UALBANY CLINCHES MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
ORLANDO, FL - The UAlbany women’s golf team clinched its second MAAC Women’s Golf Championship in program history. Annie Lee claimed her second career McLeod Trophy for placing first in the individual standings.
The third and final round score for the Great Danes was 307 (+19). The total for all three rounds was 921 (+57). Four UAlbany golfers placed in the top ten in the competition, while all five were in the top 20. Annie Lee came in first with a score of 220 (+4), followed by Megan Henry in fourth with 228 (+12), Helga Einarsdottir and Caroline Juillat tied for 10th with 237 (+21), and Annika Espino tied for 19th with 242 (+26).
The second place team was Quinnipiac, finishing with 933 (+69), followed by Dayton at 947 (+83), Hartford at 956 (+92), Siena at 967 (+103), Monmouth at 977 (+113), Niagara at 987 (+123), La Salle at 1040 (+176), and Fairfield at 1061 (+197).
This is the second title win for UAlbany after their first in 2015. Annie Lee took the individual championship for the first time that same year. She came ahead of her 2015 mark this year by six strokes.
Coach Colleen Cashman-McSween was named the 2018 MAAC Women’s Coach of the Year, her second time receiving the honor.
The Great Danes will find out where they play next on April 25th at 5:30 PM on the Golf Channel during the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Selection Show.
“I’m unbelievably proud of this team for their performance not only this week but the entire season. We have had our ups and downs, but coming into this week we were very prepared both mentally and physically. We never faltered in the tournament. We led from our first tee shot until the last birdie putt dropped on 18. Every player contributed at least one round and Senior Annie Lee was our rock on the golf course this weekend. Having a clean sweep of the Team Title and Individual Title is a very special thing. Their team bond really showed through and I couldn’t be any more honored to coach this great group of players. No matter what NCAA Regional site we go to, I feel we really have a chance to compete against the best. This truly is a very special bunch!” - Coach Colleen Cashman-McSween