The Class of 2016 women golfers will not be playing for CJ in the fall, but their dedication to the team is still seen when they attend current CJ golf practices.
"We hope to carry on the legacy," shared Lizzi Yeazel '16. "It's nice to see all the new girls and how excited they are to play. I hope that I can help build up their work ethic and hopefully inspire them to work really hard."
Head Coach George Menker '55 said current seniors and golfers who have graduated have always been welcomed back for the winter, spring and summer practices.
"The older girls have their swings down," explained Menker. "They can teach the younger girls and the younger girls can watch the graduates, because they can learn a lot just by watching them swing."
This fall, the Eagles finished their season 22-2 and placed first in the GCL, sectional and district tournaments. They placed third in the DII state tournament.
Chloe Brzozowski '19 just finished her first year of playing golf for CJ.
"The senior class showed me that you can start out not the best player but then you can progress and really do great things in life," Brzozowski said.
Menker said he hopes to continue seeing the seniors and graduates come back to share their expertise with the current golf team.
"It shows the graduates are dedicated to the team, the school, and they want to see the program continue to grow," noted Menker.
Brzozowski added, "It's like we're one big family and we all like to keep our roots together as long as we can."
Yeazel agreed, "When it comes to CJ, it's cool because even though after graduation, you don't have to leave the team. You make sure all the girls are doing well and share advice when they need it. I think that's what makes CJ unique."