Jones, Two Tigers Earn LSWA Men's Golf Honors

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Jones, Two Tigers Earn LSWA Men's Golf Honors

LAKE CHARLES, La. — LSU head coach Greg Jones and junior Andrew Lanahan were honored as the Coach of the Year and Newcomer of the Year respectively on the 2004 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Golf Team, the LSWA announced on Saturday.

Steven Tiley of Southeastern Louisiana was named the Player of the Year on the men’s side as he garnered all but one vote on the ballot. Tulane’s Michael Thompson was named Freshman of the Year. Liliana Alvarez if Tulane was the Player of the Year on the women’s team. Tulane made it a sweep of the individual awards as Mary Ellen Jacobs received the Freshman of the Year award and the Green Wave’s Sue Bower was named Coach of the Year. The women’s team did not include a Newcomer of the Year.

LSU junior Heath West was named to the first team for the second time in his career. West, the 2002 LSWA Freshman of the Year, made the All-Louisiana squad for the third time in his career. Joining West on the first team were Tiley and Thompson, Chris Wheeler of Tulane and Craig Trahan of Louisiana-Lafayette. The second team consisted of Brett Bergeron of Southeastern Louisiana, Bryan Elliot of Centenary, Preston Smith of Louisiana Tech, Adrien Mork of McNeese State, and Lanahan.

The women picked just one team which included Alvarez, Jacobs, Lisa Westman of McNeese, and Brooke Shelton and Vicky Meyer of LSU.

Jones was named Louisiana Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. He led the Tigers to three tournament victories this season and a berth in the NCAA East Regional which will be held May 20-22 in New Haven, Conn. Lanahan posted a 73.5 stroke average and recorded four top-20 finishes.

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First Team
Steven Tiley, Southeastern Louisiana
Michael Thompson, Tulane
Heath West, LSU
Chris Wheeler, Tulane
Craig Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette

Second Team
Brett Bergeron, Southeastern Louisiana
Bryan Elliot, Centenary
Preston Smith, Louisiana Tech
Andrew Lanahan, LSU
Adrien Mork, McNeese State

Player of the Year
Steven Tiley, Southeastern Louisiana

Freshman of the Year
Michael Thompson, Tulane

Newcomer of the Year
Andrew Lanahan, LSU

Coach of the Year
Greg Jones, LSU

WOMEN
Liliana Alvarez, Tulane
Brooke Shelton, LSU
Mary Ellen Jacobs, Tulane
Vicky Meyer, LSU
Lisa Westman, McNeese State

Player of the Year
Liliana Alvarez, Tulane

Freshman of the Year
Mary Ellen Jacobs, Tulane

Coach of the Year
Sue Bower, Tulane