GREEN This year, Green girls golf coach Jake Shocklee has no Seniors on his team, so it has had to work hard to make up for the lack of experience.
"The girls are playing much better than last year even though our record is 3-8 does not reflect that," Shocklee said. "Currently, we are fifth place in the Federal League and are significantly better than last year.
"In general, our stroke average has improved and everyone is getting better. The seven girls are shooting within three strokes of each other. We have good depth but as of this point in time no one is shooting par. This year, we have finished in the top five in half our tournaments, compared to last year when we were in bottom five. .. The girls are hard workers and do what I want them to do. They are good kids and really want to get better. What they need to do is all play their best games at the same time."
The team is composed of three juniors: Britney Moore, Jessie Li and Olivia Cashenhiser; there are two sophomores including Rachel DiDonata; along with two Freshman, Emily Liptack and Samantha "Sam" Demuesy.
"It has been a rough season for us so far" said Moore. "We are not playing to the best of our ability. We really need to focus on improving for next year."
"So far the year has been stressful," added Li. "I am trying to concentrate on how to improve my game for next season."
"I think we are underwhelmed this year and not living up to our expectations," said Cashenhiser. "I think we are starting to play better and are in a position where we can do better in the post season play."
With a solid core Green is looking forward to next few years as their experience level builds. Given their progress, the next few years could be very good for the Bulldogs.