Shank Claims 2nd Team Honors

Shank Claims 2nd Team Honors

YORK, Pa. - Christopher Newport placed a conference-best five golfers on the 2017 All-CAC Men's Golf Team and received two of three major awards to headline all-conference honors from this year's championship event. 

CNU sophomore David Rabil became the fourth consecutive Captain to win Player of the Year honors after finishing with a 54-hole total of five-over-par 221 to claim a two-stroke victory. Rabil joins former Captains Jonathan Howard (2014), Matt DiSalvo (2015), and Sam Robinson (2016) as individual champions and CAC Players of the Year. This marks Rabil's second straight appearance on the All-CAC squad after picking up second team honors in 2016. 

Joining Rabil on the All-CAC first team for CNU were sophomore Joey Corlettand senior Harry Nodwell. Corlett, the 2016 Rookie of the Year, finished second in the individual standings for the second straight year. Nodwell collected the third All-CAC honor of his career, also earning first team accolades in 2015 and second team in 2016. 

All five CNU golfers earned all-conference awards, with freshman Davis Toppingand senior Charlie Peavley also registering top-10 placings to land on the second team. 

CNU head coach Jamie Coleman secured his fourth straight Coach of the Year award in a vote among his conference peers. Coleman will guide the Captains to their second straight NCAA Championship appearance from May 16-19 at Mission Inn Resort in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla. 

Second-place Mary Washington, competing in its first-ever season as a varsity sport, picked up a pair of spots on the All-CAC first team. The Eagles' freshmen-filled roster put together a strong showing at the championships, led by CAC Rookie of the Year Ethan Kelly along with Phillip Manceri. Kelly shot 74-75 on the final two days for a three-day total of 228 to claim fifth place overall as the top newcomer. Manceri was three strokes behind Kelly in sixth place, also grabbing first team recognition.  

Third-place Marymount also secured two spots on the all-conference team, headlined by junior Erik Timlin on the first team. Timlin placed fourth overall to grab the first All-CAC honor of his career. Senior Kyle Weitendorf also earned All-CAC recognition for the Saints, placing 12th to land on the second team for the second year in a row. 

York, Penn State Harrisburg, and Wesley each placed one golfer on the all-conference squad. York sophomore Tyler Newton finished seventh overall to collect second team honors. It is the second straight all-conference nod for Newton, who was a first-teamer last spring. 

Penn State Harrisburg senior Tyler Shank closed out his career with his fourth-straight All-CAC honor as a second-team recipient. Shank was also a second-teamer in 2016 after earning first-team honors in 2015 and 2014 along with Rookie of the Year honors his freshman season.  

Wesley senior Dylan Chessher picked up the first all-conference award of his career on the second team, and was also the winner of the Andrew Geyer Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award. The award, presented by Wesley College in honor of former Wolverine standout Andrew Geyer, recognizes a CAC golfer annually for "outstanding academic credentials, athletics, citizenship and community service."

Chessher was Wesley's No. 1 golfer for four years, is a member of the Dean's List and President's List at Wesley, and has helped with junior golf programs at Wild Quail Country Club in Dover, Del. 


2017 All-CAC Men's Golf First Team

Joey Corlett So. Christopher Newport Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods 1st & ROY in '16
Ethan Kelly Fr. Mary Washington Newnan, Ga./Northgate

Phillip Manceri Fr. Mary Washington Boca Raton, Fla./American Heritage

Harry Nodwell Sr. Christopher Newport Devon, England/Exmouth C.C. 1st in '15, 2nd in '16
David Rabil So. Christopher Newport
Lorton, Va./South County 2nd in '16
Erik Timlin Jr. Marymount Visby, Sweden


2017 All-CAC Men's Golf Second Team

Dylan Chessher Sr. Wesley Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney
Tyler Newton So. York Bel Air, Md./Bel Air 1st in '16
Charlie Peavley Sr. Christopher Newport Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County
1st in '15
Tyler Shank Sr. Penn State Harrisburg Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra Area 2nd in '16, 1st in '15, 1st & ROY in '14
Davis Topping Fr. Christopher Newport Richmond, Va.
Kyle Weitendorf Sr. Marymount Bristow, Va. / Paul VI Catholic 2nd in '16