GREENVILLE, Ill. – Replacing an all-American and a first-team all conference senior is always a daunting task. Greenville will look to do just that in 2011 with the departure of four-year GC mainstay Michelle Sutton.
“Sutton’s dominance on and off the course has set the tone in the classroom and in competition for our program,” stated head coach Brian Patton. “It is never easy to replace a Michelle Sutton, as a person or competitor, but we have a great team this year and we are excited about the task at hand.”
Leading the way for the Panthers in 2011 will be sophomore standout Aubree Schroeder. The underclassmen is coming of a fantastic 2010 campaign that earned her all-conference and all-American honors, the SLIAC individual championship, and a bid to compete in the NCAA National Championships. If healthy she will run in the number one spot.
Joining Schroeder at the front of the pack will be fellow sophomore Rosie Nelson who ran solid throughout the 2010 season.
The remaining slots on the squad will be up for grabs as returning ladies and newcomers will battle it out for their place on the depth chart.
“This year will be a fun one,” added Patton. “It will be interesting to see the ladies push each other and get better.”
The GC women will begin their season Saturday, September 3 as they gear up for the Washington University Early Bird Invitational.