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Golden Valley's Elisa Pierre is Player of the Year

Posted: January 7, 2014 11:11 p.m.
Updated: January 7, 2014 11:11 p.m.

Golden Valley sophomore Elisa Pierre advanced to the CIF individual state championship this season.

 

It was pretty obvious early in the Santa Clarita Valley girls golf season that the winds of change had blown in.

A team ushered in that change — Golden Valley girls golf.

However, there was one girl who powered that windstorm more than anybody else — sophomore Elisa Pierre, who had one of the greatest years in Santa Clarita Valley prep golf history.

Like all of the great girls golfers over the last 10 years in the Foothill League, Pierre arrived onto the prep golf scene with a load of fanfare.

This was the girl, the program hoped, who would take the program from promising team to championship team.

This became the girl who led her team to a championship and to a postseason and made it to the CIF individual state championship.

It’s obvious that Elisa Pierre is The Signal’s choice for 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley Girls Golfer of the Year, but her accomplishments this year have to be mentioned so one can understand how special her season was.

Pierre was medalist (low shooter) at Foothill League matches 2, 3, 4 and 5.

She beat her next closest competition (West Ranch’s Ashley Mayhall) for Foothill League Most Valuable Player, which goes to lowest total amount of strokes for the league season, by six total strokes.

In doing so, she also helped Golden Valley achieve its first Foothill League girls golf title and the second league title for a girls team in school history.

At the CIF-Southern Section Central Team Regional, she tied with West Ranch’s Kate Caffrey for the lowest score among SCV girls golfers with an 82.

That was an off day for Pierre.

She shot a 1-over 73 in the CIF-SS Northern Division Individual to advance to the Southern section Championship, where she shot another 1-over 73.

That took her to the Southern California championship, where she shot a 2-under 70.

With that performance, she became the second SCV girls golfer to advance to a state championship — ever.

Once there, she shot a 3-over 74 to finish tied for eighth overall.

Pierre’s season was the bar for girls golf in the SCV.

Just think how far the bar can go.

Again, she’s just a sophomore.

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