Liz Gudas NESCAC Player of the Year; Phoebe Mattana, Cordelia Chan & Sophie Kitchen Named All-NESCAC Again

Liz Gudas '18
Liz Gudas '18
Phoebe Mattana '18
Cordelia Chan '19
Sophie Kitchen '17

HADLEY, Mass. – Williams junior Elizabeth Gudas has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league's coaches. She was the runner-up at the 2016 NESCAC Championship and finished in the top three in three other tournaments this season. Gudas joined four other golfers on the All-NESCAC First Team, while five golfers were voted to the All-NESCAC Second Team.

Eph first year head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson landed four players on the All-NESCAC Team. In his first season as the Ephs' head coach he led Williams to its second second straight NESCAC Championship.

Joining Gudas on the First Team was classmate Phoebe Mattana, while sophomore Cordelia Chan and senior Sophie Kitchen each were accorded Second Team honors.

Phoebe Mattana, last year's NESCAC Player of the Year, was recognized as a First-Team selection for the second straight year. She won the Mount Holyoke Invitational with a two-day total of 147 and was fifth at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.

Cordelia Chan won the Williams Invitational with two rounds of 74 and added three other top-10 finishes this season to earn All-NESCAC Second Team honors. She posted a two-day score of 163 to finish 10th at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.

Sophie Kitchen is an All-NESCAC Second Team performer for the second straight year. She earned four top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish in the season-opening Wellesley Invitational and was fourth at the Ephs' own Williams Invitational. She added a sixth-place finish at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.

"All four women greatly deserve their NESCAC All-Conference Team selection." Said Adalsteinsson. "Elizabeth Gudas has been our most consistent player, averaging just over 77 per round this fall. Her focus and composure led her to a personal best tournament at Mt. Holyoke's Invitational and our team's top individual finish at the NESCAC Championship."

"Phoebe Mattana and Cordelia Chan both had individual medalist finishes this fall, and their ability to shoot low scores is significant for the team.," added Adalsteinsson.

"Sophie Kitchen had eight out of ten rounds in the 70's this fall, and often did great solving various challenges on the course," commented Adalsteinsson." For us it's always a team effort and all team members contribute to our success. Our senior co-captain, Tracey Kim, also belongs on this team. Her experience and leadership has been instrumental to us. Thanks to NESCAC coaches for voting for the players and acknowledging their excellent performances this fall."

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