The Saint Mary's golf team continued to improve throughout the year last season, and the Belles look to translate that improvement into even more success into the 2013-14 academic year. With first-year head coach Kim Moore at the helm of the program, the expectations remain high for the team in the year ahead.
Looking to lead the way for the Belles are Paige Pollak '14 and Janice Heffernan '15. The two competed for Saint Mary's in the 2012 NCAA Division III Golf Championships and have continued to drop their scores over their careers. Pollak posted her best season stroke average of her career last spring without a single round above an 87. After earning All-MIAA Second Team honors in the fall, Heffernan went on to have a strong spring season while breaking into the 70s for the first time in her collegiate career.
Also rejoining the Belles this fall are Alexi Bown '14 and Sammie Averill '16. Bown shot the lowest round of her collegiate career last fall when she carded an 82 in the first MIAA Jamboree of the 2012 season. Averill posted an 84 in her first collegiate round of golf last fall and looks to contribute right away again in 2013.
With a combination of experienced returning players and in-coming first-year talent, the Belles look to vie for their seventh MIAA title, which would be the most of any school in MIAA history.