BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Notre Dame College has been picked to win the 2014 Mountain East Conference title in women's golf in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.
UVa-Wise was picked ninth in the preseason poll after its inaugural season in the MEC saw two players earn all-conference accolades. One of those players, Makenzie Cluesman returns for her junior season after consistently performing as the team’s top golfer.
The Falcons finished with 76 points and six first-place selections. NDC led the first two rounds of the MEC Tournament last year before finishing runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit. Notre Dame returns four starters from its lineup, including Michiko Smith who took third individually at the tournament.
West Virginia Wesleyan finished second in the poll with 60 points, including one first-place vote. The Bobcats will be led by first team All-MEC selection Becky Gossard.
Charleston was third with 55 points, and received a first-place vote. Defending champion Wheeling Jesuit was tabbed fourth with 54 points and garnered the final first-place tally. Concord was picked sixth (52), followed by Fairmont State (38), Urbana (34), West Liberty (32), UVa-Wise (25) and Glenville State (24).
2014 MEC Women's Golf
1. Notre Dame
2. West Virginia Wesleyan
4. Wheeling Jesuit
6. Fairmont State
8. West Liberty
10. Glenville State