SLUGGER: Southern Regional’s top rated player, Mary Kate Reilly, is back for her senior period, aiming to lead a reliable team of Rams to another division crown and defense of the Ocean County championship. (Pics by David Biggy)
Possibly nobody was as thrilled with the way the Southern Regional ladies golf workforce ended its time past spring far more than mentor Jeff Reilly. And he may be the most psyched of the bunch that the new year has arrived.
“These ladies are golfers who love the recreation and do the job tricky to make improvements to,” he explained. “They get alongside nicely as a team, and our aim this year is to have a different thriving year of competition in Ocean County, to elevate our standing in the Shore Meeting and at the point out level, and enjoy the video game of golfing alongside the way.”
Final period, the Rams enjoyed a 13- period as they claimed the Shore Meeting Course A South division championship for the to start with time with a 12- mark and captured the Ocean County Tournament title for the initially time as perfectly. They completed fourth in the Shore Convention and ninth in the South Jersey sectional tourney.
Of study course, the aged expressing could be, “That was then, and this is now,” but Reilly’s group graduated just two varsity starters from a year back and had a good deal of younger gamers coming up the ranks to fill in the gaps this spring. In shorter, Southern’s obtained sport.
Throw in the point the Rams returned their top participant, senior Mary Kate Reilly – certainly, the coach’s oldest daughter – alongside with classmates Megan Caputo, who experienced a phenomenal ultimate month of the time very last spring, and Julie Simms and junior Sophia Bates, as effectively as sophomore feeling Madelyn Beirne, the team’s No. 2 participant a calendar year in the past, and the squad presently is nicely ahead of the curve on most teams in the division and county.
On the other hand, it gets improved. The Rams have more depth this season as well, which include a pair of freshmen who are legit golfers.
“We return 5 varsity letter winners and have a terrific group of newcomers that will aid improve our program,” Coach Reilly said. “The workforce has higher anticipations for this spring, and they are genuinely doing the job tricky to put together for this season.
Amid the newcomers to the staff are junior Ashley Pierson, who did not see any varsity time last yr but “has taken a main move towards starting to be a varsity player for this period,” Reilly claimed, along with ninth-graders Isabella Compitello and Mary Kate Reilly’s more youthful sister, Samantha.
Superior Issues ON THE WAY: Southern’s boys golf group must be noticeably improved this spring and senior Landon Beirne is the man the Rams are anticipating to lead the charge.
“Samantha is obtaining an exceptional preseason and difficult the more mature girls for a place in the lineup, and Isabella is a golfer who reveals remarkable promise for the foreseeable future,” Reilly claimed. “The competitors for destinations third through fifth in the lineup is near. We have moved past training women how to perform golf and now we’re educating them to be aggressive golfers, so that changeover has been definitely exciting to check out. We have the potential to build an fantastic method.”
As for the boys’ system, Reilly is optimistic his Rams will go on to enhance and make reliable showings at various of the early tournaments, specially the Wildcat Invitational on April 5 and the Ocean County Event on April 11.
“Last 12 months, we had to exchange virtually the complete varsity crew. We had our ups and downs, but we had a effective year at 10-6,” he reported. “We carried some momentum over to the offseason, so the boys have ongoing to steadily boost. Our staff is not back to the degree of our mid-2010 teams, but they aspire to participate in effectively and carry on the excellent tradition of our application. I imagine we can be pretty competitive within just our division and Ocean County.”
Returning to the lineup this time will be senior Landon Beirne, who experienced a amazing junior period, and Aidan Paulhus, junior Logan Savoth and sophomore Alex Henbest, but the Rams also been given a welcomed shock for the duration of the offseason when junior Graeme Schnarre, “a incredibly sound participant,” transferred from Metuchen immediately after actively playing there for two seasons. The rest of the squad incorporates seniors Kieran Chenoweth-Hafner and Brooks Hradek, junior Ryan Brown and sophomore Robert Cassidy.
“We will count intensely on the talents of Landon and Graeme this year,” Reilly mentioned. “Alex has labored tricky to strengthen his video game, and we need to get strong contributions from Aidan, Logan, Brooks and Kieran. The boys have shown a very good function ethic and delight in participating in the sport.”
For the Wildcats
Final spring, the Pinelands Regional golfing workforce, a coed squad guided by mentor James Becker, didn’t just have a winning period at 11-5, it incredibly much appeared like a team on the increase and just one that could contend for some titles during the years to occur. Even improved, the overall workforce was slated to return, which it did.
THE Leader: Pinelands Regional is likely to have an outstanding shot at the Shore Convention Class B South division title this spring, and it all begins with the prowess of senior Tom Reilly.
“We’re likely to be competitive in each individual match we have this period,” explained Becker, whose crew grew substantially through the offseason and introduced in seven freshmen, like ample women to area an entire crew in any of the girls’ tournaments on the agenda. “I believe that we all know what to anticipate this spring, given that we did not reduce anybody. This season, our anticipations are to be aggressive and consider the following leap, indicating get to the Shore Convention Match as a crew and do properly in all the tournaments we perform.”
Returning to the varsity lineup are seniors Tom Reilly, who had a further outstanding time very last spring, and Anthony DeVito, junior Grace Klements, who captured the Ocean County girls’ championship a year ago, and sophomores Brandan Tyhanic, who had an superb freshmen time and led the crew in lots of contests, Luke Shertenlieb and Dylan Laney.
“Tom is coming off a good time. Grace will carry on to set up sound numbers. Brandan was a single of the very best players in the county as a freshman and we’re searching for good items from him,” Becker reported. “Luke got his baptism by hearth very last yr and he’s seeking to take the upcoming phase. The fifth location in our lineup is heading to be extensive open.”
Laney and DeVito entered the season as the favorites for the placement, but Becker’s not counting out freshman Ryan Dunaj as very well as his daughter Jillian, also a freshman. Seniors Jacob Dippolito and Erick Nass also may make a case for the fifth location throughout the period.
The rest of the crew consists of juniors Vincent Paladino and Bruce Vurlicer, sophomores Caine Cramer, Sawyer Diekman, Matt Mancuso and Lilliannah Socratous, and freshmen Emma Dillon, Roman Desiato, Jacob Moore and Alexis and Kayla Sharpe.
“These young ones are gelling together and turning out to be accurate teammates on the training course,” Becker said. “They’re owning fun enjoying the sport, which is what it is all about.”
Bengals Need to Be
Improved as Well
Big Potential: Barnegat sophomore Yasmeen Muhammad no question is one of the better girls in Ocean County and she will be foremost an improved squad of Bengals this spring.
If it is not by now obvious, this spring could be a really great one for the woman golfers of Southern Ocean County, and Barnegat’s ladies are in good form to have a different profitable time, with all of the Bengals’ varsity starters again for another season and a very little depth to go with it.
“With the whole starting off lineup back from previous year, we are looking to be competitive in our division,” reported mentor Sue Rogers, whose squad completed 10-5 past spring. “Last 12 months we had a shortened preseason and season, so it’s good to be back practicing in March and enjoying a complete plan this year. The girls are psyched to play golfing every single working day and develop their competencies.”
With No. 1 player and sophomore Yasmeen Muhammad back again to guide the way, the Bengals have a viable contender for the prime place in most girls’ tournaments, but the lineup behind her should really be capable of offering team scores in the lessen 200s by Could. The crew incorporates seniors Kira Pokluda, who placed substantial in the county match final spring, Olivia Maschi and Maura Glines, as effectively as junior Jocelyn Ziarko.
To go alongside with the a lot more seasoned group, the Bengals extra a pair of newcomers in senior Kelsea Jecas and freshman Jessica Block, who Rogers claims is “showing considerably prospective and could crack the starting lineup.”
As for the boys, mentor Rick Blasi has a bunch of starters returning from final year’s squad as effectively and hopes the Bengals can dial up their competitiveness following a rebuilding year in which they went 1-11.
Executing so doesn’t seem out of the problem with junior Aidan Toddings primary the cost. Toddings was the Bengals’ top player last spring and has designed a lot of progress, according to Blasi. But the coach is expecting extra from the other returning players, together with senior Darin Kokonya and juniors Chase Bringoli and Anthony Gallucci.
To go alongside with superior participate in from the returning golfers, Blasi is hoping for massive items from a pair of freshmen as well – Mason Krey and Todd Muhammad – whom he thinks can crack the commencing lineup quicker instead than later. The relaxation of the crew contains seniors Brandon Anderson and David Spangone, junior Ryan Dugan and sophomore Gannon Pomphrey.
“With Aidan participating in effectively, the progress of Chase, Anthony and Darin, together with the promise Todd and Mason have revealed so considerably, I believe that we will be significantly a lot more competitive this period,” Blasi claimed.
— David Biggy