Girls' Golf

Golf

Each spring, when Hill girls hit the links for the first time, we make sure any new members understand completely the overriding mission of our program. Yes, we like to win, and we have had considerable success since our program was founded in 2006; however, our main goal is for each player to develop a love for the game that remains with her for a lifetime.
Our season consists of a nice mixture of individual events and team matches with other Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and Inter-Ac schools. We carry between seven and ten varsity players, depending on levels of experience, with most varsity players shooting from the high 30s to the low 50s for nine holes. Our JV program caters to younger and less experienced players with hopes that their games will develop to contribute later in their Hill careers. In addition to playing in the MAPL league, The Hill is a member of the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA), culminating each spring with participation in the independent state tournament, a tournament we won in 2018.

Our home course is Brookside Country club, which lies adjacent to The Hill School campus, easy walking distance for players. The women’s tees offer a strong test of golf at 5,400 yards, a fine training ground for future college players. Brookside is, by far, one of the better courses to play in the MAPL league. We also have the opportunity to compete on some of the premier courses in Philadelphia, including home of the U.S. Open, Merion Golf Club.

Even though playing in college is not the ultimate objective for Hill players, we have had a number of young women go on to compete at the collegiate level, with two earning All-American honors and League Player of the Year distinction at the Division 3 level (Jane Hopkinson-Wood ’14 and Elizabeth Gudas ‘14). Some of the schools where our players have matriculated include Amherst, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Middlebury, Ohio Wesleyan, Williams and Wittenberg. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, who was a 4-time All-American, is currently head women’s golf coach at Centre College in Kentucky. 

Schedule and Results

Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
vs.
Blair
Blair Academy View Recap Win 185-187
vs.
Red Devil Invitational
Copper Hill CC View Recap Other 7th out of 13
vs.
Lawrenceville (JV Match)
Brookside Details
vs.
Lawrenceville / Peddie
Peddie View Recap Win
vs.
Baldwin
Brookside Details CANCELLED
vs.
Lawrenceville (JV Match)
TBD
Lawrenceville Details POSTPONED: TBD
vs.
Lawrenceville
Brookside View Recap Win 188-205
vs.
Blair
Brookside View Recap Loss 185-194
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Brookside View Recap Win 178-210
vs.
Swing Against Cancer Invitational
Peddie View Recap Win 368-369

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Beth Allain |  ballain@thehill.org
Girls’ varsity golf coach Beth Allain came to the Hill School with her husband in 2000 after the birth of their first child. Prior to The Hill, Coach Allain worked as a television sports anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas where she covered a number of PGA tournaments along with Dallas’ other professional teams. A native of Richmond, Va., Allain has played golf since her early teens and competed on the boys’ golf team in high school. However, she did not play competitively at the collegiate level since the University of Virginia did not have a woman’s team at that time. Allain is an active member of the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia, competing in team matches for Hill’s home course, Brookside Country Club and other city events. She also has won six club championships at Brookside.  Coach Allain has coached the Hill Girls’ team since it was formed in 2006, and also is a member of The Hill's College Counseling office.

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Golf Beyond The Hill

Recent graduates who moved on to play college golf:

Marina Mendez '19 - Lehigh University 

Erika Nakagawa '17 - Middlebury College

Liz Knowlton '15 - Ohio Wesleyan University

Elizabeth Gudas '14 was the NESCAC Player of the Year at Williams College

Jane Hopkinson-Wood '14 was a four-time Division III All-American at Wittenberg College
* Currently the head women's golf coach at Centre College in Kentucky

Kathleen Smith '12 - Franklin and Marshall College

Team Highlights

Mid-Atlantic Prep League Champions
2013, 2014

PAISAA State Champions
2018 

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