South Dennis Student Competing on Assumption Women's Track & Field Team

Another local student makes us proud...
Sydney McCann of South Dennis (Assumption College photo)

WORCESTER, MA - Assumption's Department of Athletics has announced that Sydney McCann, of South Dennis, was named to the 2019-20 Women's Track & Field roster and is competing during the indoor season.

The Assumption Women's Track & Field team relied on its youth and depth to compile one of the best indoor seasons in program history in 2019, culminating with the program's first-ever runner-up finish at the Northeast-10 Championships in February. Over the course of the season, the team set 16 new school records, and Abby Jones '19 earned an invite to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in early March. This season, the Hounds welcome interim head coach Joe Sliwoski, who has spent the last two seasons as assistant coach in the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field programs. In the last two seasons, athletes in Sliwoski's event groups (sprint and hurdles) have broken 15 women's school records and eight men's school records.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to continue working with the Assumption track and field teams as their head coach," says Sliwoski. "The programs have grown so much over the last two seasons and I look forward to helping them build on last year's successes. We have an excellent group of student-athletes who work extremely hard on the field and in the classroom; we are looking forward to another record-breaking season."

For more information on Assumption athletics, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.


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