Women's fall countdown: No. 19 Texas A&M
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Next up on our men's 2014 fall countdown, No. 19 Texas A&M:
Editor's note: The rankings are those of our college expert, Julie Williams, as he looked ahead to the collegiate preseason. The official Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings won't be available until a couple of the weeks into the fall season.
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Preseason rank: 19
Final 2013-14 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking: 27
2013-14 in review: The addition of Marijosse Navarro gave Texas A&M a big boost in the spring semester, but the team’s strong senior core was the story of the year. With three seniors in the lineup, Texas A&M recorded a T-10 at the national championship to put a fitting end to the season.
Notable departure: Katerina Ruzickova, Natalie Reeves, Janell Lysack, Chelsea Mocio
Key returnees: Marijosse Navarro, Bianca Fabrizio, Andrea Jonama
Newcomers of note: Maddie Szeryk, Ashley Malinchak
Fall outlook: It’s a rebuilding year in College Station, Texas, but the Aggies have a lot of promise. Navarro, who graduated early to join the team last spring, returns from a sixth-place individual finish at the NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish at the U.S. Girls’ Junior. Szeryk is the top-ranked player in Golfweek's junior rankings for the class of 2014, and Malinchak is No. 17. In addition to the youngsters, A&M returns sophomore Fabrizio and Jonama. There are several options on this roster for a solid fivesome, and room for some inner-team competition.