Moon Township, Pa.-The Robert Morris University women's golf team was selected fifth in the Northeast Conference Women's Golf Preseason Coaches' Poll which was released by the league office Friday afternoon.
The Colonials roster is highlighted by the play of senior Elizabeth Wenger (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer). Wenger has the squad's top scoring average at 82.1 strokes per round. That includes the lowest round in team history - a 70 that she posted at the Cleveland State Invitational in September that spurred her to a ninth-place finish at the event.
Junior Jenna Rinker (Slippery Rock, Pa. / Slippery Rock) had a fourth-place showing in the six-event fall season while posting an 82.7 scoring average. Rinker accomplished her best finish at the Youngstown State Invitational with rounds of 80 and 81.
Sophomore Alee Everman (Dayton, Ohio / Centerville) averaged 83.3 strokes per 18 holes played and played in all but one event in the fall. Sophomore Annie Bozich (Aliquippa, Pa. / Center) had a ninth-place showing at the RMU Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport Colonial Classic during a fall season that saw her average 86.0 strokes.
Freshman Sarah Weber (Hudson, Ohio / Hudson) played in every tournament after opening his career by tying for ninth-place at the Cleveland State Invitational. Weber currently carries an 86.4 average after six events and 14 rounds.
Sacred Heart picked eight first-place votes to earn the top spot in the poll. Fairleigh Dickinson was second and was the only other team to receive first-place votes with three. Saint Francis (Pa.) is third followed by LIU Brooklyn, Robert Morris, Wagner, Monmouth, Central Connecticut State and Mount St. Mary's in eighth, St. Francis (N.Y.) and Quinnipiac.