HADLEY, Mass. – Middlebury golfer Chloe Levins has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league’s coaches. The junior is the first golfer from Middlebury to earn NESCAC Player of the Year honors since the award’s inception in 2015. She also earned her third consecutive All-NESCAC accolade, after being named to the First Team in 2016 and the Second Team in 2017. She was the medalist at the NESCAC Championship, shooting back-to-back rounds of 76 for a two-day score of 152. She also won the Williams Invitational with a score of 146 (70-76).
The 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year and 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Williams senior Cordelia Chan makes the All-NESCAC First Team for the third time in her career. She also earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors in 2016. Chan won the Mount Holyoke Invitational with a 75 and a school-record round of 67 (142). She was runner-up at the NESCAC Championship (74-82-156), helping the Ephs win their fourth straight NESCAC title.
Joanna Kim is the second Williams golfer to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, joining teammate Cordelia Chan, since the inception of the award in 2015. She finished fifth at the NESCAC Championship (81-80-161) and recorded the best finish among the first-year golfers. She shot a season-best 152 (75-77) at the Williams Invitational to place third overall.
Middlebury junior Blake Yaccino moves to the All-NESCAC First Team after two years as a Second Team honoree in 2016 and 2017. She had three top 5 finishes in four tournaments and finished tied for third at the NESCAC Championship with a 160 (79-81).
The 2016 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Amherst junior Morgan Yurosek is an All-NESCAC First Team selection for the second straight year and was a Second Team honoree in 2016. She was the medalist or runner-up in the first three tournaments of the year and placed among the top 5 in four of the five tournaments in the fall. She recorded a two-day total of 146 (76-70) to win the season-opening Ann S. Batchelder Invitational.
A sophomore, Holly Davenport is the third Williams golfer to earn an All-NESCAC accolade as she is recognized for the first time in her career. She fired a season-best total of 157 (79-78) at the Dartmouth Invitational and finished in a tie for 10th at both the NESCAC Championship (84-79-163) and the NYU Invitational (82-77-159).
One of three Mammoths to earn All-NESCAC honors, Amherst first-year India Gaume earns a spot on the All-NESCAC Second Team. She finished in the top 10 in four of five tournaments and was the runner-up at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational (75-75-149).
Hamilton sophomore Celia Lau earns a conference accolade for the first time in her career. She saved her best round for the NESCAC Championship, shooting a two-day total of 160 (75-85) to finish in a tie for third as the Continentals finished fourth in the team standings.
The 2017 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Amherst sophomore Isabelle Ouyang is an All-NESCAC selection for the second straight year after earning a spot on the First Team last season. She finished in a tie for 10th at the NESCAC Championship (79-84-163) and shot a season-best 155 (78-77) to place third at the NYU Invitational.
Hamilton senior Libbie Warner earns her first All-NESCAC honor and is the second Continental on the Second Team, joining Celia Lau. She led the Continentals to wins at their own invitational and the William Smith Invitational. She shot a season-best 151 (72-79) at the St. Lawrence Invitational.
Williams head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year, by his peers, for the first time in his career. Adalsteinsson led the Ephs to their fourth straight NESCAC title and a team title at the NYU Invitational, as well as runner-up finishes at the Mount Holyoke and Williams Invitationals. He is the second Williams head coach to earn the honor, joining Bill Kangas in 2015.
Women's Golf All-NESCAC Teams
Player of the Year: Chloe Levins, Middlebury
Rookie of the Year: Joanna Kim, Williams
Coach of the Year: Tomas Adalsteinsson, Williams
|Cordelia Chan||Williams||Sr.||Windsor, Ontario|
|Joanna Kim||Williams||Fy.||Edina, Minn.|
|Chloe Levins||Middlebury||Jr.||Rutland, Vt.|
|Blake Yaccino||Middlebury||Jr.||Kenilworth, Ill.|
|Morgan Yurosek||Amherst||Jr.||Irvine, Calif.|
|Holly Davenport||Williams||So.||Palm City, Fla.|
|India Gaume||Amherst||Fy.||Mission Hill, Kan.|
|Celia Lau||Hamilton||So.||Sarasota, Fla.|
|Isabelle Ouyang||Amherst||So.||Edina, Minn.|
|Libbie Warner||Hamilton||Sr.||Richmond, Va.|