Young Shady Side Academy golf team not short on experience
By Marty Stewart
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team, under coach Brett Bergman, hopes to at least match last year when it posted an impressive 10-2 record.
Though Bergman has no seniors, he will have an experienced lineup.
“We have a really exciting team this year with four juniors and six sophomores,” Bergman said. “We're young but we're a mature team.
“We have five returning players and five new players that are poised to make an impact.”
Sean Gramley, a junior, will be captain of the team.
He will be joined by returning starters Patrick Bush, a junior, and sophomore Max Hoffman.
Other returning players are sophomore Jack Katarincic and junior Colin Certo.
“Jack made dramatic improvements and will be a top player all year,” Bergman said.
Newcomers on the team are junior Antoni Avaliotis and sophomores CJ Keim, Blake Goodman, Chris Muracca and Steve McInerney.
“Keim continues to put up great numbers while Avaliotis has the best swing and tempo on the team,” Bergman said.
“Goodman is a very solid left-hander who will compete for a starting spot all year. Muracca hits the ball very straight and has a great mental game.
“McInerney is the best putter on the team, averaging less than 15 putts per nine holes.”
Adding the new players to what Bergman described as being a talented contingent of returning players gives the Indians what the coach described as being a strong team.
As for the competition, Bergman expects Knoch and Mars to provide the toughest section competition.
“But if our team plays the way we know how, we're going to be difficult to beat,” he said.
The Indians opened up their season on Aug. 21 with a 190-263 win over Highlands.
Bush shot a 36 while Gramley and Avaliotis each shot a 38. Keim and Goodman came in at 39.
The Indians fell to Hampton on Friday in a section matchup by a 188-191 score.
Bush led SSA with a 36.
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.
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