Nick Crovetti enters his fifth season as Head Women's Golf Coach in 2015-16. Crovetti is the first-ever women’s golf coach at Merrimack, which started the program back in 2011-12.
Under his tutelage, the program has quickly become a power in the East Region and in the Northeast-10 Conference in only four years. Crovetti led the Warriors to their first-ever conference crown in 2014-15, which was the first year that women's golf was sponsored by the Northeast-10 Conference, in dominating fashion. Merrimack claimed its first NE-10 title in April of 2015, besting the four-team field by a whopping 34 strokes.
As the conference continues to expand, Merrimack continues its progression as one of the region's elite teams. The Warriors were on the cusp of at-large NCAA Super Regional berths in both 2014 and 2015, while Crovetti has helped his student-athletes earn a number of individual accolades. Ali Reed ('15) was named the program's first-ever NE-10 Sports Excellence Award Winner, while Jessica Wagner ('18) was the NE-10 Tournament individual champion in 2015, as well.
Crovetti's third full season featured even greater strides for the program, which constantly competed against some of the top Division II regional programs over the course of the year. The Warriors claimed two weekend tournament victories in 2013-14, including the season-opening Wellesley Invitational and the West Chester Invitational in early April.
Merrimack finished that season ranked 10th out of 45 teams in the East Region, while two individuals ranked in the top-six in the region, as well.
After an impressive rookie season, the women's golf team reached even greater heights in 2012-13. The Warriors did not wait long to make noise, winning their first tournament of the year that they participated in en route to a successful fall campaign.
Then, in the spring, Merrimack truly caught fire; the Warriors continued to face off against top competition in the region before deciding to compete in the ECAC Championships. In the ECACs, Merrimack blew away the field by more than 30 strokes, helping the program lay claim to its first-ever conference championship in just its second year as a varsity sport.
That was not all for the Warriors; then-sophomore Ali Reed became the first golfer in program history to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals. She then qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she competed against the nation's best golfers and finished inside the top-50.
The Warriors competed in 10 events during their innagural season, finishing in the top-10 four times and collecting a top-five finish at the Wellesley Invitational.
Academically, three warriors were selected to the National Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar Team for 2011-12 and, in addition, Women’s Golf earned the second-highest GPA in the country according to the the NGCA.
Crovetti is a 2015 Certified LPGA Teaching Instructor. As a 2004 graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, he was also a four-year scholarship member on the men’s golf team; Crovetti was a three-time Boston Herald and Boston Globe all-scholastic selection and also was an MIAA Individual High School state champion in 1995.
In 2008, he earned membership in the PGA of America, and also received the distinction of being named as a top-50 teacher by U.S. Kids Golf, a national award given annually. In addition, Crovetti is a member of the Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association, and Titleist Professional Staff. He has held golf professional positions at some of the top clubs in the country including: The Fox Club, Palm City, Fla.; Salem Country Club, Peabody, Mass.; Bellevue Golf Club, Melrose, Mass.; and, most recently, as General Manager/Director of Golf at Beverly Golf and Tennis Club.