Women’s golf: Lady Colonels are ready to tee off

Evan Willey, Sports Writer

As winter slowly (or in our case, quickly) fades into spring, a new sports season has begun.

Spring sports have gotten really lucky with such great warm weather so early in the season. Head Coach Elizabeth Spencer and her new team of female golfers are ready to start teeing off.

The female golf team is a new addition to the Wilkes Colonels. This is only the second year with the program.

The unique thing about this sport is that it is played both in the fall and spring sports seasons. In the fall, the Lady Colonels took on Marywood and Misericordia.

This season there are only nine girls on the roster. Some might think that is too small for a team, but others look at it as a perfect opportunity to stand out more.

The team’s co- captains are both returning seniors. Kate Mahoney balances golf along with soccer in the fall: “I have only been on the golf team for two years but I’ve loved every second of it.”

Christy Taylor is also this season’s co-captain. She is a pharmacy major from Carlstad, New Jersey. Coach Spencer states, “They have both been with the program since the beginning and are wonderful leaders.”

Coach Spencer emphasizes often that her golf program is young, but her players have a lot of potential. All she wants from her team is for them to work hard and move forward.

Her goals for the season are for her Lady Colonels to continue to improve their game. Mahoney also agrees with her coach, stating that she hopes for the program to strengthen and that she wants to win a couple matches.

The team also welcomes four new freshman players, the largest class on the team. With most of the players still young, this gives the women’s golf team a strong foundation to grow.

Freshman Alexa Flood, who has been playing golf for seven years, is very happy that the team made her feel really welcomed.

“My coach has been very helpful with golf and school, along with the girls who’ve been on the team. Everyone on the team has been very nice to each other, making it welcoming on the team.” She hopes to improve her performance this spring season.