Miles Nolan Named Golf Coach of the Year
Rensselaer head men’s golf coach Miles Nolan has been named the Liberty League Coach of the Year, the league has announced. Nolan guided the Engineers to six first-place finishes in his recently completed 10th year with the team.
The 2012-13 season was perhaps the most successful in school history as Rensselaer posted eight top three finishes in the 10 tournaments it played. The team, which featured three freshmen, three sophomores, and two seniors, opened the fall season with a third-place finish in the Tim Brown Invitational. It then went on to win four of its next five events, including the 25-school Duke Nelson Tournament at Middlebury College. The Engineers tied for first in the Liberty League Fall Qualifier, won the Hudson Fall Classic hosted by NYU/Manhattanville and was victorious in the ECAC New England Tournament.
Rensselaer opened the spring portion of its slate by winning a seven-team event at Bethpage Red, hosted by Farmingdale State. The Engineers went on to win the Fred Kravetz Invitational in Rochester before advancing to the finals of the Liberty League Championship. Rensselaer defeated the University of Rochester 3-2 in match-play before falling to the host school, Skidmore College, 3-2 the next day.
Individually, the Engineers saw two student-athletes earn medalist honors. Sophomore Michael Souliotis won the Hudson Fall Classic and freshman James Jackson finished first in the ECAC Tournament.