May 3, 2010 - by
Agnew, Silva Named All-ACC

May 3, 2010




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Senior captain Lacey Agnew and junior Macarena Silva, who will lead the No. 22 ranked Seminole women’s golf team into the 2010 NCAA Central Regional Championship beginning May 6, have been named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf Team as selected by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the ACC office.

It marks the first time both Agnew and Silva have been named to the All-ACC team and the 10th consecutive year at least one Florida State player has been named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf Team. The selection of both Agnew and Silva marks only the third time in school history and first time since 2004 that multiple Seminole players have been named to the All-ACC team in the same season. Two Seminoles were named to the All ACC team in both 2001 and 2004. Florida State was tied for the league lead with two selections as seven of the nine women’s golf playing schools in the ACC were represented with at least one selection.

“Lacy and Macarena have both worked really hard this year and it’s great to see them earn this wonderful honor,” said interim coach Kate Golden. “The best thing about individual awards is that they translate into team success and I know that’s what Lacey and Macarena are most proud of. Having two players named to the All-ACC team means that our team is enjoying a great year.”

Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) enters the 2010 NCAA Central Regional enjoying the best season of her career as a Seminole. She has established career-bests for stroke average (74.39), career-low round (65 in the second round of the Cougar Classic), 36-hole score (136 at the Cougar Classic), tournament score (209 in the Cougar Classic) and best finish (first at the Pinehurst Challenge) as a senior. Agnew has cut more than six strokes off of her per round average this season as compared to the first three years of her career.

“It’s an honor to be selected to the All-ACC team,” said Agnew as the Seminoles traveled to Columbus, Ind., to play in Florida State’s fifth consecutive NCAA regional championship. “We have worked really hard this season and it’s great for me to be able to share this honor with my teammates. I am looking forward to starting regional play this week so we can continue to shine as a team and make it to nationals. This is a great honor but playing well and making it to nationals with my teammates is what I am focused on this week.”

Silva, who enters regional play as the Seminoles’ leader with a career-low 73.14 stroke average, has been the Seminoles most consistent player over the course of the year and has earned nine top 2- finishes in her 10 events this year. In finishing outside of the top 20 only once, she has earned a career-high seven top 10 finishes.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) has counted 27 of her 28 scores toward the team score this year and earned more top 10 finishes this year (seven) and even this spring (four) than she did in the first three years of her career. She will play in her team leading third regional championship this week.

“I am very happy that the hard work we have put in as a team was recognized with Lacey and me being named to the All-ACC team,” said Silva. “Being named to the All-ACC team was one of my goals – so mission accomplished there. Qualifying to play in regionals was also a goal and playing well in order to get into nationals is a goal that is out there for us. We are going to keep working to reach the goals we have set for ourselves.”

The Seminoles are playing in the NCAA regional championship for the fifth consecutive year, ninth in the last 10 seasons and 17th time in the last 20 seasons. In its history, Florida State has played in all but three regional championships since the NCAA adopted the regional qualifying format in 1991.

2010 All-ACC Women's Golf Team
Name                   School              Yr     Hometown
Lacey Agnew            Florida State       Sr     Jonesboro, Ga.
Macarena Silva         Florida State       Jr     Santiago, Chile
Eunice Yim             Boston College      So     LaCanada, Calif.
Lindy Duncan           Duke                Fr     Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Alison Whitaker        Duke                Sr     Melbourne, Australia
Jessica Hollandsworth  Maryland            So     Floyd, Va.
Christine Shimel       Maryland            Fr     Kennett Square, Pa.
Catherine O'Donnell    North Carolina      So     Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Brittany Altomare      Virginia            Fr     Shrewsbury, Mass.
Calle Nielson          Virginia            Jr     Nashville, Tenn.
Michelle Shin          Wake Forest         Fr     Cape Coral, Fla.
Cheyenne Woods         Wake Forest         So     Phoenix, Ariz.

ACC Player of the Year
Lindy Duncan, Duke (Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

ACC Freshman of the Year
Lindy Duncan, Duke (Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

ACC Coach of the Year
Dianne Dailey, Wake Forest

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