The girls golf season came to a bittersweet end on May 13 after the Big North Tournament, where the girls took an impressive fourth place. Throughout the season, the team defeated many rivals and difficult competitors, adding to their winning record of 15-3. One of the team’s most valued accomplishments was beating Immaculate Heart Academy and Westwood High School in a mid-season tri-match. The girls were especially thrilled with this win because they had just suffered a tough loss to IHA, making the tri-match a great comeback. Another accomplishment the girls golf team achieved this season was taking fifth place at the state sectional tournament on May 12. The girls were anxious and eager to compete in the tournament, but knew they were well-prepared and were expecting a great level of success.
To recap the season, the girls were victorious in the vast majority of their matches. These include matches against Northern Highlands (182-203), River Dell (235-198, 189-232), IHA (205-192), Indian Hills (192-232, 202-228), Ramsey (202-245), Paramus (189-202), Passaic Tech (198-279), Northern Highlands (198-199), Montville (199-238), Holy Angels (200-207), and Old Tappan (183-194). These exciting wins helped the Maroons to place fifth in the overall division, just below Mount Saint Dominic, Ridge, Tenafly, and Hunterdon Central.
Junior Kiley Chmiel, a captain of the Varsity team, is pleased that the young team was able to grow together throughout the season. “We had a lot of young girls step up to the plate this year since we lost a lot of girls last year. Each player did what they needed to do to make the team a better and stronger force,” Kiley explained. “We took care of business,” she added. With only one senior and four juniors, the team of thirteen was undoubtedly dominated by underclassmen. Chmiel, along with the other captains and rising juniors are excited to lead the team next year and look forward to another successful season.