The girls’ golf team worked hard over the summer to prepare for this season.
Mr. Eddy, entering his second year as head coach, feels good about this year’s squad.
With 21 golfers, it is the largest team in the history of the program. 14 are underclassmen.
“I’m excited to see so many freshmen and sophomores come out and make the team. They just need to stick with it,” Coach Eddy said.
The team has many goals, on and off the golf course. One of the most important ones is the older varsity players setting a good example for the younger players.
“If we are to be successful, the seniors must step up,” Coach Eddy said. “We are heading in the right direction.”
On Aug. 22, the team had a a good showing, finishing seventh out of 21 teams at the Alton Marquette Blastoff Tournament.
The team lost to perennial powerhouse Belleville East on Aug. 26. Junior Katie Milleville led the team with a three-over par 39.
The girls rebounded on Sept. 2 to beat Belleville West and East St. Louis.
The summer training has also paid off for the boys’ team. Coach Kellermann, entering his third year as head coach, worked with a record-setting 16 underclassmen.
“[There is] an enormous number of underclassmen. Hopefully they’ll develop over the next couple of years and continue to compete,” Coach Kellermann said.
Currently 5-1, the boys’ team got off to a good start, taking third in the St. Clair County Tournament.