Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College junior Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, Md.) was named a 2018 Ping Division III Honorable Mention All-American, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). He was also a semifinalist for the NCAA Men's Golf Jack Nicklaus Award Player of the year, presented by Barbasol and joined senior captain Nate Choukas (Hanover, N.H.) on the Ping Division III Northeast All-Region Team. Rosenfield was additionally selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2018 Men's Golf Player of the Year, and Bantam Head Coach Matt Greason (5th Season) was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year. Choukas, Rosenfield, and senior Kole Kelly (Belmont, Mass.) graced the All-NESCAC First Team and junior Taylor Kay-Green (Needham, Mass.) earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors. Trinity won the NESCAC Championship for the second time this spring and Rosenfield tied for medalist honors with a two-day score of 145.
Rosenfield, a three-time, Ping Division III All-Northeast Region selection, is the sixth Bantam to be honored as the league's golfer of the year, joining George Boudria (2005-06), Reid Longley (2006-07 & 2008-09), Josh Grossman (2007-08), Jack Palley (2011-12) and Greg Palmer (2012-13). Rosenfield tied Kelly for individual medalist honors in the NESCAC Championship Tournament with a two-day score of 145. He won the Williams College Fall Invitational with a career-low score of 139, tied for the Bill Detrick Invitational title at Trinity, and finished no lower than third in eight tournaments prior to the NCAA Championships. Rosenfield was a Ping Division III All-American Honorable Mention in 2016-17 and an ECAC Division III All-New England First Team honoree the year before that. A graduate of the Gilman School, Rosenfield also received NESCAC All-Academic honors in 2017. He is the son of Vicki and Stuart Rosenfield.
Greason was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers for the first time in his career after guiding Trinity to its first NESCAC Championship since 2010 and a berth to the NCAA Championship in North Carolina. The Bantams won five other tournaments outright, including the NESCAC Fall Qualifier, and closed the year with a 34th-place finish in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in North Carolina. In Greason's first two seasons at the helm, the Bantams finished third at the NESCAC Championship Tournament before improving to second place in both the 2016 and 2017 NESCAC Championships. Trinity also won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England title in the fall of 2014, and finished as the ECAC Runner-Up the following two years under Greason's lead.
Choukas who also earned All-NESCAC First Team honors in 2014 and 2015, and was the 2014 NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2014, tied for third place with a two-round score of 147 in the 2017-18 NESCAC Qualifier and won the Ekwanok College Tournament in the fall. He is also a three-time, NESCAC All-Academic honoree and received NESCAC All-Sportsmanship recognition in 2015-16 and this season. An alum of Hanover High School, Rosenfield graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Kerry Riess and Michael Choukas.
Kelly was the individual medalist at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier with a two-round score of 143 and tied Rosenfield for first place overall at the NESCAC Championship Tournament in the spring. Kelly posted scores of 73 and 72 (145) to help Trinity claim the NESCAC title. An alum of Belmont High School, Kelly graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Kristen Ferris and Kevin Kelly.
Kay-Green, also a Ping Division III All-Northeast Regional Team, All-NESCAC Second Team, and ECAC Division III All-New England Second Team honoree, as a rookie in 2015-16, shot a 148 in the 2018 NESCAC Championship Tournament to tie for ninth overall. He also tied for medalist honors in Trinity's Bill Detrick Invitational in the fall. A graduate of Needham High School, Kay-Green is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Fredie Kay and Thomas Green.