The 2017-18 New Haven Register Area Golf Team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Hearst Connecticut. Designed by Pete Paguaga.
Most Valuable Player
Stats: Medalist or co-medalist nine times during the regular season. Co-medalist in the SCC tournament (71), runner-up in the Division I state tournament (70) and medalist in the inaugural State Open (67 at Black Hall Club). Average nine-hole score of 36.1, stroke differential of 0.38. Medalist in the Wildcat Invitational (68).
Honors: Two-time SCC Division I Player of the Year and Register Area MVP (also 2016). Three-time All-SCC and coaches all-state selection.
Up next: Has already verbally committed to play at Florida Southern.
Coach of the Year
Stats: Led the Falcons to an unbeaten regular-season record (14-0-1) and its third Southern Connecticut Conference tournament title (other titles coming in 2012 and 2016). Xavier also won the 46th annual Wildcat Invitational. Led Xavier to its first Division I state championship in 2017.
Honors: SCC Division I Coach of the Year. CHSCA Coach of the Year in 2017.
Off the course: Also coaches basketball at Xavier.
Stats: Scoring average of 38.5, included a 1-under-par 34 at Pine Orchard CC. Medalist in six matches. Shot a 72 in the SCC tournament and a 72 in the Division I state tournament. Qualified for the New England championship meet.
Honors: Three-time All-Area, All-SCC and coaches all-state selection.
Stats: Scoring average of 37 included a personal best 33. Medalist in six matches. Shot a 77 in the SCC tournament and 72 in the Division II state tournament. Shot a 78 to tie for 10th in the inaugural State Open and also qualified for the New England championship meet.
Honors: All-SCC and coaches all-state selection.
Off the course: High honors student and plays trumpet in both the concert and marching band.
Stats: Led the Hornets with a 35.8 scoring average, medalist in all but one match. Won second straight Fairchester League Tournament, shooting a 72 this time. Also shot 72 to tie for second in the Kingswood Invitational Tournament. Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-FAA selection.
Off the course: Honors student.
Up next: Has already verbally committed to play at UConn.
Stats: Shot a 77 in the SCC tournament and 78 in the Division I state tournament. Average nine-hole score of 38.5, stroke differential of 2.2. Posted 75 in the Wildcat Invitational.
Honors: All-SCC selection. Earned the team’s Coaches Award.
Off the course: Also plays hockey. Honor roll student, member of the school’s Ryken Service Society.
Stats: Had a 37.7 scoring average, leading the Jesuits for the second straight season. Added a 2.15 stroke differential. Co-medalist at the SCC tournament with an even-par 71 and shot a 1-over 72 to finish fifth at the Division I state tournament.
Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC selection. Coaches all-state pick.
Off the course: Cum laude, member of the National Honors Society.
Stats: Medalist in three matches as No. 2 player for the Green Dragons. Finished with a 40.0 scoring average. Shot a 75 in the SCC tournament at Race Brook Country Club.
Honors: All-SCC selection.
Off the course: Member of the National Junior Honors Society and has volunteered in local political campaigns.
Stats: Posted a 39.1 scoring average, only player to beat teammate Ben James in a dual- or tri-match. Finished second in the Fairchester League Tournament, shooting 75.
Honors: All-FAA selection.
Off the course: Member of the school’s honor roll.
Stats: Finished tied for second in the Division IV championship meet, shooting a 77. Qualified for both the State Open and the New England Championship meet. Runner-up in the Fisher Island Invitational Tournament.
Honors: All-Shoreline Conference Second Team selection. Coaches Award recipient.
Off the course: Member of the school’s National Honors Society, Student Council, Unified Sports, Interact Club. Also played soccer and member of the indoor track team.
Up next: Plans to play club golf at Sacred Heart.
Stats: Medalist in five matches for the Hilltoppers, including a 36 at Fairview Farms GC. Shot 80 in the Fairchester Athletic Association meet to finish sixth.
Honors: Three-time All-Area and four-time All-FAA selection. Qualified for the Connecticut Amateur.
Off the course: Tutor.
Up next: Will be playing club golf at the University of Chicago next year.
Kyle St. Pierre
Stats: Had a 38.4 scoring average and a 1.39 stroke differential for the Gaels. Shot a 76 in the SCC championship meet and a 74 in the Division I state championship meet.
Honors: All-SCC and coaches all-state selection. SCC Division II Player of the Year.
Off the course: High honors student.
Stats: Had a 2.4 stroke differential in his top 10 matches for the Blue Devils. Medalist at both the Division III state championship meet (67) and the Shoreline Conference Championship meet (74). Tied for fifth at the inaugural State Open and was medalist in 14 of Coginchaug’s 15 regular-season matches
Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-Shoreline Conference selection. Coaches all-state pick.
Off the course: Honors student, member of DECA and a CPR Certified Student.