Holy Ghost Prep 2023 golf season preview
Head coach: Norm Muller, third season
2022 record: 1-14
Key golfers lost to graduation: Aidan Irons
Top returnees: Seniors Eric Holt and Shane Sullivan; Juniors Christian Henn, Angelo Seravalli, and Robert Segarich
Varsity newcomers to know: Sophomore Jake Smaron; senior Colin McGrenehan; freshman Logan Cassidy
HGP golfer to watch: Eric Holt, who qualified for the PIAA District One championships last season, has progressed each year in the program and is expected to continue that progress in his senior year as a team leader.
2023 season outlook: The Holy Ghost Prep golf team expects to have a turnaround season in 2023. Last fall, the eight-man HGP roster included six first-time varsity players. And as an independent athletic program, Holy Ghost Prep strives to play the toughest competition possible, so wins were hard to come by. But this year, the Firebirds are much more experienced with five returning varsity players, so third-year HGP head coach Norm Muller has high hopes for Ghost golf this fall. The five returning varsity players are seniors Eric Holt and Shane Sullivan, along with juniors Christian Henn, Angelo Seravalli, and Robert Segarich. They will be joined on this year’s varsity team by two players who had strong JV seasons for the Firebirds last year (senior Colin McGrenehan, sophomore Jake Smaron) and by a really skilled freshman in Logan Cassidy. Once again, the Firebirds will play matches against a mix of Inter-Ac teams (Episcopal Academy, Malvern Prep, Germantown Academy, Penn Charter), Philadelphia Catholic League teams (La Salle, Devon Prep, Saint Joseph’s Prep), and some other top area squads. Muller believes that challenging his HGP golfers against tough teams on demanding courses will get them ready to compete when it matters most—namely, in the 2023 PIAA District One golf championships in October and then hopefully in states later this fall.
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