Last spring saw the young Belles team battle in each contest while handling challenges in stride during the program’s inaugural season in 2014. With a year of experience under their belts and some new, talented players joining the squad, the team looks to achieve even more success in the spring of 2015.
Among a large group of returning players for the Belles in 2015 are Aubrey Golembieski ’17, Tess Guerrero ’16, Lauren Telford ’17, and Sarah Neeser ’16.
Golembieski, Guerrero, and Telford were mainstays on offense for the Belles a year ago. Golembieski led the team in goals, ground balls, and draw controls last spring. In the team’s 15 games, she tallied multiple goals in ten contests while posting eight hat tricks. Guerrero had eight goals and a team-high eight assists in the Belles’ first season of lacrosse. Telford contributed six goals, was third on the team in draw controls, and had one of the highest shots on goal percentages on the team in 2014.
Neeser was a big contributor on both ends of the field a year ago for the young Belles squad. A co-captain in 2014, she added a boost on offense as she added a dozen goals and was second on the team in ground balls and draw controls while playing both defense and offense. A co-captain again this spring, she will be a big part of the Belles’ midfield in their second season.
Joining ten returning players are eight newcomers who will all look to make contributions to the team’s success in 2015.
The Belles start their season over spring break when they travel to Oregon to take on George Fox, Pacific, and Linfield during the second week of March. The home opener for Saint Mary’s is slated for March 19 against Defiance, and the Belles kick off their second season of MIAA action on April 1 when they host Hope.