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2020 Mercury-Area Girls Golf Preview

BOYERTOWN

Head coach: Tom Koch, eighth year.

Last year’s record: 1-9 Pioneer Athletic Conference, 1-12 overall.

Players to watch: Emily Burger, Sr.; Kylie Wood, Sr.; Larissa Sotingco, Jr.; Madeline Brennan, So.

Outlook: Burger and Wood were both District 1 qualifiers in 2019. Wood was also accorded Honorable Mention on the All-PAC team. … “Our returning golfers have improved markedly since last year,” Koch said, “and we have some first-year golfers that we are happy to have on our team. We are looking forward to the season.” … Boyertown’s home course will be Twin Ponds Golf Club (par-35 for nine holes).


METHACTON

Head coach: Chris Lloyd, seventh year.

Last year’s record: 8-2 Pioneer Athletic Conference.

Players to watch: Catherine Connolly, Sr.; Riley Thomas, Sr.; Cerise Walker, Sr.; Sarah Lawrie, Jr,

Outlook: The Warriors placed fourth in the District I Team Championships in 2019, aided by the play of Walker and Connolly. … Thomas and Lawrie were both district qualifiers last year. … “The team is entering its seventh year as a varsity sport,” Lloyd said, “and we are looking to improve on last season. Five incoming freshmen will add depth to our experienced line-up. Our team goal is to send as many players to the PAC and District tournaments as possible, as well as compete in the District Team Championships. We are looking forward to an exciting and competitive season.”” … Methacton’s home course will be Skippack Golf Course.


PERKIOMEN VALLEY

Head coach: Karen Moliver, sixth year.

Last year’s record: 1-9 Pioneer Athletic Conference.

Players to watch: Tori Bruno, Sr.; Grace Bruno, Sophia Killar, Olivia Stengel,

Outlook: “We have a young team that’s looking to improve on last year’s record,” Moliver said.


PHOENIXVILLE

Head coach: Sandy Waltz. seventh year.

Last year’s record: 6-4 Pioneer Athletic Conference.

Players to watch: Chelsea Frampton Sr.;  Taryn Blitzer, So.; McKenzie Thompson, So.; Chloe Zach, So.

Outlook: The Phantoms’ lineup will be bolstered by freshmen Kate Roberts and Scarlett Collins. … Frampton, the team’s captain this season, made first team All-PAC in 2019. … I’m very excited for the season with the girls,” Waltz said. “Although we lost some depth to our lineup with the departure of our seniors, I remain optimistic that my young team, guided by season veteran Chelsea Frampton, can be competitive in the PAC league. I also expect a good showing at PACS and districts with Frampton and newcomer Roberts.” … Phoenixville’s home course will be Turtle Creek Golf Course.

SPRING-FORD

Head coach: John Brennan, second year.

Last year’s record: 9-1 Pioneer Athletic Conference, 11-1 overall.

Players to watch: Katherine Bates, Sr.; Bryn Borzillo, Sr.; Aleena Ghanta, Sr.; Alexa McPike, Jr.; Cierra Griffith, So.; Morgan Kunze, So.; Nicole Yun, So.

Outlook: Griffith and Yun were both selected to the All-PAC first team. Yun was also second team on The Mercury All-Area team. …  “Last year was exciting to win the school’s first PAC girls golf championship,” Brennan said, “but this is a new season and a new team. We need to be ready to play every match this year, because there are a lot of quality girls golf teams in this league. As defending champions, we will have a target on our backs, and we need to play our best every time we go out on the golf course. I am proud of my team for putting in hard work over the offseason. They will push each other in practice, which will only make us a better team.”

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