MV Lady Rams Golf Makes History

For the first time ever, girls golf wins the South Seven title.


Jacque Wilson, Managing Editor

On the walls of Changnon Gymnasium hang orange banners representing MV sports and their South Seven Conference victories.  Prior to this year, a banner for Lady Rams golf did not exist, but no more.

For the first time in MV history, the Lady Rams golf team won the conference title with a score of 418.   Five of the six players were named on the all conference team.

MV women’s golf, coached by Kerry Hammond, consisted of Caroline Hall, ‘23, Reagan Schmidt, ‘23, Jacqueline Wilson, ‘23, Cassie Hawking, ‘25, Emmalee Kroeschen, ‘25, and Maggie Bradford, ‘26.

The team played at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale on Monday, September 19 for the conference match.  

Coach Hammond hopes this season is setting a precedent for future seasons to come.

“Over the last 3 years we have had more girls playing, we have won matches, and are laying the groundwork to repeat next year as Conference Champs!” Coach Hammond stated.

Kroeschen shared, “This means a lot for this year, but hopefully for future years to come as well.”

The team beat Centralia, who won second place by 10 strokes.

MV senior, Jacqueline Wilson beat a Centralia player in a playoff on the ninth hole to secure third place after a tie on the initial 18 holes.  

The Lady Rams went on to win a match at Nashville the following week.

“This was unbelievable to win matches so close together.  In past seasons our goal was to not come in last, so it really demonstrated our growth,” shared Hall. 

The team also competed in regionals in Collinsville.  They did not advance in regionals, but they did conclude their successful season.