Today’s Tribe Sports Report written by Dalton Bishop. You may contact Dalton at his email Dalton_Bishop@olemiss.k12.in.us
First year head coach Josh Dakin has returned to his alma mater to begin building a Girls Golf program. “My vision is to build a program that competes at the regional and state level” said Josh Dakin about his visions over the next few years. “As far as this season goes I just want to have a girl place in Grant 4, In the conference tournament, and then I would like to see one of our girls advance out of the sectional” said Dakin. Over the past three seasons the girls golf team has been competitive but hasn’t been able to get over the hump. Getting over hump meaning not winning a Grant 4, not winning conference, or not having a girl advance out of sectionals. Dakin along with his golfers are liking their chances of accomplishing at least one of the three feats. So far this season, the girls golf team has been limited in the number of golfers but not limited in effort. “I think the thing that I’ve been most impressed with so far has been the commitment of Ashtynn Brubaker and her effort that she gives on and off the course” stated Dakin Tuesday afternoon. “She has been a medalist in our first two golf matches this season by six strokes or more”. Along with Brubaker, Senior Shaylee Nottingham has been putting in some time to sharpen her skills as well. “The thing I really like about Shaylee is that she’s the heart of our team, she brings us together during times of adversity” Dakin said about his Senior. “She does what every coach wants their Senior leader to do, therefore she is the heart beat of our program”. Coach Dakin has two girls currently golfing for him, but is optimistic he may have two more golfers on the way. “I have been doing my part by trying to get girls committed to help build our program, by doing so I have potentially gained Junior Layla Kikendall and Junior Lily Walton” said Dakin. The girls golf team is currently 0-2 on the season with another match coming up tomorrow as they travel to Daleville, tee time scheduled for 4:30pm. “I have been impressed with the play by our girls in the first two matches, despite having to forfeit due to not having enough golfers”. “As mentioned earlier we have had medalist in both matches” said Dakin. “I am excited for the remainder of the season and excited to be back at Mississinewa, I look forward to building a girls golf program”. As Dakin is excited for the remainder of his season, so are his golfers. The vision of this program continues to trend in the right direction and if Dakin is able to land Kikendall and Walton look out for Ole Miss Lady Indians golf. You can follow along with the Lady Indians golf program on Social Media. You can follow them on twitter @OleMissGolf and on Facebook you can give them a like and follow by searching for Mississinewa Boys and Girls Golf. You can also stay updated with information by following @MCSCAthletics on Twitter and Facebook. Happy Wednesday and GO INDIANS.