Summer Haines
Senior, Marathon

“Summer has really spent some time during the offseason working on her game. She is more focused on the course and the ways in which she can continue to improve. She is working hard to be a leader and advocate for our program. I am proud of the direction Summer is moving in and looking forward to watching her shine during her senior campaign.” – Mary Coleman-Sayer, Dolphins head coach

Marathon senior Summer Haines has been the top female golfer for the Fins for a few years now, but has not let that go to her head. Haines uses her role to help out not just Marathon’s younger players, but those from other teams as well. All three Keys coaches offer praise for the sportsmanship and enthusiasm Haines shows her competitors, helping them improve their games and winning matches graciously. For her hard work on the course and helping to boost the gameplay for all Keys golfers, Summer Haines is the Keys Weekly Athlete of the Week.

Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.