Self characteristics, athletics grow side by side


Morgan Huver, Asst. Editor-In-Chief

Having played competitive golf for going on four years and on Varsity for three, senior Leah Olmsted looks forward to end her senior year.
“Being with upperclassmen [my freshman year] created lifelong friendships,” said Olmsted. “Also having the opportunity to be a vocal leader with a great group of girls, helped me grow in maturity.”
One of Olmsted’s goals is to give upcoming team members a good platform to have successful seasons in the future after she graduates.
“I found success in playing because of the connections I created with my team and coaches,” said Olmsted. “The golf experience is like none other, just to be greeted by an encouraging coach even if you had your worst round, because we all understand it could happen to anyone.”
Through her high school career, Olmsted has gained many accomplishments. Some of which include Most Valuable Player, All Conference Honorable Mention, Academic All Conference for three years, Academic All State, as well as qualifying for the state tournament.
Olmsted has been able to take instruction from her Co-Coaches, Mrs. Martha Cantlin and Mrs. Jill Lefere, to whom she owes her success.
“My coaches have impacted me the most out of anyone throughout my golf experience. They both truly taught me the meaning behind the game, [the relationship she has with her coaches] is more like family,” said Olmsted.
Having taken the sport seriously, Olmsted has created a strong bond with her coaches of which the memories that she made with them will last a lifetime.
“[Olmsted] improved her game quite a bit from her freshman year through her senior season. She has also been a very good and important team leader her junior and senior seasons when we needed her to step into that role,” said Cantlin. “She has a great sense of humor, a positive attitude and is she works hard. I look forward to hearing and seeing her success as she moves on into college and beyond.”
Following her graduation, Olmsted plans to attend Western Michigan University (WMU) in the fall of 2017. Although Olmsted does not plan on playing for WMU, she plans to enjoy playing recreational golf near the University.