JAMESTOWN-- Vince Drahman may be new to the Jimmie golf teams, but fortunately for the first-year head coach, he inherits a wealth of experienced players.
Both men's and women's Jimmie golf teams will be in action today as they host the UJ Fall Kickoff at Jamestown Country Club, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
The Jimmie men feature seven upperclassmen, including seniors Nolan Frank (SR/Sartell, Minn.), Nathan Kapaun (SR/Fargo, N.D.), Benji Miller (SR/Rugby, N.D.), and Brandon Stahlhut (SR/Jamestown, N.D.); and juniors Keegan Lindsoe (JR/Three Forks, Mont.), Christian Madden (JR/Colorado Springs, Colo.), and Jacob Rice (JR/Mitchell, S.D.).
Sophomores Brook Bergh (SO/Havana, N.D.), Allan Pruss (SO/Red Deer, Alberta), Michael Pruss (SO/Red Deer, Alberta), and Austin Rene (SO/Jamestown, N.D.) had strong freshman seasons a year ago, and Jamestown welcomes newcomers Riley Akervik (FR/Sauk Centre, Minn.), Zach Gomez (FR/Westminster, Colo.), and Trevor Pereverzoff (FR/Kelowna, B.C.) to this year's team.
Rice and Kapaun earned first NSAA all-conference honors last season, Rice finished fourth at the NSAA golf tournament while Kapaun tied for fifth. Rene and Frank earned honorable mention NSAA all-conference honors by virtue of their finishes. Rene was 12th and Frank 14th.
The Jimmie women did not lose anyone to graduation following last season, and will welcome back six returners.
Seniors Annie Nelson (SR/Bismarck, N.D.), Savanna Nesemeier (SR/Kindred, N.D.), and Emma Thompson (SR/Detroit Lakes, Minn.) will be joined by juniors Jenna Knutson (JR/Boulder, Colo.), Alexis Piatz (JR/Oxbow, N.D.), and Dana Rial (JR/Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Nelson was seleced to the NSAA All-Conference first team following her fourth place finish at the conference meet. Nesemeier earned honorable mention based on her 12th place finish.