The Sacred Heart women’s golf team played its best round of the Northeast Conference Women’s Golf Championship at LPGA International in April. Though the win slipped away to Fairleigh Dickinson with one stroke, the Pioneers still could boast their highest NEC Championship finish after placing fourth in each of the last four NEC Tournaments
Moreover, freshman Chelsea Sedlar made program history by becoming the first women’s golfer to win the individual NEC title. It was Sedlar’s third straight medalist honor, as she also tied for the top spot at the Hartford Women’s Invitational and won the SHU Spring Invitational, earning NEC Golfer of the Week honors.
Sedlar won medalist honors by one stroke over teammate Ellen Nighbor, whose second-place showing was a career high for the junior, who took third place last year.
Not to be outdone, however, Nighbor claimed her spot as the first women’s golfer at SHU to be named NEC Player of the Year, finishing in the top 10 of all but one tournament in the 2015-16 season. She also earned her second consecutive First Team All-NEC selection.
Sophomore Abigail Hood was the model of consistency as she made par on 15 of 18 holes for her highest finish at the tournament. Junior Stephanie Lowe rounded out the SHU scoring group with her best round of the tournament, tying for 17th.
The NEC also named SHU Women’s Golf Head Coach Matt McGreevy as its Women’s Golf Coach of the Year for leading the Pioneers to their best-ever finish at the championships. This is McGreevy’s second Coach of the Year honor, as he also earned the award in 2009.