Lyndonville, VT - Standout distance runner Zosia Prince from Lyndon Institute has committed to the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon cross country program for the Fall 2018 semester. Prince will study Graphic Design at Lyndon. She is also expected to be a top distance runner on the Hornet track and field team next spring.
Prince was named the 2017 Cross Country Runner of the Year by The Caledonian Record. The captain of the Vikings, she finished in 3rd place at the Vermont State Division II Championship meet, and 23rd overall. In the process she was also the only Northeast Kingdom runner to qualify for the New England Regional Championship meet. She also ran to a 6th place finish at the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference Championship, with a personal best time of 20:19.
Hornet head cross country coach Chris Ummer said "Zosia is the type of a runner and athlete that Lyndon can build a strong program around. I'm excited to work with her as she continues to develop."
Prince's high school coach at Lyndon Institute, Jack Harris, also sang her praises. "I will be 1000% honest when I tell you that since I started coaching in 1995, Zosia Prince is the most coachable athlete I have ever had. She is a quiet force that has no idea of her true potential. We set a plan four years ago and she never questioned it she followed it to where she is now. LI is losing the best athlete (not runner) the best athlete they have had in many, many years. She going to be a huge loss to us."
The Hornets are expected to announce additional commitments in the near future.