Boys Golf Wins Conference Again, Hopes to Return to State

Sam Schmid, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Notre Dame Academy boys golf team, led by Coach Brian Bobinski, has won their tenth conference title in 13 years.

Key players that contributed to this impressive conference run this year were seniors Levi Williams and Bergin Olson and junior Joel Meglic.

“It was a great team effort, all year long, by all levels,” said Meglic.

Along with the upperclassmen, freshman Ryan Darling, Triston Behrend and Jake Bondowski all stepped up this year.

Olson earned First Team All-Conference accolades; Williams and Meglic made Second Team All-Conference; and Darling was named Honorable Mention.

“I really have to thank the juniors and seniors for showing me how to succeed in high school,” said Darling.

As far as the rest of the conference goes, Sheboygan North got second place and Bay Port got third place, respectively.

“Winning conference is really a testament to the hard work, dedication and no-drama filled atmosphere that the boys had all year,” said Bobinski.

Golf, by the nature of the sport, is considered as much a mental game as a physical game.

“Golf really takes a lot of repetition, relaxation under pressure and being coachable at all costs,” said Meglic.

Olson, on the other hand, just likes to appreciate the sport.

“I enjoy every moment I’m out there because you never know when it could be your last,” said Olson.

Winning conference is not the end goal, as Notre Dame has a history of making a state run too.

“I would say it’s a standard for Notre Dame golf to go far in the playoffs,” said Meglic.

The golf dynasty has seen two championships and five runner-ups between 2004-2016.

Last year, the boys finished third in the D1 sectional in Neenah.

“I believe that we learned from last year, and we won’t make the same mistakes that we did,” said Williams.