For Immediate Release: June 2, 2006
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BU golf coach Lasky named Coach of Year in New England Region
Players Wolniewicz, Crawford selected to PING All-Region Team

GCAA Release

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University head golf coach Nick Lasky has earned Coach of the Year honors for the New England Region, the school learned today. In his third season as head coach, Lasky steered the Bearcats to a pair of invitational titles and an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament - the program's third national bid in the last five years. Lasky joined eight other coaches from across the country as Eaton Golf Pride regional recipients.

In addition, senior Kevin Crawford (Lockport, N.Y.) and junior Jeff Wolniewicz (West Seneca, N.Y.) were chosen as PING All-Region members. A total of 15 players were selected from each region.

Wolniewicz received the honor for the third straight year after leading the Bearcats with a 75.4 scoring average in 2005-06. He produced five top-10 tournament finishes, including a runner-up performance at the New England Championship.

Crawford received the regional honors for the first time in his collegiate career. He had three top-10 tournament finishes and was BU's low man at the 54-hole NCAA East Regional (77-76-76). Crawford also tied for fourth among 60 golfers at the Rhode Island Invitational.

Under Lasky's tutelage, the Bearcats dethroned Rhode Island as New England Champions and sealed their NCAA bid with a team title at the Rhode Island Invitational two weeks later. Binghamton also placed second at the prestigious Yale MacDonald Cup in the fall.

Lasky, who has been with Binghamton's golf program for nine years, was the America East Coach of the Year in 2004-05.


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