Gymnasts and Assistant Coach honored by MPSF

Sophomore Leah Wilson and junior Lauren Agostino captured three spots each on the 2009 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference Team, announced March 23 by the league office.
Sophomore Kristy Boswell and freshmen Kaelei Spoor and Shakea Sanders also earned all-league awards, while UAA’s Tami Monette was named MPSF Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in five seasons.
The all-league teams are decided by the top eight regional qualifying scores (RQS) among the conference’s gymnasts.
Wilson, a sophomore from Port Coquitlam, B.C., claimed the top RQS in the all-around (38.650) and on balance beam (9.765), while also landing an honor on vault (9.7).
Meanwhile, Agostino had the league’s best RQS on vault (9.795) and earned all-league honors on beam (9.65) and floor exercise (9.705).
Boswell – the bars champion in Friday’s MPSF Championships meet Friday – earned the league’s second-best RQS on that event (9.71) while the New Jersey native claimed spot on the beam team as well.
Sanders also landed a pair of all-league awards, sporting the league’s best floor RQS (9.790) and finishing high on the vault list (9.715).
With a 9.635 RQS, Spoor was among four Seawolves to earn an all-league honor on beam, giving UAA half of the honorees on that apparatus.
In her 14th season as the top assistant coach for the UAA, Monette has earned her third MPSF Assistant-Coach-of-the-Year award, repeating the honor that she shared in 2006 and won outright in 2005.
The Seawolves recently completed perhaps the most successful season in school history, winning its first MPSF title at the league meet Mar. 20 in Colorado Springs.
Monette was largely responsible for UAA’s midseason turnaround – posting seven 190-plus scores to end the season, after starting with no better than a 187.400 in its first six meets.