Head coach: Steve Botulinski
Team captains: Rachel Warnke and Auni Edwards
Team strengths: This year’s team has once again broken records on overall team size with 23 players. Two thirds of the team are returning players, Botulinski said. The team also has the most seniors the program has ever seen.
“Our depth this year might even be stronger from the new additions to it, one through 10 are very competitive,” head coach Steve Botulinski said. “I think the coolest thing about it is now we have five seniors, where we had one or two the past few years.”
Captains Rachel Warnke and Auni Edwards said that some of the new and returning players are students who have participated in other sports and are bringing their abilities to golf.
“We have a lot of people who have played other sports in the past and are new to golf. They have that athletic ability so they can transfer their strength into their golf swing,” Edwards said. “They have some good speed with them, they hit with power.”
Challenges: The snow and rain so far this season have been an issue for the golf team. They met in a classroom last week to go over golf rules and regulations because of the poor weather outside. They had to play in their first jamboree in the rain.
“It’s been a lot rougher this year. Last year we were blessed with the nice sun. This year we started off super rainy, but it’s really nice to see all the girls have still kept with it in the rain,” Warnke said. “We organized optional practices and we actually had some girls come out even when it was pouring down rain like this.”
Don’t miss: Their first league match of the season will be played at 3:15 p.m. at Mount Si Golf Course against Issaquah High School on Tuesday, March 21.
From there they will have to play against Newport at Newcastle Golf Course, a course that is known to be very difficult, the captains said.