PERKIOMEN VALLEY Coach: Tavio Hunsicker, fourth season. Home course: Raven’s Claw Golf Club.
Last year’s record: 5-5PAC; 6-5overall. Players to watch: Andrew Giorgi, Sr.; Colin Leary, Sr.; Christian Riehs, Sr.; Thomas Lombardo, Sr.; Andrew Burkhardt, Jr.
Outlook: The Vikings have been searching for consistency at the top ever since the graduation of ace Nate Guerrini two seasons ago. All-League selection Dallen Hall filled in nicely as a senior last season, as PV once again looks for someone to emerge. Hunsicker remains optimistic as PV looks to return to PAC Final Four form after missing out last season. “Our goal is to improve throughout the season and we hope to be competitive in every match,” he said. “The league will be very competitive again this year.” PHOENIXVILLE Coach: Stephen Winnick, 16th season. Home course: Pickering Valley Golf Course.
Last year’s record: 6-4PAC; 7-5overall. Players to watch: James Peterson, Sr.; Johnny Kettelle, Sr.; Greg Jergensen, Sr.; James Sinnot, Jr.; Mitchell Schwartz, Jr.; PJ Sullivan, Jr.; Parker Stevens, So.; Kyle Resuta, Fr.
Outlook: The Phantoms are coming off a solid season where they finished above the .500mark for the first time in over half a decade. Phoenixville will look to put together another strong turnout this year, despite the loss of AllArea Second Team selection Max Farbstein as well as Michael Ellis. “A lot of youth, but quality golf swings,” said Winnick. “The coaches believe this team might have a better ability to compete if the boys continue to develop.” POPE JOHN PAUL II Coach: Brian Kovatch, first season. Home course: Gilbertsville Golf Club.
Last year’s record: 7-3PAC; 8-4overall. Players to watch: J.T. Spina, Sr.; David Antoniuk, Sr.; Greg Hiriak, Sr.; Courtney Caiola, Sr.; Ethan Slover, Jr.
Outlook: Spina is coming off a career-best finish after taking the bronze at the PIAA Championship last season. He’ll be at the forefront of the Golden Panthers’ lineup, which is in search a third consecutive PAC Final Four appearance as well as a No. 2starter to build on with the loss of Mike Limongelli to graduation. PJP returns plenty of talent and is seemingly ready to take the next step. “We believe we have the talent to compete for a third straight (PAC Final Four) appearance, which is one of our team goals,” said Kovatch, who takes over for Tony Romano. “A solid group of seniors coupled with good underclassmen depth has the program bullish on the coming fall season and into the future.” SPRING-FORD Coach: Jeff Mast, 31st season. Home course: Turtle Creek Golf Course.
Last year’s record: 13-2(Pioneer Athletic Conference runner-ups); 12-2overall.
Players to watch: Ben Pochet, Sr.; Jack Straub, Sr.; Drew Clifford, Jr.; Axel Kolbach, Jr.
Outlook: The Rams graduated six members from last year’s deep program, which ran through the PAC’s regular season undefeated before falling to four-time champ Methacton in the championship and eventually went on to earn a PIAA berth. “We certainly won’t be as experienced as last year’s team,” said Mast, “but the goals are the same — work hard, be competitive and improve.” At the forefront of the Spring-Ford card will be Pochet, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year. Pochet capped a standout junior season with top finishes in the Eastern Regional and District One Championships along with a silver finish at the PAC Individual Championship.