(Notre Dame, Ind.) The 2010 spring golf season is upon us and there are high hopes for the team this year. After competing in five tournaments this fall the men's golf team is ready to continue their successes from a year ago.
Under new Head Coach Tim Holt, the Saints will compete in five tournaments including the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) championships on April 26th and 27th for a birth into the NAIA national tournament. The tournament will be held at the Heritage Bluff Golf Club in Silvis, Ill. Holy Cross opens the season on April 9th and 10th at the University of St. Francis (Ind.) Golf Invitational.
"I'm looking forward to the spring season," said Coach Holt. "The players have made my transition to being their coach very easy by working hard and doing everything I've asked."
The Saints return 4 players from a year ago including Matt Adler (Joliet, Ill.), Tyler Alge (Huron, Ohio.), Tyler Kanczuzewski (South Bend, Ind.), and Alex Malinowski (Dearborn, MI). Both Allan Offenbacker (Brookeville, Md.) and Andrew Thomas (South Bend, Ind.) come in as freshman to round out the roster.
"There's some good talent on this team, I expect great things from them this spring," said Holt. "We've been working not only on their swings, but trying to get them mentally ready to be competitive. I think the biggest asset this team has is from 1 through 5, they all have the ability to contribute to the team. None of the guys care about individual awards, their focusing on what the team can accomplish. I expect our depth to be our biggest asset."
Regina Slonkosky (Minster, Ohio.) will compete for the women's team this spring as the only female golfer. Coach Holt has made great strides in recruiting, and has many promising recruits on the horizon.
"I've been very happy with the progress Regina Slonkosky is making. It's a difficult situation for her right now being the only girl, but she's kept a positive attitude. She's been quick to grasp the changes we've made and I expect her to be competitive this spring."