Mancini had an exceptional career with the Poland girls golf team over the past four seasons. In her freshman year, she placed 23rd out of 72 players in the Division II State Tournament. She was named to the North East Ohio District Coaches Association Second Team, the AAC First Team and was a contributing member of State Championship team.
In her sophomore year, she moved up to finish 19th at State and was named to the North East Ohio Coaches First Team, the AAC First Team, and was again a contributing member of State Runner-Up team.
Always seeking to improve, Mancini moved up to fifth at State in her junior year and was named to First Team All-State, First Team North East Ohio, and AAC First Team. Once again she helped her team reach State Runner-Up status.
This year, she finished her senior run as eighth at State and was named to Second Team All-State, First Team North East Ohio, AAC First Team, AAC Golfer of the Year and was Student Athlete of the Week.
“Maria has been one of the most dedicated golfers I have had the privilege of coaching at PSHS,” said coach Judy Young. “The level of her committment to improve her game can be observed in her practice routine. There is intensity and focus that I have only observed a few time in a player very mature that sets her apart from most high school players. Confident in her skills and reflects that as you talk to her on the course. She always has a game plan yet is confident in her skills to make adjustments as the round goes on in a competition. She is one of only even girls in my tenure of the program that can proudly say she is a four-year letterman. An awesome person and quiet leader showing be example to her teammates.”
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Maria Mancini was joined by her parents Joe and Amy Mancini and her golf coach Judy Young last week as she signed her letter of intent to continue her golf career at Indiana University.