With fall now in the air, the
Pointers Women’s Golf team has
improved a lot since the beginning of
With four players on the
team, the Pointers are already four
contests into their season, with one
remaining, excluding the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Leading the team is senior
McKenna Prestigiacomo. Finishing
runner-up at the UW-Oshkosh Invite,
Prestigiacomo shot an 82 on the
second day to finish with a 163 total
score for the two rounds.
“She leads by example and she
puts in a lot of quality practice time,”
said Head Coach Melissa Blenker.
“I always go to her for help. I
feel like I can ask her about anything.
She’s very helpful,” said freshman
Nickel has made quite an
impression on Blenker, as she placed
tenth at the University of Wisconsin-
Oshkosh Invite. “She knows the ropes
and has been helpful with the team
score,” Blenker said.
Noting the team’s scorecard is
important for the Pointers and it
shows that there has been progression
throughout the season.
“We’ve been playing with some
competitive teams and we’ve been
improving a lot,” Nickel said.
Being on a small team in a college
level sport can be challenging yet
rewarding. For freshman Tiffany
Boak, it is preferred.
“I like having the smaller team better. We’re closer at times and we
push each other more, whereas I came
from a big team at my high school.
There were a lot of groups in it and it
was hard to sometimes concentrate,”
Boak said. “Coming here and feeling
like a team member was definitely a
great feeling to have.”
Sophomore Natalie Halverson is
the only player besides Prestigiacomo
to return to the team this season. The
big difference for Halverson from
last seasons to this season would be
“Last year as a freshman, it was
hard to know that my score was
going to count no matter what. This
year it’s nice. We all play off each
other,” Halverson said.
The Pointers host the final invite
of the year, Mad Dawg Invite. It will
take place this upcoming weekend, at
the Stevens Point Country Club.
With the pressure of the season
finally coming to an end, this is the
last invite of the year for the Pointers before the WIAC Championship.
“It’s a lot of just figuring out what
you needed to work on all season and
finally putting it into play here for the last home stretch,” Halverson said.
Going into these matchups can
be overwhelming, but taking a step
back and taking it one goal at a time is essential.
“I’m going to try not to think about it too much and not overthink
it. I’m just going to go ahead and play
my game,” Boak said.
Blenker provides live twitter
updates throughout play. You can
follow her at @CoachBlenker.