WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Ridgewood High girls' golf team will look to improve their record this year under seventh year coach Craig Reveal.
After losing two players - Samantha Wilson and Katy Chittum - to graduation, the Lady Generals will need some of their younger players to step up.
Wilson was a district qualifier who earned second team all-TCGGL and all-IVC: second team.
"We are young this year, and look to improve as the year progresses," offered Reveal.
Sophomore Sadie Wilson will look to lead the team and have another successful year on the golf course.
Last fall, Wilson qualified for the District tournament and was also named second team all-TCGGL and all-IVC.
Tyra Reed is the lone senior for the Generals and she will try to fill the leadership rule.
Other sophomores participating will be Hallie Reed and Bethany Shuck.
The lone newcomer for Ridgewood is freshman Brianna Brady.
The Trojans finished ninth in the sectional tournament last season and are going to work hard in order to reach the district this fall.
"All of these ladies have worked very hard in the off-season to improve their games," said Reveal.
RHS finished 13-63 last year, placing fifth in the IVC and ninth in the sectional.
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Similar to the girls, the Ridgewood boys' golf team will come into the 2016 season with a young squad.
Tom Waycaster will be entering into his first year of coaching, but really likes what he sees from his squad.
"In the tournaments we have competed in so far, we have fared very well against older and more experienced teams," Waycaster said.
Bryce Dennis, the Generals' lone senior, will be the No. 1 man on the team and will fill the leadership role.
Juniors who will look to put up low scores for Ridgewood include Adam Matusik, Ryan Zinkon and Palmer Erb.
Sophomore Mason Waycaster will be counted on as the No. 2 man for the year.
Rounding out the varsity team is freshman Trey Stoffer, who will be looking to contribute in a big way as a newcomer.
Players ticketed for junior varsity playing time are junior Kenny Lott; sophomores Zach Maust, Gage Shaw and Mason Lawrence; and freshmen Cody Ramsey, Dalton Miller, Jake Reveal, Matt Mauer and Casey Willey.
When asked how his team would fare in IVC play this year, Coach Waycaster was quite optimistic.
"We are a few strokes away from competing with any team," explained the General coach. "We can count on all our guys to bring in low scores night in and night out."
Not only is Waycaster excited for this season, but also for the years to come with this relatively young squad.
"We have a very bright future, he said. We also have a lot of young players who have competed well so far."