Marissa O'Neil Named Head Coach of Women's Golf Team

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced on Thursday that Marissa O'Neil has assumed the role of head coach of the women's golf program.

O'Neil, who also heads the women's ice hockey team, assumes the role from Gerry Caron, who will transition to an assistant coach position following two years at the helm of the program.

A 2005 graduate of Bowdoin, O'Neil was a two-sport standout as a student and earned the school's Lucy L. Shulman Award, given to Bowdoin's most outstanding female athlete, as a senior. A field hockey and ice hockey player while an undergrad, O'Neil graduated from Bowdoin with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and owns a master's degree in sports management from UMass-Amherst.

One of the school's emerging programs, the women's golf team is coming off a fantastic 2011 campaign that saw the team win the State Championship and win their home invitational, the Bowdoin Blast.The Polar Bears will open their season by hosting the 2012 edition of the Bowdoin Blast at Brunswick Golf Club on September 8-9.