NESCAC Women's Golf All-Conference Teams Released

NESCAC Women's Golf All-Conference Teams Released

Gudas Earns Player of the Year Honors; Yurosek Named Rookie of the Year 

HADLEY, Mass. – Williams junior Elizabeth Gudas (Binghamton, N.Y.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league’s coaches. She was the runner-up at the 2016 NESCAC Championship and finished in the top three in three other tournaments this season. Gudas joined four other golfers on the All-NESCAC First Team, while five golfers were voted to the All-NESCAC Second Team.

  • Williams landed four golfers on the All-NESCAC First and Second Teams. Middlebury was represented three times, while Amherst had a pair of golfers recognized. 
  • Middlebury’s Katharine Fortin was the top golfer for the Panthers this season. An All-NESCAC First Team selection last season, she opened the year winninig the Utica Invitational, shooting two rounds of 76. The junior added a third-place finish at the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic and the 2016 NESCAC Championship with a score of 157.
  • Senior Jamie Gracie posted three straight top-10 finishes to start the year. She was the runner-up at the Wellesley Invitational (152) and the top Amherst golfer at the Mount Holyoke Invitational, finishing third overall with a score of 151.
  • Chloe Levins, a first-year golfer for Middlebury, was the medalist at the 2016 NESCAC Championship. She fired a 74 on the first day and followed up with a 76 in the final round as the Panthers made a run for the title.
  • Williams’ Phoebe Mattana, last year’s NESCAC Player of the Year, rounds out the All-NESCAC First Team. The junior was recognized as a first-team selection for the second straight year. She won the Mount Holyoke Invitational with a two-day total of 147 and was fifth at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.
  • Ephs' sophomore Cordelia Chan won the Williams Invitational with two rounds of 74 and added three other top-10 finishes this season to earn All-NESCAC Second Team honors. She posted a two-day score of 163 to finish 10th at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.
  • Bowdoin’s Caroline Farber is the first Polar Bear women’s golfer to earn All-NESCAC honors. The rookie opened the season winning the Maine State Championship behind a two-day total of 148. Farber posted back-to-back top-10 finishes, including seventh at the 2016 NESCAC Championship to close out the year.
  • Senior Sophie Kitchen of Williams is an All-NESCAC Second Team performer for the second straight year. She earned four top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish in the season-opening Wellesley Invitational and was fourth at the Ephs’ own Williams Invitational. She added a sixth-place finish at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.
  • Middlebury’s Blake Yaccino is one of three rookies to earn All-NESCAC honors. She finished sixth at the Mount Holyoke Invitational with a 36-hole score of 153 and added a seventh-place finish in her first NESCAC Championship this season.
  • First-year Morgan Yurosek is the first Purple & White golfer to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. She carded a two-day total of 149 to earn medalist honors in her collegiate debut at the Wellesley Invitational. She also posted a top-10 finish at the Mount Holyoke Invitational and the 2016 NESCAC Championship.
  • Bill Mandigo of Middlebury wins the NESCAC Coach of the Year honor for the first time in his career. He led the Panthers to a runner-up performance at the 2016 NESCAC Championships. Middlebury did not finish lower than fourth in the five tournaments in which it competed, highlighted by a win at the Utica Invitational.
First Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Katherine Fortin Middlebury Jr. Wellesley, Mass.
Jamie Gracie Amherst Sr. Long Beach, Calif.
Elizabeth Gudas Williams Jr. Binghamton, N.Y.
Chloe Levins Middlebury Fy. Rutland, Vt.
Phoebe Mattana Williams Jr. Demarest, N.J.
Second Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Cordelia Chan Williams So. Windsor, Ontario
Caroline Farber Bowdoin Fy. Providence, R.I.
Sophie Kitchen Williams Sr. Collingwood, Ontario
Blake Yaccino Middlebury Fy. Kenliworth, Ill.
Morgan Yurosek Amherst Fy. Irvine, Calif.
Elizabeth Gudas
NESCAC Player of the Year
Elizabeth Gudas, Williams
Morgan Yurosek
NESCAC Rookie of the Year
Morgan Yurosek, Amherst

Bill Mandigo
NESCAC Coach of the Year
Bill Mandigo, Middlebury

 

Greg Palmer
 Rick Pohle, Williams