Women’s Golf Adds Third Recruit

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Nick Crovetti has signed his third recruit to a NLI for the 2011 golf season. Crovetti has added Lloyd Hoehle from Fullerton, California.

Hoehle was her tam's MVP at Rosary High School as a sophomore, junior and senior and shot a 79 at the California State Championships.

The Athlete of the Year at Rosary High as a freshman and senior, Hoehle will take part in the honors program at Merrimack.

"I am very excited for women's golf and the momentum we are building," said Crovetti. "These three young women are part of something special. Lloyd brings an impressive academic and athletic background to Merrimack and competes in one of the most competitive conferences in Southern California which will benefit her and our team."

In April, Crovetti announced that Bethany Arnold (Wrentham, MA) and Ali Reed (Westborough, MA) were signed to the first National Letters of Intent for the women’s golf program that begins play in September.

“Today was a historic and special day for women’s golf at Merrimack College with the signing of Bethany Arnold and Ali Reed,” said Crovetti. “It officially signifies the beginning of a great program."

"I am elated for Bethany and her family. She is a talented golfer, but a better person and will impact the team right away.”

Arnold has competed over the last four years at King Phillip High School and has been a fixture on the new Juniors Player Tour.

The only girl on the boy’s team over the last four years, Arnold earned three varsity letters with a nine-hole high school match average of 42. She captured the Attleborough Open Girls Division at Highland Country Club with an 18-hole score of 82.

Reed, who will take part in the honors program at Merrimack, was the top player at Westborough High School in all four years of her high school career. She placed third on the Innisbrook Easter Junior Classic, a national tournament in Florida, and was second in the MIAA Girls Championship.

"Ms. Reed is a very talented athlete with a great academic background and will be a huge asset for our program," said Crovetti. "She is coming off an impressive third-place finish at the Innisbrook Easter Junior Classic. Along with Bethany, we have a nice foundation to the women's golf program."

Along with women’s crew, women’s golf was added as an intercollegiate sport at Merrimack and begins competition in September of 2011 under Crovetti, who was hired in March as the head golf coach.

Interested current and future student-athletes interested in competing in golf should email golf@merrimack.edu for more information.