Magazine Sport Volume 69, Issue 5

Boys Golf Looks to Continue Success

The boys golf season is right around the corner. Last year the team won the DAL championship, backed by Senior Mason Stenberg who was crowned the DAL MVP. For those who don’t know what the DAL is, it is the Diablo Valley Athletic League. Last season, Jake Cox was awarded Second Team All-league by the DAL.“I think last season went great for the team. We finished the season 12-0 and won the League Championship,” said Senior Jake Cox. The knights also brought 6 players to NCS last season , Mason Stenberg, Jake Cox, Robbie Uesugi, Nick Fregulia, and Derek Zhao. Even though the Knights did not win the NCS championship match, they still put up an outstanding effort. The Knights were also able to send Stenberg to the CIF(California Interscholastic Federation), Norcal championships, where he had +7 over par and placed in 53rd place out of 90 contenders.

This season will be special because the Knights have a new head coach. After Coach Kevin Crouch stepped down, Assistant Coach Don Holm was given the promotion to head coach.  “I’ve been the assistant under Coach Kevin Crouch for five years and this is my first year as head coach.” said Coach Holm. Since Coach Crouch led the team in an extremely good season last year and produced two NCAA division-one golfers in the past four years, Coach Holm will have very big shoes to fill. “We’ve been fortunate enough to have solid lineups top down for many years and part of that is to develop young players with good fundamentals and short games so that we are always backfilling talent as the kids get older. For this year we need to be consistent. We need our top players to perform consistently well and anchor middle players to also be consistent and not blow up to high numbers.” When questioned on which players he thinks will lead the team this season, Holm responded, “Mason Stenberg and Jake Cox are both four-year starters and first-team all-league players. Josh Morgan has emerged as a solid and powerful player with great leadership and mentorship for the up and comers. Scott Chrisman is also going to be a solid contributor this year. He hits it well and his putting is super special.” 

Las Lomas looks like it will have another fantastic season, Jake Cox agreed: “I am expecting us to be a contender for the League title and make a solid run at NCS.” The league title will be up for grabs again and the Knights will look to retain it. The competitors for the Knights this season include: Acalanes, Miramonte, Campolindo, and Battle of the Creek against Northgate.