New Hope’s own Roland Massimino, after four seasons of high school golf at New Hope, has decided to extend his golf career by playing at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State University is a top division one college for sports and are in the Big 12 conference. Massimino and the Kansas State Wildcats will take on big schools such as Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Many of these schools have produced golfers who are now on the PGA tour and playing very well in their professional careers. An example of this is Rickie Fowler, who is a PGA golfer who attended Oklahoma State and has gone on to represent the US in the Ryder Cup and has become one of the US’s most popular golfers.
Massimino had to build up quite a resume to earn a spot on this elite golf team. Since his sophomore year, Massimino has won and successfully defended the PIAA 2A District Championship through his senior year three years in a row. Also Massimino made it to the PIAA 2A State Championship individually every year since his sophomore year, coming in third place his junior year and second place his senior year. Another accomplishment of Massimino’s was New Hope’s victory at this year’s State Championship as a team. This is New Hope’s third State Championship victory in the history of New Hope’s athletics and the first for the golf team. New Hope secured this victory on the 100th year anniversary of the PIAA. What an amazing accomplishment for Massimino and send off from high school golf.
Massimino signed his letter of intent on Nov.12 to officially become a Wildcat. New Hope wishes Massimino good luck on his way in joining the elite world of college golf.