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Lindstrom and Marinell Named to VaSID All-State Team

June 16, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Niklas Lindstrom

Niklas Lindstrom

Postseason honors continue to roll in for Liberty senior golfers Niklas Lindstrom and Chase Marinell. The pair was recently named to the Virginia Sports Information Director (VaSID) all-state team, with both golfers receiving second-team recognition.

This is the second-straight year Marinell has been named to the VaSID all-state team, as he took home first-team honors in 2013.

Virginia's Denny McCarthy was named the 2014 VaSID Golfer the Year, while his freshman teammate Derek Bard was named VaSID Rookie of the Year. Virginia Tech's Jay Hardwick rounded out the top honors, as he was named VaSID Coach of the Year.

Last month, both Lindstrom and Marinell were named to the PING East All-Region team after helping lead the Flames to a third Big South title during their four-year collegiate playing careers. Liberty finished the season ranked No. 35 in the country by Golfstat and No. 38 by Golfweek.

Lindstrom saved his best season for last at Liberty, as he led the team with a 72.81 stroke average and a team-best five top five finishes. The Kalmar, Sweden, native finished the year individually ranked No. 63 in the country by Golfstat after finishing third at last month's NCAA Eugene Regional.

Marinell, a native of Fort Myers, Fla., was second on Liberty's roster with a 72.97 stroke average during his final season with the Flames, which included 15 rounds at par or better and a team-best six top 10 finishes.

The 2014 Big South Men's Golfer of the Year finished his final year at Liberty ranked No. 147 in the country by Golfstat. His 73.04 career stroke average ranks second-best in program history.

2014 VaSID All-State University Division Men's Golf Team

First Team

Bryce Chalkley, Sr., Virginia Tech
Trevor Cone, Jr., Virginia Tech
Denny McCarthy, Jr., Virginia
David Pastore, Sr., Virginia
Scott Vincent, Jr., Virginia Tech

Second Team
Adam Ball, So., VCU
Alex Hicks, Jr., William & Mary
Niklas Lindstrom, Sr., Liberty
Chase Marinell, Sr., Liberty

Ben Rusch, Sr., Virginia

VaSID Golfer of the Year – Denny McCarthy, Jr., Virginia
VaSID Coach of the Year - Jay Hardwick, Virginia Tech
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Derek Bard, Fr., Virginia