by Sean Cooper, Student Contributor
Experience is important on any team and the Eagles return some solid pieces from last year’s squad which advanced to the NCCAA National Championships.
Coach Robert Hamilton is pleased to have Mason Compton back in Pippa Passes for another season. “Compton is very good. Our goal for him is to compete for championships throughout the season.”
In addition to Compton, Korey Hanson returns to bring stability to the squad. However, they will be joined by some new faces. “We have 3 promising freshmen in Dylan Fitch, Matt Fitch, and Carson Hanson,” stated the coach. This could result in a well-rounded club to bring to golf matches for the club.
The veteran mentor feels there is a lot of potential within the squad this year. “Our team goal is also to compete for championships, but there is some development needed and we will see how long that takes.” The pieces are unquestionably there for this group to do big things this year. The only real question is, can they put it altogether?
Coach Hamilton also threw light on the fact that his team would represent their communities and this area very well. He explained the team is comprised solely of student-athletes from the Eastern Kentucky region with players from Martin County, Floyd County, Clay County, and Pike County forming the entire squad. “I expect our players to represent themselves in a manner that is a credit to our community.” This explanation of good character and expectations along with a winning mentality could be an extremely good sign that yet another program is headed in the right direction on the Alice Lloyd campus.
The new season will kick off for ALC at the IU East Invitational in Richmond, Indiana on September 3rd and 4th.