Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College junior Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, Md.) has been named as 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 also 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 also 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 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship for the second time this spring and Rosenfield tied for medalist honors with a two-day score of 145. The Bantams won five other tournaments outright, including the NESCAC Fall Qualifier, and will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships in North Carolina later this month.
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. In Greason's first two seasons at the helm, the Bantams finished third at the NESCAC Championship Tournament before improving to second place in the 2016 NESCAC Championships and tying for second in last spring's NESCAC Tourney. 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.
Rosenfield is the sixth Bantam to be honored as the NESCAC 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 owns an average of 73.3 and has been a medalist in three tournament this season, including the NESCAC Championship, which the Bantams won. Rosenfield, also an All-NESCAC First Team selection, has not finished lower than third in six of seven tournaments this season for the NCAA-bound Bantams. He was a Ping Division III All-American Honorable Mention in 2016-17 and earned Ping Division III All-Northeast Region and All-NESCAC First Team honors in his first two collegiate seasons. He is a graduate of the Gilman School and the son of Vicki and Stuart Rosenfield.
Choukas has an average of 75.0 this season. A senior, he has four top-10 finishes, including a season-best third place finish at the NESCAC Qualifier (74-73-147). Choukas is an All-NESCAC First Team selection for the third time in his career, also earning the honor in 2014 and 2015. He was also the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2014. Choukas posted a score of 155 (77-78) at the NESCAC Championship to help the Bantams capture the NESCAC title. A graduate of Hanover High School, he is the son of Kerry Riess and Michael Choukas.
Kelly was the medalist at the NESCAC Qualifier with rounds of 75 and 68 (143) and finished in a tie with Rosenfield for medalist honors at the NESCAC Championships. Kelly posted scores of 73 and 72 (145) to help Trinity claim the NESCAC title. Kelly owns a 75.5 scoring average heading into the NCAA Championship. A graduate of Belmont High School, he is the son of Kristen Ferris and Kevin Kelly.
Kay-Green finished in the top-ten at the NESCAC Championship with a two day score of 153. As a rookie, he was a member of the 2016 Ping Division III All-Northeast Regional Team, the All-NESCAC Second Team and the All-ECAC Division III New England Second Team. A graduate of Needham High School, he is the son of Fredie Kay and Thomas Green.
Ping All-Region team information