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2022 News-Herald girls golf all-stars – News-Herald

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Ella Wong

Hawken, senior

Wong is deep in the conversation as far as the best female golfer in News-Herald coverage area history, and her swansong run as a senior nets her one final honor as 2022 News-Herald girls golfer of the year. Wong was Division II state medalist for the second straight season, with a pair of 76s for a 152, good for a one-shot win as the Hawks were sixth as a team at the Ohio State Gray course. Wong, who was also third at district (79) and a sectional champion (77), and former Geneva standout Danielle Nicholson (2011 DI) are the only News-Herald coverage area girls golf state individual medalists all-time. This is also the fourth time Wong has been News-Herald girls golfer of the year, making her the fifth student-athlete in the modern “one-MVP” era of News-Herald all-stars to win the top honor all four years in a high school career.


(in alphabetical order)

Marley Gabriel, Sr., Chagrin Falls

District (D2): 37th, 101; Sectional: 8th, 89

Samantha Holtz, Jr., Chagrin Falls

District (D2): 31st, 99; Sectional: 14th, 93

Lauren Iannetta, So., North

District (D1): 32nd, 87; Sectional: 18th, 86

Kate Petersen, Sr., Hawken

State (D2): 14th, 165; District: 9th, 85; Sectional: 7th, 85

Samantha Turk, Sr., VASJ

District (D2): 8th, 82; Sectional: 4th, 81


Beaumont: Sophia Vitantonio, Berkshire: Sophia Laudato, Chagrin Falls: Ellie Conrad, Chardon: Jocelyn Gaggiani, Geneva: Elizabeth Raymond, Gilmour: Lauren Ricobelli, Hawken: Helena Yanchar, Kenston: Emma Gilbert, Lake Catholic: Theresa Lazanich, Madison: Jocelyn Bancroft, Mayfield: Jillian Gambino, Mentor: Isabella Lund, NDCL: Maddie Slish, North: Jenna Berardinelli, Perry: Emily Capitosti, South: Caeli DiFranco