Though the disappointment from not reaching the CIF State Tournament might still linger, Jocelyn Chia won't let it detract from her overall body of work this season.
If anything, missing out on state might make the standout Crescenta Valley High girls' golfer wiser and hungrier entering next season. There are still a few goals to aim for while improving her overall game while trying to clear the final obstacle.
"It's a shame I couldn't make it to state because that's the ultimate goal, but I'm moving forward," said Chia, a junior. "I already know what I need to work on to get to that last step.
"I felt like I met all of my other expectations and the team was a lot better. It's just going to take a lot of more hard work with the different parts of my game to make it to state."
She won her second straight Pacific League individual championship and helped Crescenta Valley share a piece of the league championship with Arcadia. When the postseason arrived, Chia again proved to be a force.