4 Ephs Collect All-NESCAC Honors

4 Ephs Collect All-NESCAC Honors

HADLEY, Mass. – Williams senior Cordelia Chan was named All-NESCAC for the fourth consecutive year, while teammates Joanna Kim and Holly Davenport were accorded their first NECAC honors. 

Cordelia Chan '19

Chan was the NESCAC Player of the Year in 2017 and in 2015 she captured NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. Three times Chan earned First Team laurels and in 2016 she was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team.

Tomas Adalsteinson

All four years that Chan has played for Williams the Ephs have won the NESCAC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. At the 2018 Mount Holyoke Invitational played at The Orchards Golf Course in South Hadley, Mass. Chan broke two school records. Her two-day total of 142 is now the Eph record and her five-under par 67 is the best single Eph round score, breaking the previous best she had established at four under in her first year at Williams.

"Cori continues to be a leading force for us and she keeps growing as a player," stated Eph head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson. "This fall she played some of her best golf so far and her 67 (-5) at the Orchards was definitely a highlight. Cori is determined to finish her collegiate career on a high note and I know that she will work super hard in the off-season and in the spring to help the team reach its goals."

First year Joanna Kim collected the Rookie of the Year award when she posted rounds of 80-81 under challenging weather conditions at the NESCAC Tournament, finishing fifth overall. She topped all first year players at the 2018 NESCAC Championship held at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Course. Kim's best tournament this fall was the Williams Invitational, where she shot 75-77 for a total of 152 to finish third. "Jo has made great progress her rookie season," noted Adalsteinsson. "She has tremendous talent and had a successful junior career and this fall season she started to show the golf she's capable of playing. I'm glad that Jo is being recognized for the work she's put in so far and she has a very bright future ahead with our team.'

Joanna Kim '22

To date Joanna Kim and Cordelia Chan are the only two Eph golfers to win the NESCAC Rookie of the Year award 

Holly Davenport '21

Sophomore Holly Davenport secured her first All-NESCAC honor with a 10th place finish at the NESCAC Championship shooting 81-80= 161 to earn Second Team recognition "As an All-American honorable mention honpree her first collegiate year, Holly continued to show strong performances this fall season, but didn't meet her full potential. She deserves this recognition for her effort and determination this fall, and she's driven to do even better in the spring. Davenport's lowest 36-hole score this fall came at the Dartmouth Invitational, where her rounds of 79-77=156 left her tied for 10th in a predominantly Division I field.

Tomas Adalsteinsson was voted the Coach of the Year by his peers for leading the Ephs to strong showings week in and week out this fall. This was Adalsteinsson's first NESCAC Coach of the Year honor. Adalsteinsson's Ephs captured a fourth straight NESCAC title and a team title at the NYU Invitational, as well as runner-up finishes at the Mount Holyoke and Williams invites. He is the second Williams head coach to earn NESCAC Coach of the Year honors since Bill Kangas in 2015. 

"I'm honored to receive this recognition from my fellow NESCAC coaches, and I'm very proud and thankful for the all the hard work the players on our team have put in. I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to coach such an amazing group of young women.