Anticipation is building for the Colorado Mesa University women’s golf team as their first tournament of the year gets under way next Monday and Tuesday. The Mavericks will be competing at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fall Preview taking place at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, Colo.

The team has discussed goals, both individual and as a team, in order to help them succeed over the coming year.

“My goals for this season is to become a better leader and help the team any way I can,” sophomore Ashlyn Kirschner said. “I want to be a role model for the younger women and set a good example for women to come.”

“One of my goals this season is to win a tournament,” junior Megan Liborio said. “I’ve come as close as second place in the past but I really feel that I’ve put in the work necessary and just have to stay confident and focused.”

Head coach Scott Hansen said the goal this season is the same as every year.

“Win our conference, win the RMAC and make it to the Western region tournament. We have come fairly close in recent years, but haven’t quite got over the hump,” Hansen said.

Many of the players have done a lot of work over the offseason in order to help better prepare them for the upcoming year.

“I competed in the Colorado Women’s Golf Association match play and stroke play tournaments. It is very important for golfers to continuously play in competition because you can’t simulate competition play any other way.”

“I put a lot of work into dialing in my wedges and short game inside 100 yards,” Liborio said.

Hansen has high hopes for his junior class in the upcoming year.

“The junior class of Megan Liborio, Ashlyn Kirschner and Heather Kroll are going to be in the mix along with Randi Kim and Sydney Gunn,” Hansen said. “I think we are fine, we’re just not quite as deep as we were last year, but I think scoring-wise we should be able to compete.”

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