with the Bowdoin, Colby, and St. Lawrence ski teams during a Thanksgiving camp in Quebec. 

Justine Cyr (Sr./Fort Kent, ME) returned from a semester at sea with a career best 23rd place finish in the Titcomb Eastern Cup 10km Skate race. 

The following weekend Cyr lead the team with a 2nd team All-Maine finish in the Chummy Cup/Bates Carnival in Rumford, ME. 

In the Frostbite races Cyr lead the way winning the 20km skate race.  Christoffel was 4th and transfer Chelsea Beauchemin (Jr./Adams, ME) was 5th

In the 5km race that same day Desiree Smith (Sr./Thomaston, ME) was 2nd and LeAnn Abbott (Jr./Sumner, ME) was 3rd

Christoffel set a career best at the UVM Carnival with her 45th place finish in the 10km Classic race.  

In the team's only home races against collegiate competition the UMPI women dominated  athletes from Colby, UMaine-Farmington, and UMaine-Orono.  In the first day of competition Cyr led the way winning the 14km race.  Beauchemin was 2nd.  In the second race Cyr, Christoffel, Beauchemin, Smith, and Abbott finished 2, 5, 7, 14, and 15, respectively.

 

Post-Season Honors

USCSCA All-Academic Team Chelsea Beauchemin
Kati Christoffel
Justine Cyr
USCAA All-Academic Team Chelsea Beauchemin
Kati Christoffel
Justine Cyr
LeAnn Abbott
Carly Langley 
UMPI Stanley H. Small
Coach's Award 
Desiree Smith
UMPI Female Athlete
 of the Year
Kati Christoffel
UMPI Nordic Skiing MVP Justine Cyr
Kati Christoffel 
UMPI Nordic Skiing
 Most Inspirational
Desiree Smith
UMPI Nordic Skiing
 Rookie of the Year
Chelsea Beauchemin

 

At the Athletic Department annual awards banquet the women were honored with the Royal Goheen Award for the highest team GPA in the UMPI athletic department. 

 

Quotable

"This season was filled with highs and lows.  With several new faces the season started with high expectations to build on last year's results.  Despite the personal improvement seen by most of the women our team results were at best only on par with what we accomplished last year." 

-- Owls' Head Coach Paul Stone

 

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