Ceres High’s varsity girls golf team experienced a major turnaround this fall thanks in large part to the outstanding play of Ariana Medina and Alex Potts.
Medina and Potts both earned all-Western Athletic Conference honors in a vote by the league’s head coaches.
“It adds a lot of pressure (being the team’s No. 1 player),” Ariana said. “I want to do well. When I don’t, it feels like I let my team down.”
Medina, a junior, was selected to the WAC First Team.
“I played better because I knew what I did wrong last year and fixed it."Ariana Medina
“I played better because I knew what I did wrong last year and fixed it,” said Ariana, who was a second-team all-league honoree as a sophomore. “My driving got a lot better. I hit it straight. I had more confidence. That helped me improve my game. I have to practice more to get my skills stronger.”
Potts, a senior, was named to the WAC Second Team.
Ariana and Potts represented the Bulldogs at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament.
Ceres High totaled 37 points on its way to finishing fourth in the WAC overall standings.
The Bulldogs placed third at the conference year-end tournament with a team score of 594.
Ceres High (684) took fifth at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament.
The Bulldogs compiled an 8-6 record while placing third during the conference’s dual season.
Ceres High was fifth with a 2-8 mark against WAC-dual competition in 2017. The Bulldogs failed to post a team score at the league’s season-ending tourney due to a lack of numbers.
“I’m happy with how the season played out,” Medina said. “We really improved this year. We didn’t have to forfeit many matches. We had enough players to play.”