June 19, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - Western Washington University's Dylan Goodwin was named to the third team for the second straight year and Nick Varelia received honorable mention on the 2011-12 NCAA Division II PING All-America team selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
It is the second straight year that Goodwin, a junior from Mukilteo (graduate of Kamiak High School), has received the honor. He averaged 72.5 strokes per round for the Vikings, leading the team for the second straight year.
In 2010-11, Goodwin earned third-team GCAA PING All-America, Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and GNAC Newcomer of the Year accolades.
Varelia, a senior from Kent (graduate of Kentwood High School), averaged 72.9 strokes and was the 2011-12 GNAC Player of the Year. He was the conference tournament medalist in 2011.
Goodwin and Varelia were both first-team GCAA PING West Region all-stars this spring, Goodwin for the second time. They also were first-team GNAC all-stars, Varelia for third time and Goodwin for the second.
This season, WWU reached the NCAA II National Championships for the first time since 2008, placing ninth among 20 teams. The Vikings, who ranked No.8 in the final national poll, were second among 20 teams at the NCAA II Central/West Regional and won the GNAC tournament title for the fifth straight year.
Division II PING All-America Teams Announced
The second, third and honorable mention Division II PING All-America Teams have been announced by the GCAA. USC-Aiken's Matt Atkins, Trevor Blair of Cal State Stanislaus, Central Oklahoma's Josh Creel, Adam Hedges of Belmont Abbey, West Florida's Carlos Rodriguez, Marcelo Rozo of Lynn, Chico State's Kyle Souza, Ben Taylor's Nova Southeastern and UNC-Pembroke's Jordan Walor were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.
Alex Carpenter of Abilene Christian, Ty Chandler and Jake Greer of North Alabama, Chico State's Eric Frazzetta, Zack Kempa of IUP, Jim Knous of Colorado School of Mines, Nova Southeastern's Oscar Lengden and Barry's Daniel Stapff. comprised the second team.
Third-team honorees included Nova Southeastern's Ricardo Celia, Kyle Chappell of Dixie State, Barton's Daniel Claytor, Rob Damschen of Cal State Stanislaus, Georgia College's Patrick Garrett, Craig Gibson and J.P. Griffin of Georgia Southwestern and Western Washington's Dylan Goodwin.
A total of 22 golfers received honorable mention All-America honors.
Division II PING All-America Teams
Matt Atkins, USC-Aiken Trevor Blair, Cal State Stanislaus Josh Creel, Central Oklahoma Adam Hedges, Belmont Abbey Carlos Rodriguez, West Florida Marcelo Rozo, Lynn Kyle Souza, Chico State Ben Taylor, Nova Southeastern Jordan Walor, UNC-Pembroke
Alex Carpenter, Abilene Christian Ty Chandler, North Alabama Eric Frazzetta, Chico State Jake Greer, North Alabama Zack Kempa, IUP Jim Knous, Colorado School of Mines Oscar Lengden, Nova Southeastern Daniel Stapff, Barry
Ricardo Celia, Nova Southeastern Kyle Chappell, Dixie State Daniel Claytor, Barton Rob Damschen, CSU-Stanislaus Patrick Garrett, Georgia College Craig Gibson, Georgia Southwestern Dylan Goodwin, Western Washington J.P. Griffin, Georgia Southwestern
Matthew Campbell, Newberry Spencer Cole, Rollins Case Gard, Florida Southern Marcelo Huarte, Barry Luke Kwon, St. Edward's Hayden Letian, USC-Aiken Chris McCracken, Cal State Stanislaus Jonathan McCurry, UNC-Pembroke Greg Mergel, Flagler Cy Moritz, Central Missouri Matt Motes, Armstrong Atlantic State Santiago Quintero, St. Edward's Kevin Rei, Chico State Travis Russell, Hawaii-Hilo Dillon Rust, Central Oklahoma Marcus Segerstrom, Barry Taylor Smith, Georgia College Alex Sobstad, CSU-Monterey Bay Paul Tighe, Wilmington Ryan Trocchio, Georgia College Nick Varelia, Western Washington Daniel Young, Lynn
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Thain played his freshman season at Colorado Mesa after standout prep career at Sammamish High School
Men's Golf Has Season Come to Close at NCAA II Championships
Vikings finish 20th at NCAA II West/South Central Regional in Amarillo, Texas
Men's Golf Unable to Make Up Ground at NCAA Regional
Freshman Brody Bonfilio move up leaderboard with even-par 71 in Tuesday’s second round
Vikings Have Tough Opening Day at NCAA II Golf Championships
Brody Bonfilio and Cody Roth lead WWU in tie for x place at 5-over-par 76
Men's Golf Competing at 20th Consecutive NCAA Championships
The Vikings tee off Monday in 20-team field at the West/South Central Super Regional in Amarillo, Texas
Five Vikings Named to GNAC Men's Golf All-Conference Team
WWU leads GNAC with five selections to all-conference team, including Freshman of the Year Brody Bonfilio
Men's Golf Extends NCAA Streak to 20 Straight
Vikings extend incredible streak as the No. 8 seed in the West Region
Michael Butler Named GNAC Men's Golf All-Academic
Junior golfer carries a 3.45 GPA as an accounting major
Ethan Casto Wins GNAC Individual Title, Vikings Finish 2nd
Vikings final-round surge falls short in 2nd-place finish at conference championships
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Sophomore Ethan Casto tied for 2nd turning in even-par performance through 36 holes
Men's Golf Set to Defend GNAC Championships Title
WWU opens championships play Monday at Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort
Tacoma's Jordan Lee Signs to Play with WWU Men's Golf
Bellarmine Prep standout won the 2018 WJGA Western Open in March
Men's Golf Named GNAC Team of the Week
Vikings tied for 3rd at last week’s Mustang Intercollegiate finishing at 19-under-par
Cody Roth Named GNAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Roth tied for 6th at the Mustang Intercollegiate last week, helping WWU to tie for 3rd at the tournament
WWU Moves Up to Tie for 3rd at Mustang Intercollegiate
Junior Cody Roth finishes in a tie for 6th at 9-under-par to lead trio of Vikings among top 15