Mercury-Area Team-By-Team Preview Capsules

Head coach: Tom Koch, second season.
Last year’s record: 12-2 PAC-10; 12-2 overall (Lost PAC-10 Final against Hatboro-Horsham).
Players to watch: Emily Bradley, Jr.; Katie Goida, Jr.; Savanna Haas, So.; Natalie Stabilito, So.
Outlook: With the loss of district-qualifiers Emily Gilbert (Mercury-Area Second Team) to graduation and Olivia Steinmetz electing to play on the boys team, the Bears will have their work cut out for them to live up to last season. This season the team will turn to Goida and Haas, who both qualified for the PAC-10 Individual Tournament last year. “It will be difficult to match our 12-2 record from last year,” said Koch. (But) I have seen improvements from last year’s underclassmen, so I am optimistic that we will be competitive.”
Home course: Twin Ponds Golf Course.

Head coach: Chris Lloyd, second season.
Last year’s record: 0-10 PAC-10; 0-10 overall.
Players to watch: Sydney Zebrowski, Jr.; Sarah Rieder, Jr.; Emma Lawrie, So.; Susan Schafer, So.
Outlook: Coming off the program’s inaugural season, the Warriors can only go up from last year. Lloyd hopes that with a year of competitive experience in the rearview, his team will respond well this year. “We are looking to improve on last year’s season,” he said. “We are a young team but we have a lot of experience from last year that we are counting on to help us through the season.”
Home course: Skippack Golf Club.

Perkiomen Valley
Head coach: Barry Spencer, fourth season.
Last year’s record: 8-6 PAC-10; 8-6 overall.
Players to watch: Carly Dorminy, Sr.; Mary Eyde, Sr.; Jess Rittenhouse, Jr.
Outlook: With the return of Dorminy (fifth-place in PAC-10 Individuals) for her senior season, the Vikings will lean on her and Eyde for senior leadership this season. After finishing in the middle of the pack last season, PV hopes it puts up better results this time around.
Home course: Limerick Golf Course.


Phoenixville sophomore Grace Simenson shot a match-low 39 as Phoenixville defeated Spring-Ford Monday at Linfield National.

Head coach: Sandy Waltz, first season.
Last year’s record: 2-9 PAC-10; 2-9 overall.
Players to watch: Maddie Davis, Sr.; Grace Simenson, So.; Morgan Morris, Fr.
Outlook: The Phantoms will have plenty of new experiences this season. With the closure of Meadowbrook Golf and Tennis Club last year, Phoenixville will make the transition to Turtle Creek Golf Course this season. Along with a new home course, Phoenixville will also be coached by Waltz, who was the team’s interim coach last year. Simenson and Morgan, both freshmen, will undergo their first varsity experience this season. “We have a full team and a lot of younger players who are dedicated to improving their game,” said Waltz. “We also have a great group of senior girls that will anchor the team and provide support to the younger players. We’re very hopeful and excited for the season.”
Home course: Turtle Creek Golf Course.

Head coach: Patricia Lebow, eighth season.
Last year’s record: 3-10 PAC-10; 3-10 overall.
Players to watch: Kelsey Hahn, Sr.; Sam Weidman, Jr.; Emily Pochet, Jr.
Outlook: Despite losing five seniors from last season as a result of graduation, the Rams are optimistic heading into the season. They’ll turn to four-year starters Hahn, Emma Dieter and Ashley Lawson for senior leadership while expecting pivotal play from Weidman and newcomer Pochet. “Our team is in a great place,” said Lebow. “If we can get our girls playing well right out of the gate, I feel we can hang with anyone in the conference.”
Home course: Linfield National Golf Club.

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