2017 FALL PREVIEW: SBAAC girls golf


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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was requested of all boys and girls golf programs in the SBAAC. What is listed here is the information returned to the News Journal by the deadline.

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Girls teams also playing in CGGC

There will be a conference championship in girls golf this season for the SBAAC.

However, two schools were part of another conference beginning last season.

The Cincinnati Girls Golf Conference consisted of Clermont Northeastern, Georgetown, Summit Country Day, Cincinnati Country Day, McNicholas, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Madeira.

According to CNE girls coach Brandon Hoeppner, the league was started “to give the other girls a chance to play in meaningful situations instead of just playing head to head matches all the time.”

Among the CGGC schools, McNicholas was the only one already part of a league.

“All the players and coaches loved it, so we are going to do the same thing again this year,” Hoeppner said.

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New Richmond Lions Preview

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

2-9

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Brad Hatfield, second season

HEAD COACH’S RECORD, YRS COACHING SPORT

2-9

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Katie Gardner, Tatem Lindner

KEY NEWCOMERS

Emily Fischer, Mackenzie Gammon

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Laura Wilson

LEAGUE TITLES:

None

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES:

None

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Clermont Northeastern Rockets Preview

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

23-20 overall, second in the inaugural CGGC standings

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Brandon Hoeppner, six years coaching boys and girls golf at CNE

HEAD COACH’S RECORD, YRS COACHING SPORT

37-59 in three years as girls coach

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Ernie Havrilla, varsity boys; Reilly Hopkins, middle school program

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Skylar Shircliff, first team Southwest Ohio High School Girls Golf Coaches Association; first team All-CGGC; district qualifier in 2016

Keeley Keirns, second team All-CGGC; Grace Cruey, second team All-CGGC.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Freshmen Hailey Stegemann, Sadie Hoeppner

KEY PLAYERS LOST

None

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH:

Top 2

LEAGUE TITLES:

None, first year for girls golf in SBAAC

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES:

None

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON:

It has been a great journey since starting a girls program 4 years ago. This is a very special group of girls and I am looking forward to a great season. I have never coached a golf team with this much depth as I have 7 players that can potentially break 100 for 18 holes. We are looking forward to competing in the Inaugural SBAAC Girls Golf and hopefully making it deep in the state tournament.

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Georgetown Lady G-Men Preview

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Sheri Griffith, seven years as girls coach, second at Georgetown

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Ray Sininger, assistant coach

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

4

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

4

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Lexi Gray, junior; Mia Johnson, junior; Natasha Turner, junior; Lizzie Meranda, sophomore

LEAGUE TITLES:

None

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES:

None

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON:

This is the 2nd year for Georgetown to have a girls team and looking forward to finally having a league to play in. Last year we struggled but they were all new golfers.

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Goshen Lady Warriors preview

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

First year for girls golf

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Lisa Smith, first year at Goshen

ROSTER

Taylor Munafo, Jr; Bracken Wells, Soph; Madi Arnett, Jr; Whitney Turner, Jr; Brooke Reeves, fresh

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