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Duke’s Maguire named Player & Rookie of the Year, Virginia’s Lewellen named Coach of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia, which captured its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference title two weeks ago at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, and defending national champion Duke head up the 2015 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team announced on Wednesday.
Blue Devil freshman Leona Maguire was voted both the ACC Women’s Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year in balloting among the league’s 11 head coaches. Kim Lewellen, of the ACC Champion Cavaliers, earned league Coach of the Year honors for the second time after first being recognized in 2008.
Duke’s Celine Boutier, the 2014 ACC Golfer of the Year, and Sandy Choi joined Maguire on the 12-member All-ACC team. Also selected were Virginia’s Lauren Diaz-Yi, Briana Mao and Lauren Coughlin; Wake Forest’s Sierra Sims and Allison Emery; Florida State’s Lydia Gumm, Miami’s Daniela Darquea, NC State’s Lindsay McGetrick and Notre Dame’s Talia Campbell.
The Blue Devils’ Boutier, a junior, earned a spot on the All-ACC team for the third time in her career, while the Hurricanes’ Darquea and the Cavaliers’ Mao are two-time selections to the league’s honor team.
With four straight finishes in the top three or better, Maguire enters NCAA post-season play as one of the nation’s hottest golfers. The ACC Golfer of the Month for March and April, Maguire is the nation’s No. 1-ranked women’s collegiate golfer with a 70.68 scoring average. The Cavan, Ireland freshman has a league-best seven top five finishes that includes individual titles at the ACC Championship and Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.
Maguire is the fourth player in ACC history to be voted the Women’s Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same season.
Lewellen directed Virginia to its first ever ACC title and three tournament wins on the season. The Cavaliers are currently ranked ninth nationally and are making their 11th-straight NCAA Championship appearance. During her tenure at Virginia, Lewellen's teams have placed fourth (2012 & 2011), eighth (2009), 12th (2008), 13th (2010) and 14th (2014) at the NCAA Championships.
2015 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team
Name, School, Class, Hometown
Celine Boutier, Duke, Junior , Montrouge, France
Talia Campbell, Notre Dame, Junior, Dallas, Texas
Sandy Choi, Duke, Sophomore, Seoul, South Korea
Lauren Coughlin, Virginia, Junior, Chesapeake, Va.
Daniela Darquea, Miami, Sophomore, Quito, Ecuador
Lauren Diaz-Yi, Virginia, Sophomore, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Allison Emery, Wake Forest, Senior, Charlotte, N.C.
Lydia Gumm, Florida State, Sophomore, Radcliff, Ky.
Leona Maguire, Duke, Freshman, Cavan, Ireland
Briana Mao, Virginia, Senior, Folsom, Calif.
Lindsay McGetrick, NC State, Senior, Highland Ranch, Colo.
Sierra Sims, Wake Forest, Sophomore, Austin, Texas