WVWC’s Bolyard and Toothman receive All-MEC golf honors

BRIDGEPORT — Notre Dame's Macie Hysell earned Mountain East Conference Women's Golf Player of the Year honors, the league announced. The conference also recognized NDC's Armani Shepherd as the Freshman of the Year, and the University of Charleston's Will Johnson was tabbed as the league's Coach of the Year.

Hysell, a junior from Ravenna, Ohio, earned the honor after posting a scoring average of 79.50 in four rounds of select MEC events. She was medalist at the MEC Championship at Glade Springs in the fall, and was the only player under 80 to take medalist honors at the MEC Spring Classic.

Shepherd, a native of Copley, Ohio, averaged 82.3 in four rounds of MEC play to earn Freshman of the Year honors. She was also recognized as a member of the All-MEC first team.

Johnson earns Coach of the Year honors for the third time in four years. He guided the Golden Eagles to their second MEC title in the fall to go with wins at the Wally Edgell Invitational and Mars Hill Spring Invitational.

Joining Hysell and Shepherd on the first team were Charleston's Sarah Feizal, Elizabeth Karsten and Alyssa Wrozier, along with UVa-Wise's Katie Pritchett.

Nine players earned second team honors, including West Virginia Wesleyan's Carleigh Boyd and Beverly Toothman, Wheeling Jesuit's Bailey Frederick and Kailey Pettit, Notre Dame's Alexandra Cardi and Lindsey Miller, along with Concord's Melinda Goda, West Liberty's Kenaida Mills and Urbana's Jennifer Mitchell.

Concord's duo of Sarah Cole and Katelyn Sanders earned honorable mention recognition, as did Charleston's McKenzie Dietz.

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring average from six rounds at select MEC events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league's coaches.

2018-19 All-MEC First Team

Name School Cl. Hometown

Sarah Feizal Charleston So. Sham Alam, Malaysia

Macie Hysell Notre Dame Jr. Ravenna, Ohio

Elizabeth Karsten Charleston Jr. Rochester, N.Y.

Katie Pritchett UVa-Wise Jr. Dry Fork, Va.

Armani Shepherd Notre Dame Fr. Copley, Ohio

Alyssa Wrozier Charleston Jr. St. Louis, Mo.

2018-19 All-MEC Second Team

Name School Cl. Hometown

Carleigh Bolyard W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Parsons, W.Va.

Alexandra Cardi Notre Dame So. Delaware, Ohio

Bailey Frederick Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Fairmont, W.Va.

Melinda Goda Concord Fr. Plainfield, Ind.

Lindsey Miller Notre Dame So. Painesville, Ohio

Kenaida Mills West Liberty Jr. Califon, N.J.

Jennifer Mitchell Urbana Sr. Lima, Ohio

Kailey Pettit Wheeling Jesuit So. Glen Dale, W.Va.

Beverly Toothman W.Va. Wesleyan So. Nutter Fort, W.Va.

2018-19 All-MEC Honorable Mention

Name School Cl. Hometown

Sarah Cole Concord Jr. Princeton, W.Va.

McKenzie Dietz Charleston Fr. Beverly, Ohio

Katelyn Sanders Concord Jr. Oceana, W.Va.

Player of the Year: Macie Hysell (Notre Dame)

Freshman of the Year: Armani Shepherd (Notre Dame)

Coach of the Year: Will Johnson (Charleston)


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