Souderton's Anders & Scott to Play Collegiate Golf

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Souderton seniors Dawson Anders and Nicholas Scott were recognized for committing to continue their golf careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

“Dawson Anders and Nicholas Scott are two very, very dedicated golfers,” coach Fred Cicacci said. “You can see them playing all the time. Not only practicing at the different facilities but also playing in many, many tournaments and going to the workshops and clinics on golf. They’re very dedicated. I’m certainly sorry to see them go, but they’re both extremely excited about continuing their golf careers. They were quite an asset to our program.”

Dawson Anders – Temple University (Golf)
Major: 
Business
Final list of colleges:  Temple, Palm Beach Atlantic
Reasons for choosing Temple:  “I chose Temple for the outstanding business program, and because I really like the coach and the players on the team, also because they play a competitive schedule against great teams.”
What was the progression led you to competing in golf at the collegiate level? “I started playing golf when I was nine and started thinking about playing in college and at a competitive level soon after I started playing in tournaments at the age of 11. I always knew I wanted to play at the Division One level and worked to accomplish that throughout my high school career and before. I started the recruiting process a little bit later than most in my junior year. I started emailing and calling programs that interested me, and Temple was my top choice.”
Coach Fred Cicacci says:  “Dawson Anders is quite a young man. He comes from a family of golfers. His brothers both played for us years prior. Dawson came out as a freshman, and coach (Mike) Stadnycki and I were a little bit reticent about starting him as a freshman early on, but soon we realized we couldn’t keep him out of the lineup. He practiced a great deal, went to clinics, started playing tournaments, and having his older brothers to help him out assisted him greatly. He had a fantastic career at Souderton, helping us win the 2013 and 2014 Continental Conference championships. I believe that Temple University is a fantastic fit for Dawson. I’m going to miss him greatly as is our golf program.”
About Dawson:
Favorite food: 
Cheesesteaks
Favorite movie:  The Greatest Game Ever Played
Favorite music:  Rap, Punk Rock

 

Nicholas Scott – Belmont Abbey College (Golf)
Major: 
Business
Final list of colleges:  Belmont Abbey, California University of PA, IUP, St. Thomas Aquinas
Reasons for choosing Belmont Abbey:  “Weather, great golf team, family close by, good business school, school has a good mission statement, great facilities, great coaches, great athletic department, in a nice location (five minutes outside of Charlotte, N.C.).
What was the progression that led you to competing in golf at the collegiate level?  “I started playing golf relatively late, considering I started right before freshman year. I remember falling in love with the game, and practicing my butt off that summer before freshman year so I could make the team, and then showing up to tryouts and playing as well as some of the more experienced players. I started thinking about playing collegiate golf when I saw the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship on TV, and thought that I might be able to do that one day. I received some really good coaching, and kept practicing and playing in local tournaments. Soon I saw the gap between other players on my team and players like myself, Anthony, Quinn, and Dawson. We all motivated each other to work hard and get better, and we all started playing better in big tournaments. I started emailing college coaches, made a resume of my tournament history and stats, and soon I was getting responses and interest built up. The recruiting process started later for me because I was new to the game, and I wish I would have started earlier.”
Coach Fred Cicacci says:  “Nicholas Scott also was a very important part of our golf program at Souderton. He loved to practice. He was constantly at the golf course. He also worked at a local country club and had an opportunity to practice there. Nicholas also helped us win the 2013 and 2014 championships. Nicholas is very excited to continue his golf career at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina where he has some relatives, and he’s also not too far from the beach. We’re really going to miss Nicholas Scott.”
About Nicholas:
Favorite food: 
Filet Mignon
Favorite movie:  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Favorite music:  Travis Scott