Panthers News · Girls Golf 2020 Preseason Media Release

The Girls Golf team officially begins practice this Friday, July 31st, and begins tournament play on Monday, August 3rd in Lafayette.  Below is the pre-season media release for the 2020 team that was sent to local media today:


2020 NorthWood Girls’ Golf

Pre-Season Media Release


Head Coach:                          Adam Yoder (13th Season,142-18 in 9 hole


Assistant Coach:                  Kate Adams

Home Course:                       McCormick Creek GC, Nappanee, IN

Conference:                           Northern Lakes (NLC)

Sectional:                               Warsaw (Stonehenge GC, Winona Lake)

Regional:                                East Noble (NobleHawk GL, Kendallville)


2019 Record:                         11-0 (7-0 NLC)

  • Lafayette Harrison, NorthWood, and Lapel Invitational Champions
  • NLC Tourney and Overall Champions
  • IHSAA Warsaw Sectional Champions
  • IHSAA State Finalists (6th)


Key Losses:

  • Kirsten Schrock (Taylor University, Golf)
    • 2018 All-NLC HM, 2019 All-NLC, 2018, 2019 IHSAA State Finalist
  • Delaney Davis (Ball State University)
    • 2018 All-NLC, 2018, 2019 IHSAA State Finalist
  • Makenna Gall (University of Notre Dame)
    • 2019 All-NLC HM, 2018, 2019 IHSAA State Finalist
  • Kylee Gall (Purdue University)
    • 2019 IHSAA State Finalist


Key Returnees & all returning letter winners (letters received in career)):

  • Abigail Richner (12) (3)—Co-Captain
  • Breanna Goss (11) (2)—Co-Captain
    • 2019 All-NLC
  • Cybil Stillson (11) (2)—Co-Captain
    • 2019 IHSGCA All-State, All-NLC, Lafayette Harrison Invitational, Warsaw Invitational, NLC Tourney, IHSAA Warsaw Sectional, & IHSAA East Noble Regional Champion
  • Bella Sechrist (11) (1)
  • Riley Kitson (10) (1)—Co-Captain
  • Kira Schrock (10) (1)—Co-Captain


Coach’s Comments:  Our season expectations are two-fold as always:  give ourselves a realistic chance to win the NLC title heading into the NLC tournament and to qualify for the IHSAA East Noble Regional.  We lost 4 of our top 6 players from last year to graduation.  However, in addition to All-NLC juniors Cybil Stillson (6th 2019 IHSAA State Finals) and Breanna Goss (37th 2019 IHSAA State Finals) returning, we have senior Co-Captain Abigail Richner, who has varsity experience in her career and fired an 18 hole average of 91.7 last season in 6 events.  Our underclasswomen from last year (Riley Kitson, Bella Sechrist, and Kira Schrock) and the incoming freshmen will all be instrumental in pushing the top 3 for spots and helping us replace the depth that has been such a big advantage for us the past several years.  I, personally, am very excited about our group returning.  As always, we will hit the road for the first two weeks and then re-evaluate where we are and what we need to do to accomplish our goals.”


Historical/Statistical Items of Note:

  • Qualified for 11 IHSAA Regionals in the last 12 years (1998 was the lone other qualifying team for NorthWood Girls’ Golf)
  • 57 straight victories in NLC nine hole dual matches (its last loss was to Elkhart Memorial in 2011)
  • Seeking its 9th straight NLC title (shared in 2012/2014).  No other IHSAA athletic team at NorthWood HS has accomplished that feat. 
  • NorthWood Girls’ Golf is the only program in NorthWood Athletics history to qualify an entire team for the IHSAA State Finals more than once (13, 15, 18, 19) in a single class format.


Opener:  Monday, 8/3, Lafayette Harrison Invitational, Coyote Crossing GC, Lafayette, IN, Noon EST


Note:  Junior Cybil Stillson will be competing in the NHSGA Invitational at Pinehurst, in North Carolina, early on in our season and will miss the first two events.  Information about this prestigious event can be found at:


Full Schedule can be viewed at: