YORK, PA – The York College golf squad enters the 2013-14 primed to be one of the best teams in the Capital Athletic Conference and the mid-Atlantic region. The Spartans are the defending Capital Athletic Conference champions and CAC Coach-of-the-Year Matt Hunter welcomes back seven returners and a welcomes in a strong three man recruiting class.
Headlining the Spartan returners are the trio of senior Kevin Long (Webster, N.Y./Webster-Thomas), junior David Boslough (Dalton, Pa./Lackawanna Trail), and senior Travis Oot (Kirkville, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa).
Long was the Spartans' top performer last year as he averaged 76.1 strokes per round. He posted four top-five finishes including his fourth career tournament title with his championship at the 125 player Gettysburg Spring Invitational on March 23. Long finished third at the CAC championships as he earned all-conference honors for the third time in his career. Long has played in 44 career rounds and owns an average of 77.5.
Boslough missed the early part of last fall with an injury but rebounded to be York's second best player as he averaged 80.7 strokes per round. Boslough recorded two top fives, two top tens and six top 20 performances in his 12 rounds for the year. He shot a season best 73 in the second round of the CAC championships. Boslough finished eighth at last year's CAC Championships to earn all-league accolades.
Oot returns for his senior year having played 35 rounds during his Spartan career, as he owns an average of 81.1. Oot played in 12 rounds during his junior season, averaging 80.9 strokes per round. He shot a season-best 76 during the first round of the CAC tournament as he would go on to earn second team honors with his seventh place finish.
Hunter also returns a pair of sophomores, Tyler Keim (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) and Ryan Wolbach (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown), who each earned second team All-CAC honors. Keim placed ninth with a two-day total of 158 while Wolbach placed tenth with a two-day score of 160. Keim finished his freshman campaign with a scoring average of 82.4 while Wolbach averaged 81.8 strokes per round.
Senior Matt Storck (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) and sophomore Austin Parker (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional) also return for the Spartans in 2013-14. Storck and Parker both played in four rounds last year with Storck averaging 82.0 while Parker's average was 86.0.
Hunter is very enthusiastic about his class of three newcomers to the program. Freshman Anthony Wagner (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), sophomore Josh Strausbaugh (Orlando, Fla./Lake Howell), and freshman Alex Colton (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) are a trio of players that Hunter expects to have an impact on the lineup.
"I feel very confident we can consistently field a line up of guys that are capable of shooting rounds in the 70's," said Hunter. "We will have good competition for spots in the lineup and that will make us a very good team."
The Spartans open the seven-event fall portion of the season on Tuesday, September 10 when they travel to the PSU Harrisburg Fall Invitational. The Green and White will travel to Messiah, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, Ursinus, Elizabethtown, and Alvernia for tournaments in the fall.