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August 30, 2016

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS GOLF
2016 PRESEASON PREVIEW

Providence, R.I.-After capturing the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship for the fifth consecutive season a year ago, Rhode Island College Head Menís Golf Coach Greg Gammell, the five-time GNAC Coach of the Year, and the Anchormen are looking forward to another successful campaign in 2016-17.

 

ďThe GNACís are going to be very competitive this year,Ē said Gammell.  ďWeíve got a good mix of veterans some exciting newcomers looking to crack the lineup. The returning players know what it takes to be successful and the newcomers will figure that out quickly Iím sure. Our strength is our depth and that makes coaching a challenge, but I wouldnít have it any other way.Ē

 

One of the top returnees to the Anchormen lineup is sophomore Tom Sheran (Marston Mills, MA), the reigning GNAC Player and Rookie of the Year. The first place finisher at the GNAC Championships averaged 79.0 strokes per round on the year and was the top returning RIC finisher at the NCAA Championships. A trio of captains will lead the way for the Anchormen both on and off the course this season in senior Steven Letterle (Cranston, RI), junior Drew Quirk (Longmeadow, MA) and junior Austin Cilley (Westerly, RI).  Letterle averaged a score of 79.5 during 11 competitions on the year, while Quirk averaged a score of 82.9 in eight events for the season.

 

 

 Sophomore Tom Sheran

 

Sophomore Mike Caparco (Johnston, RI) and senior John Roderick (Hope, RI) gained valuable experience and will join CCRI transfer Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) and freshman Nathan Patterson (Conway, MA) looking to crack the top five this season.

 

RIC will swing into action for the 2016-17 season beginning on Thursday, Sept. 16 when they travel to the MCLA Tournament (11:00 a.m.). The Anchormen will defend their GNAC title on Oct. 15-16 when they travel to the University of Southern Maine for the league Championships.

 

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