Emily Rechtzigel — Rechtzigel, a senior with plenty of varsity experience, posted the team’s second lowest score at the Section 2AA preliminaries (104) and at the Hiawatha Valley League meet (99).
Maddie McCauley — McCauley, a senior, will also contend for the honor of low Knight on any given day. She was third on the team at the HVL meet (104) and at sections (106).
UP AND COMING
Shelby Noah — Noah, a sophomore, showed promise as a freshman by advancing to the Section 2AA final round and breaking 100 for a 99. She also led K-W with a 97 at the Hiawatha Valley League meet.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Mariah Peterson — Peterson joined Shelby Noah in advancing to last season’s Section 2AA. She was a starter throughout her high school career and a consistent threat to shoot sub-50 nines.
With much of its roster returning from a middle of the pack team in the Hiawatha Valley League, the Knights are vying to to move into the upper half of the conference. The varsity roster lists five golfers, just enough to fill out a full lineup card. A sixth member could also be added.
The team was scheduled from the beginning to have a late start to its season, so no meets have been canceled or postponed. K-W will open 10 a.m. April 21 at Pine Island.
The Knights will be one of the area’s more veteran teams. Sabrina Eggert adds senior experience and Bella Paterson could make a leap as a sophomore. K-W had three players finish 29th-35th at sections last season, but none higher.
“Kids have great attitudes of where they’re at. They’re realistic about it if they want to compete or if they just want to learn. It’s a sport they can play forever.” — Jake Wieme