North Kingstown High School graduate Addie Sutton has played a big part in a historic season for the Cornell University sailing team.
Sutton and the Big Red opened competition at the women’s national championship this week in Norfolk, Virginia. The team racing national championship and the co-ed national championship will be held in the same waters, and Cornell will have sailors in those events, as well. It’s the first time in program history that Cornell has qualified for all three national events, and the team becomes one of just 14 programs nationwide to make it to all three events this season.
A member of the North Kingstown sailing program before heading to Cornell, Sutton has made an immediate impact in her freshman season. She teamed up with Thomas Balk to help Cornell clinch its first nationals bid. Racing for the Captain Prosser Trophy April 8, the team shook off a snow squall on Cayuga Lake to earn fourth place, which clinched a first-ever trip to the team racing national championship.
The trip to women’s nationals was booked with an eighth-place finish at the MAISA Women’s championship April 23. Sutton was crew on a B division boat.
Cornell completed the trifecta with an eighth-place finish in the co-ed America Trophy Regatta April 28. Sutton teamed with B division skipper Connor Kelter and crew Diana Otis, Tara Bergstrom and Ethan Andersen for 16 top-10 finishes in 18 races.
Sutton’s contributions earned her the team’s annual Rookie of the Year award, but Sutton and the team aren’t done yet. The women’s national championship runs through Friday, with the co-ed event running Saturday through Monday. The co-ed national championship is set for May 29 to June 1.
Cox’s Le Moyne squad falls in regional
The curtain dropped on North Kingstown graduate Brian Cox’s collegiate baseball career on Saturday as Le Moyne fell to Franklin Pierce 6-2 at the Division II East regional in Pleasantville, New York. After downing Merrimack 3-2 in its opener on Thursday, the Dolphins were relegated to the losers bracket the next day courtesy of a 5-1 setback to St. Thomas Aquinas, and Franklin Pierce made it two losses in a row for the Dolphins.
Cox picked up a hit in each of the three games that the Dolphins participated in, finishing the season with a .330 batting average, while leading the Dolphins with 14 doubles and 21 stolen bases on his way to first team all-Northeast 10 honors.
Prout product Mason Feole earned selection to the American Athletic Conference’s first team on Monday after going 8-1 with a 2.49 ERA this spring . . . Ex-Rebel Brad Douglas was picked to the all-Little East first team after a senior year at Rhode Island College where he paced the Anchormen in doubles (13), runs batted in (35) and runs scored (40).