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CHRISTINE DuPUIS, University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMass-Boston), 2010 Douglas High School graduate: DuPuis ended her college career on a big stage at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Holland, Mich., where UMass-Boston lost 3-1 on Nov. 21 in the first round against No. 1 Calvin College. DuPuis, a 5-foot-8 senior defensive specialist, had five digs in the match. UMass-Boston ended its season with a 24-16 record, including its fifth straight Little East Tournament title and second straight New England Regional crown. The previous week, the Beacons defeated Williams College 3-1 to win the regional final in Williamstown, Mass. DuPuis contributed seven digs in the region final. UMass Boston appeared in the Division III national tournament three times in four seasons when DuPuis was on the team. Calvin College (35-1) eventually defeated Cal Lutheran University to win the Division III national championship.


WADE MEDDLES, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010 Sierra Lutheran High School graduate: Meddles placed 74th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships Nov. 3 in Terra Haute, Ind. He ran a time of 31:03 over the 10-kilometer layout at LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course. Eastern Kentucky finished 15th as a team with 380 teams. The Colonels came into the season-ending meet ranked No. 16 in the nation.

SADIE GASTELUM, California State University-Chico, 2012 Douglas graduate: The redshirt freshman was Chico State’s seventh runner 156th overall in a time of 23:09 for 6 kilometers at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships. Chico State finished sixth in the women’s team standings with 242 points.

ASPEN ABBOTT, Southern Oregon University, 2013 Douglas graduate: The freshman helped Southern Oregon capture third-place at the Cascade Conference Championships on Nov. 9 in Caldwell, Idaho. Abbott placed 31st overall in the race and was the team’s No. 5 runner with a 20:26 effort over the 5-kilometer course.


KATIE DRY , Wake Forest, 2012 Douglas graduate: Dry played 25 minutes for Wake Forest on Nov. 16 in its 2-0 victory against Morehead State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Deacons (12-7-2) followed that on Nov. 22 with a 1-0 win over No. 4 Penn State, but then lost their third-round match on Sunday, 2-0, against No. 1 Virginia. Dry did not play in either of the last two matches. The Wake Forest women’s soccer team has been an NCAA Tournament qualifier each of the last 18 seasons.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 5, 2013 09:00PM Published Nov 29, 2013 02:56PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.