WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its end of season awards for women's track & field and two Terriers have been recognized. Lillian Friars (Lebanon, Maine) was named Field Athlete of the Year and earned All-Conference First Team honors, while Ellie Michaud (Falmouth, Maine) was named to the sportsmanship team.
Friars, who earned Rookie of the Week and Field Athlete of the Week honors this season, was named Field Athlete of the Year and to the All-Conference First team. At the 2019 NAC Championship, she won the discus throw with a new meet record mark of 35.73 meters, which was also the best score in all three conferences at the championship, and qualified for the NCAA New England Regional meet. Additionally, Friars came in third in the hammer with a 37.43 meter throw.
Michaud is being recognized as a member of the NAC Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette.