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Castleton honors fall sports teams

The Castleton State College Department of Athletics honored the 2009 President's Cup Winnersfall sports teams at an awards ceremony on Nov. 19. All nine teams were honored for a very successful fall sports season, and team most valuable player awards were given.

Every Castleton team this fall earned a spot in its respective conference tournament, with women's tennis bringing home the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship.

Team Most Valuable Player Awards:

Fall Most Vauable Players

Men's Cross Country: Nohea King. Just a freshman, King was honored by the conference as an all-conference second team selection, and earned a weekly award on four different occasions during the season. King won his first collegiate race, the Johnson State Invitational, and was the top Spartan finisher in every race this season.

Women's Cross Country: Maggie Klein. Klein earns her second-straight team MVP award, as she led the Spartan women in every race she entered. The junior won two races this season and was a six-time recipient of the NAC Runner of the Week award, winning the first six weeks she competed. Klein finished runner up in the NAC Championship, earning a spot on the All-NAC First Team, and narrowly missed a podium finish at the ECAC Championships. In the NCAA Regional Qualifier, Klein avenged her loss at the NAC Championship, defeating the conference champion by 47 seconds.

Football: Tyler Carpenter. Fittingly, the first-ever touchdown in Castleton history went to the freshman running back Carpenter. He followed that up with 13 more on the season, ranking second in the conference and earning all-conference first team honors. Carpenter was fourth in the league, averaging 93.7 rushing yards per game. The freshman back was honored by the league on two different occasions this season, earning Rookie of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week in weeks eight and nine respectively.

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