January 4, 2017
WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to the Walnut High varsity girls golf team who have been crowned 2016 CIF State Champions.
The undefeated Mustangs won their first title by edging out Troy by three strokes at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
“We’re extremely proud of these girls. All of your hard work paid off - give yourself a round of applause!” praised Principal Brandon Dade.
Additionally, senior Anabelle Chang was named Player of the Year and head coach Cecil Woods was tapped as Coach of the Year by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Each team member received a certificate of special recognition during the Board meeting held on December 14.
Walnut finished third in 2013 and second in 2015 during the State playoffs.
“The girls did what they practiced to do all year and I am so proud of them,” Woods said.
“Ladies, thanks for a great season. You will forever be known as the 2016 California High School Girls Golf State Champions!”
State Champs! The WVUSD Board of Trustees honored the Walnut High girls golf team on December 14. Front row: Rachel Zhang, Aileen Zhou, Lauren Lau, Abigail Wiranatha, Audrey Heng, Nicole Le, Audrey Lau. Second row: Leesa Heng, Evelyn Pam, Naomi Wiranatha, Trussy Li, Keisha Lugito, Anabelle Chang. Back row: Catherine Yu, Katherine Muzi, Tiffany Yeh, Akira Romyanond, Angela Cao, Queenie Shen. Not shown: Mandy Tsia, Tiffany Han, Precious Sealee, Megan Qing. Also shown: Principal Brandon Dade, Assistant Principal Petria Gonzales, Head Coach Cecil Woods, Athletic Director Jerry Person, and Board President Helen Hall.