Embrace the Victory: Merrimack Headlines Women's Golf Coaches' Poll

Embrace the Victory: Merrimack Headlines Women's Golf Coaches' Poll



MANSFIELD, Mass.– Merrimack was selected to win the 2018 NE10 Women’s Golf Championship according to the coaches’ poll results on Thursday, as the two-day championship is set to take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 15. Saint Rose will serve as the host at Capital Hills at Albany Golf Course.   

It will be the fifth annual NE10 Women’s Golf Championship, as the Warriors seek their fourth title in program history. Merrimack earned 48 points, including six first-place votes, while Franklin Pierce finished as runner-up with 44 points and two first-place tallies. 

For complete results of the NE10 Coaches' Poll, please see below.

The first group tees off on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., while Monday’s first group begins at 9:00 a.m. Follow @TheNortheast10 on Twitter for updates throughout the 2018 NE10 Women's Golf Championship. Live results will be made available on the Championship Central page.

Merrimack won the first three NE10 championships before bowing to Franklin Pierce in 2017 by only two strokes. In each of the first four women’s golf championships, the Warriors and Ravens have finished in the top two spots and are chosen to do so yet again in 2018, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

The Warriors are led by dominant senior Krystal Knight, a four-time NE10 Golfer of the Week this season after four tournament wins to start her 2018 campaign. Knight has finished in the top-five in each of the past three NE10 championships, including her individual medalist honor in 2017. Freshman Jordan Laplume, a two-time NE10 Rookie of the Week, joins Knight to aid Merrimack’s efforts. 

Reigning champion Franklin Pierce will have junior Taylor Hartley and two-time Rookie of the Week Christine Songcuan leading the way this weekend, as it looks to defend its title. Southern New Hampshire (34), Le Moyne (33) and Assumption (23) round-out the top five finishes in the coaches’ poll. 

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.