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Pasco Tribune all-Pasco County girls golf

FIRST TEAM Rebecca Van Etten, Mitchell, Sr. The most dominant golfer the past two seasons marks the end of the Van Etten-sisters era for the Mustangs, but not before shooting at 65 at the Sunshine Athletic Conference tourney, a 72 at districts and posting a 24-0 record as the program's top golfer. Kellianne May, Pasco, Sr.
After missing states by a stroke in 2010, May buckled down and beat every golfer not named Van Etten. Shooting a 67s at SAC and for the Pirates district title are overshadowed by a poor 85 at regions. Emma Fivecoat, Mitchell, Sr. Could be the top golfer on any other team in the county by shooting a 72 at SAC and an 81 at districts. Ashley Richardson, Mitchell, So. Makes a strong case to become Mitchell's new No. 1 with a 75 at SAC and a 79 at districts. Lauren Riehle, Saddlebrook, Sr. With a scholarship to play for Miami already inked, Riehle wrapped up an impressive career that included going to state in three of the past five seasons, including finishing 19th (plus-13) this season. SECOND TEAM Nina Argento, Mitchell, Sr. Sydney Owens, Zephyrhills, So. Lindsey Ritchey, Mitchell, Fr. Spencer Valdespino, Bishop McLaughlin, Sr. Tiffany Bahr, Zephyrhills, Sr. HONORABLE MENTION Academy at the Lakes – Ellen Crowley; Bishop McLaughlin – Hannah Debella-Stodden; Fivay – Ashlyn Arrington, Taylor Rhoades; Land O' Lakes – Eden Shirmohammad; Pasco – Jordan Lane, Kelli Parker; River Ridge – Heather Stewart; Saddlebrook – Nina Hwang; Sunlake – Rachel Palenik; Wesley Chapel – Savanna Bischof, Allison Kosloski; Wiregrass Ranch – Bianca Scrimali, Cassidi Fernando; Zephyrhills – Karisten Deem, Danielle Bahr. COACH OF THE YEAR Tom Stratman, Mitchell Some may say it's a no brainer to pick Stratman for this award given the just-sit-back-and-let-them-play strategy with such a deep and talented team. However, it still takes work to come in and continue such dominance that included a remarkable 11th-straight SAC title, plus the Mustangs second district title in three seasons. Stratman had to mix and match all season long throughout rounds, keep the players grounded during an undefeated season, as well as keep the team loose through the grind and heat. Sure, it helped having a Van Etten, four or five other players that averaged 34 or lower, but Stratman was the glue that kept it all together.

The Pasco Tribune all-Pasco County girls golf team was selected and compiled by correspondent Mike Camunas, who can reached at mike.camunas@gmail.com or followed on Twitter @MikeCamunasTrib.
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