Liberty High School Girls Golf secured the Division 1 AIA State Championship title recently. Peoria Unified is thrilled to share the team placed first at Districts, Sectionals, and State.
Two of the team’s players were medal finishers in top 10 at State out of 82 athletes.
• Mattison Frick (Senior): 2nd place
• Brooke McGlasson (Junior): tied in 8th place
Members of the winning team are:
• Mattison Frick (Senior)
• Brooke McGlasson (Junior)
• Annika Saida (Junior)
• Teaen Sweet (Junior)
• Kaitlin Anderson (Sophomore)
“The girls have been working very hard for a very long time; some of them have been playing since they were 4-years-old,” shares Liberty High School’s Golf Coach Kyle Pooler. “At the end of last season, there was talk about us being able to crack the top three this year. I tried to change that mindset into, ‘Let’s not settle for just the top three, we need to get the mindset that we are going to win the State Championship!’”
“All year, we focused on the little things that we needed to do to put ourselves in position to win the state title,” Pooler continues. “I told the girls early on that it is a process, and we need to trust the process. If we trust the process, the outcome will be there. In the end, we got the result we were looking for.”
Liberty Girls Golf beat Xavier by three strokes. “I could not be more proud of these girls for trusting the process and doing what they needed to do to become champions,” says Pooler.