Mohawk girls golf
Coach: Bo Trusty.
2017: Fourth in N10.
Returning letterwinners: Juniors Madison Wagner; Alayna Kindle; Hayden Heilman.
Others: Sophomore Carlee Hummel. Freshman Kaiden Mathias.
Outlook: Mohawk has a nice mix of veterans and youth this season for new coach Bo Trusty.
Trusty, a football coach for many seasons for Mohawk, took the job this season and has enjoyed doing something a bit different.
“It’s my first time coaching golf, so it’s pretty exciting and something different, which is nice to do,” he said. “This is a nice group of girls we have and I was impressed with some things I saw at our first outing at the Buckeye Central Invite.
“They played decent golf and I know each day they want to get better.”
Trusty said the returners have a lot of responsibility with trying to bring along the younger players at practice.
“Wagner is the vocal leader right now,” he said. “She does a lot of stuff at practice. Kindle has put a lot of time in the offseason to improve and Hayden was our medalist in our first match.
“The main things this year is that we aren’t worried about how many wins we get, but how many strokes we can take off throughout the year. I’m trying to find out what they do well and maximize that. We are working a lot on our short game, chipping and putting. It’s been our main focus.”
The N10 has been ruled so far in girls golf by Buckeye Central. While it is the favorite again, Mohawk, along with some new programs, will challenge the Bucks.
“The N10 is pretty exciting right now and girls golf has taken off a bit,” Trusty said. “BC’s golfers were pretty impressive when we saw them, Colonel Crawford has a team, Upper too, so our goal is to just try to finish in the top half of the league this year.
“Any coach just wants to see progression, and I’m really pleaded with what I’ve seen so far.”