May 12, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Natasha Spackey was announced as Yale's 2008-2009 women's golf captain at the team's banquet last Thursday. Also honored at the banquet was freshman Alyssa Roland as the Widdy Neale Award recipient. The Widdy Neal Award is awarded annually to the player who did the most to boost the morale of the team and who went the extra step both on and off the course.
"I am really excited about being elected captain for next year," said Spackey. "It will be a privilege and honor to lead a group of such wonderful athletes. I hope to train hard, surpass the competition, and help the team win the Ivy League Championship."
Spackey played in all nine tournaments for the Bulldogs. Her strongest finish came at the Yale Intercollegiate in the fall, where she tied for third. She also came in third on the team in strokes per round with an average of 80.8 strokes.
Spackey is a political science major in Silliman College. She is a native of Puerto Rico, where she graduated from the Baldwin School.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity