Westwood, Mass. (November 1) -- Three members of the MIT men's and women's cross country programs were recently recognized in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Postseason Awards. Head coach Halston Taylor was named as the Men's Coach of the Year, while men's senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) and women's junior Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) each earned spots on the All-Sportsmanship Teams.
Taylor has been named as the Men's Coach of the Year for the 16th time overall and fifth straight year after guiding the Engineers to their 21st straight NEWMAC Championship last weekend. MIT is the only team to win the men's title in the history of the conference and is currently ranked No. 20 in the latest national poll.
Rosenkranz has been named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second straight season and is now a three-time Academic All-Conference selection as well. At the recent NEWMAC Championship, Rosenkranz finished third overall and has now captured All-Conference accolades in each of the past two seasons. He was an All-Region runner in 2017, a Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American and will graduate with a degree in computer science.
McPhillips earns a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time in her career after finishing in fifth place at the NEWMAC Championship. A three-time All-Conference performer and a bioengineering major, McPhillips was an All-Region performer last season as she was also named to the Academic All-Conference Team each of the past two seasons.
The All-Sportsmanship Teams are intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport, that demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.