Stroke of excellence
It has been a tale of two seasons when talking about the Men’s Golf team. When comparing their major tournaments from last year there is drastic improvement.
They went from not being qualified to go to states, to sending six kids to states. That is improvement if one hasn’t seen it. The players are satisfied with how they finished this season and have had some time to reflect in what is now their post-season.
Russel Aetonu’ 21 has been one of the most improved players on the team. He went from not being considered to be a person on last year’s state team, had they been invited to play, to being a member on a much more competitive team with a lot of talent. “I tried to take any advice to improve,” Aetonu said, “I am just so glad that I was able to represent the Rams at the state level.”
Aetonu also had motivation to be on this state team. “I know that I was not going to be a state team member had we been invited to play last year,” Aetonu continued, “I played with a chip on my shoulder throughout the whole regular season trying to earn that spot.”
Josh Perna ‘19 a leaving senior and was a prominent asset in helping lead the team to the state tournament. “Over the past two years I have seen a vast improvement in our team.” Perna also said “I am very proud that when I leave that we won’t be in shape because there is a lot of potential.” Perna continued, “It was an eventful senior year and I am glad that our team made it to state as I had predicted.”
Based on the reflections of these players after their season, it looks like in the next couple of years Riverview men’s golf team could have a coveted state champions trophy.