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September 26, 2015
Ricigliano Wins Individual Crown for Champion Warriors
SANDS POINT, N.Y. – For the second straight year, the Merrimack Warriors have won the Northeast-10 Women's Golf Championship. The individual champion also came from Merrimack for the second year in a row, as Alessandra Ricigliano earned Medalist honors.
The Warriors cruised to victory by posting a 638 team score, putting up identical scores of 319 in both the first and second rounds, while finishing 51 strokes ahead of the next team.
Franklin Pierce was the runner-up with a team score of 689, posting a 334 on Day 2, which was 21 strokes better than its opening round score. Le Moyne finished third with a team score of 708, followed by Southern New Hampshire in fourth (727) and Assumption in fifth (828).
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Ricigliano set an NE-10 record for lowest round score (74 on Day 1) and overall score, shooting a 152 over the two-day event. Fellow Warrior Krystal Knight earned Outstanding Rookie of the Championship honors, finishing second overall with a score of 153.
Franklin Pierce's Camden Morrison finished in third with a 159, while teammate Anna Haynes (164) also finished in the top-5. Merrimack's Jessica Wagner, the individual champion back in the inaugural championship in the spring, came in fourth with a 163 overall score.
This year's tournament, hosted by Adelphi at the Village Club of Sands Point, marked the second-ever NE-10 Women's Golf Championship. The Northeast-10 Conference added women's golf as its 24th league sport in 2014.
Individual Champion: Alessandra Ricigliano, Merrimack
Outstanding Rookie: Krystal Knight, Merrimack
Coach of the Year: Nick Crovetti, Merrimack
2015 Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference
1. Alessandra Ricigliano, Merrimack – 152
2. Krystal Knight, Merrimack – 153
3. Camden Morrison, Franklin Pierce – 159
4. Jessica Wagner, Merrimack – 163
5. Anna Haynes, Franklin Pierce – 164
2015 Northeast-10 Second Team All-Conference
6. Lucy Stevens, Adelphi – 165
7. Emily Stickel, Le Moyne – 167
t-8. Jaclyn Drew, Merrimack – 170
t-8. Kaitlyn Lutinski, So. New Hampshire – 170
10. Kailey Coleman, So. New Hampshire – 178
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
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.