Minooka girls golf team dominates All-Area selections

Minooka, which was the area’s only team sectional qualifier in girls golf this season, earned half the spots on the 2013 Morris Daily Herald All-Area team.

Alli Lee

Sophomore, Minooka

The Minooka MVP finished third in individual points in the Southwest Prairie Conference this season. She averaged an area-low 44 strokes per nine holes, with a low round of 42 at Heritage Bluffs in Channahon.

Miranda Sharp

Freshman, Minooka

An All-Conference selection in Southwest Prairie, Sharp emerged as the Indians’ No. 2 golfer during the second half of the season. Her low round was a 42 at Heritage Bluffs, and she shot an 88 to lead the Indians at the McNamara Invitational.

Rebecca Andreano

Senior, Minooka

Described as “very consistent” by coach Joe Host, Andreano maintained a 47 average per nine holes and had her score count every time out. The Indians’ No. 3 golfer was All-Conference in the Southwest Prairie.

Alyssa Erickson

Senior, Coal City

Despite playing with a torn MCL and strained meniscus, Erickson shot a 102 at the Class A Putnam County Regional to advance to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Sectional. She was All-Conference in the Interstate Eight, averaged 53.2 strokes per nine and had a low round of 52.

Hailey Hoaglund

Junior, Morris

After an injury-plagued regular season, Hoaglund carded a 110 at the Class A Prairie Central Regional to advance individually to sectionals.

Jacquelyn Newberry

Senior, Seneca

Newberry’s hopes of being All-Conference in the Interstate Eight and advancing to a sectional were damaged when she was forced to have emergency surgery shortly before the conference tournament.

“Jacquelyn is a three-year golfer who has steadily improved since starting to play golf for the first time the summer after her freshman year,” Seneca coach Bryan Erickson said. “She struggled to find the golf game that she had prior to her surgery, but I’m glad that she got the chance to finish out her senior year.”