Mackenize Earns 1st-Team All-Pac-10 Honors for Third Time
April 30, 2004
Seattle - Washington senior Brock Mackenzie was named to the All-Pac-10 first team for the third consecutive year the conference office announced today. The all-conference team is selected by vote of the league's coaches. Mackenzie was joined on the all-star squad by classmate Dan Potter, who was an honorable mention selection.
Mackenzie is the first three-time first-team honoree in Washington history. He also earned the honor as a sophomore and junior. He was a second-team selection during his freshman season. O.D. Vincent (1988) and Try Kelly (1999) are the only other UW golfers to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors.
Arizona senior Chris Nallen was named Pac-10 Golfer of the Year. Henry Liaw of Arizona was named Freshman of the Year, and Wildcat coach Rick LaRose has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
Nallen, a senior from Hackettstown, N.J., is a three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection and a semifinalist for the 2004 Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate golfer. He has won three tournaments this year and has posted four other top five finishes. Liaw, from Rowland Heights, Calif., capped a sensationsl freshman season by winning the Pac-10 Championship by four strokes. After a slow start in the fall season, LaRose's Wildcats turned it around in the spring with four victories and two second-place finishes in seven tournaments.
All-Pac-10 First TeamName School Yr. HometownAlejandro Canizares Arizona State So. Manilva, SpainTravis Johnson UCLA Sr. Bellflower, CAHenry Liaw Arizona Fr. Rowland Heights, CABrock Mackenzie Washington Sr. Yakima, WAChris Nallen Arizona Sr. Hackettstown, NJChez Reavie Arizona State Sr. Mesa, AZPeter Tomasulo California Sr. Long Beach, CA
All-Pac-10 Second TeamName School Yr. HometownNico Bollini USC Jr. Yorba Linda, CASteve Conway UCLA Sr. Newport Beach, CAJeff Hood California Jr. Atascadero, CAJohn Merrick UCLA Sr. Long Beach, CAZack Miller Stanford Fr. San Rafael, CA
Honorable Mention: Scott Carlyle, Sr., CAL; Josh Esler, Fr., ARIZ; Ben Hayes, Jr., USC; Jesse Mueller, Jr., ASU; Dan Potter, Sr., WASH; John Poucher, Jr., UCLA; Jesse Ruda, Sr., CAL; Joshua Wooding, Fr., USC
PAC-10 GOLFER OF THE YEAR: Chris Nallen, Sr., Arizona
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Henry Liaw, Arizona
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Rick LaRose, Arizona