The girls golf team, led by coach Darrell Lavin, recently finished up its season placing second at WACC championships and eleventh at the NCS qualifier.
The WACC championships on Oct. 14, at Chuck Corica Golf Course in Alameda, went great with the team placing second after Alameda High School and four girls on the team qualifying for first Team All League. The girls who made the All-WACC team were Suhani Abdullah, Emiko Yamamoto, Kaela Dwinell, and Alyah Thomas. Additionally Halle Champion and Nastasja Wright made second team all-conference.
The team then moved on to the NCS qualifier on Monday, Oct. 21 at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord, where they placed eleventh out of 17 teams. Then they moved onto the NCS championships at Peacock Gap Country Club in San Rafael on Monday, October 28. NCS was a little more of a struggle with them missing some key teammates and being put up against tougher competition. In the end they did not continue on to the California State Championships.
With the addition of new teammates this year, the team was able to improve and become major competition for teams that had usually beat them in the past. Junior Suhani Abdullah really enjoyed this season.
“I think every single player really improved in many aspects of the game. Also we got new teammates and an additional ‘Coach Mom’ who helped the team get closer than before, so the season was even more fun!” said Abdullah.
Lavin also agreed that the team had a good overall season, and the players are all geared up for next year.
“Although the team did not make it to the California State Championships, they had a great year and have a very strong base for next year’s team,” said Lavin.