GLENDALE — In short, neither the Crescenta Valley High or Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' golf teams had stellar seasons last year.
The Falcons, accustomed to challenging for Pacific League championships and competing in the CIF Team Divisional, finished fourth in the Pacific League. The Tologs won one match last season while competing in the arduous Mission League.
Both teams are now ready to reverse their respective fortunes and contend for possible individual accolades.
Crescenta Valley will begin a new era, as it will have a new coach in Lee Pope. Pope took over the program from Ken Johnson, who resigned last spring because of family engagements. He'll look to return the Falcons to their days of winning league titles, the last coming in 2007.
"I'm very excited to be the new coach and be a part of this program," said Pope, who graduated from Crescenta Valley in 1977 and served the past 11 seasons coaching at all of the different levels of the school's football program. "It's a big switch coming from football to golf and we'll be grinding it out.