Men's Cross Country
WILSON COLLEGE ADDS FIRST MEN’S SPORT - MEN’S CROSS COUNTY - IN FALL 2013
Beginning in the Fall 2013, the Wilson College Athletic department is pleased to announce the debut of men’s cross country. The program will be Wilson’s first sport offered for male student-athletes. With this addition, Wilson will align with the rest of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) as the eleventh member school offering the sport.
In its inaugural season, the team will compete in several meets including the 2013 SUNY Cobleskill invitational. The NEAC championship event is held annually at the end of October, two weeks prior to the NCAA Regionals.
“Wilson has a rich history, and the debut of men’s cross country is the beginning of our future in men’s athletics,” says Lori Frey, director of intercollegiate athletics. “Our first male student-athletes will make history.”
Frey believes that the addition of men’s cross country was the most obvious choice in men’s sports, as the college had announced the addition of women’s cross country prior to the decision to become co-educational. “We will hire one head coach who will coach both the men’s and women’s programs,’ says Frey, “and we hope to invest our resources to build a program that can be regionally competitive.”
The Wilson College athletic department is pleased to name Joanna Hayes as the first head coach of both the women's and men's cross country programs.
According to Frey, "Joanna brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to our department as we expand opportunities for Wilson's student-athletes. She is up to the challenge of starting two new programs, and we are confident she will build a strong foundation for both the women's and men's teams, positioning them for long term success in the NEAC and Division III."