Mt. Pleasant girls golf team expects stellar season
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Because of WPIAL realignment, Mt. Pleasant's girls golf team will face several new squads this season.
Different teams means different courses, which coach Megan Exley admits may cause some of her golfers a bit of uneasiness.
“Going to a course that we haven't played before, that will probably cause a little bit of anxiety,” Exley said. “But the girls are pretty good about seeing a hole, and their club selection. It's just the idea of playing a course that we've never played that might cause some nervousness.”
Mt. Pleasant will compete in Section 1-AA along with Derry, Ford City, Kittanning, Southmoreland and St. Joseph.
While Mt. Pleasant's competition may be different, the Vikings' goals remain the same.
“It's pretty much the same every year,” Exley said. “We would love to grab a section title. We just hope to do our best and have no regrets at the end.”
Exley said her lineup usually changes throughout the season, based on her golfers' scoring averages. One spot that is probably decided is at No. 1, where senior Danielle Brnilovich returns.
“She has great poise on the golf course,” Exley said. “She has a lot of knowledge of course management. She plays smart golf, and she's very talented.”
The No. 2 and No. 3 spots will likely be filled by senior Jaylynn Surma and sophomore Megan McCalmont. Exley still doesn't know who will play where.
“Jaylynn is pretty intense,” Exley said. “She also has a lot of knowledge about the game. Megan has a pretty solid game. It's coming together rather quickly for her this year.”
A group of girls including senior Kylee Zelmore, juniors Haley Brothers and Abbey Prevenslik and freshman Madelyn Prevenslik will battle for the lineup's remaining spots.
As with most teams, there are some question marks at the beginning of the season, but the Vikings are hoping to be an extremely solid team by season's end.
“We're a little shaky coming in,” Exley said. “But we're starting to bring down our scores. The girls jell well as a team. It's going to be a good team effort this year. We have high hopes.”
Dave Stofcheck is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Decisions backfire in Steelers’ loss in Seattle
- Penn State coach fires offensive coordinator
- Marshall’s Fluhme Glam Bar hopes to take beauty concept nationwide
- French and Indian War re-enactor Wilson commits to pioneer lifestyle in Murrysville cabin
- Police charge New Florence man in St. Clair officer’s killing
- Woman found in Carrick died of multiple wounds, autopsy results say
- 24,000 hours of volunteer service, 112 debutantes add up to Pittsburgh’s 2015 Medallion Ball
- Auction watch: High-quality artwork highlights Dec. 5 sale in Regent Square
- North Allegheny 7th best school in national ranking, moves up 2 spots
- Baldwin Santa gets the reality-show treatment
- Sale of doll clothes to benefit Harrison library