The 2014-15 golf team has their sights set on regaining the top spot in the MIAA and vying for a trip to the 2015 NCAA Championship tournament next spring after finishing second in league standings a year ago.
Janice Heffernan '15 looks to conclude her career with the Belles in the same way her freshman season came to a close - with a trip to the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship. Heffernan added an All-MIAA First Team accolade to her resume last fall while leading the team in scoring average throughout the spring season.
A handful of experienced players are joining Heffernan in the Belles’ quest to prevail at the top of the MIAA. Among that group are Katie Zielinski '16, Courtney Carlson '17, and Ali Mahoney '17, all of whom contributed to the team’s success last year.
Zielinski posted the team’s fourth-best score at the MIAA Fall End of Season Jamboree with back-to-back 87s. Carlson was one of just two players to compete in each of the team’s six spring events and shot a season-low 84 on the Belles’ spring break trip to Florida. Mahoney turned in her lowest score of the year near the end of the team’s fall season and showed continued improvement throughout the spring portion of the season as she was a consistent scorer for Saint Mary’s.
The Belles open the season at the Olivet College Labor Day Tee-Off at the Medalist Golf Club before hosting the annual O’Brien National Invitational in September. Saint Mary’s hosts the first of six rounds of conference play on Wednesday, September 24 at Blackthorn Golf Club starting at 1:00 p.m.