2001 Golf All-Conference Teams Announced

Sicks of Williams Earns Player of the Year Honor

HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior Will Sicks of Williams earned medalist and conference Player of the Year honors at the 2001 NESCAC Golf Championship. He shot back-to-back rounds of 73 to shoot a 146 total and finish four strokes ahead of the nearest competitor. Sicks finished second in the championship tournament each of the past two years.

Two other players from team champion Williams earned first-team all-conference honors. Sophomore Ross Koller finished second, including a tournament-best round of 71 in the opening round. Senior J.T. Ervin placed fifth overall. Senior Mike Blaisdell of Amherst finished third overall to earn first-team all-conference accolades after earning second-team honors a year ago. Junior Tom Ferrero of Hamilton shot a second-round 75 to place fourth overall and earn first-team all-conference honors.

Junior Amherst teammates Jude Volek and Todd Ballaban finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to receive second-team recognition. 2000 NESCAC Rookie of the Year Ned Wydysh of Williams placed eighth individually to garner second-team all-conference honors. Four players tied for ninth place and all were named to the All-NESCAC second team. Junior Brad Tufts of Middlebury was honored on the second team for the second consecutive year, finishing in a tie with sophomore Brad Hawes of Tufts, and juniors Dan Kramer of Tufts and junior Jake Hobart of Colby.

Williams coach Rick Pohle was named the 2001 NESCAC Golf Coach of the Year.


2001 NESCAC All-Conference Golf Teams

First Team
Will Sicks
Williams Jr.    
Philadelphia, Pa.
Ross Koller
Williams So. Rye, N.Y.
Mike Blaisdell
Amherst Sr. South Strafford, Vt.
Tom Ferrero
Hamilton Jr. Unionville, Conn.
J.T. Ervin
Williams Sr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Second Team      
Jude Volek
Amherst Jr. New York, N.Y.
Todd Ballaban
Amherst Jr. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ned Wydysh
Williams So. Buffalo, N.Y.
Brad Hawes
Tufts So. Natick, Mass.
Brad Tufts
Middlebury Jr. Marblehead, Mass.
Dan Kramer
Tufts Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Jake Hobart
Colby Jr. Poway, Calif.
NESCAC Player of the Year    
Will Sicks
Williams Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
NESCAC Rookie of the Year         
Ross Koller
Williams So.
Rye, N.Y.
NESCAC Coach of the Year    
Rick Pohle