Girls’ golf prepares for league opening

Emily Firestein ’11 leads the golf crew thus far as she scored a team best 40 in the team’s last match against Louisville at Encino Golf course.

She was followed closely by Tiffany Yang ’10 and Charlotte Abrams ’09, who both scored a 43.

Led by Program Head Amy Alcott and new Head Coach Linda Giaciolli, the players on the team are confident they can keep up their recent success.

“In my opinion, we stand a pretty good chance of winning league as a team if we don’t lose focus,” Alex Green ’09 said.

Green said “the two coaches are are great and compliment each other really well,” and that “they have helped us not only with the brute physical aspects of the game, but also with the sometimes overlooked mental game.”

Both Green and Yang confirm that winning the Mission League is a definite possibility but it is far too early to tell if the team or any individual players are good enough to win CIF.

Last year the team had a crushing loss to Notre Dame and now the team will try to avenge their one stroke loss to the arch rival when they meet again.

“We’re looking forward to Notre Dame because we came really close to beating them last year,” Firestein said. “We were only within a few strokes.”