No seniors? No problem. The SDSU women’s golf team heads into the fall with three juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen on the 2013-14 roster.
The Jacks said goodbye to Morgan Fitts at the end of the 2013 spring season -- one of the most decorated players in SDSU women’s golf history in her four year career.
The leadership role now rests on the most veteran golfers on the team: Amber Houser, Alli Plath and Myranda Dunmire.
Houser finished the 2012-13 season with a 83.39 scoring average and is tied for the most top-25s of the returning golfers (2).
Last season’s freshman class got a lot of work in over the course of the year and look to build from that foundation in their sophomore campaigns. Brianna Janu, Michaela Kouri and Sydney MacDonald look to solidify their spots in the Jacks’ top-5.
The incoming freshmen class adds three new names to the mix: Islamiah Fuad from Perak, Malaysia, Hallie Getz from Pierre, S.D., and Megan Mingo from Yankton, S.D.
Head coach Jared Baszler is looking forward to the possibilities of his balanced squad.
“The women will have one of the strongest, most balanced and deepest rosters I’ve ever had during my career. It will be a challenge for any of the girls just to make the traveling team which will push all of them to consistently play their best. We'll look for that consistency this year after showing signs of being able to post a low number a few times last season," Baszler said.
The Jacks kick off the 2013-14 season at the Redbird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State, on Sept. 8-9, in Normal, Ill.