Girls and Boys Golf Recap

Josh Laufer

Another season has come to an end for the Marlboro golf teams. Both the boys and the
girls enjoyed eventful seasons. Many seniors gave it their all in their final season but plenty of
younger golfers are waiting in the wings.
The girls concluded at a respectable 7­9­1 overall. This record was good for ranking the
girls 16th out of the 35 contending schools. Some of the highlights of the season included a
couple close victories against rival team such as Holmdel and St. John Vianney. While the team
is losing vital seniors such as Neha Argwal, Aditi Balachandran, Bianca Broglia, Marissa
Levine, and Victoria Parsons, there is confidence in the program that younger players will be
able to step up. Cassandra Yap, Alisha Patel, Zoe Schoenhaus, Lauren Semanovich, among
others, will be expected to lead the girls golf program to victory. If 2016 was an indicator of the
future, then next season will be very exciting for these Lady Mustangs.
The boys golf team is in a similar situation. The team is led by many seniors who have
left their mark on the program, including team captain Jason Raffone. Other departing seniors
include Ryan Goldwasser, Tej Chilukuri, and Evan Choy. In 2017, Coach Anderson will turn to
the clubs of Michael Coluccio, Jared Arnold, Brandon Silverstein, Rohan Parikh, and Richard
Jang. While Michael Coluccio admits this past season was “humbling” he has a great amount of
confidence in his teammates, even predicting an appearance in the state finals. While Jared
Arnold does not share the same bravado, he admits “there is room for improvement” and that the
team as a whole “is looking forward to practicing our game for a better season next year.” The
boys golf team is working to improve and the 2017 season appears to be full of promise.