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Sagehen successes: Women's soccer coach and men's cross country star earn regional awards

Pomona-Pitzer  women’s soccer coach Jen Scanlon has been named West Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Scanlon led the Sagehens to the championship in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a remarkable turnaround from a losing season just two years ago.

Three Sagehen women’s soccer players also were recognized, as seniors Anna Renery and Ashley Hovey were named to the First Team All-Region, junior Kim Ye was named to the second team and freshman Lily Hitchner was named to the third team.

Meanwhile, men's cross country star Crosby Freeman has been named the 2005 NCAA Division III Men's West Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Freeman led the team to its third straight SCIAC championship. At the regionals, Freeman took first place in the race as his team landed in second place overall. Freeman, a Pomona senior,  is the first SCIAC male to win three straight SCAIC Runner of the Year awards, and is Pomona-Pitzer's first regional cross country champion since 1983.