“The main reason I came to this school was because of their sports program,” said senior golf captain Madison Siva.
“She is a gritty player. She tries her best and she doesn't let a whole lot bother her,” said head coach Debbie Koyama.
“I think the most important shot is the next one. So, if I hit it into a bunker, I need to just let that go and focus on how to hit it out of the bunker and move on,” said Siva. “I love the community here and I love that I was able to contribute to the community.”
“She's a lot more open. She doesn't hold back on starting a conversation with the new kids that come in, which has been really fantastic for us. We're all about being a family and a team and helping each other. I think she represents us perfectly,” said Koyama.
Madison grew up on the golf course and credits her father for being the very first to get a club in her hand. Thank you, Dad! But that isn't the only thing she likes to do.
“I like golf but I also like painting and drawing,” said Siva.
What do you like to paint what do you like to draw?
“Whatever comes to mind. It's kind of random. It's it's more of like a hobby than a career thing,” said Siva.
Did you think this golf experience would turn out to be what you thought it would?
“No. I didn't perceive becoming the captain of a golf team,” said Siva. “But I'm happy it did.”
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