Coach: Steve Lawrence
Last year: Finished 12th in the Northwest Conference. Qualified one golfer for state out of the 1A tri-district tournament.
Players to watch: Abbi Rautenberg (sr.), Gladys Galiano (sr.), Paula Whitney (sr.), Rebecca Routhe (sr.), Elsa Palmer (sr.), Larissa Lucian (sr.)
Outlook: Merdian's goal last year was to avoid finishing last in the then-14-team Northwest Conference for the "first time in years," Lawrence said. They finished 11th. This year they want to continue improving and finish middle of the pack, Lawrence said. So far, they've got second- and third-place finishes this year. "We're already there," Lawrence said in a phone interview. "All we need to do now is keep improving. We're trying to establish a golf team here at Meridian." That's particularly important, considering all six varsity golfers on the Trojans' roster are seniors, led by Rautenberg, who placed 10th last year at state. "These girls have got a great attitude, not only about golf, but life," Lawrence said. "They're fun to be around."
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.