2022 Boys High School Preview: Independent Teams

Independent Boys Golf Teams

☆ – players and teams to watch

Benedictine ☆

Team- Benedictine Bengals
Coach- Dan McGuigan
Home Course- Highland Park

2021 Recap- 9 wins 5 losses

Returning Players
Michael Pelc- 12th
Ben Andel- 12th
Aiden Kenny- 12th
Sam Ali- 12th
Nicholas Vitantonio- 11th
Ben Trombetto- 11th
Will Misconish- -10th

Benedictine will have heavy senior leadership going into the 2022 season.


Team- Brush Arcs
Coach- Mike Medve
Home Course- Manakiki

2021 Recap- 14th at Quail Hollow Sectional

Returning Players
Kyle Farrell- 10th
Robert Hill- 11th
Luke Young- 11th
Dylan Taylor- 11th

Canton Central Catholic

Team- Canton Central Catholic Crusaders
Coach- David Oates

2021 Recap- 6th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Michael Duncan- 12th
Anthony Duncan- 10th

Cardinal Mooney ☆

Team- Cardinal Mooney Cardinals
Coach- TBA

2021 Recap- 8th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Rocco Turner ☆ – 11th
Tim Reardon- 12th
Joe Zino- 12th
Laura Baldado- 11th


Team- Conneaut Spartans
Coach- Alex Polchosky

2021 Recap- 13th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Lincoln Wade- 11th
Michael Crist- 11th
Hayden Ciacirlla- 10th

Cornerstone Christian

Team- Cornerstone Christian Patriots
Coach- Ronald Miller

2021 Recap- 11th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Will Archer- 11th
Ava Archer- 10th


Team- Ellet Orangemen
Coach- Kevin Lance

2021 Recap- 14th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Cameron Bartek- 12th
Alex Russell- 12th
Levi Lehman- 12th
Brayden Baxter- 11th


Team- Firestone Falcons
Coach- Scott Westphal
Home Course- Good Park Golf Course

Returning Players
Sterling Sparks- 11th
Aidan Russell- 10th
Noah DiFiore- 12th

Potential New Contributors
Ben Potts- 10th
Larry Trefney-11th

Gilmour Academy ☆

Team- Gilmour Lancers
Coach- TBA

2021 Recap- 2nd in D-3 State Tournament

Returning Players
Charlie Tzefronis ☆ – 11th
Aidan McKito ☆ – 11th
Alex Mylen- 12th

Heartland Christian

Team- Heartland Christian Lions
Coach- Jake Schwendiman
Home Course- Flying B
Team Website

2021 Recap- Record: 6-6

Returning Players
Robby Wilson- 12th
Will Morgan- 11th
Jamin Brown- 11th

Potential New Contributors
Landon Linhart- 12th
James Wolf- 12th
Isaac Richards- 11th

Archbishop Hoban ☆

Team- Archbishop Hoban Knights
Coach- Quinn Parker
Home Course- Mud Run / Firestone
Twitter- @hobanboysgolf

2021 Recap- Sectional Champs at Good Park, District Runner-Up at Pine Hills, and Division I State Runner Up at Ohio State

Returning Players
Nolan Haynes ☆ – 12th
Jake Ryan ☆ – 12th
Jack Vojtko ☆ – 11th
Chris Pollak ☆ – 10th

Potential New Contributors
Anthony Gore- 12th
David Deibel- 12th
Charlie Hite- 11th
Kord Ready- 11th
Braden Herstich- 10th
Ray Dress- 10th

Hoban has a lot of depth with many good golfers. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to compete and see what we can accomplish this year,” explained coach Quinn Parker.

Lake Ridge Academy

Team- Lake Ridge Royals
Coach- Freddie Nelson

2021 Recap- 14th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Edgar Moore- 12th

Louisville ☆

Team- Louisville Leopards
Coach- Michael McFerren
Home Course- Sleepy Hollow Golf Club – Alliance
Facebook- Louisville Leopard Boys Golf

2021 Recap- 7th at the Tannenhauf Sectional, Jack Mayle qualified as an individual for the District Tournament

Returning Players
Jack Mayle- 11th
Sam Karcher- 12th
Cole Miller- 11th
Zach Root- 11th
Caleb Harsh- 12th
Ian DiMarzio- 12th

Potential New Contributors
Michael Filipowicz- 10th

Louisville is returning all six Varsity letter winners for the 2022 season and have very high hopes for the upcoming season. Head coach Michael McFerren summed up his optimism, “I can’t wait to see what the season holds. We have a solid group of hard working young men that set lofty goals after last season. We look forward to watching them work towards reaching the team and individual goals!” Louisville is also looking to fill out their 2022 schedule and coach McFerren asks any team to contact him if interested.


Team- Massillon Tigers
Coach- Josh Sykora
Home Course- The Legends
2022 Schedule
Twitter- @MTigerBGolf

2021 Recap- 12-4 in matches–2nd place at the Smithville Invitational

Returning Players
Brock Jenkins- 11th
Trey Lautenschleger- 11th
Robert Morgan- 12th

Potential New Contributors
Owen Robinson- 11th

A couple players to watch for the Tigers are juniors Brock Jenkins and Trey Lautenschleger.

Open Door ☆

Team- Open Door Patriots
Coach- TBA

2021 Recap- 9th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Blake Hopkins- 11th
Anthony Olivencia- 12th
Titus Sooy- 10th
Ben Corner- 11th
Will Giesbrecht- 10th

St. Edward ☆

Team- St. Edward Eagles
Coach- David Swan, PGA
Home Course- Red Tail Golf Club
Team Website

2021 Recap- Three First Place Finishes: Bellevue Classic, Weiss Invitational, Oldest High School Tournament in Ohio, Cardinal Classic, Youngstown OH

Returning Players
John Hammond- 12th
Luke Godlewski- 12th
Galvin Hunter- 12th
Tommy Patton- 12th
Gavin Crocker- 12th
Jack Myslenski ☆ – 11th
Thomas Marshall- 11th
MT Polca- 10th

St. Ignatius ☆

Team- St. Ignatius Wildcats
Coach- PJ Myers
Home Course- Avon Oaks Country Club
Team Website
2022 Schedule
Instagram- @SIHSAthletics

2021 Recap- Division 1 District and State Champions

Returning Players
Nick Piesen ☆ – 12th
Connor Malicki ☆ – 12th
Bradley Chill ☆ – 11th
Julian Dugan ☆ – 11th
Michael O’Leary- 12th

Potential New Contributors
John Thompson- 12th
Ethan Hughes- 12th
Braden Hilditch- 12th

Members of the St. Ignatius golf team have been busy this summer. “The boys are excited to get back to team golf after a long summer competing in AJGA’s, Golfweek, the Western Am, Ohio Open, and 2 players qualifying at Bandon Dunes for the US Junior Am,” explained Coach PJ Myers. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be back together in August!” Senior Nick Piesen (Indiana commit) has had a productive summer after qualifying for the US Junior Am and qualifying for the Western Am and North/South Junior. Fellow Senior Connor Malicki has had a strong summer qualifying for the Sectional Stage of the US Open playing between PGA Tour Players Beau Hossler, Nick Hardy, and Sahith Theegala as well as the US Junior Am. Junior Bradley Chill won the Hudson Junior Invitational, had a runner up finish at the Penn State AJGA, and other top finishes at AJGA events. Junior Julian Dugan has had a very productive summer in AJGA and Golfweek events and put himself in position to be one of the top players for the team.

St. John

Team- St. John Heralds
Coach- Kathryn Dutton

2021 Recap- 16th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Bryson Vennitte- 11th
Seb Auchinbaugh- 12th
Emily Hathy- 11th
Grace Biggins- 11th

St. Vincent-St. Mary ☆

Team- St. Vincent-St. Mary Irish
Coach- James Currie

2021 Recap- 4th at District Tournament

Returning Players
Anthony Hayek- 12th
Patrick Witschey- 12th
Nick Wierzbicki- 10th
Harrison Pumphrey- 11th

University School ☆

Team- University Preppers
Coach- Mike Sarris
Home Course- Sand Ridge Golf Club
Team Website

2021 Recap- 2nd Place at Sectionals and 7th Place at Districts

Returning Players
Sachin Singh ☆ – 12th
Drew Torzok- 11th
Jon Pinney- 10th
Ethan Roberts- 10th
Adam Sands ☆ – 10th

The Preppers have a rich tradition of golf and look to build on that tradition in 2022.

Ursuline ☆

Team- Ursuline Irish
Coach- Matt Morgan

2021 Recap- 11th at District Tournament

Returning Players
Thomas Pesa- 11th
Nolan Foelich- 10th
Chase Forsyth- 11th
Cam Forsyth- 11th

Villa Angela-St. Joseph

Team- VASJ Vikings
Coach- Brian Dunmire

2021 Recap- 11th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Samantha Turk- 12th
Joseph Mascaro- 11th
Matt Locsei- 10th
Quentin Shambley- 12th

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