Small but strong

Coming off of a successful season last year, finishing 6-3 in their dual matches, the girls golf team dreams big for the upcoming season, aiming to make it to the prestigious state match. Last year, juniors Caitlyn Eddy and Mackenzie McDowell were only three strokes away from qualifying, and this year both plan on making it to state. Both are also expected to fill the leadership roles left open by the three graduating seniors.

“My goal this year is to do really well and hopefully make it to state,” Eddy said.

Mr. John Miller, a former FHC teacher and the current girls golf coach, shares his positive outlook.

“I expect them to pass through sectionals this year and make it to state,” he said.

Mr. Miller also notes that the team has a very strong youth base, with several talented underclassmen that may step up.

“Sophomores Rachel Mossotti and Mary Halloran are also returning golfers this year. They will be vying for varsity spots this season. We also have three incoming freshmen: Emma Wolf, Brooke Killian, and Hannah Lager. All three are talented enough to play on the varsity team this year, and at least one will be playing varsity throughout the course of the season due to having such a small team,” he says.

But even with lots of old talent and new faces, team captain McDowell says that there is something that the team would like more of: fans.

“It’d really be great if we had more people coming out to support the program, and for the sport to become more recognized,” she said.

And with such a strong chance of several of them making it to such a big match, they would love all the support they can get.