Gifted Golfers


Erica Han (10th), Taylor Hughart (12th), Alyse Headley (10th) Erica is holding her 1st place individual trophy and Taylor is holding the 1st place team trophy at the SJ Girls Invitational Golf TOurnament.

Pre-word: Before we begin, we should tell you a little bit about the rules of golf. With 19 players on the team, the golf team operates as varsity only, but it is differentiated as junior varsity and varsity. Only eight players out of the nineteen play on the team, while others train for next season. The four best scores are compared with the other schools to determine the winner of the game.

Lenape’s golf team had an outstanding season this year. The golf team, which consisted of both boys and girls, had 3 seniors on the team this year.  Golf season ended on Friday, May 23rd.  Their success this year has landed them towards the top of their division for the next season.

Mr. Foley, who is the golf coach and varsity boys soccer coach, stated, “We set a goal at the beginning of the year to reach the sectional tournament.” And they met their goal indeed. In fact, the team finished in 11th place out of 19 schools. Not only did they accomplish this goal, but they had also placed 15th out of about 50 schools in the Carl Arena Tournament.  This year’s achievements have shown growth, as the golf team had not even qualified for the sectionals last year. The sectional tournaments are playoffs among all divisions.

In order to qualify for playoffs, each golf team had to win at least 50% of their matches by May 2nd. With the help of seniors, Taylor Hughart, Josh Band, and Dean Schwarz, as well as freshman, Adam Hoverson, the varsity golf team was able to accomplish this.  Not to mention, the top player, Erica Han, followed by Greg Tandourjian, and fourth- ranked, Dean Schwarz who have contributed greatly to the team and had the honor of attending the All Conference to receive awards.

Ending with 13 wins and 6 losses, Mr. Foley looks to have the golf team get to sectionals once again and improve upon their 11th place finish. He hopes that Lenape will become one of their division’s top schools alongside Washington Township and Cherokee High School, which are the most competitive schools in the division, first and second respectively.