Newly Formed Lady Eagles Golf Team Attains Success
The Parkview Baptist Lady Eagles Golf team was established two years ago, making it one of the newest additions to the Athletic Department at PBS. The vision for this program began sophomore year for current senior, Brooke Riley. After many conversations, the program was founded with five participants and a passion for growth.
Fast forward to this season and you will see a program that is thriving, strong, and successful. Seven females complete the team ranging from eighth to twelfth grade. The Lady Eagles won 11 of their 13 matches this season with three student athletes being named All-Metro. But it is not the record that makes this team unique, it is the reason they all walked on the golf course in the first place.
Riley, who helped launch the program, began playing golf with her grandfather. Maryssa Collins is in her first year playing out a desire to be a part of a team. Chloe Knox was recruited by Riley and is the perfect fit; she comes from a long line of golfers. Heather McCoun wanted to spend more time with her dad so she decided to tag along and learn the game of golf.
“To have started the golf team, and see my friends and underclassmen join the program, it inspires me and motivates me to be a better leader. It is neat how all of us have started because of family ties. It is nice to continue that tradition in our own lives for the Lady Eagles Golf Program,” stated Riley.
The golf team is made up of seniors Maryssa Collins, Chloe Knox (All-Metro), Tanisha Patel and Brooke Riley (All-Metro). Sophomore Hannah Smith (All-Metro), freshman Brooke Housdashelt, and eighth grader Heather McCoun. The Lady Eagles are coached by Cole Robin and Tyler Parker.