Girls golf wins Fox Valley Conference for first time since 2003

MCHS’s varsity girls golf team has won the Fox Valley Conference for the first time in 19 years



Aubree Lundin lines up a putt during a varsity girls golf match against Johnsburg on August 15 at Boone Creek Golf Course in Bull Valley.

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer

The Girls Golf team at MCHS captured its first Fox Valley Conference championship trophy since 2003 at the FVC tournament at Crystal Woods on Wednesday, September 21.

The team took home the FVC championship trophy for the first time in 19 years at Crystal Woods, they also had an undefeated 12-0 record in duals in conference. Head Coach Sean Sterner is very proud of the team and their accomplishments this year.

“The girls have exceeded my expectations this year. They earned it by working hard and being great teammates and having great attitudes. Our team motto is every shot matters and the girls have given their best effort on every shot throughout the season,” Sterner said.

Sterner is also pleased with the team’s mentality overall throughout the season and the way the team has performed under pressure.

“This team has really come together,” he stated. “The girls care about their teammates and it’s a family-like atmosphere. Our scores have been consistent and we’ve done a good job controlling what we can control. We’ve won a lot of close matches and that’s due to the strong mentality we’ve had throughout the season.” 

Assistant Coach Raymond Hagerty is also very proud of the team’s performance this year, especially because of their undefeated record.

“This team has been one of the best Girls Golf teams in school history,” Hagerty said. “We are only the second team [in school history] to win the Fox Valley Conference, the last was 2003. We also went undefeated in matches, which I believe is also a first in for our program. Overall, it was an absolutely great year for our team.” 

Hagerty has expressed excitement for the team as they head into regionals, sectionals, and state.

“I hope to make it to sectionals as a team, as well as have a couple individual [players] make it to state. Neither goal will be easy, but we set high goals for ourselves as a team,” Hagerty said.

Junior player Madison Donovan is really proud of the team’s successes over the season and the way she has performed individually.

“This year individually has been my best year because of my consistent low scores,” she said. “I had a career best and new pr individually and I think that one that will be remembered forever.” 

The team has also been enjoying the recognition they have received from the greater MCHS community. 

I think the team’s success has been recognized a lot more than I thought it would by the school and even the student body,” Donovan said. “In the past we have just been known as just another team in this school, so winning that conference championship definitely showed everyone that we are something, and that we are a team that can do anything we put our mind to. I think it definitely sparked a little bit of hope in bringing more recognition to the girls golf team which is something that I hope to see in the future as well.”