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Central Valley's Fouse to continue career at Seton Hall

| Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Christopher Horner
Central Valley's Mackey Fouse watches her drive on Hole 14 during the WPIAL team championships Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Cedarbrook. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)

On Aug. 9, one of the premier female golfers in the WPIAL made her collegiate intentions known, as Central Valley senior Macky Fouse committed to Seton Hall University.

Last year's WPIAL runner-up and third-place finisher at the PIAA individual championships, Macky said the decision was easy after she visited the campus.

“I ended up forming a really good relationship with the head coach there over the summer; she watched me play like four times,” she said. “Then whenever I went to visit, I just kind of fell in love with the campus, and I really like their schedule and playing in the Big East. Even though it's changing, it's a really strong conference and I'm really excited about it.

“When it came down to it, I just really wanted to go there whenever I got the offer, so it was just perfect.”

As the three-time defending WPIAL team champion and defending PIAA champion, Central Valley head coach Larry Milosh has coached numerous strong golfers in the past, but said Fouse is his best pupil ever.

“I've been coaching for 14 years, and we've got a really good program and a lot of girls who've gone to play college golf, three of four of them Division I, and Macky at this point is clearly the best one I've ever had,” Milosh said.

Fouse had another scholarship offer from St. Francis (Pa.) and received interest from several other schools before settling on the Pirates.

Central Valley's No. 1 golfer since her freshman year and a former Tri-State PGA Junior champion, Fouse described her game as being a long-ball hitter, a strength Milosh reiterated.

“She doesn't have any weaknesses,” he said. “She hits it long, fairly accurate off the tee for as long as she hits it, great temperament. I mean, she's the whole package.”

The Central Valley senior said her favorite club in her bag is an 8-iron, and that her individual goal is to work on her longer-iron shots this year before she heads into college where she will be pitted against longer courses.

Fouse has high aspirations for the defending state champion Warriors again this season.

“I think actually after I committed to a school I kind of calmed down; I feel really relaxed,” she said. “I have a good feeling about this year. Obviously, winning states would be awesome, but we'll see what happens.”

Alex Oltmanns is a freelance writer.

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