Girls Golf Team Competes at State 13 Years in Row

Michael De Leers, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

At the beginning of fall, many Green Bay area teams begin to set their sights on the finish line: state. Although many teams hope to punch their ticket to state, not every team is cut out for the trip. Area teams must go through the best their conference has to offer,  just to advance. Each year is difficult and that is why the Notre Dame Girls Golf team has created quite the streak.

After a state trip earlier this month, the Notre Dame girls have made it to the state tournament a whopping 13 years in a row.

The girls have made a habit of winning, but this year was unique for the girls golf team because “of the top seven players this year, none of the players were on the girls golf team as freshmen,” said Head Coach Brian Bobinski.

This means that a lot of the girls missed a full four-year career experience on the girls team. As a result, the team had to “jam in four years of experience into two or three years of actual playing time,” said Bobinski.

Although there may have been a lack of experience, the girls still went into the season with a simple goal “we want to win conference and advance to state,” said Emily Smits, a senior on the team.

Even with the pressure of an illustrious past of winning, the girls varsity team, which is composed of Emily Martin, Emily Smits, Maddie Woodward, Emily Conard and Maddy Moreau, and coaches Bobinski, Craig Darling and Nick Morgan entered the season with a level head and went on to exceed their own expectations.

The girls went on to win conference, place second at sectionals and place 12th at the state tournament.

The girls exceeded their own expectations and more importantly have helped give experience to the younger players on the team.

“With some strong groups of juniors, sophomores and freshmen that have been in the program for a long period of time we can continue to develop our team year to year,” said Bobinski.

The future of the Tritons looks bright and the 13-year streak doesn’t have any sign of breaking.