Capped an outstanding campaign by recording the state of Illinois' lowest sectional score, a 69 at the Class 2A Champaign Centennial Sectional. Also won or tied for the top spot at the Madison County Large Schools Tournament, the Alton Classic, the O'Fallon Invitational and the Southwestern Conference Tournament.
Nicole Johnson, sophomore, Edwardsville
Drew Nienhaus, senior, St. Joseph's
Put emphatic punctuation mark on a stellar four-year run at St. Joseph’s by helping lead the Angels to their fifth successive team state championship. Took home medalist honors at the Angel Classic, finished fourth at the Class 4 District 2 tournament and tied for fifth at the Class 4 state tourney. Has signed to play NCAA Division I golf at Penn State.
Gracie Piar, junior, Alton Marquette
Fired a 68 at the Class 1A Alton Marquette Regional tournament to record the lowest postseason score by any Metro East golfer. Also finished second in 1A Salem Sectional. Had terrific regular season with championships in the Madison County Small Schools Tournament, Alton Marquette Blastoff, Metro East Shootout and Gary Bair Invitational.
Mia Rallo, junior, St. Joseph's
Stepped up her game this season to help the Angels to a fifth consecutive team state title. Tied her older sister, Nicole, for the top spot in the Class 4 District 2 tournament, finished in a tie for second at the Angel Classic and had St. Joseph’s best showing at the state tournament with a 74, which netted her third place.
Nicole Rallo, senior, St. Joseph's
Helped lead Angels to their fifth successive state title, joining fellow All-Metro first-teamer Drew Nienhaus and 2019 first-teamer Grace Aromando as the only St. Joseph’s golfers to win four team titles. Won a co-district championship with her younger sister, Mia. Finished 10th in the Class 4 tournament. Will play next season at Central Missouri.
Katie Schreiner, senior, Summit
Shot a 161 to finish second at the Class 3 state tournament and help lead the Falcons to the first girls golf team title in program history. Took home medalist honors at the Class 3 District 1 tournament with a 74. Posted top 10 finishes at the Angel Classic and the Suburban Conference Yellow Pool tournament. Signed with Valparaiso.
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