Golf - W - Archives 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. – Women's Golf Finish: 1st Tournament: Crosstown Challenge vs. Siena Location: Albany, N.Y. – Albany Country Club Short Story: UAlbany tops Siena for the 4th straight year at the Crosstown Challenge. Annie Songuen Lee and Helga Einarsdottir both shot a 75 tying for first place. Team Scores: 321-307-305 (+69)
ALBANY, N.Y.—The University at Albany Women's Golf team hosts MAAC rival for its annual Crosstown Challenge. The Great Danes have won this tournament for the past three years and are looking to bring home another trophy.
PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J.- UAlbany Women's Golf places fourth at the Rutgers Women's Golf Invitational. Helga Einarsdottir led the team in the first tournament of the season shooting a program best round of 69.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women's golf team opens its Fall 2017 campaign Sept. 9-10, competing in the Rutgers Women's Golf Invitational. The 54-hole tournament will begin with 36 holes on Saturday and a final round of 18 on Sunday at Rutgers University Golf Course. UAlbany will take on a field of 11 teams, including Rutgers, Delaware, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgetown, Hofstra, Long Island University, Sacred Heart, Siena, St. John's, and Wagner College. Tee times are between 7:45 and 9:40 a.m. on both days. Results will be posted here at the conclusion of each round. The Great Danes return all six players from last year, including two top-ten MAAC Championship finishers, Helga Einarsdottir and Megan Henry. Also returning is senior leader Annie Songeun-Lee who was the 2015 MAAC individual champion. The Rutgers Invitational marks the first of five tournaments that UAlbany is slated to compete in this fall.
Capitalizing on current strength, the University at Albany Women's Golf team starts the season with a squad of all returning veterans. Returning back on the first day of classes the Great Danes have two weeks to prepare until their first fall tournament in Piscataway, NJ at the Rutgers University Golf Course. Colleen Cashman-McSween will enter her fifth season at UAlbany as the head coach. "The fall season is always a whirlwind getting started and heading directly into our first tournament of the year. I try to emphasize with the team how important it is to remain competitive over the summer and practice hard because with only 7 days of practice before the first event, that doesn't leave a lot of time to sharpen skills," said head coach Cashman-McSween. "I think everyone had a great summer and is really looking forward to getting the season underway." EXPERIENCED RETURNERS This season the Great Danes' roster will be composed of six golfers, all returners and no freshman. "This season will be a team effort. For the first time in my coaching years, I do not have any incoming freshman to start the season simply because we had four freshman in the starting line-up last spring," said Cashman-McSween. "I think this brings a lot of pulses to this year's team because they come with experience and knowledge of how everything works and they have been to most of the fall tournaments that we will be attending." Leading the team will be senior Annie Songuen Lee holds the 2015 MAAC Individual Champion title. Other key assets include two top ten 2016 MAAC Championship finishers, sophomore Helga Einarsdottir (T-3rd) and sophomore Megan Henry (T-10th). NEW ASSISTANT Although the team has added no new players, Cashman-McSween has added a new assistant coach to the program, Matthew Ragovin. Ragovin comes to UAlbany after an assistant coaching position at St. Lawrence University wh
ALBANY, N.Y.- The University at Albany Women's Golf team welcomes Matthew coach Colleen Cashman-McSween. "I'm very excited to welcome Matt to the UAlbany family. Matt brings a wealth of golf experience and coaching skills as a former collegiate golfer and assistant," said Cashman-McSween. "I'm looking forward to having him work with me and help further the UAlbany golf program forward in the national rankings." Ragovin comes to UAlbany after an assistant coaching position at St. Lawrence University where he coached both men's and women's golf for a year. Prior to St. Lawrence he was an assistant at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA for two years. "I want to thank everyone at UAlbany for giving me the opportunity to make an impact on these young women's lives, on and off the golf course, especially head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween and athletic director Mark Benson," said Ragovin. "I couldn't be more excited and ready to start my journey as a Great Dane. Coach Colleen has done an amazing job with the Dane's golf program and with our combined efforts on and off the course, we expect great things to come." Ragovin was a student athlete himself at McMurry University in Abilene, TX where he was the captain of the men's golf team, a member of the 2010 American Southwest All-Conferene team, and the vice president of SAAC. Graduating in 2013, Ragovin received a bachelor's degree of interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in kinesiology, business, and psychology.