The University of Dayton department of athletics would like to recognize the seniors of our spring sports not given the opportunity to have a traditional Senior Recognition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the fifth installment of a series honoring the senior student-athletes who were not given the same spotlight as in previous years with our own
version of a Senior Tribute.

Below is a tribute to each of the seniors for men’s golf for the class of 2020.

Domenic Maricocchi
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Domenic Maricocchi has been a regular in the Flyers’ lineup seeing action in 88 rounds over his four seasons at Dayton. He finished his career with a 73.72 stroke average, the program’s lowest career average*, and shot a career-low round of 65 at the 2019 Joe Feaganes Invitational, finishing in second place overall with a 10-under-par three-round score. Domenic has been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years and served as SAAC vice president in 2019-20. On April 21, he was named the co-winner of the male Most Outstanding
Leader Award, presented at the annual R.U.D.Y.S. student-athlete awards event. A 4.0 academic award recipient at 2020 annual scholar-athlete awards reception, he has been recognized on University of Dayton’s Dean’s List, the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team and the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The sport management major is set to graduate in May.

“Domenic is simply one of a kind,” said men’s golf head coach Gip Hoagland. “He has brought a level of energy, optimism and leadership to our program that will be hard to replace. The guys all look up to him and he has been a true captain over the past two years.”

Paul Maricocchi
Also from Cincinnati, Paul Maricocchi joined the Dayton men’s golf team prior to the 2018-19 season and has spent the last two years with the Flyers. Although he didn’t compete on the course, Paul took his role on the team very seriously.

He showed up every day with the same goals as everybody else which was to get better every day. He was named to the 2019-20 Dayton All-Academic Team and has earned mention on University of Dayton’s Dean’s List for his hard work in the classroom. Paul is majoring in chemical engineering and will also be graduating in May

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