For Calvin Sierota, golf is all about goals. He sets a high bar for a low score and isn’t satisfied until he’s achieved what he set out to do.
This past season, the Viera 10th-grader won the Cape Coast Conference title for the second time, took second at the Region 6-3A tournament — one stroke behind the winner — and tied for 12th at the state 3A championship with a 151 overall score through two days. Last year he tied for fifth in his second state tournament appearance.
Outside of high school play, Sierota is a contender in Florida Sate Golf Association tournaments as well. He recently came in second in an FSGA Jr. Tour event, shooting 1-under-par in a tournament at Belleair on Jan 10. He took third at Walt Disney World in December, adding it to another second-place finish at Sandridge in August.
It’s no surprise that Calvin Sierota was chosen as FLORIDA TODAY’s Boys Golfer of the Year for the second time in a row.
There was a tinge of disappointment in Sierota’s voice when he spoke about not meeting the incredibly high standards he’s set for himself.
“Last year, I did everything I wanted to do, and this year I knew it would be hard to top that,” Sierota said. “Topping that would mean winning everything.”
Sierota wants to win state, and with two years left of high school, there’s plenty of time for him to get to where he wants to be.
“I feel myself improving in the high school game,” he said, adding that the dynamic of balancing school with golf just forces him to focus that much harder.
He may only be a sophomore, but that didn’t stop him from verbally committing to Florida State University in December. He said he also hopes to one day make it to the PGA tour, where he can make a living from his passion.
Chase Cutshall, Senior, Melbourne
Tyler Greek, Junior, Viera
Bryce Gressani, Junior, Melbourne
Calvin Sierota, Sophomore, Viera
Carter Stewart, Sophomore, Eau Gallie
Paul Bentley, Coach, Viera
Josh Campbell, Sr., Rockledge
Greg Darnell, Sr., West Shore
Kyle Decenzo, Sr., Viera
Kyle Lansing, Sr., Edgewood
Ryan Rozik, Sr., Viera
Mitchell Albright, Senior, Viera
Clay Mathews, Sr., Cocoa Beach
Zachary Mundine, Sr., Rockledge
Zane Vliegenthart, Sr., Holy Trinity
David Wertz, Sr., Palm Bay