Coach: Mike Lembo
Last year: Finished third in the Northwest Conference. Qualified two golfers for state out of the 2A Northwest District Tournament. Placed seventh at state.
Players to watch: Laura Wilson (sr.), Baylee Backstrom (jr.), Erika Henderson (jr.), Amy Wilson (fr.), Emma Brown (jr.)
Outlook: Wilson is a two-time state participant who placed 16th at the 2A tournament last spring. "Hopefully she'll make it a third time," Lembo said in a phone interview. "But beyond her, we don't have anybody who has made it past the first day of district." To be competitive as a team, the Mountaineers are looking to juniors Backstrom, Henderson and Brown to take a step forward. "We know Laura will do just fine, but we need somebody to step up and go with her," Lembo said. "We need our juniors to play well. They all can. They definitely have the ability." Now that Mount Baker is a 1A school, the postseason format will change a little bit, but at least the Mountaineers know they'll get to host the district tournament at North Bellingham Golf Course.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.