Head coach: Robert Bostwick
Team captains: Key leaders and returning players for the team this year are sophomores Drew Warford and Cooper Neil, along with Senior Mike Olson, says Bostwick. All three represented Mount Si at the District Golf Tournament last year.
Team seniors: Mike Olson, Trevor Groshell, Andrew Mischke and Josh Lange.
Record: Last year, the varsity team went 7-1 and was co-KingCo champions, while JV was 6-1-1. This year, due to the weather, their first match is today.
Team advantages: “We are a young team led by a strong sophomore class,” said Bostwick. “We lost three varsity seniors from last year, but have nine returning players that have varsity match experience.”
Sophomores Nate Harris and Robbie Nielson, along with junior Cole Bostwick are returning players who Bostwick says have work hard on their game in the offseason and will have major contributions to the team’s goal of repeating as 4A Kingco Champs.
“Our varsity team, 10 players, is deep and any of those players could land in the top five scoring positions in any given match,” Bostwick added.
Challenges ahead: “This is an incredibly talented group of young men and have potential to score low, every day,” says Bostwick. “It’s applying those skills on match day and overcoming the jitters of playing during competition. A few of the boys have a lot of experience playing in competitive, amateur tournaments, but most do not. We’ll rely on the leadership of those kids to help make their teammates better every day. “
The smoke from area forest fires has also caused some chaos for the team early in the season. “We unfortunately had to cancel two varsity matches, and two practices to ensure that we didn’t create any health concerns. We’ve reschedule those matches into a now packed final few weeks of the season, playing up to three matches in a week.”
Don’t-miss game: Mount Si plays Eastlake on Sept. 19 at Sahalee Country Club.