Rosemont College golf team makes school history

The Ravens are headed to Division III NCAA Championships for the first time.

Matt Leon
May 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
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BRYN MAWR, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Rosemont College men's golf team is headed to the Division III NCAA Championships. Play begins down in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday.

The Ravens earned this opportunity by winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference title.

"It definitely was a goal before the season, and it's been our goal for the last couple of years, and it is just awesome to see it come to fruition," Rosemont head golf coach John Manos said.

This NCAA appearance will make some history at Rosemont, past the golf program. This is actually the first time any men's program at the Main Line school has qualified for the NCAAs. Rosemont was a traditionally women's school until it went co-ed in the fall of 2009. 

Ramos is proud of his team being able to reach these lofty heights.

"It just kind of shows that it's possible at a small place like Rosemont," he said. "We have less students than just about every other school out there. To show we can do that from this type of small school with limited resources, it's pretty special and fun to be a part of."

Manos spoke about a pair of golfers who have led the way this season for the Ravens.

"This season our top player was Michael Lange, sophomore from Brigantine, New Jersey," Manos said. "He had a fantastic season, he shot in the 70s every single round. He was named first team all-conference, he will soon be named first team all-region. He had a really solid year. Our senior captain, Erik Diamond, he's from North Jersey, had an awesome year, also. Kind of led us on and off the golf course. Those two guys really led the way for us."

Rosemont is one of 42 schools taking part in this years NCAA Championships.

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