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Golf - Girls' Varsity

Record: 11-2-1

Overview

Overview

33rd Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic Information 33rd Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic Entry Form
2018 Pippy O’Connor Classic Live Online Scoring

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 153-15-5.

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 seven of the past nine years.

The golf team practices and plays at the Watertown Golf Club, a championship 18-hole golf course that is part of the 226-acre Taft School campus. Practice facilities include a driving range with unlimited range balls, putting and chipping areas, and an indoor hitting net and mats. Taft golf players receive complimentary afternoon and weekend tee times. 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)

2017 First
2016 First
2015 First
2014 First
2012 First
2011 First
2010 First
2009 Second

Pippy O’Connor Independent Schools Girls’ Golf Classic

2017 First
2016 Second
2015 Second
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 Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Rye Country Day School
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Westminster School
Williston Northampton School Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away Details Win 4-0
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford Country Club Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Westover School
Wallingford Country Club Away Details Win 5-0
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Home Details Win 3-2
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 3-1
vs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Greens Farms
All Day
Greens Farms Away Details N/A
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Westover School
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Round Hill Country Club Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Round Hill Country Club Away Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Tumble Brook Country Club Away Details
vs.
Westminster School
Tumble Brook Country Club Away Details
vs.
Pippy O'Connor Tournament
Pippy O'Connor Tournament Home Details
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Founders League Tournament Home Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Choying Dechen 2019 West Stockbridge, MA
Grace Dreher (captain) 2018 East Hampton, NY
Ella Hough 2021 Houston, TX
Julia Kashimura 2020 Tokyo
Caroline Shea 2019 Morristown, NJ
Portia Wang 2018 Beijing
Olivia Wivestad 2019 Watertown, CT

Coaches

Coaches

About Coach O'Shea

Ginger taught at Boca Raton Academy, now a Pine Crest School, for five years before moving back to the north to earn a master’s degree in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She then taught and coached at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, for 14 years before joining the Taft faculty. Her duties at Taft now include teaching adolescent psychology to upper mids and seniors as well as working as a full-time admission officer. Ginger is also head coach for the girls’ varsity volleyball and golf teams. As a volleyball coach, Ginger has a career winning record of 74 percent with a tally of 464-166 and 22 tournament appearances at three schools. In 2000 and 2004 Ginger was recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for her tremendous contributions to the athletic community. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Victory Club Award for achieving 400 career wins. Ginger’s team is the only one in the New England Prep School League to be presented the All-Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The girls’ varsity golf team was started in 2004 under Ginger’s direction, and the team has already posted an undefeated season. Ginger lives on campus with her husband and children. She is also a triathlete and a competitive golfer.


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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