Coach: Lucas Polidoro (2nd year)
Last year: 0-15
Key returnees: Matt Wiseman, So.; Aaron St. Martin, Sr.; Lilly Crolius, So.; Steve Jayko, Sr.; Kyle Alvarez, Fr.; Nick Dastoli, Sr.
The 2012 season was certainly a trying one for the Mounties, who finished winless. That leaves plenty of room for improvement this year.
Polidoro called it a rebuilding year, which is quite accurate. He said they are trying to rebuild the culture surrounding Greylock golf, and it may be working.
The Mounties return all six starters from last year: St. Martin, Jayko, Mike Strizzi, Wiseman, Alvarez and Crolius. That group gained nothing but experience last year to help them be better prepared for 2013. As last season wore on, strokes were trimmed, and the Mounties became more competitive, to a point where they were edged out in a few matches by a couple shots.
With the return of senior Nick Dastoli, who started quite a bit in 2011, the Mounties are a much different team than they were a season ago.
Just because starters are back, doesn't mean the lineup is set. There will be some good competition in practices with a solid group of seventh- and eighth-graders chomping at the bit for a spot in the top five. That can only help a team that has already hit rock bottom and has nowhere to go but up.
But how far?
Dare we say Western Mass.? Polidoro sees a .500 campaign within the Mounties' grasp.