"We treat every student athlete the same, regardless of their level of talent. Whether you are the fastest runner on the team of the slowest, what matters is that you show up every day and push yourself to live by the values we cherish: integrity, commitment, hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. That is how we measure success."
Kyle Sousa joined the Oliver Ames Cross Country Program in 2007 as an assistant coach to long-time cross country coaches Neil Levine and Judy Copley. Following their retirement, Sousa was named head Coach for the 2014 Cross Country Season. Sousa is a biology teacher at Oliver Ames.
Allison Cleary is a graduate of Silver Lake High School, where she competed in Cross Country and Track. Coach Cleary is a graduate of Providence College. She spent four years coaching cross country at Minuteman Academy in Lexington, MA before coming to Oliver Ames High School as a history and psychology teacher in 2013. Allison recently competed in the 2017 Boston Marathon, finishing in a time of 3:43:30.
Helen Van Riel
In 2015, Helen Van Riel joined the Oliver Ames Cross Country Program. Coach Van Riel competed for Canton High School, and is still an avid runner today. She competed in the 2016 and 2017 Boston Marathons. Helen has been a Biology teacher at Oliver Ames since 2014.