FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2015
Merrimack Picked as Top Choice by NE-10 Coaches
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Merrimack Warriors were picked to repeat as Northeast-10 Women's Golf Champions, as the conference released its coaches' poll on Wednesday. Merrimack totaled 16 points, including four first-place votes.
The NE-10 Women's Golf Championship, which will be hosted by Adelphi, will run from Friday through Saturday at the Village Club of Sands Point in Sands Point, N.Y. In its second year as an NE-10 sport, women's golf had its championship moved to the fall this season after taking place in the spring during its inaugural season.
The Warriors claimed the first-ever women's golf title back in April with a team score of 663 and finished 31 strokes ahead of runner-up Franklin Pierce. Jessica Wagner of Merrimack won the individual crown by shooting a 154 over the two-day event.
Coming in at No. 2 in the coaches' poll was Franklin Pierce, collecting 12 points in total. Right behind in third was Le Moyne, tallying 11 points overall. The Dolphins garnered the lone other vote for first place.
Southern New Hampshire was selected fourth with seven points. Assumption, making its first appearance in the women's golf championship, was fifth with four points. Both Adelphi and Saint Rose will also have a handful of golfers who will be competing for the individual title.
The first tee time on Friday is set for 12:20 p.m. The first golfer to tee off on Saturday will do so at 11 a.m.
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.