TALLAHAASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Senior Morgane Metraux and sophomore Amanda Doherty, who have helped lead the Florida State Women’s Golf Team into the NCAA Regional Championships for the 13th consecutive season, have been named to the All-ACC team as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches and announced by the ACC office. It marks the 18th consecutive season at least one Seminole has been named to the All-ACC women’s golf team.
The Seminoles will play host to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship May 7-9 at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Club with 18 of the nation’s top golf teams vying for a spot in the NCAA Championship finals. Admission and parking for the event, which begins at 8:00 a.m. each day, is free.
“Everybody in our program is proud of Morgane and Amanda for earning All-ACC honors,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “With 11 of the 12 teams in the league earning their way into the regional championships, there were more players than ever who could easily have earned All-ACC honors. Having two players named to the All-ACC team is great for our program; our job now is to focus in on regionals and playing well next week.”
The selections of Metraux and Doherty marks the fourth time in the last five years the Seminoles have had multiple players named to the All-ACC team.
Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) was named to the All-ACC team for the second consecutive season and for the second time in her career. She enters the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship averaging a near career-low 72.32 strokes in seven events. Metraux has earned two top-10 finishes this season including a career-best tied for third place finish in leading the Seminoles to a second place finish in the ACC Championship.
“It’s great to earn All-ACC honors,” said Metraux. “It’s been a tough spring with an injury to my wrist but I feel that I am playing my best golf heading into regionals. My only goal moving forward is to help our team be successful; to advance out of regionals and to the NCAA Championships.
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career. She is Florida State’s leading golfer with a career-low 71.93 stroke average entering the Tallahassee Regional Championship. Her scoring average for the season is currently ranked as the second best for a single season in school history. Doherty has finished under par in five of 10 events and has earned a team-leading three top-five finishes.
“I am truly honored to be named to the All-ACC team,” said Doherty.
Florida State was one of five programs in the ACC with multiple players named to the All-ACC team. Duke’s Leona Maguire was voted the ACC Women’s Golfer of the Year for the third time in her illustrious career, while Wake Forest’s Emilia Migliaccio was selected ACC Freshman of the Year. In addition, the Blue Devils’ Dan Brooks earned ACC Coach of the Year honors in balloting among the league’s 12 head coaches.
Duke also led the 15-member All-ACC team with a league record-tying five selections. In addition to Maguire, the Blue Devils placed Jaravee Boonchant, Ana Belac, Miranda Wang and Virginia Elena Carta on the squad.
2018 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team
Morgane Metraux, Sr., Florida State
Amanda Doherty, So., Florida State
Ana Belac, So., Duke
Jaravee Boonchant, Fr., Duke
Virginia Elena Carta, Jr., Duke
Leona Maguire, Sr., Duke
Miranda Wang, Fr., Duke
Alice Hewson, Jr., Clemson
Sydney Legacy, Sr., Clemson
Lauren Hartlage, So., Louisville
Dewi Weber, Jr., Miami
Beth Lillie, Fr., Virginia
Anna Redding, Jr., Virginia
Jennifer Kupcho, Jr., Wake Forest
Emilia Migliaccio, Fr., Wake Forest
ACC Player of the Year-Leona Maguire, Duke
ACC Freshman of the Year– Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest
ACC Coach of the Year-Dan Brooks, Duke