PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vital stats: The freshman won the Mid-Hudson Athletic League title and posted a regular-season match average of 37.45 and carded in the 30s in nine of his 11 rounds. Stauderman shot a 73 to win the Dutchess County Coaches Invitational tournament for a second consecutive year. Advancing to states, Stauderman posted a score of 155 in two rounds and finished 2nd in the section and tied for 24th out of 99 golfers.
Quotable: “While (Stauderman) has excellent tee and approach shots, I believe his strength continues to be around the greens and coming up with very creative shots that most golfers don’t consider or are not ready to commit to,” said Spackenkill coach Keith Humphrey. “This year he was prepared for all conditions. He is a very relaxed and confident golfer who is continually working things out . . . and he is so generous sharing his knowledge of the game with all members of the team.”
School: New Paltz
Vital stats: Under the senior’s leadership, New Paltz boys golf went undefeated in the regular season for a second straight year. The 2014 MHAL champion, Copeland shot a 78 at MHALs and was part of the second-place Huguenots team in the MHAL team championship.
Quotable: “Sean was a four-year starter on the team and was an integral part of the team’s recent success. Sean is a very good player, a great person and will be hard to replace,” said New Paltz coach Kieran Bell.
Vital stats: The junior maintained a match average of 38.45 during the regular season. Garrant posted seven rounds in the 30s and carded a 76 to finish 2nd place in the Dutchess County Coaches Invitational tournament. At states, Garrant finished 48th out of 99 golfers, and took 4th in Section 9.
Quotable: “This young, talented golfer is well known throughout the league,” said Humphrey. “He earned a lot of praise from the top players and coaches in the league. He is a polite, respectful golfer and represents Spackenkill well on and off the golf course. . . He is mentally prepared and truly believes he can compete at a really high level.”
School: John Jay
Vital stats: A four-year letter winner and a medalist in 10 of 16 matches, the junior finished fifth in the Dutchess County Coaches Invitational tournament and is a two-time sectional qualifier.
Quotable: “Kyle is one of those kids who lives at the course,” John Jay coach Jim Cancellari said. “He’s the first one on the range or the putting green and the last one to leave. His hard work shows with the accuracy of his irons and in his short game.”
School: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vital stats: Peters medaled in the MHAL championship, placed 3rd in the Dutchess County Coaches Invitational tournament and, at the state championships, finished 36th out of 99 golfers. The sophomore carded in the 30s in nine matches during the regular season.
Quotable: “Jeffrey is a very talented golfer, his work ethic and dedication to improving are the main reason for his success,” Roosevelt coach Kevin Hart said. “When there is a foot of snow on the ground, he is still working on his swing indoors. He has an extremely bright future.”
Vital stats: The senior shot a low score of 35 this year, qualified for sectionals with a two-round score of 164 and was the first Millbrook golfer to ever reach the state tournament where he posted a 167 and finished 58th out of 99 golfers.
Quotable: “(Stein is) a first team golfer, who has played varsity golf at Millbrook for 6 years,” said Millbrook coach Dan Funk. “Jordan is a very talented golfer who will be taking his skills to Eastern Shore College in Maryland.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Vital stats: Spackenkill has flourished under Humphrey’s instruction. Humphrey led the team to its ninth straight Mid-Hudson Athletic League Division III title. His top two players, Erik Stauderman and Stanley Garrant, finished first and second place, respectively, in the Coaches Invitational Tournament and qualified for States as top seeds in their section.
Quotable: “Keith has been cranking out top golfers from Spackenkill for years and deserves to be recognized for his team’s/individuals’ continued success,” Millbrook coach Dan Funk said. “Keith puts a lot of time and hard work behind the scenes of his golf program.”
Arlington: Jamie Hamburg, Garrett Murray, Matt Tofte
Beacon: George Bekh, Tyler Ericson, Mark Murphy
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Mike Boryk, Brandon Variano
John Jay: Kyle McCloskey, Tino Tardella
New Paltz: Wesley Watts
Our Lady of Lourdes: Garrett Ossolinski, John Wheeler
Pawling: Joe Merendino, John Stoever
Red Hook: Austin Lunstedt
Rhinebeck: Parker Knoop
Roy C. Ketcham: Nick Demarco
Spackenkill: Ryan Ackert, Bradley Delmar, John Timm