Sept. 3, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Head coach Nadia Ste-Marie
has announced the Navy women's golf program's first fully recruited class of six student-athletes. The six student-athletes will join two returners to make up an eight-member roster for Navy's third season of varsity women's golf in 2014-15.
Due to the timing of the announcement of the women's golf club program being elevated to varsity status and the realities of recruiting cycles, this is Ste-Marie's first fully recruited class, which will serve as the foundation of the fledgling program.
The national class features two players from California and one each from Colorado, Florida, Maryland and South Carolina. The class brings a wealth of experience on both the Junior and high school circuit.
Navy will open the 2014 fall season at the Tignanelli Towson Invite at the Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland from Sunday to Monday.
The Patriot League has added Richmond as a women's golf program heading into the 2014-15 season and now with six teams, the Patriot League Champion will receive a berth to the NCAA Championship.
Navy Women's Golf Incoming Class
Name Cl. Ht. Hometown / High School
Legare Augenstein Fr. 5-6 Columbia, S.C. / The Taft School (Conn.)
Kellyanne Hurst Fr. 5-7 Plant City, Fla. / Plant City
Emily Laskin Fr. 5-1 Elk Grove, Calif. / St. Francis
Jane Moon Fr. 5-3 Lutherville, Md. / Dulaney
Mary Kate Nelson Fr. 5-5 Colorado Springs, Colo. / Pine Creek
Christine Walker Fr. 5-7 Carmel, Calif. / Carmel
A 2014 graduate of The Taft School, where she earned three letters in golf ... helped Taft win a pair of league championships ... named to the all-league team in 2014 ... two-year team captain ... won the John Villano '44 Spirit of Taft Golf Award ... also earned one letter in golf at A.C. Flora High School ... helped A.C. Flora to a South Carolina 3A State Championship in 2010 ... won a pair of Forest Lake (S.C.) Women's Club Championships ... was a high school teammate of Jacquelyn Eleey, who plays golf at Georgetown ... co-head of FOCUS ... dorm monitor ... school monitor ... daughter of Craig and Kelly Augenstein ... father, Craig, is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
A 2014 graduate of Plant City High School, where she earned four letters in golf ... won the FHSAA District 3A-13 individual title in 2013 with a 76, while also leading her team to the district championship ... led her team to district and regional title in 2012 ... Competed in the state championship as an individual and with her team in 2012 ... also competed as an individual at states in 2011 ... three-time team MVP ... two-time team captain ... named the Hillsborough County Outstanding High School Golfer of the Year in 2013-14 ... also won the Hillsborough County Scholar-Athlete Award ... two-time all-conference first team and two-time all-conference second team ... was the medalist at the Mid-Florida Junior Golf Tournament of Champions in 2012 ... was the medalist at six tournament in 2012 and was named the Mid-Florida Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year ... once shot a 34 (-2) on a nine-hold round and a 74 on an 18-hole round ... high school teammate of Belinda George, who plays at North Florida ... Vice President of Civinettes Service Club ... member of the National Honor Society ... Plant City Honor Graduate ... member of 1290 Club, Student Advisory Council, Youth Alive Leadership Council and the Athena Society Young Women of Promise ... AP Scholar ... received the Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award ... volunteered for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ... also received interest from Florida Southern and Penn ... daughter of Michael and Karen Hurst.
A 2014 graduate of St. Francis High School, where she lettered four times in golf ... two-time Delta Riva League MVP ... two-time team MVP ... named to the River Cats All-City Team ... two-time team captain ... helped lead team to three Delta River League Championships and four Sac Joaquin Section Division I North Championships ... had a successful junior career in which she competed in The First Tee Nature Valley Open in 2012, the U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur in 2013, the NorCal Girls' America's Cup in 2012, the JGANC North Team in 2012, the Callaway Junior World Championships in 2012 and the Optimist International Championships in 2012 ... also received interest from Yale, Dartmouth and William & Mary ... served as Senior Class President at St. Francis ... member of the California Scholastic Federation and the First Tee of Greater Sacramento ... one of five high school teammates to go on to play collegiate golf, including Briana Mao at Virginia ... daughter of Alan and Julie Laskin.
A 2014 graduate of Dulaney High School ... won three straight Baltimore County individual titles and led Dulaney to four straight Baltimore County team championships ... won the 2014 Golfdotz Classic on the junior circuit ... won the 2013 Virginia Oaks Classic and won the 2012 Laytonsville Classic with a 76 ... member of the National Honor Society and the National Math Honor Society ... peer tutor ... member of the Recycling Club, Environmental Issues Club, Habitat for Humanity and Best Buddies ... also received interest from Lehigh, Washington and Lee University and Ithaca ... daughter of Min Ho and Gabriella Moon.
Mary Kate Nelson
A 2014 graduate of Pine Creek High School, where she earned four letters in golf ... won the 2013 5A Regional individual title with an 82, becoming the first Pine Creek golfer to win a regional title ... won Metro League individual titles as a junior and as a senior ... led Pine Creek to three straight Metro League team titles ... named the 5A All-City Player of the Year as a senior ... two-time team MVP ... three-time captain ... three-time state qualifier, placing 14th at the state meet as a senior, the highest finish in school history ... three-time All-City honoree, including first-team recognition as a junior and as a senior ... two-time first-team Academic All-State ... two-time Eagle Award honoree ... also played basketball at Pine Creek ... also drew recruiting interest from Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho State and New Mexico ... member of Student Council, serving as Vice President ... member of the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society ... Creek Connector ... member of the Principal's Advisory Council and Student-Athlete Leadership Council ... brother, Christopher Nelson, played one year of soccer and was a three-year boxer at Air Force ... daughter of George and Sherri Nelson ... father, George, was a swimmer (four years) and a golfer (one year) at Air Force and currently serves as an associate athletic director at Air Force.
A 2014 graduate of Carmel High School, where she earned four letters on the boy's varsity golf team ... was the only girl on the boy's golf team ... ranked #2 on the team as a senior and #3 as a junior ... served as a team co-captain as a senior ... was the overall women's champion at the 50th annual Charlie Culver Junior Masters Tournament in Salinas, Calif. ... placed second at the 85th annual San Francisco Junior Tournament ... learned how to play golf from her four older brothers ... served as the Junior & Senior Class Social Commissioner ... California Scholarship Federation President ... Link Crew Leader ... Music Student Council Leader ... plays the flute and was a four-year member of high school band ... daughter of Andy and Becky Walker.