Further Review: Six to Watch(WDAY Sports) - Last night, Dom Izzo reminded us of the local stars that amazed us in 2009. Tonight on Further Review, a look ahead with my annual Six to Watch in the New Year.
By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY
(WDAY Sports) - Last night, Dom Izzo reminded us of the local stars that amazed us in 2009. Tonight on Further Review, a look ahead with my annual Six to Watch in the New Year.
At number six, Laura Roesler. The South phenom has a chance to break Whitney Carlson’s mark of 19 state titles. We'd only be surprised if she doesn't and after competing at the Olympic trials last summer, she's got plenty of chances to make a national splash next summer.
At number 5, Karla Nelson. The Dragon women’s basketball coach has a school record 149 wins, and while she's had some good teams, none have been able to win a regional title. This might be her best team yet, though. We know the Dragons can start strong, this year they need to finish. It won't be easy with Concordia St. Paul and Mankato off and running, but this could be a fun year for Dragon fans.
Number 4, David Schultz. His standing in the golf world is getting better by the year, and 2010 could be his year to crack the PGA tour. He'll play all season on the nationwide tour, and I think he's learned from the grind of last year how to get over the hump. He's going to do it one of these years. This might be the one.
Kevin Feeney may very well end up exactly where he is now. The coach of the South Bruins, but there is a job at Moorhead High and there will be one at MSUM. I believe he could have either, if he wants one and I have a feeling he's willing to consider both.
Edna Symanski may be in a position to reshape Dragon athletics as we know it by making the call to add D-1 hockey. The NCAA may keep it's roadblocks in place, but if they open the door, Edna believes they can raise the money, and I know they want to make it happen. It would be the story of the decade, in the first year of the decade.
And number one? Well it's got to be Craig Bohl. Last year the Bison had their struggles in recruiting and coaching. There is no magic number here but if they don't finish with a winning record, he may not get another chance in 2011. And Bohl gets an early test with 2 tough games to start the year, at Kansas and Northern Iowa.