LEXINGTON, Va. — The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) recently released its Mizuno Coaches Division III poll and the University of Washington and Lee ranks in the top 10.
The Generals racked up 214 points in the ballot and sit 10th for the first ballot of the spring season.
Carnegie Mellon tops the poll with eight first-place votes and 315 total points. Emory University received one vote for first place and 297 points for second, while Methodist is third with 290 points and a tally for first place. Williams ranks fourth with 282 points and three first-place finishes, and George Fox is fifth with 271 points. Center (246), Amherst (243), Pomona-Pitzer (233), Redlands (222) and W&L (214) complete the Top 10.
Washington and Lee finished in the Top 5 in his three tournaments during the fall season, including a second-place finish at his own Homestead invite in October.
The Generals set the program record three times in five total innings this fall, earning a program-high score of 297 on day one of the Generals Cup Invitational. Overall, W&L has a team point average of 301.4 and five players are in the top 100 of the Golfstat Division III Player Rankings.
First year Laetitia Roegner (Greenwich, Conn./IMG Academy) is the No. 16 player in Division III and leads the team with an average of 75.2 points. Classmates A Shelmir (Dallas, TX / Highland Park) and Marcella Mercer (Bigfork, Montana/Flathead) are ranked 47th and 48th, respectively, while junior All-American Megan Kanaby (Chapel Hill, NC/Cardinal Gibbons) is ranked 54th overall. Senior Savannah Johnson (Owens Cross Roads, Ala./Huntsville) also made the Top 100 at #98.
Shelmire is third on the team with an average of 76.2, while Mercer is fourth with an average of 76.4. Kanaby is second on the team at 75.8 and Johnson is fifth at 79.0.
Washington and Lee will open their Spring 2022 campaign Monday through Tuesday when they compete in the Savannah Intercollegiate to be held at Savannah Quarters Golf Club in Pooler, Georgia.
See the full WGCA polls