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NDSU Women's Golf picked second in Summit League preseason poll

NDSU Women's Golf team. L-R: Volunteer Assistant Coach Alex Schmid, Taylor McCorkle, Lexi Geolat, Alexis Thomas, Sierra Bennion, Natalie Roth, Trisa Hutchinson, Emma Groom, Katelyn Martin, Camryn Roadley, Head Coach Matt Johnson. NDSU Athletics

The North Dakota State University women's golf team was picked to finish tied for second in the 2018 Summit League Women's Golf Preseason Poll released Thursday, Jan. 18, by the league office. 


NDSU senior golfer Natalie Roth was named to the league's "Golfers to Watch List" after leading the Bison in scoring average and capturing two tournament titles during the fall season. 

Denver was tabbed the preseason favorite in the poll for the fifth straight season with 49 points, while Oral Roberts and the Bison tied for second with 38 points each. 

South Dakota State (33), South Dakota (20), Western Illinois (19), Omaha (14) and Fort Wayne (8) rounded out the remainder of the poll. 

2018 Summit League Women's Golf Preseason Poll

Team Points (First)

1 Denver 49 (7)

2 Oral Roberts 38 (1)

2 North Dakota State (38)

4 South Dakota State 33

5 South Dakota 20

6  Western Illinois 19

7 Omaha 14

8 Fort Wayne 8

2018 Players to Watch

Natalie Roth, North Dakota State

Allie Leingang, Western Illinois

Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State

Lexi Petersen, South Dakota

Megan Vetrovsky, Omaha

Sophie Newlove, Denver

Lauren Whyte, Denver

Madison Chesnutt, Fort Wayne

Rebecca Hnidka, Oral Roberts