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Golf - Girls' Varsity

Record: 12-3-1

Overview

Overview

32nd Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic Information 32nd Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic Entry Form

Inspired by her lifelong passion for the game of golf, Coach Ginger O’Shea started the girls’ golf team at Taft in 2006. Since that time, Taft has enjoyed tremendous success on the links, in most years winning or placing second in the Founders League, and the Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic. To date, the team enjoys an impressive record of 125-11-4.

The team competes in the Founders League, facing teams like Miss Porter’s School, the Hotchkiss School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Loomis Chaffee School, and Ethel Walker School, and meets schools like Andover and Exeter in the Pippy O’Connor New England Tournament. Taft has won the Founders League Championship title in five of the past seven years.

The golf team practices and plays at the Watertown Golf Club, a championship 18-hole golf course that is part of the Taft School campus. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting and chipping areas, and an indoor hitting net and mats. The team also travels for spring break training in March of each year.

For years, the team has been involved in supporting local charities, from the Special Olympics to organizations working to support children touched by domestic violence. During the academic year, the team organizes instructional golf clinics for local elementary school children.

Tournament and League Records

Founders League Tournament (established 2009)

2015 First
2014 First
2012 First
2011 First
2010 First
2009 Second

Pippy O’Connor Independent Schools Girls’ Golf Classic

2016 Second
2015 First
2014 Second
2013 Second
2012 First
2011 First
2010 First
2009 First

Pippy O’Connor Individual Champions

2016 Portia Wang
2012 Ali Eleey
2011 Ali Eleey
2010 Bridget Wilcox

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Wachusett Regional High School
Wachusett Regional High School Away Details
vs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Convent of the Sacred Heart Away Details Loss 1.5-3.5
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Hopmeadow Country Club Away Details Win 5-0
vs.
Westminster School
Hopmeadow Country Club Away Details Win 4.5-0.5
vs.
Westover School
Westover School Away Details Win 3-0
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Miss Hall's School
Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy Away Details Win 5-0
vs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 5-0
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Away Details Win 4-0
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Loss 1-3
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Win 5-0
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Details CANCELLED
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
Pippy O'Connor Tournament
Home Details Win 345-
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Home Details Win 169-

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Avery Andreski (captain) 2017 Rumson, NJ
Grace Dreher (captain) 2018 East Hampton, NY
Julia Kashimura 2020 Tokyo
Marisa Mission 2017 Las Vegas, NV
Caroline Shea 2019 Morristown, NJ
Qingfeng Wang 2018 Beijing
Olivia Wivestad 2019 Watertown, CT

Coaches

Coaches

About Coach Danaher

A Watertown native, Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from Roger Williams University. At Roger Williams, Kevin was a member of the RWU Honors Program and was the recipient of the RWU Core Values Medallion from the School of Education, which is awarded to the graduating senior from each school who best exemplifies the core values of the institution. Following graduation, Kevin began teaching and coaching at his alma mater, Watertown High School. During this time, Kevin received his master’s in science from the University of New Haven. Kevin came to Taft following a year on the faculty at the Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut. Kevin teaches four sections of math and coaches field hockey and golf. He and his wife, Jillian, live in Vogelstein.


Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-0711-0-22007-0815-2
2008-0912-1-12009-1015-1
2010-11 14-2
2011-12 19-0
2012-13 13-1-1 2013-14 9-2
2014-15 15-2
2015-16 19-1

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