Despite the loss of former All-NESCAC and all-New England Division III standout Dave Velardo '08 to graduation, the 2008-09 golf squad will be strengthened by the influx of four outstanding newcomers. Joining team captain Eli Wilson '09 (photo), whose 81.1 stroke average in 2007-08 was second on the team behind Velardo's 75.1 figure, will be freshmen Leif Jacobson '12, AJ Ferraro '12, Peter Taylor '12 and Alex Levin '12. These five players give the Cardinals a very capable lineup with support from returnees Dan DeRienzo '11, John Torreni '09 and Eli Kendall '10, all of whom have represented the team consistently in past seasons. Lauren Russman '09 remains the lone woman on the squad. She played quite well last season, including a round of 79 during a tournament at Williams. The squad gets the fall campaign underway Sat. and Sun., Sept. 6-7 by participating in the Trinity College Invitational.