Mountain West Announces 2014-15 Women's Golf All-Conference Teams and Coach of the Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West announced its 2014-15 Women's Golf All-Conference teams and Coach of the Year today, as voted by the league's nine head coaches. UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein, the 2014-15 MW Golfer of the Year, became the sixth golfer in the league's 16-year history to garner All-Conference distinction in each of her four years, joining New Mexico's Kailin Downs (2001-02 to 2004-05) and Jodi Ewart (2006-07 to 2009-10), San Diego State's Christine Wong (2009-10 to 2012-13), TCU's Valentine Derrey (2006-07 to 2009-10) and UNLV's Therese Koelbaek (2007-08 to 2010-11).
Finkelstein is joined on the All-Conference first team by her teammate and 2014-15 Freshman of the Year Harley Dubsky. San Diego State junior Emma Henrikson was named to the all-league first team for the third consecutive year, while Fresno State senior Madchen Ly was recognized on the first team for the first time in her career after receiving second team distinction in 2012-13 and 2013-14. San José State senior Megan Osland was also named to the All-MW first team for the first time as a Spartan.
The All-Mountain West Second Team is comprised of 2015 MW Individual Champion Manon Mollé of New Mexico, as well as 2015 runner-up Milagros Chaves of San Diego State. The duo, who met in a one-hole individual playoff at the Conference championship, are joined on the second team by Boise State's Genevieve Ling, San Diego State's Sirene Blair, and the San José State pair of Regan De Guzman and My Leander.
In addition to its All-Conference teams, San Diego State head coach Leslie Spalding was named the 2014-15 MW Coach of the Year. Spalding, who receives the honor for the first time at the helm of the Aztecs, led the squad to four team titles this season, including their first-ever victory at the Conference Championship. She also becomes the first-ever SDSU head coach to receive Mountain West Women's Golf Coach of the Year distinction.