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Golf, Girls

Program Overview

2018 New England Champions

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The girls golf program is built on character and prides itself on skill development, mental preparation, knowledge of the rules, and fostering a love of the game. Our players have a passion for golf and strive to realize their academic, athletic, and personal potential. We value that the strong caliber of players in our program make daily practices and matches as competitive as possible to raise the collective level of play.

Each Spring, our team plays nine-hole matches against other prep schools around Western New England and competes in separate Founder’s League and New England championship events. In the spring of 2018, we earned a 13-3 match record and were crowned New England Champions by virtue of winning the Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girl’s Golf Classic. We play a competitive schedule at outstanding golf venues in New England, including the The Cranwell Resort, Greenwich Country Club, Roundhill Country Club, Watertown Golf Club, and our home course, Tumble Brook Country Club, a remarkable 27-hole private golf club in Bloomfield, CT.

In addition to the privilege of playing Tumble Brook C.C., Loomis Chaffee has an indoor practice facility, for use during periods of inclement weather to hone fundamental skills.

There is so much to share about the culture of our team and the manner in which we prepare for peak performance. Please feel free to contact Coach O’Donnell directly to learn more.

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Team Schedule

  • Varsity Golf - Girls
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Roster

Name Class Hometown
Elena Anderson 2019 Windsor, CT
Christiana Bevilacqua 2019 West Hartford, CT
Julia Deitelbaum 2019 Ellington, CT
Ashley Edwards 2019 Longmeadow, MA
Madeleine Hoffman 2019 West Hartford, CT
Madeleine Hong 2019 Glastonbury, CT
Paige Larose 2021 Sutton, MA
Jiayin Liu 2021 Waterloo, ON
Nalinda Wanikpun 2021 Bangkok

Coach Info

  • James O'Donnell
    Head Coach

    Jim joined the Loomis Chaffee community in 2015. He is director of the Loomis Chaffee Summer Program, a teacher, and a mentor to the Loomis Chaffee Scholars.

    Prior to Loomis, Jim accumulated 16 years of experience working in independent schools. He taught middle school mathematics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., and more recently served as the director of enrollment management at Kingswood Oxford School. Jim was the head coach of the girls and boys varsity golf program at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School for four years. He also has coached basketball at the varsity and JV levels for 12 years.

    A competitive golfer since he was 12. Jim competed in golf for Division I Boston College. Heis an avid Boston Celtics fan and enjoys rooting for the Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball team, where he earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

    Jim’s favorite sports memories come from his days playing junior golf and high school basketball in Western Massachusetts and making a number of lifelong friends through those experiences.

Recent Collegiate Players

Winda Wanikpun '16
Hamilton College

Tory Peterson '14
Carleton College

Sarah Breckenridge '14

Middlebury College

Past 5 Years

Founders League Tournament Pippy O'Connor Independent School Girls' Golf Classic Overall Record
2018 2nd Place 1st Place (New England Champions) 13-3
2017 3rd Place 5th Place 10-5-1
2016 2nd Place 6th Place 14-3
2015 4th Place --- 2-8-1
2014 2nd Place --- 10-0-1