Oct. 26, 2011
With the fall season well underway, student athletes and coaches have been working hard training and improving for final tournaments or conference matches in November and December. Some athletes may be in the spotlight more than others, and the Express hunted down some of these athletes to find out their performance achievements and goals for the season. Below is a star athlete roundup of some of the athletes from three sports.
Riley Sexton has been playing golf since her freshman year in high school. Women’s head golf coach Tim Kiernan said that Sexton has improved on her short game since she joined the team this season.
“She knows how to closeout in a tournament,” Kiernan said. “She’s very good at that.”
After trying several sports in high school, Sexton found golf enjoyable and said she sometimes spends entire days practicing at golf courses from sunup to sundown. Sexton said her inspiration to play golf comes from “my love for the game, I love the game and I want to take it to the next level.”
“I have to say my length on my drive sets me apart from other athletes,” Sexton said. “For my size (5-foot-4 inches) I hit the ball really long, but as far as technique goes, I am still working on that.” Kiernan said, “She…» Read More