Helga Einarsdottir has been selected to represent Iceland in the European Team Championship July 11-15 in Montado Resort, Portugal. The Icelandic Golf Association's Sport Director Jussi Pitkänen announced the UAlbany freshman to the highest league. Einarsdottir is one of two rookies on the six-member women's A-national team. The UAlbany women's golf head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween is very proud of Einarsdottir's accomplishment. "What an honor it is for Helga to have been selected to represent her country of Iceland at the European Ladies Championship in Portugal. I am very proud of everything that she has accomplished in her short time as a Great Dane. I am really looking forward to her being a leader for our team and a force to be reckoned with in the MAAC Conference," said Cashman-McSween. Einarsdottir individually tied for third overall at the 2017 MAAC Championship helping lead her team to a second-place overall finish. "Helga works very hard at her game during the season and has been playing in tournaments every week during the summer as well. Playing in this National European Championship will be such an amazing experience for her. I couldn't be more gratified to have this outstanding student athlete here at UAlbany," said Cashman-McSween.
ALBANY, N.Y. –The University at Albany's women's golf head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween has released the team's 2017 fall schedule. The Great Danes will compete in five tournaments including a home tournament at the Albany Country Club versus local rival, Siena. "I'm very excited about the tournaments we have committed to for the upcoming Fall season. Of my past four seasons in this program, this schedule is definitely the most competitive to start the year off. Competing in a Big Ten tournament at Rutgers, two Ivy League events at Dartmouth and Yale, and an event hosted by a two-times conference champion, Delaware will be a difficult test to begin the season, but it will also be a great warm-up for the Spring season as well," head coach Cashman-McSween. UAlbany will begin its fall season at the Rutgers University Invitational at the Rutgers University Golf Course in Piscataway, NJ. On Saturday, September 9th, the first day of the invitational, the Great Danes will shoot 36 holes, while on the second day, September 10th they will shoot 18. Two weeks later UAlbany will tee-off two 18 hole rounds on September 23rd and 24th at the Dartmouth Women's Golf Invitational at the Hanover Country Club in Hanover, NH. Then on Friday October 6th the Great Danes will travel to the Yale Women's Intercollegiate in New Haven, CT for its only three-day tournament on the schedule. This tournament will consist of three 18 hole rounds at the Course at Yale. The final trip of the fall season will be to Rehoboth Beach, DE on October 21-22nd where UAlbany will compete in the Delaware Lady Blue Hen Invitational at the Rehoboth Country Club. The format of this tournament is 36 holes on day one, with 18 on day two. "We will have a very young line up of four sophomores, one junior and two seniors. I'm looking forward to great things in this upcoming year," said Cashman-McSween.'
With the softball team winning the America East championship today, the University at Albany has earned 100 conference titles since joining the Division I ranks in 1999.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- The University at Albany Women's Golf head coach, Colleen Cashman-McSween has been awarded a sponsor exemption for next month's Fuccillo Kia Classic of New York, a Symetra Tour event at Capital Hills. On June 2-4 she will compete with 142 professionals for prizes valued at $125,000. Cashman- McSween has recently completed her fourth year as the UAlbany head coach whose teams have placed with top finishes including a MAAC Championship in 2014. In the 2016-17 season the Great Danes finished second in the MAAC Championship falling to Quinnipiac by only six stroke. This is Cashman-McSween's third straight year receiving an exemption in the Fuccillo Kia Classic. A former tour player, she has competed in more than 100 professional tournaments on the Futures Tour, the predecessor to the Symetra, and won the 2003 Tampa Bay Next Generation Futures Golf Classic. The Fuccillo Automotive Group announced that the
LAKE BUENA VISTA, F.L.—Trailing behind by six strokes, the University at Albany Women's Golf team claimed second place at the MAAC Championship this afternoon. The team shot three round scores of 324-312-309, for a total score of 945, +81. Quinnipiac took home the team shooting 939 overall (320, 307, 312). Behind UAlbany was Monmouth (961), Dayton (975), and Siena (1006). In sixth place it was Hartford (1011), followed by Niagra (1012), Fairfield (1039), and La Salle (1233). "Considering this was majority of the teams first conference they did very well. I am so proud of them for the hard work they have put in these last couple of weeks. Big things are going to happen with this team in the future, I am sure of it," said senior Paige Fujihara. Fujihara finished her last round of golf as a Great Dane placing second overall with a score of 233 (78-75-80, +17), just two strokes away from the individual title. Following two strokes behind Fujihara was Helga Einarsdottir who tied for third with a score of 235 (83-78-74, +19). Next was Megan Henry who shot round scores of 79-83-77, which totaled 239 overall (+23). After Henry was the 2015 individual champion, Annie Lee who tied for 13th with a score of 241 (84-79-78, +25). Finally, Caroline Juillat placed 23rd and shot 252 overall (85-80-87, +36). "I am pleased that we had 3 players in the Top 10 and it was a bitter sweet finish for Paige finishing 2nd in her final tournament as a Great Dane. We are a very young team with 3 Freshman competing and with some hard work and more tournament experience over the summer I'm looking forward to everyone coming back a little more confident and ready for a new year," said head coach Colleen Cashman McSween.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Univesity at Albany Women's Golf team heads to the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney's Magnolia Course. The championship will begin on Friday, April 21st and end on Sunday, April 23rd. Live results for all three days of action can be accessed here. The final day of play will be broadcast live on ESPN 3 beginning at 10 AM. The MAAC Field: UAlbany, Dayton, Fairfield, Hartford, Niagra, Monmouth, Siena, Quinnipiac This is UAlbany's eighth appearance at the MAAC Championship since becoming a member in 2010. Last spring, the Great Danes placed 5th out of the eight team field. Quinnipiac took home the overall title. In 2015 the Great Danes took home the program's first MAAC title. Prior to 2010, UAlbany won America East titles in 2004, 2008, and 2009. The Great Danes are coming in strong to the MAAC Championship after a first place finish this past weekend at the Hartford Hawks Invitational. Senior Paige Fujihara and freshman Helga Einarsdottir were the top scorers for the Great Danes tying for fourth. Annie Songuen Lee will bring experience to the course this weekend. In 2015 she took home the MAAC individual title. The MAAC champion will receive automatic bids to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships.
BLOOMFIELD, C.T.-- The University at Albany Women's Golf Team ties for first at the Hartford Hawks Women's Invitational with Sacred Heart University. UAlbany shot team scores of 315-320 (635 +59) in the two-day tournament. Team Results: T1: University at Albany (635) T1: Sacred Heart University (635) 3: Wagner College (642) 4: Hartford (658) 5: Fairfield University (713) "This weekend was very important to us as a team to finish out our regular season on a high note. The team hung tough and made up for the five stroke deficit to catch the team in front of us. We have traveled to amazing destinations this season including Hawaii and Florida, but we haven't played the strongest golf. So today it was uplifting to come out with the victory," said Head Coach Colleen Cashman-McSween.
ALBANY, N.Y.— The Women's Golf team heads to Hartford for the Hartford Hawks Women's Invitational Friday, April 14th - Saturday, April 15th. The Course: Tumble Brook Country Club (Bloomfield, Conn.) 6313 yards, par 72 With the MAAC Championships just around the corner, the University at Albany will step out on the course for one last tournament. The event was originally scheduled for this past weekend; however, it was postponed due to unplayable course conditions. Last time out, the Danes were in warmer weather at the Anu
ALBANY, N.Y.-- The Hartford Hawk Women's Invitational has been postponed to April 13-15 due to cumulative rainfall. The Tumble Brook Course in Bloomfield, CT is currently closed due to the 1.5 inches of rain this past Monday and Tuesday.
KAPALUA, MAUI— The Great Danes took 15th out of 15 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic shooting a three round score of 965 (+101), with round scores of 328, 318, 319. UCLA took home the team title shooting 852 (-12), followed by Arizona State who shot 869 (+5) and San Jose State who shot 877 (+5).
The Great Danes finished 13th in Dade City, Florida at the Lake Jovita Golf Club. UAlbany shot a total of 980 (+116) with round scores of 332-323-325. Georgia Southern took the team title shooting a 897 (+33), followed by Southern Miss, Boston College (899), and Florida Gulf Coast (907) in the top four. For UAlbany, Annie Lee led the way placing 45th overall in the field of 77 golfers. She shot round scores of 83-75-80 for a total score of 238. Megan Henry followed close behind tying for 48th place with a score of 239 (82-78-79), while Paige Fujihara shot a 254 (87-82-85). Caroline Juillat (256) and Annika Espino (260) rounded out UAlbany's line up. Up next, the Great Danes will compete in the Avenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Hawaii. UAlbany will compete in the three-day tournament starting March 27th-March 29th at the Kapalua Golf Club Bay Course.
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany travels to Dade City, Florida to compete in their first spring tournament of the 2017 season. The tournament will take place Monday and Tuesday, March 13-14 and is hosted by Western Kentucky University and the University of Southern Mississippi. THE TEAM In the fall, UAlbany competed in five tournaments with three impressive finishes including a 2nd place finish at the Quinnipiac Classic. The Great Danes roster has changed since the fall, graduating seniors Rosalee Hearns and Yoorim Kang. However, head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween has filled their void with new additions, Caitlan Blydenburgh and Helga Einarsdottir. Leaders, Annie Songeun Lee and Paige Fujihara will return this weekend. Lee's best finish in the fall was at the Rutger's Invitational where she tied for second shooting 10 over par, while Fujihara's best finish was at dual match against Sienna where she placed 1st. THE COMPETITION The Great Danes will be up against a talented 13-team field featuring Fort Wayne, Tennessee Tech, St. John's, North Florida, W Kentucky, Southern Miss, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Boston College, Samford, and Jacksonville State. They will also face last year's MAAC champion, Quinnipiac. THE COURSE Lake Jovita Golf Club is a par 72, 6,325 yard course. The Great Danes will tee-off at 8:30 a.m. ET.