Haycock & Bradbury Named To VaSID All-State Squad
Charlottesville, Va. – ODU seniors Elizabeth Haycock and Kimberley Bradbury were named to the 2014 VaSID All-State Women’s Golf team as released today by the Virginia sports Information Directors. Haycock was selected to the first team and Bradbury to the second team.
Haycock tied for ninth at the C-USA Championships leading the Lady Monarchs to a fourth overall finish. During the season, Haycock finished in a three-way tie for first at Campbell’s Tournament, tied for eighth at Florida’s SunTrust Tournament and seventh at the UNCW Seahawk Classic. She was named C-USA golfer of the week twice this season, and was the team MVP. Haycock finished the season with a 75.2 stroke average.
Bradbury tied for second at North Florida, fourth at UNCW and fifth at Campbell just two strokes behind the champion. She finished the season with a 75.3 stroke average and shared the team MVP award with Haycock. Both Lady Monarchs graduated last month.
Virginia junior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) was named the VaSID golfer of the year, freshmanLauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) was the rookie of the year and head coach Kim Lewellen was tabbed as the coach of the year.
Coughlin and Diaz-Yi werejoined on the first-team all-state squad by senior teammate Elizabeth Brightwell (Nellysford, Va.). Also voted as first-team selections were Old Dominion’s Elizabeth Haycock (Birmingham, England) and Longwood’s Amanda Steinhagen (Oak Hill, Va).
Coughlin led Virginia with a 74.61 stroke average and helped the Cavaliers to a 14th-place finish at theNCAA Championships and a runner-up showing at the ACC Championships. Diaz-Yi was UVa’s top performer at the NCAAs, finishing 28th overall. Brightwell ended her senior season with a 75.39 stroke average and had a pair of top-10 finishes.
Steinhagen was an All-Big South selection after leading the Lancers with a 74.88 stroke average. She had five top-10 finishes in nine tournaments and took medalist honors at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate.
Lewellen led the Cavaliers to a 20th-place finish in both the Golfstat and Golfweek polls despite not having a single player on the roster named to the All-ACC squad. UVa’s appearance at the NCAA Championships was the sixth in Lewellen’s seven-year tenure with the Cavaliers.
The second team was comprised of two golfers from James Madison (Ginger Mak and Shabril Brewer), Hollis’ Elizabeth Cheng and Randolph-Macon’s Olivia Bowling.
The University of Virginia swept the top three honors on the All-State team. The team combines players from both the University and College divisions.
2014 VaSID All-State Women’s Golf Team
Lauren Coughlin, Jr., Virginia
Elizabeth Haycock, Sr., Old Dominion
Amanda Steinhagen, Sr., Longwood
Lauren Diaz-Yi, Fr., Virginia
Elizabeth Brightwell, Sr., Virginia
Ginger Mak, Sr., James Madison
Shabril Brewer, Jr., James Madison
Kimberley Bradbury, Sr., Old Dominion
Elizabeth Cheng, Sr., Hollins
Olivia Bowling, So., Randolph-Macon
VaSID Golfer of the Year – Lauren Coughlin, Jr. Virginia
VaSID Coach of the Year – Kim Lewellen, Virginia
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Lauren Diaz-Yi, Fr., Virginia