Bond Named ACC Coach Of The Year; 4 Earn All-ACC Honors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Amy Bond was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career and a school-record four Seminoles – Matilda Castren, Lydia Gumm, Kim Metraux and Morgane Metraux – have been named to the All-ACC Women's Golf Team in a vote by the league's 12 head coaches. It marked the first time in school history that four Seminoles earned the honor in the same season, the 17th consecutive season at least one Seminole has been named to the team and the third time in the last four years multiple Seminoles have been named to the team.
Bond's honor marks the first time she has been named the ACC women's golf coach of the year.
It marked the third time Castren has been named to the All-ACC team (2014, 2016, 2017); the second time Gumm has earned the honor (2015 and 2017), the second time Kim Metraux has been honored (2016 and 2017) the first time Morgane Metraux has been honored by the ACC coaches.
“I'm very happy to be named the ACC Coach of the Year,” Bond said. “I'm going to place the award in our team trophy case because it should be given to our entire staff and all of our players. Golf may be seen as an individual game but coaching any group of people is a team effort. I would like to thank our entire team for working hard to have such a great year. We certainly have more work to do as we approach the NCAA Championship Finals at Rich Harvest Farms next week.”
Castren, the all-time Florida State leader with seven wins and a 72.35 career stroke average, was named to the All-ACC team for the third time in her career. She is now one of only three players in school history to earn All-ACC honors at least three times as a Seminole. She joins Kristin Tamulis (2001, 2002, 2003) and Caroline Westrup (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) as the only three time All-ACC honorees in school history.
“I am very happy to receive this honor,” said Castren. “To have four girls named to the All-ACC team is great but I was hoping that all five of the players in our lineup would be named to the team. I sincerely feel that all five girls played well all season long and could all be on this important team.”
Gumm, who is fifth in school history with a 73.80 career stroke average, will play in the NCAA Championship Finals for the second time in her career next week at Rich Harvest Farms. She is averaging a career-low 72.21 strokes and has earned a career-high six top-10 finishes as a senior.
“This has been such a fun season for our team and it is an honor to be a part of this program,” said Gumm. “I'm happy to be named to the All-ACC team and even happier that I get to play with my teammates at NCAA finals next week. This year has been a terrific way to cap a wonderful career at Florida State.”
Kim Metraux, who finished in a tie for 11th place at the NCAA Columbus Regional Championships, is averaging a career low 73.00 strokes in 11 tournaments. She was Florida State's leading golfer at the NCAA Columbus Regional and has earned four top-10 finishes this season.
“I'm very excited to be named to the All-ACC team,” said Kim Metraux. “To me this is a team award because every player on our team is playing so well this season. For our program to be recognized with the ACC Coach of the Year and four players on the All-ACC team shows that we have a great program.”
Morgane Metraux, who is averaging a career-low 72.53 strokes in 11 tournaments this season, is Florida State's individual leader with three victories this year. She has earned individual titles at the Schooner Fall Classic, the Florida State Match-Up and the Dickson Intercollegiate to tie the school record for individual wins in a year.
“This is a great honor,” said Metraux. “It's a special honor to earn all-conference honors in the ACC which is a great league for golf. It's great for this program to have four players named because that says a lot for the strength of our team.”
In addition to the Coach of the Year honor, Bond was elated for her four players.
“Being named to the All-ACC team is such a great honor for Matilda, Lydia, Kim and Morgane,” said Bond. “For the first time in school history we nominated each member of our lineup for the All-ACC team because we felt so strongly about each of their credentials. This is a fun team to coach and we are all looking forward to NCAA's next week.”
No. 5 Florida State begins play in the NCAA Championship Finals on May 19 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Seminoles' appearance in the finals marks the second consecutive season they have advanced to the championship round of the NCAA Championship in women's golf.
Coach of the Year
Amy Bond, Florida State
Player of The Year
Leona Maguire, Duke
Freshman of the Year
Lauren Hartlage, Louisville
2017 All-ACC Women's Golf Team
Matilda Castren, Florida State
Lydia Gumm, Florida State
Kim Metraux, Florida State
Morgane Metraux, Florida State
Virginia Elena Carta, Duke
Sandy Cho, Duke
Leona Maguire, Duke
Gurbani Singh, Duke
Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest
Sierra Sims, Wake Forest
India Clyburn, NC State
Lois Kaye, Boston College
Lauren Hartlage, Louisville
Alice Hewson, Clemson
Dewi Weber, Miami