Girls’ golf tees off towards potential FCIAC title

Girls%27+golf+tees+off+towards+potential+FCIAC+title

Julia Kaplowitz

Will McDonald, Staff Writer

Despite not receiving the press of other FCIAC title contenders at Staples, this year’s talented girls’ golf squad has quietly emerged as one of the favorites to capture the conference title this year.

“Last season, we tied with Greenwich for second place in the state tournament and also finished second to them at FCIAC’s,” tri-captain Christie Cantor ’14 said. “This year we are hungry for the win in both tournaments.”

Not only did the Wreckers fall short to the Cardinals in the postseason, but Greenwich also handed Staples the two losses that served as the only blemishes on their 17-2 regular season record.

The path to both titles looks to be riddled once again with Greenwich as the speed bump to overcome, however, as the Wreckers’ only loss this season was once again an extremely narrow defeat by the Cardinals.

Leading the charge for the Wrecker’s is tri-captain star Faith Garcia ’14, who has committed to play golf at Division 1 Monmouth University next year. This is Garcia’s second year on the team, after spending her first two years at Trinity Catholic, which did not have a girls’ golf team. However, this did not stop her from competing, as she instead quickly emerged as one of the best golfer’s on the boys’ team.

But, as Garcia herself is first to say, she is not the only team member aiming for excellence.

“Everyone on the team is trying her best to beat or shoot the same scores as previous games, and  I think helps make us such a  strong team overall,” Garcia said.

This sentiment was echoed by Garcia and Cantor’s fellow captain Mary Bennewitz ’15, who agreed that this season “everyone has stepped up and brought their A-game to every match.”