The Girls Varsity Golf team fired a season low 163 on senior night to defeat Mishawaka to move to 9-0 overall. The JV was also victorious, setting a new program record with a 183.
Mackenzie Weaver 33
Madison Richner 40
Abigail Slabaugh 45
Makenna Gall 45
Hope Cripe 51
Kylee Gall 46
Abgail Richner 46
Delaney Davis 49
Kirsten Schrock 42
NorthWood items to note:
–Seniors Madison Richner and Hope Cripe were honored before the match on Senior Night
–Mackenzie Weaver’s 33 ties the NW program record for 9 hole score (Amy Thompson, 2009)
–NorthWood’s JV sets a new program record for JV team score of 183 (previous record set earlier this year, 190)
NorthWood’s Senior Night Script:
2017 Senior Night
Ladies and Gentlemen, weâd like to welcome everyone here tonight to McCormick Creek. Before we start tonightâs match, we honor our seniors Hope Cripe and Madison Richner. NorthWood Athletics and the Girlsâ Golf Program thanks both these young ladies and their families for their commitment over their careers.
Hope Cripe is in her fourth season as a part of the golf program and is a team co-captain this year. Hope is the daughter of Greg and Tammy. Some of her favorite golf memories include: playing with Maddie, Coach Howard, and AY last week, all the fun we have, jamming on bus rides to and from matches, and going to state her sophomore year. Hope plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University next year to major in nursing
Her messages include:
To her parents: Thank you for being my biggest supporters and for pushing me to do my very best. Thank for your unconditional love and support. I love you both no matter what!
Hope would like to thank God for his unfailing love and for always loving her no matter how much she messes up,
To Coach Howard: Thank you for believing in me even when my golf game was little sketchy and for always seeing the positives in it.
To Coach Yoder and her teammates: Thank you for making my high school golf career so memorable. The family atmosphere we have is amazing and I will miss all the fun memories and bonds we have created. I love you all and will always have your backs. I cant wait for a great rest of the season.
Our next senior is Madison Richner. Madison is the daughter of Chad and Lori Richner. Madison plans to attend IUSB to study business and possibly play golf. Her goal is to be a traveling sales rep someday
Her Favorite Memory was playing UNO in the hotel lobby when we stacked 8 draw 4 cards on AY.
Her messages include:
To her parents: Thank you mom and dad for always encouraging me and for appreciating my own achievements regardless of they compare to my sistersâ. Youâll always be the best fans in the crowd.
To Coach Yoder: Thanks for always pushing me to be a better person and leader than I think I can be. I know we always have a big blow-up at the beginning of the season each year, but youâre always so forgiving and I know you want the best for me. You will always be my favorite coach.
To Coach Howard: Its been so fun to have you join our team this year. Our mutual love for Susanne and hotdogs is unmatched. Iâll try to get you on a good team next Sunday.
To the team:
This year has been one of or the best yet! You all have so much character and our team dynamic has been awesome. Kenzie and Abby, you both are great leaders and have driven me to play a better game every match. You will handle this senior role so well next year, and by the way, Iâm team ruffles for next yearâs outfits, Sorry Kenzie!
Sophomores, you guys may confuse me with your foreign music and Star Wars talk, but I enjoy how confident you are and how well youâve worked to bond with all of us older girls. You all work so hard on your games and Iâm truly proud to be one of your leaders. I still dislike Oreo, by the way, but he can come state when we go!
Abigail, you may annoy me and leave your stuff in my car everyday, but Iâm super proud of your attitude and your growing desire to the play the game. Donât let the Richner name go to shambles!
As seniors, these two have never lost a dual varsity match whether it be in the NLC or in the non-conference schedule. Their leadership has us in a position to win a 6th straight NLC title on Saturday and a 3rd sectional in their careers next Saturday. NorthWood Girls Golf and our athletic program has been blessed to have them. On a personal note, these two young ladies have not only been joys to coach and watch grow, theyâve also been like big sisters to our kids Thayne and Maddie, and seeing that has been so awesome.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Hope Cripe and Madison Richner.