Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Samantha Molinari | Women's Cross Country
NASHUA, N.H. – The Rivier University Athletic Department is pleased to announce that junior Samantha Molinari of the Women’s Cross Country team has been selected as the Rivier Female Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2019.
Molinari was awarded after having a stellar start to her career in Raider Blue and White. The native of Litchfield, N.H. became the first Raider to win the illustrious Pop Crowell Invitational on September 21st and she followed that with another first place finish in the 15th annual Travis J. Fuller Invitational (hosted by Massachusetts Maritime Academy) on September 27th. In the Pop Crowell 6k event, Molinari finished with a time of 24:27, which was just two seconds ahead of the second place finisher. At the 5k Fuller Invitational, she finished 20 seconds ahead of the second place finisher with a time of 19:31.
Molinari becomes the first member of the Women’s Cross Country team to be recognized as the Female Student-Athlete of the Month since Anna Pearsons was selected for her month in September 2017.