The girls’ golf team kicked off their season on March 16 with the hope of exceeding expectations from last season. Although the team has lost many leaders to either college or moving out of state, the team looks to play as a cohesive unit this spring.
With a young team this year, returning varsity players Kayleigh Harris ’16, Sierra Levanto ’16 and Emily Fowler ’16 look to lead the team and keep their minds focused on the season to come. The returning players have high hopes for the team, “I’m looking forward to doing big things with a fun squad,” said Harris. “Everyone has improved so much since the beginning of last season that I have no doubt we will succeed in whatever goals we set for ourselves,” said Fowler.
The girls look forward to playing golf this season, but also to spending time with each other, as team spirit is a huge part of team. “I am excited to get to know the new freshman players and hopefully organize some spirit days,” said Levanto. In addition, the girls will have a car wash on May 2, to help raise money for the team.
With new players coming in this year to fill the seniors’ spots the returning varsity players are excited to see how they can succeed with some new faces. Some of the underclassmen returning last year will need to step up this season to fulfill the team’s goals. Ciara James was a promising freshman last year, “driving the ball pretty far and winning most of her matches,” Levanto said. The hope is that more underclassmen can step up as well this upcoming season.
Lastly is the addition to the coaching staff, assistant coach Jesse Davis. The head coach of the high school football team will be helping out the girls this season. Although an interesting pick up for the team, the girls are welcoming it with open arms. “I’ve only heard positive things about him from my friends on the football team,” said Fowler. “I’m hoping he will bring some new intelligence to the team,” said Harris.
Overall, the team will no doubt be different with new and young faces, but will be determined to leave a mark in the league.
(Luke Fontana ’16, Staff Writer)