Bentley Golf Picked to Repeat as Northeast-10 Conference Champions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2012
Falcons earned NCAA
claiming NE-10, NEIGA Championships in 2011
SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – Bentley University
has been selected to win the Northeast-10 Conference Golf
Championship for the second time in as many years, as voted upon by
the league’s head coaches.
The Falcons claimed the top spot in the annual Northeast-10 Golf Coaches Preseason Poll, receiving 98 points and nine first-place votes overall. They have been picked to claim the conference title again this fall after posting a cumulative score of 609 for a six-stroke win last year. Bentley also won the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships last October for the first time in program history, becoming the first Division II program to win the tournament in nearly 20 years.
The two-day 2012 Northeast-10 Championship will take place on September 30 and October 1 at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y. Le Moyne College will serve as host of the 11-team match.
Adelphi University finished second in the poll with 74 points, while American International College was third with 67 points and one first-place vote. University of Massachusetts Lowell (65 points) and Franklin Pierce University (59 points) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the poll.
All five of the teams making up the top five in the poll advanced to the NCAA Championship this past spring.
Rounding out the voting was Le Moyne with 53 points, Saint Anselm College with 49 points, Southern New Hampshire University with 48 points and one first-place vote, The College of Saint Rose with 39 points, Assumption College with 35 points, and Saint Michael’s College with 19 points.
To view the complete poll results, please see below.
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
Northeast-10 Golf Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Bentley – 98 (9)
2. Adelphi – 74
3. American Int’l – 67 (1)
4. UMass Lowell – 65
5. Franklin Pierce – 59
6. Le Moyne – 53
7. Saint Anselm – 49
8. So. New Hampshire 48 (1)
9. Saint Rose – 38
10. Assumption – 35
11. Saint Michael’s – 19