Coach: Stu Gorski
Last Year: Finished third in the Northwest Conference standings. Finished third at the 2A Northwest District Tournament and sent two golfers to state. Placed eighth at state.
Players to watch: Will McCarter (sr.), Ben Carroll (sr.), Levi Van Den Top (sr.), Jeremy Delisle (jr.), Mike Larsen (sr.)
Outlook: McCarter finished 22nd at state last year, and the Mariners have four other returning players from last year's team. Among them are Carroll and Van Den Top, who each have their sights set on getting to state. "They're very determined to get back to the form they were a few years ago," Gorski said in a phone interview. "They went to state as sophomores, but they didn't last year as juniors. Their sole tasks in life are getting back to state. If they continue to work hard at it, as the old coaching adage goes, I think they'll be successful at it." If they can, the Mariners have a legitimate chance to improve upon their eighth-place finish at state last spring. "We're fortunate, from a team standpoint, that we have performed really well in recent years," Gorski said.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.