Merrimack Leads after First Day of NE-10 Women’s Golf Championship

Merrimack Leads after First Day of NE-10 Women’s Golf Championship


Friday, September 25

Ricigliano, Merrimack Lead after Opening Round


SANDS POINT, N.Y. – After the first day of the Northeast-10 Women’s Golf Championship, the Merrimack Warriors sit atop the leaderboard with a 319 team score on the par 73 course at the Village Club of Sands Point. Merrimack’s Alessandra Ricigliano was the individual leader after day one with a 74, just one stroke over par. 

The Warriors were 36 strokes ahead of second-place Franklin Pierce. The Ravens posted a 355 team score, while Le Moyne was only one stroke behind in third with a 356. Southern New Hampshire currently sits in fourth with a 365, and fifth-place Assumption posted a team score of 416.

Merrimack’s four top golfers are currently sitting in the top 7. Freshman Krystal Knight, a three-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week selection, was second after the first day with a 78.

Adelphi’s Lucy Stevens was one stroke behind Knight for third with a 79. Franklin Pierce’s Camden Morrison and Merrimack’s Jaclyn Drew were tied for fourth, both posting an 82. Assumption’s Alyssa Ruggieri had a hole-in-one on the fifth hole, a par 3.

The final day of the Northeast-10 Championship begins tomorrow with the first tee time set for 11 a.m. 

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 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 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 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 Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.