Today, we take a look at the Boys Golf Team. The comments below were given by 4th year Head Coach, Alex Stopczynski.
Thaddeus Horvath- 4 year varsity player, Favorite golf memory- When Josh Schmidt accidentally hit a swan at Bent Oak. Thad was one of my hardest workers on the course. He always strives to be the best at what he was doing. I expect that same determination in the future for Thad. Thad will be attending Purdue in the fall in the exploratory studies program.
Charlie Graham- 4 year varsity player, Favorite golf memory- When Charlie forgot his shoes for a golf match and had to use Coach Stop’s shoes instead. One thing I always liked about Charlie was his demeanor. It didn’t matter if he was playing well or not, he always had the same attitude. Charlie will be attending Purdue in the fall studying construction management/ industrial design.
John Tordi- 3 year varsity player, Favorite golf memory- When Joey G, Joey Balderas and Connor finished 9 holes at Eberhart in 30 minutes. I think that if John swung the club any faster than he already does, he would really hurt himself. I spent the last four years trying to slow his swing down and I would say it worked. He improved every year on the team. John will be attending Purdue in the fall to study Marketing.
Joey Griesinger- 3 year varsity player, Favorite golf memory- When Josh Schmidt accidentally hit a swan at Bent Oak. Joey G has the ability to always seem happy. It didn’t matter if he had just lost 5 golf balls or made a birdie, he never showed his frustration on the outside. Joey will be attending IUSB in the fall.
This group of seniors was my first freshman class as a coach. I grew as a coach as much as they grew into young adults. These boys taught me how have a little fun while coaching, but still strive to be the best we could be on the course. I had been looking forward to this year since they were freshman. I could tell that by the 4th year on the team, the boys would have reached their full potential. I would also like to give a shout out to the parents of these boys. They allowed their freshman boys to be coached by a 22 year old guy that was still in college. They helped with organizing, planning and hosting events throughout all 4 years. I can truly say that without them, the team might not have survived.