Coaches provided this year’s team information. Capsules will be updated as information is provided.
Coach: Todd McGohan
2019 league finish: Second in WBL Invitational
2019 postseason finish: Ninth at Sycamore Springs sectional
Coach: Kendra Hale
2019 league finish: Fourth in WBL Invitational
2019 postseason finish: Anna Longbrake tied for 38th a Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Anna Longbrake (sr.), Eden Cronley (sr.), Lily James (jr.), Abi Mustain (soph.)
Other varsity contenders: Claire Ketcham (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: We are in our third season as a girls varsity golf team. We lost two seniors last year but are working to build and sustain the team. We practiced some in the offseason, but our practice time was cut short when the governor shut down all of the school and athletic facilities. As soon as we were able we began practicing again in the new athletic building with the golf simulator and on the course. Seniors Anna Longbrake and Eden Cronley will be taking turns golfing in the number one spot. Anna is hitting well off the tee, and I look forward to her continuing to improve her short game. Eden is hitting her irons well and is becoming better on the green. I expect these two seniors to lead the rest o f the team all season in the number 1 and 2 spots. They have both played varsity golf for Kenton all three years and their freshman year they participated o n the club team we had. Junior Lily James and sophomore Abi Mustain , both returning letter winners are beginning their second year on the team. Those two along with Claire Ketcham, a freshman, will be taking turns in the third and fourth spots. Lily is working hard on all aspects of golfing and is very encouraging and supportive of our team as well as our opponents. Abi is doing a great job near the green with her chipping and she is continuing to work on putting. Claire is new to the game but has already shown some improvement and has placed in the top four a few times early in the season.
Coach: Jessica Whittaker (first season)
2019 league finish: Third in WBL Invitational
2019 postseason finish: Fourth at Sycamore Springs sectional (Madilyn Paphanchith was 14th at Stone Ridge district)
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners:
Madilyn Paphanchith (jr.), Addie Hilden (jr.), Haylee Wurm (soph.)
Others varsity contender: Kaley Cotrell (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: I plan as a head coach to teach and support my players as they develop discipline, work ethic, camaraderie and adaptability through these trying times. Additionally, I plan to give my girls a fun experience while they improve their game of golf.
2019 league finish: No participants listed
2019 postseason finish: Eva Youngs was 23rd at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning players: Eva Youngs (jr.), Renee Sweigart (soph.), Savannah Slater (jr.),
Newcomers: Carly Birt (soph.), B. Vanderpool (jr.), Jordan Glass (fr.)\
Coach: Dave Acheson
2019 postseason finish: Tied for fifth at Sycamore Springs sectional (Taylor West was 21st at Stone Ridge district)
Coaches Mason Roth/Kasey Krendel
2019 league finish: No team score
2019 postseason finish: Allison Burghaze was 37th at Moose Landing sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Allison Burghaze (sr.)
Others varsity contenders: Melina Meza (sr.), Olivia Spallinger (sr.)
Coach’s analysis: Numbers have been low the past two season but we are hoping to field a full team this season so we can compete as a team at sectionals and conference this season.
Coach: Jeremy Best
2019 league record: Third in championship
Coach: Ryan Strickler (fourth season)
2019 league finish: First in championship
2019 postseason finish: Ninth at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Riley Smith (sr.), Anna Fitch (sr.), Emma Mueller (sr.), Alivia Carpenter (sr.), Kaylee Buzard (sr.)
Other varsity contenders: Chloe Kroeger (soph.), Rachel Ryan (soph.)
Coach’s analysis: After having a fantastic 2019 season, the Jefferson Lady Cats are poised to send five seniors out on top. Smith, Fitch, Mueller, Buzard, and Carpenter have been such an integral part of building the girls program, and they are ready to try and three-peat as NWC champions. One negative for the team will be trying to replace graduated senior Sydnie McGue who was a two-time NWC runner-up and anchor for the team for the past three years. She was a fantastic player and will be missed. Behind the five seniors, two returning sophomores will compete for the final varsity spot. Kroeger and Ryan will be making their varsity debuts this season to help make the `Cats even more competitive. This is a tremendous group of ladies that are very hard working athletes and even better students in the classroom.
Coach: Brad Doidge (26th season)
2019 league record: Second in championship
2019 postseason finish: Seventh at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Winter Boroff (sr.), Dylann Carey (sr.), Aryonna Hoghe (jr.), Adalee Purk JUNIOR
Others varsity contenders: Annie Mendenhall (sr.), Andi Webb (jr.), Zoey Tracy (fr.), Elizabeth Phillips (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: The Lady Lancers will be inexperienced as graduation over the past three seasons has decimated the depth of the team. Four returning letter winners will be the bulk of the team scoring, but we have four new players trying out for the team this year to provide the much needed depth for the roster. Always wanting to compete in tournaments and invitationals is the main goal with the team score being in the top 50% of the field. As the season builds, become more consistant as the NWC tournament arrives as well as sectional and district tournaments. Individually, I want the players to play to their own abilities with opportunities for recognition in the invitationals, in conference play and during the golf postseason.
Coach: Steve Heilshorn
2019 league record: No participants listed
2019 postseason finish: Hailey Harzell tied for 26th at White Pines sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Hailey Harzell (sr.)
Coach: Bret Ayers
2019 league record: 4-3 in matches, third in tournament, third overall
2019 postseason finish: Finished 12th at Sycamore Springs district
Delphos St. John’s
Coach: John Klausing
2019 league record: 403 in matches, seventh in tournament, tied for fifth overall
2019 postseason finish: Eighth at Celina Lynx sectional
Coach: Joe Bruns (eighth season)
2019 league record: 2-5 in matches, fourth in tournament and overall
2019 postseason finish: Fourth at Celina Lynx sectional (Jalyn Bruns tied for 20th at Sycamore Springs district)
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Shelby Stammen (sr.), Alli Vaughn (sr.), Jalyn Bruns (jr.), Kendra Dues (sr.), Paige Bihn (jr.), Macy Brunswick (jr.), Trisha Gaerke (sr.)
Coach’s analysis: The Fort Recovery Indians are very excited about this upcoming golf season. They are led by Bruns, who is a two-time first team all MAC selection and a district qualifier from a year ago. Shelby Stammen and Alli Vaughn are three-year letter winners and will secure the two and three positions for the Indians. That four spot for coach Bruns could be filled by Dues and Gaerke or by Bihn and Brunswick. Coach Bruns feels he has the talent to move up from last year’s fourth place position in the MAC.
Coach: Adam Smith (fourth season)
2019 league record: 0-7 in matches, eighth in tournament and overall
2019 postseason finish: 10th at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Molly Rethman (sr.), Hailey Wilker (sr.), Caitlyn Schemmel (sr.), Aliyah Arling (jr.), Lizzy Homan (jr.)
Other varsity contenders: Laney Seger (jr.), Kristen Bergman (jr.), Kenslee Kremer (jr.), Ellie Knapke (soph.), Haley Kuess (soph.)
Coach’s analysis: We have 12 girls returning from last year and 23 total, which is amazing, With five returning letter winners from last year, we have the most experience coming back since I have been here. I am hoping for big improvements from our returning players with a splash of success from some of the new faces that we have. I fully expect this year to be a fun one.
Coach: Deborah Ahrns (18th season)
2019 league record: 2-5 in matches, fifth in tournament and tied for fifth overall
2019 postseason finish: Sixth at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Jenna Heuker (sr.), Kate Larger (sr.), Maria Dirksen (sr.),
Layne Voisard (jr.), Cora Heitkamp (jr.), Claire Lamm (jr.)
Other varsity contenders: Katie Heitkamp (soph.), Ashley Meyer (fr.), Ashlyn Homan (fr.), Anna Larger (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: Minster will tee off the 2020 season with six returning varsity letter winners in the lineup. Three of the six returning will be experiencing only their second year playing the sport.
The team had a nine hole match improvement of 99 strokes from the first score posted in a dual match to the last dual match of the season. As a result of their efforts Voisard was named first team All-MAC and Heuker earned honorable mention honors. All six of the returning golfers were recognized as academic All-MAC for 2019. Looking forward to the hustle and heart of the 2019 team to influence the incoming eight new team members for the 2020 season . The team is fortunate to have a full roster of golfers whom have a variety of skill levels and exposure to the game. The Lady Wildcats will primarily be focusing on building their short game skills, course management and understand the rules and etiquette of the game. As a coach my emphasis for the athletes is to get them to value the importance of “focusing on the process and not the outcome.” A well developed process will yield a positive outcome. The time and place to build your confidence for something you want to try is during practice not during competition. The Lady Wildcats will look to make noise again in the MAC and have a strong showing. The Lady Wildcats are fortunate to have Voisard returning in the number one position. Layne has spent the summer participating in the Lima junior golf league and has posted several personal bests. This season with the Covid 19 virus impacting nearly every facet of life from shopping to sports we feel like we are in a “holding pattern,” But that has not stopped the Lady Wildcats. As soon as the restrictions were lifted and the Lady Wildcats were allowed to hit the fairways … they were there. This team has heart and hustle … and they will persevere. As a coach for The Lady Wildcats I am proud to share we have advanced to
district level play 16 of 17 seasons either as a team or with individuals … and I strongly believe this team has the talent and passion to continue the streak. Minster will also have some very promising freshman golfers new to the game but very excited about learning.
Coach: Mike Holdren (10th season)
2019 league record: 3-4 in matches, sixth in tournament, tied for fifth overall
2019 postseason finish: Fifth at Celina Lynx sectional (Sarah Parker tied for 20th at Sycamore Springs district)
Coach: Jessica Smalley (first season)
2019 league record: No team record
2019 postseason finish: Emily Clutter tied for 44th at Celina Lynx sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winner: Emily Clutter (soph.)
Others varsity contenders: Autumn Gilbreath (soph.), Allison Heitkamp (soph.), Addysin Leighner (fr.), Sarah Sheppard (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: We have one returning player, Emily Clutter, who has shown herself to be a leader at practice. This is the first year for Autumn, Allison, Sarah and Addysin. This team is quite novice, but shows a lot of potential and excitement for the game. We are looking forward to growing our skills and experience this year, and getting better and better as the season progresses.
Coach: Wendi Moorman (second season)
2019 league record: 7-0 in matches, first in tournament and overall
2019 postseason finish: Finished tied for eighth at state
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Ellen Naumann (sr.), Courtney Clune (jr.)
Others varsity contenders: Dana Rindler jr.), Tori Staugler (jr.), Brianna Post (jr.)
Coach’s analysis: The girls had an excellent 2019-20 season. We went 88-10 overall, 7-0 in our league, and 4-0 in regular season tournaments. They recorded the low 18- and nine-hole score for St. Henry High School, many wonderful accomplishments. The girls are ready to build on this success. They are putting time in during the offseason to get ready when the season begins in August.
Coach: Todd Pester (fourth season)
2019 postseason finish: Isabelle Vance was ninth at Moose Landing sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winner: Isabelle Vance (sr.)
Other varsity contender: Chelsea Erford (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: We have two girls on our team this year. I have added some events for just them to participate in and this should be exciting to watch.
Coach: Keith Utendorf (first season)
2019 postseason finish: Allie Honigford tied for seventh at Moose Landing sectional
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Allie Honigford (sr.), Brooke Kortokrax (sr.), Laura Kimmet (sr.)
Others varsity contender: Lexie Honigford (fr.)
Coach’s analysis: We have three seniors that have dedicated themselves to improve and an incoming freshman that has been working hard. We hope to be competitive throughout the season and get better every day.
Coach: Eric Dysert (first season)
2019 postseason finish: Hailey Dysert was 22nd at Moose Landing sectional
Returning player: Dysert (jr.)
Newcomer: Lexie Neuenschwander (sr.)
Coach’s analysis: Tbhis is the team’s first year out of club status as an official varsity sport.
Lima Central Catholic
Coach: Dan Reinicke (11th season)
2019 postseason finish: Won state championship
Returning 2019 varsity letter winners: Erin Mulcahy (sr.), Mary Kelly Mulcahy (sr.), Olivia Garver (jr.), Emma Meyers (jr.), Leianhnni Smith (jr.), Carlie Van Meter (jr.), Bridget Mulcahy (soph.)
Coach’s analysis: It’s difficult to win a state championship, but after winning two in a row, it will be even more difficult. All members of the 2019 state championship team are back. Although the ladies will face a difficult season schedule with mostly Division I teams, they should be prepared for a return trip to state to defend their championship.
Coach: Jennie Kohl
2019 postseason finish: Did not participate