WALTHAM, Mass. – Following a season that culminated with a first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Championships, three members of the Bentley University men's golf team were voted to the All-Northeast-10 Conference teams.
Recent graduate Chris Simione (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire HS) and rising junior Tommy Ethier (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin HS) were chosen for the All-Northeast-10 first team and rising senior Robert Falconer (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley HS) gained second-team accolades.
It's the second All-Conference nod for both Simione and Ethier as both were second-team honorees a year ago. Both were previously tabbed for the 2019 PING Division II All-East Region team.
Simione had the team's second best stroke average, 75.4, and was the Falcons' most consistent golfer with a score in the 70s for 24 of his 26 rounds. He tied for 17th in the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Regional (77-71-79-227) and tied for 12th in the Northeast-10 Championships (73-75-148). Ranked 11th in the region by Golfstat, he posted six top-ten finishes.
Ethier led the Falcons in stroke average at 75.2 and had four sub-70 rounds. Ranked ninth in the region, he was Bentley's top finished in six tournaments, including the Northeast-10 Championships (2nd, 68-72-140), the NCAA Regional (6th, 77-72-73-222) and the NCAA Championships (62nd. 70-69-76-224). Ethier's career norm of 74.8 is best in program history.
Falconer, ranked 17th in the East by Golfstat, had a 77.0 stroke average, third on the team, and four top-ten finishes. He placed fourth in the NE10's with a 72-71-143 and was tied for 17th in the regional with a 76-74-77-227.
2019 ALL-NORTHEAST-10 MEN'S GOLF TEAMS
Mark Bryant, Assumption
Robert Falconer, Bentley
Dylan Plis, Franklin Pierce*
Nick Barney, Le Moyne
Matt Johnson, Saint Michael's
Augustin De Cordes, AIC
Keeton Foster, Franklin Pierce^
Sam Myers, Franklin Pierce
Nathan Patterson, Franklin Pierce
Ryan Anderson, SNHU
Player of the Year: Matt Paradis, SNHU
Rookie of the Year: Lucas Roop, Assumption
Coach of the Year: John O'Hara, Assumption
* First Team Selection in 2018
^ Second Team Selections in 2018