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Alyssa Pearson

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May 21, 2019
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Looking for eagles

Coaching is like speaking a foreign language. Communicating to athletes translates into results. For the Lady Eagles golf team, the opportunity to work with new coach, Jason Dasinger, on their swings has given them the edge they needed this season to improve their record. 

“I feel like we have earned it [winning season]. Hours of practice and playing contributes to each one of our wins,” Ivy McKinney, freshman, said. 

 Dasinger, who replaced former coach Tony DeCristofaro, has guided the girls’ golf team to a strong season. Dasinger has coached boys’ varsity basketball and boys’ golf in the past. Coming off a winning season in basketball, Dasinger brings plenty of successful coaching experience to the Lady Eagles. 

“I have only been a coach for about one week, but so far, it feels great,” Dasinger said. 

The girls have played Denmark, Cherokee, Lassiter, Milton, and Campbell High Schools, scoring a victory in the majority of those matches. 

“I am very proud of my team and all we accomplished so far and all the hard work everyone has put in,” Julia Jensen, freshman, said. 

The boys’ varsity golf team has a goal of finishing its season in the top half of the county. The boys have played Cherokee, Alpharetta, St. Pius, and Greenbrier High Schools. 

“I feel good about the season. The team is improving every day we play. I think we will be ready when it counts,” Brooks Mooney, junior, said. 

The boys are using this season to build and jell as a team. This season, the upperclassmen are expected to step up and become leaders for the younger players. 

“We are looking for more performance from some of the older guys,” Jake Harris, boys varsity coach, said. 

With Etowah golf season going strong, Etowah is on par for success. 

 

 

 

 

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