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2019 Girls Varsity Golf Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday 8/26/19 Aliso Niguel TBA TBA
Thursday 8/29/19 Long Beach Wilson Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Tuesday 9/3/19 Long Beach Wilson LB Recreation GC 03:00
Thursday 9/5/19 Aliso Niguel Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Tuesday 9/10/19 San Clemente Talega TBA
Thursday 9/12/19 San Clemente Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Tuesday 9/17/19 J Serra* Arroyo Trabuco 04:00
Wednesday 9/18/19 Rosary* Tijeras 03:30
Monday 9/23/19 San Clemente Rainbow Sandals San Clemente Muni. 07:00
Thursday 9/26/19 Mater Dei* Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Monday 9/30/19 Long Beach Wilson Invitational LB Recreation 07:00
Tuesday 10/1/19 Orange Lutheran* Black Gold 02:30
Thursday 10/3/19 Orange Lutheran* Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Tuesday 10/8/19 Rosary* TBA TBA
Thursday 10/10/19 Mater Dei* Santa Ana CC 03:00
Thursday 10/17/19 J Serra* Coto de Caza - South 03:00
Tuesday 10/22/19 TBA All Day
Wednesday 10/23/19 TBA All Day

JV-Blue Schedule

2019 Girls JV Blue Golf Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday 8/26/19 Huntington Beach Tijeras 03:50
Wednesday 8/28/19 Long Beach Wilson Little Rec GC 02:30
Wednesday 9/4/19 Fountain Valley Tijeras 03:30
Thursday 9/5/19 Huntington Beach Meadowlark TBA
Monday 9/9/19 Long Beach Wilson Tijeras 03:30
Wednesday 9/11/19 Fountain Valley David L. Baker GC 03:00
Tuesday 9/17/19 Sage Hill TBA TBA
Monday 9/23/19 Troy Tijeras 03:12
Wednesday 9/25/19 Mater Dei* Tijeras 03:30
Tuesday 10/1/19 Orange Lutheran* Brea Creek 02:30
Wednesday 10/2/19 Troy Fullerton GC 02:30
Monday 10/7/19 Orange Lutheran* Tijeras 03:00
Wednesday 10/9/19 Mater Dei* David L. Baker GC 02:00
Tuesday 10/15/19 J Serra* Arroyo Trabuco 04:00
Wednesday 10/16/19 J Serra* Tijeras 03:00
Thursday 10/24/19 Troy Tournament Fullerton GC TBA

Varsity Roster

2018 Girls Varsity Golf
NameGrade
Kiara Boggs12th
Nicole Chang9th
Justine Cook12th
Angela Espinosa12th
Bridget Hayden11th
Ashley Kim9th
Maya Robilio10th
Sofia Sallee12th
Abrielle Wang12th
Jade Zamora9th

JV Roster

2018 Girls Junior Varsity -BLUE-Golf
NameGrade
Xiaofan (Rosa) Dong11th
Emma Donovan12th
Alice Lee10th
Chloe Lee9th
Gianna Memo12th
Sydney Montague10th
Caroline Nunez9th
Katie Redd10th
Isabella Reyes10th

Coaching Staff

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: Michelle Ford

Coach Ford joined the Eagle golf program in 2017 as the assistant JV coach 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 12 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.

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.

Girls Golf Legacy

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.

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, '17, '18
  • CIF Championship Runner Up:
    • 2000 & 2010

Tryout Information

Varsity

2019 SMCHS GIRLS VARSITY GOLF

If you are interested in playing on the competitive SMCHS Varsity Team, tryouts will be held in the format of an 18 hole tournament (Mon., Aug 5th at Tijeras) and 9 hole rounds at Tijeras Creek GC on Wed., Aug 7th and Thur., Aug 8th. Please keep in mind the following general criteria for playing on the Varsity team.

  • Varsity players average scores of 35-45 on nine holes
  • Varsity players play in tournaments throughout the year
  • Varsity players have an established WSCGA Handicap
  • Varsity players are in good physical shape and able to walk 18 holes
  • Varsity players want to excel on an Individual and Team level

All players interested in trying out for the Varsity team must attend at least 2 tryout dates in order to be considered for the team, (the 18 hole tournament at Tijeras is mandatory). Returning Varsity Players are also expected to attend so further evaluation of your game and scores will determine Individual Rankings. If you will be on vacation during this time it is imperative that a parent contact Coach Hegna at hegnaj@smhs.org. Students are expected to attend tryouts with their own golf clubs and proper golf attire: shorts with at least a 6” inseam, collar shirt and golf shoes. Arrive 45 min before tee times for warm up.

NOTE: Physicals must be completed/downloaded to the Trainers Office before Tryouts!

Varsity tryout dates are:

  • Mon - August 5th - 18 Hole Tournament @ Tijeras Creek for Varsity / 9 Holes for JV. All players must sign up with Tijeras Creek independently. If you are under 15 and trying out for Varsity let the Pro shop know you are playing in the Girls 18 hole event. Tee times begin at 2:00 (1:30 check in)
  • Tues - August 6th - No Tryouts
  • Wed - August 7th – 9 holes @Tijeras Creek. Tee times begin at 5:00
  • Thur - August 8th - 9 holes @Tijeras Creek. Tee times begin at 5:00

Based on the above criteria, if you are interested in trying out for the Varsity Team, please E-mail the following information to Coach Hegna at hegnaj@smhs.org, by or before Friday July 19th.

August 5th (mandatory) August 7th August 8th

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Junior Varsity

2019 SMCHS GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY GOLF

If you are interested in playing on the competitive JV Blue Golf Team, tryouts will be held in the format of 9 hole rounds at Tijeras Creek Golf Course. Please keep in mind the following criteria for the JV Blue Golf Team.

  • JV Blue team players average scores of 45-60 on nine holes
  • All players trying out for the JV Blue Team must come to at least two tryout dates in order to be considered for the team. Students are expected to attend tryouts with their own golf clubs and proper golf attire: shorts with at least a 6” inseam, collar shirt and golf or tennis shoes. Arrive 45 min before tee times for warm up.

NOTE: Physicals must be completed/downloaded to the Trainers Office before Tryouts!

Junior Varsity tryout dates are:

  • Mon - August 5th - 9 Hole Tournament @ Tijeras Creek. All players must sign up with Tijeras Creek independently. Tee times begin at 2:00 (1:30 check in)
  • Tues - August 6th – On the Range and Putting / Chipping at 5:00 – 6:00
  • Wed - August 7th – 9 holes @Tijeras Creek. Tee times begin at 5:00 (arrive at 4:15)
  • Thur - August 8th - 9 holes @Tijeras Creek. Tee times begin at 5:00 (arrive at 4:15)

If you are interested in trying out for the JV Blue Team, please e-mail the following information to Coach Hegna at hegnaj@smhs.org, no later than Friday, July 19th.

August 5th August 6th August 7th August 8th

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Frosh Soph

2018 - SMCHS GIRLS GOLF - TRYOUT SIGN UP FORM

Frosh/Sophomore Tryouts

The Frosh/Soph Tryouts will include a skills test on the driving range, chipping area, and putting greens at Tijeras Creek. You will be tested on your skills with irons, woods, chipping, and putting. You are expected to attend tryouts with your own golf clubs (if you don’t have club please let me know) and proper golf attire: shorts with at least a 6” inseam, collar shirt and golf or tennis shoes. Frosh/Soph tryouts will be held on August 7th, 8th, and 9th, from 4:00-5:00 pm. You must attend two tryouts dates to be considered for the Frosh/Soph Team. Please note that if you choose to attend the Varsity/Junior Varsity tryouts and are not selected for either of those teams, you will still be eligible to play on the Frosh/Soph team based on your grade level.

If you are interested in trying out for the Frosh/Soph Team please e-mail the following information to hegnaj@smhs.org by or before Friday, July 20th:

NOTE: Physicals must be completed/downloaded to the Trainers Office before Tryouts!

August 7th August 8th August 9th