Coach: Chad Herman
Last Year: Finished fourth in the Northwest Conference. Qualified one golfer for state out of the 2A Northwest District Tournament.
Players to watch: Riley Andert (sr.), Etaane Neumann (jr.), Maddi Atwood-Knudson (so.)
Outlook: Squalicum has an interesting mix with three strong, experienced players at the front end of its lineup and four freshmen, some of whom are playing the game for the first time. "We're improving every time out," Herman said in a phone interview. "Riley has had a real strong to start the year. She played well our last time out, challenging herself, and she stayed pretty well with those players from Bellingham." Herman believes his three returners create a strong nucleus and serve as good examples to the younger players on his team. "The younger girls are working their tails off and trying to get better every day," Herman said. "I've got a good group of girls." Herman has his team working on limiting strokes around the green so that it can post higher Stableford numbers.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.