MANLIUS — Last year’s Bureau Valley golf team was headed up senior Ryan Young. This year, the Storm are young all around.
BV coach Dan Gustafson said the final three spots on the varsity team this fall could very well be taken by freshmen, a group including Garrett Pistole, Ian Car, Colton Novotny and Jackson Hanson.
“They have shown a lot of promise during practices so far, however, they are still learning and us coaches are focusing on rebuilding the program,” Gustafson said.
To lead them, Gustafson turns to three returning varsity players from last year in senior captain Jacob Heidenreich and classmate Jay Norden and junior Harrison Brousseau.
“I am counting on their varsity experience and leadership throughout the season,” Gustafson said. “We look for great things to come out of our senior and juniors that are returning varsity members as they showed a lot of improvement last year and continue to show promise into the first few practices.
Rounding out the Storm squad are junior Jay Norden and sophomores Michael Law and Nicholas Glubczynski.
The Storm opened the season Wednesday vs. Hall at Hidden Lake and return there Thursday to take on Midland.
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2014 Bureau Valley golf schedule
Aug. 21 vs. Midland (HLCC), 4 PM Aug. 25 at Williamsfield (Oak Run), 4 PM Sept. 2 vs. Amboy, Erie (HLCC), 4 PM Sept. 4 at Prophetstown, Hall (Deer Valley), 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Rock Falls Invite (Rock River CC), 11:30 AM Sept. 9 at Newman with Sherrard (Emerald Hills), 4 PM Sept. 10 at St. Bede with Riverdale (Spring Creek), 4 PM Sept. 15 vs. Fulton, Princeton (HLCC), 4 PM Sept. 17 vs. Rockridge, Orion (HLCC), 4 PM Sept. 20 at Princeton Invite (Chapel Hill), 9 AM Sept. 23 at Kewanee with Morrison (Baker Park), 4 PM Sept. 27 at Mendota Ryder Cup (mendota CC), 8:30 AM Sept. 29 vs. Erie and Wethersfield (HLCC), 4 PM Sept. 30 at Three Rivers Meet (Baker Park, Kew), 8:30 AM Oct. 4 at LP Invite (Oak Ridge), 8:30 AM Oct. 7 IHSA Regionals (TBA)