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2013 Wyoming Valley Conference Golf

Team-by-Team Capsules

DIVISION I (Class 3A)

Coughlin


Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Mike Galli, 7th year


2012 Record: 6-4 (Co-Champion, AAA Champion)


Key Losses: Shamus Gartley, Mike Post


Key Players: Daulton Lentini, Sr.; Alex Andersen, Sr.; Corey Hauser, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We are very optimistic. We were the 3A champions. We’re pretty optimistic. We lost two key seniors. We had a lot of young players who can make a positive contribution. We have to get it done on the course.”


Dallas


Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Tom Kilduff, 24th year


2012 Record: 4-6


Key Losses: Rudy Georgetti


Key Players: Ryan Georgetti,Sr.; Justin Brojawski, Sr.; Chad Debona, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “Still trying to work out our roster. I don’t know if we can overcome. I’m going to say that I’m hoping to make playoffs. If these young kids can step up to the plate, we’ll be in good shape. ”


Pittston Area


Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35)


Coach: Len Benfante, 24th year


2012 Record: 6-4 (Co-Champion)


Key Losses: Ryan Tracy, Sr.; Matt Carroll, Sr.; Chris Lynch, Sr.; Calvin O’Boyle, Sr.; Matt Pierantoni, Sr.; Connor Mitchell, Sr.


Key Players: David Zydko, Jr.; Braulio Garcia, Jr.; Tyler McGarry, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “if we do anything those three guys are going to have to be the leaders of the team. the other three will have no varsity experience. Complete rebuilding. We had seven years in a row where we either won or tied for the division. it’s a little downturn, and we’ll see where we stand. The best we can be in any match is even money.”


Tunkhannock


Home Course: Stonehedge Golf Course, (Par 36)


Coach: Andy Neely, 8th year


2012 Record: 2-8


Key Losses: Brent Christy, Ray Sick


Key Players: Sean Soltysiak, Sr.; James Lyons, Sr.; Zach Faux, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We’re hoping to get back to at least .500. We’re playing on a new course so we have a little bit of an advantage. It’ll be interesting to see how the division looks this year.”


DIVISION II (Class 3A)

Berwick


Home Course: Berwick Country Club (Par 36)


Coach: Greg Michael, first year


2012 Record: 6-4


Key Losses: Brian Bridge, Kyle Miller


Key Players: Ty Morzilla, Sr.; Matt Balo, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I’m hopeful;. We’re strong at the top of the lineup. Looking for some underclassmen to step up. It’s my first year so I’m looking forward to getting going.”


Crestwood


Home Course: Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Mark Jarolen, 26th year


2012 Record: 6-4


Key Losses: Thomas Goyne, Drew Munisteri, Jake Popowycz, Dave Supko


Key Players: Billy Dombroski, Sr.; Joe Hurn, Sr.; Jason Dotzel, Jr.; Seth Korch, Jr.; Rob Coslett, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “The team looks to be competitive. We lack depth and hope to improve as the season progresses.”


Hazleton Area


Home Course: Sugarloaf Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: John Provost, first year


2012 Record: 1-9


Key Losses: Rich Kuzmisky,Nicholas Thrash, Miranda Matz


Key Players: Rich Gawel, Sr.; Anthony Sidari, Jr.; Josh Provost, So.; Geran Triano, So.; Adam Grula, So.


Outlook: “Still a young team. Still rebuilding with only senior and three sophomores. We will just maintain a competitive team.”


Wyoming Valley West


Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Gary Mack, 6th year


2012 Record: 9-1 (Champion)


Key Players: Leanne Dellarte, Sr.; Tyler Yankoski, So.; David McCue, So.; Ryan Hogan, So.; Derrick Hesselfinger, Sr.; Dan Miller, Sr.


Outlook: “We went 40 years without a winning season. We won division last two years, graduated the district champion in Chris McCue. It’s exciting to be back in a rebuilding year because we have some young kids who worked hard and got better over the offseason.”


DIVISION III (Class 2A)

GAR


Home Course: Hollenback Golf Course (Par 36)


Coach: Chris Buzinkai, 8th year


2012 Record: 0-12


Key Losses: Brian Klapat, Alec Niemic, Tyler Tyson


Key Players: Sean Paul Williamson, Jr.; Eric Kryzwicki, Fr.; Michael Bodosky, So.; Angelo Najera, Fr.; Steven Tyson, Fr.; Grant Campbell, Fr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I have a nice group of kids that work hard and are getting better.”


Holy Redeemer


Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Art Brunn Jr., 24th year overall; 7th at Holy Redeemer


2012 Record: 12-0 (WVC champions, District 2 champions, PIAA runner-up)


Key Losses: Matt Slavoski


Key Players: Mariano Medico, Sr..; Chase Makowski, Sr.; Mike Boland, Sr.; Andrew Crossin, Sr.; Ryan Crossin, Jr.; Alex Rowan, Jr.; John Yurkoski, Sr.; Jake Martin, So.; Brian Banas, Sr.


Outlook: “We lost for a state title last year. I’m trying to stay focused one day at a time. Trying to prepare ourselves for the postseason.”


Meyers


Home Course: Hollenback Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Sean McLaughlin, 5th year


2012 Record: 3-9


Key Losses: Dan Conrad, Wil Amesbury


Key Players: Lee Falzone, So.


Coach’s Outlook: “It’s definitely a rebuilding year. Will and Dan were two of the best players in the league last season. We don’t have a lot of experience besides Lee this season, so we’re looking to work hard, improve and gain experience.”


Wyoming Area


Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35)


Coach: Gordon Williams, 4th year


2012 Record: 8-4


Key Losses: Zach Mulhern


Key Players: Courtney Melvin Sr., Colin Herron Sr., Anthony Shaver So., Madeline Wharton So., Mike Kolisar Jr., Billy Peck So., Ryan Wrubel Fr., Anthony Siatta Fr., Jude Polit Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “This is a really solid team. We lost only one senior and everybody that’s starting this year played last year so solid is the word.”


Wyoming Seminary


Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (par 36)


Coach: Matt Occhiato, 2nd year


2012 Record: 8-4


Key Losses: Frank Henry, John Bath


Key Players: Andrew Golden, John Zirnhelz, Jarod Godlewski


Coach’s Outlook: “We’re young so it’s a rebuilding season, we were 8-4 last year so we hope to be somewhere around the same.”


DIVISION IV (Class 2A)

Hanover Area


Home Course: Wyoming Valley Country Club (Par 35)


Coach: Bob Shoemaker


2012 Record: 10-2 (South Division champion)


Key Losses: None


Key Players: Matt Kuhl, Sr.; Fred Shiel, Sr.; Mike Steve, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We only have six varsity players. Only three with match experience. The back end of our lineup is still learning the game. I feel we’re going to have a successful season based on their attitude and willing to play.”


Lake-Lehman


Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (Par 36)


Coach: Tom Motovidlak, 6th year


2012 Record: 6-6


Key Losses: Robert Ide, Jeff Carter


Key Players: Nick Egan, Ben Tiltch, Adam Simmonette, Joe Tarnell.


Coach’s Outlook: “I think we’ll turn out well this year. We have four new kids that will help us out this year so we have a pretty strong program. Things are looking pretty good for us.”


MMI Prep


Home Course: Valley Country Club (Par 35)


Coach: Jeff Lotz, 1st year


2012 Record: 4-8


Key Losses: Jeff Lotz, Casey McCoy


Key Players: Sam Harmon, Jr.; Devan McCarrey, Sr.; Charlie Karchner, Sr..


Coach’s Outlook: “We’re developmental. We have a small crop to pull from. We average about 200. We should win better than we lose.”


Nanticoke


Home Course: Edgewood in the Pines (Par 36)


Coach: Nina Matzoni, 7th year


2012 Record: 3-9


Key Losses: Shawn Boyle, Anthony Seal, Justin Lewis, Ricky Ultsh


Key Players: Mike Malshefski, Joe Olzyk


Coach’s Outlook: “We have new players, they’re trying, committed and wanna learn. They enjoy it. I’m hoping to have a season similar to least year and get some more wins, and if not let the players enjoy it.”


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