While Stevenson is the team to beat in Lake County and certainly a strong contender to defend its 2019 Class 2A girls golf state title, there are plenty of others to keep an eye on during the 2021 season.
Starting in the North Suburban Conference, Mundelein took third in the NSC last year and qualified for the sectional for just the second time in school history. Back for the Mustangs are three-time sectional qualifiers Kellie Shanahan (5th in the sectional) and Maddy Forster, along with two-time sectional player Natalie Altenhoff. Senior McKenzie Begg also returns.
“With four seniors returning who have spent three years as varsity players, we are optimistic for a great season,” Mundelein coach Tom Kuhn said. “These seniors are special group and have their sights set on some lofty goals.”
Lake Zurich finished fourth in the NSC and qualified for the sectional in 2020. Senior Kiana Pouyat is back after averaging 42.7 a year ago, as is senior Emily Kaminsky (46.7 a year ago; down from 61.6 as a freshman). “Kiana will standout because of all the work she puts in each summer. She is continually improving,” Bears coach Mel Fox said. “Emily will stand out because of her personal commitment to always play her best.”
Libertyville and coach Greg Pedersen welcome back senior Lily McAuliffe (44.2 in 2020), junior Audrey Weadick and sophomores Katie Dirst and Jocelyn Hurh. Freshman Sophia Cesnovar also …….