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2017 Girls Varsity Golf
Name Grade
Kiara Boggs 11
Justine Cook 11
Rylie Edwards 12
Angela Espinosa 11
Bridget Hayden 10
Mayo Robillo 9
Sofia Sallee 11
Abrielle Wang 11
Aurel Wang 12
2017 Girls Junior Varsity Golf
Name Grade
Xiaofan (Rosa) Dong 10
Emma Donovan 11
Hanwen (Ivy) Fu 11
Alice Lee 9
Gianna Memo 11
Sydney Montague 9
Katie Redd 9
Isabella Reyes 10

History


  • Trinity/Serra/Sea View League Champions:
    • '98, '99, ’00, ‘03, '05, ‘06, ‘07, ’08, ‘09, '15 & 2016
  • Undefeated Championship Seasons:
    • 2003, 2007, 2008 & 2015
  • CIF Championship Finalists:
    • ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘06, ’07, ’08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16
  • CIF Championship Runner Up:
    • 2000 & 2010

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Mission

Lady Eagles Golf Program Mission Statement:

Santa Margarita Catholic High School endeavors to bring the person and teachings of Jesus Christ to this time and place through a holistic and nurturing educational experience. This is reflected in the Lady Eagles Golf Program, which seeks to encourage in its golfers, a positive sense of self-worth, self-discipline, personal responsibility, successful interpersonal relationships, and a commitment to Gospel values. We strive to honor the tradition and integrity of the game of golf and promote the highest standards of personal character and leadership in all areas of competition and life.

Our Tradition of Excellence

As we enter our 15th season as a Girls’ Golf Program, the Lady Eagles look forward to continuing the legacy and tradition of success both on and off the golf course. Over the past 15 years, the Program has been blessed with numerous talented golfers who have won individual accolades, titles, and earned college scholarships. But it is our achievements as teams for which we are most proud. Over the past years, the Varsity Lady Eagles have been the CIF Championship Runner Ups twice, have qualified for the CIF Championship Finals 14 times, have captured the league title 9 times, and is the only team to have appeared in the Orange County Register’s top 5 rankings each of those years. Also in 2008, Coach Amy Connelly was named Orange County’s Girls Golf Coach of the Year by the OC Register, and in 2010 she was named one of the top female high school coaches in Orange County by the Association of Athletic Directors.

SMCHS Girls’ Golfers have advanced to play collegiate golf at the following colleges and universities: Arizona State, Princeton, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, Cal State San Marcos, Chico State, Saddleback College, Wheaton College, Wofford College, San Diego State, Cal State Monterey, and Regis University.

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach: Jill Hegna

Coach Jill Hegna joined the SMCHS Girls and Boys Golf Coaching staffs in 2005/2006. She coached the JV Girls and JV Boys teams for six successful seasons. In 2011, she transitioned to the Varsity Girls Coaching staff. Coach Hegna is currently the Director of Girls Golf and Head Varsity Coach. Her combined Girls and Boys Coaching record is: 227 - 39 (Overall) and 126 - 25 (League). Coach Hegna graduated from Saint Anthony’s High School in Long Beach, CA, and then attended LBCC for a year, then transferred to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO on a volleyball scholarship. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education K-12 and then attended Kansas University Graduate School. Coach Hegna has taught and coached various sports at the Elementary and Secondary level while living in Colorado, Kansas, and Connecticut and when she returned to California. Coach Hegna is also the Associate Dean of Students at SMCHS. She has three daughters who graduated from SMCHS: Megan Hickey ’04; Lauren Hickey ’07; Katy Hickey ’09. In her spare time she and her husband Mike share a passion for family, golf, boating and time with their horse.

Coach Jill Hegna's SMCHS Coaching Records: Combined Overall and League Record

Varsity Assistant Coach: Heather (Graff) Zakhar

Coach Heather Zakhar joined the Eagle golf program in 2017. This is her first year coaching but she is not new to golf. Coach Heather has been playing since she could walk. She grew up playing AJGA golf, played high school golf in Washington, where she won State her last 2 years. Coach Heather went on to play at the University of Arizona with a full scholarship. In her sophomore year the team won the NCAA Team Championship. She was a 3 time All American and graduated with a degree in Psychology. After college, Coach Heather went on to play professionally. She played on the Futures Tour. In 2000, she won 3 of her last 4 events to earn Futures Tour Player of the Year and her LPGA card. Playing on tour in 2001 was a dream come true. Coach Heather also won the 1996 USGA Women's Public Links Amateur Championship. She has two children, Jimmy is a freshmen at SM and Miranda is in 7th grade. Coach Heather loves spending time with her husband, Jim, watching Jimmy play baseball and Miranda do theatre. She also enjoys reading, baking, biking, and walking her dog. She is very excited to be a part of the SM Girls Golf family.

JV Gold Coach: Chris DeFries

Coach DeFries joined the Eagle golf program in 2006. He has ten years’ experience coaching football and eight years coaching basketball in the military. In his free time he enjoys going hunting, fishing and playing golf. Coach DeFries received his bachelor’s degree from Chapman and master’s degree from USC. He was a US Marine Corps Aviator for 36 years and is a retired colonel. He and his wife Sandra have three children, including two SMCHS graduates, Nicole and Michael.

JV Assistant Coach: Michelle Ford

Coach Ford joined the Eagle golf program in 2017 and has been playing golf since she could walk. Previously, she coached JV softball at SMCHS for 5 years. Coach Ford is also a member of the social studies department and MUN advisor at SMCHS where she has been a teacher for 11 years. She received both her B.A. in History and Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Social Studies teaching credential from Arizona State University. She has two children who graduated from SMCHS: Jason Ford ’15; Mia Ford ’18. Outside of SMCHS, Coach Ford enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, weight lifting, yoga and playing golf.

Frosh/Soph Head Coach: Gracie Zwahlen

Coach Zwahlen joined Eagle golf in 2007. She has more than 20 years experience as the Girl’s Golf head coach at Crescent Valley High School in Corvalis, OR. Before coaching, Coach Zwahlen graduated from Oregon State University and played amateur golf and was the recipient of numerous honors. She was the two-time member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team, a Doherty winner, a four-time Oregon State Champion, Arizona State Champion, a two time US Amateur Finalist, Medalist at the western Open, Pacific Northwest Champion, Florida State Champion, a Semi-Finalist in U.S. AM, and a member of the State of Oregon Hall of Fame and the Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame. Coach Zwahlen has two children, Molly Walsh and Skip Zwahlen. Daughter Molly has two children, Tori, who graduated from SMCHS in 2010 and attends USC, and Taylor, who is currently a senior at SMCHS. Coach Gracie enjoys any activity her grandchildren participate in.

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Schedule

2017 Girls Varsity Golf Schedule (10 - 5, 6 - 2)
Date Opponent Location Time Score SM W/L Medalist
22-Aug LB WILSON LB RECREATION 2:30 208 209 L Edwards
24-Aug LB WILSON COTO -SOUTH 3:00 214 199 W Edwards
29-Aug CREAN LUTHERAN TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:00 242 204 W C.Lutheran
31-Aug CREAN LUTHERAN TUSTIN RANCH GC 3:00 239 208 W Edwards
5-Sep SAN CLEMENTE TALEGA GC 3:00 190 195 L Edwards
7-Sep SAN CLEMENTE COTO -SOUTH 3:00 204 205 L Edwards
11-Sep TRABUCO HILLS TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:30 209 200 W THHS
13-Sep MATER DEI* MILE SQUARE 4:00 186 199 L MDHS
14-Sep JSERRA* COTO -SOUTH 3:00 236 212 W Edwards
19-Sep ROSARY* WESTERN HILLS 3:00 224 223 W RHS
22-Sep SAN CLEMENTE TOUR. SAN CLEMENTE HS A/D
26-Sep JSERRA* ARROYO TRABUCO 3:30 229 200 W Boggs/Edwards
28-Sep ORANGE LUTHERAN* COTO -SOUTH 3:00 262 200 W Boggs
2-Oct LB WILSON TOURN. LB RECREATION A/D
5-Oct MATER DEI* COTO -SOUTH 3:00 193 218 L Edwards




11-Oct TRABUCO HILLS DOVE CANYON CC 2:30 222 212 W THHS
12-Oct
16-Oct
ROSARY*
ORANGE LUTHERAN*
COTO -SOUTH
BLACK GOLD SC
3:00
2:00
238
235
203
207
W
W
Edwards
A. Wang
18-Oct LEAGUE TOURNAMENT LOS SERRANOS- N All Day
19-Oct LEAGUE TOURNAMENT DAD MILLER GC All Day
8 GIRLS ADVANCE
23-Oct CIF-INDIVIDUALS DAD MILLER GC All Day
TOP 36 ADVANCE
30-Oct CIF-TEAM LOS SERRANOS- N All Day
TOP 3 TEAMS ADVANCE
2-Nov INDIVIDUAL & SCGA QUAL. RIVER RIDGE-Oxnard All Day
9-Nov CIF-WSCGA So Cal Champs CANYON CREST-Riv. All Day
14-Nov STATE CHAMPIONSHIP POPPY HILLS-Pebble All Day

2017 Girls JV Golf Schedule (14 - 2, 6 - 0)
Date Opponent Location Time Score SM W/L Medalist
23-Aug LB WILSON TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:30 276 249 W Robillo
24-Aug TESORO CASTA DEL SOL 3:00 216 220 L X. Dong
28-Aug FOUNTAIN VALLEY DL BAKER 2:30 277 207 W Redd
30-Aug FOUNTAIN VALLEY TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:00 354 310 W X. Dong
5-Sep BREA TOURNAMENT BIRCH HILLS GC 2:00 154 2nd SCHS
6-Sep TROY TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:30 247 257 L THS
12-Sep LB WILSON LIL REC GC 2:30 218 292 W LBW
13-Sep MATER DEI* TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:30 263 243 W Sallee
14-Sep TRABUCO HILLS CASTA DEL SOL 2:30 230 208 W Memo/Dong
18-Sep TROY FULLERTON GC 2:30 265 233 W Memo
19-Sep ORANGE LUTHERAN* BREA CREEK GC 2:30 237 184 W Lee
20-Sep ROSARY* TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:00 246 199 W X.Rosa/Dong
27-Sep ORANGE LUTHERAN* TIJERAS CREEK GC 4:00 319 239 W Hayden
3-Oct MATER DEI* DAVID BAKER GC 3:00 216 208 W MDHS
10-Oct ROSARY* BREA CREEK GC 3:00 243 190 W K. Redd
11-Oct TRABUCO HILLS TIJERAS CREEK GC 3:30 283 237 W X.Rosa Dong
16-Oct TESORO CASTA DEL SOL 4:00 237 201 W X.Rosa Dong
19-Oct TROY TOURNAMENT FULLERTON GC TBA 167 2nd WHS

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