News and Announcements
This year’s middle school golf team has a nice blend of experience, and young talent. The team features eight players, with four returners from last year’s squad. Returning for the Vikings are 8th graders, Cole B and George P. The returning 7th graders include Michael L and Liam B. All four of the players have shown a lot of improvement in their games.
“When you have returning golfers, the thing that we are looking for is improved consistency. These four are hard workers, who will set the tone for us throughout the season.”
Four new golfers will help bolster the squad’s talent and depth. The new faces include 8th grader, Aditya A, as well as two 7th graders, Callum L, and Dylan F. Rounding out the team is the lone 6th grader, Kris K.
“The four new players have shown a ton of potential, and will compete to earn one of our team spots at the HJPC Championship. The increased competition will only make our team better.”
The Vikings’ finished in 3rd place in their first tournament. Michael L led the way, shooting a 43 at Hermann Park Golf Course. Cole B opened his season with a 45. George P and Liam B also competed. The next tournament for the team is Wednesday, March 8th, and will feature the four new middle school golfers.
The 8th grade boys’ lacrosse team is looking forward to another great season ahead. The team has been working hard to fortify its fundamental skills thus far. Coach Wolfe is excited to see the amount of commitment that has already been shown from the dedicated young men on the team. Our first game will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd. We hope to see you there, and go Vikings!
This will be the inaugural season for The Village Middle School 7th grade boys’ lacrosse program. This is the fourth year of boys’ lacrosse at the middle school level. Along with Coach Guevara and Coach Chalhoub, Coach Wolfe is excited about the number of student-athletes that have joined the team as he only had seven when he founded the program four years ago. We are excited about the season ahead of us!
Wow, hard to believe the season has come to an end but what an amazing season these boys had! With the win last night, our final record is 13 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws. We scored an incredible 50 goals only conceding 18 while providing 6 clean sheets. By far, one of the most impressive group of boys I have ever had the honor of being a part of. I look forward to seeing many of them challenge for a spot on varsity next year and growing in their careers here at Village.
I will be having an end of season cookout for the boys on Monday 2/27 after school from 4:00-5:00 on the high school patio. I will make sure all the food, drinks, and paper goods are provided. This will be a nice way to wrap up the season.
Lastly, I cannot thank you enough for all of you that have come out to the games and cheered the boys on (in some pretty crazy weather!) faithfully. It has meant more than you know to me ,and these boys, to see and hear the support in the stands from you all. Unfortunately, as a junior varsity program, there are no playoffs or official standings so the support from parents and fans means that much more. I hope to see you all next year whether your boys are on junior varsity or varsity! GO VIKINGS
The Varsity boys golf team competed in their first tournament of the year on Tuesday, February 21st. The boys team played the South Course at Blackhorse Golf Club in a large field with 100 other boy golfers in the field.
The Vikings graduated 3 of their Varsity players from last year’s team, including All-State golfer, Ross Brown. The Vikings return 1 Senior, Daniel P, and have had a large influx of youth into the program. This year’s team has 7 underclassmen on the roster. Coach Petito, new Head of the Golf program, is very excited to coach this group, saying “They are very eager to learn and they are extremely coachable. The great thing about coaching young guys is that we are able to mold them from a young age into the type of golfer and person that will represent the school and the direction of the program.” Coach Petito credits former Head of the program and current Assistant Coach, Doug Brotherton, saying “Coach Brotherton did a remarkable job of laying the groundwork for the identity of the program. These young guys understand the level of expectation and accountability that we hold ourselves too. They were able to watch our Seniors last year and understand the amount of work that went into their success. The success we have experienced in the past is a credit to the culture and atmosphere Coach Brotherton created for the program. Our hope is to build from that and challenge our young players to play throughout the year.”
The Vikings are back in action on Monday, February 27th as they compete in the Mayde Creek Golf Tournament at Pine Forest Country Club. Good luck to all of our Viking golfers this year. Go Vikings!