Faller Named to All-MIAA First Team

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's junior tennis player Mary Catherine Faller was named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association all-conference first team as selected by league coaches.

A junior from Green Bay, Wisconsin, she played each of the team's 18 matches at number one singles and number one doubles. In a big 5-4 conference win over Alma, Faller provided a big boost to the team with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 win in her number one singles contest. She was 5-3 in conference matches in doubles play on the year while posting a 3-5 singles record at the top flight while helping Saint Mary's finish in a tie for fourth place in conference standings.

With her All-MIAA First Team honor last spring, she becomes the sixth player in program history to earn multiple first-team conference honors. Additionally, at least one member of the Saint Mary's tennis team has been tabbed as either a First Team or Second Team All-MIAA honoree each year since 1998.

Most Valuable Player
Sarah Woods, Kalamazoo (freshman from Oconomowoc, Wis. / Divine Savior Holy Angels)

Karen Caine Scholar-Athlete Award
Leah LaBarge, Hope (senior from Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS)

Sue Little Sportsmanship Award
Marissa Messenger, Albion (senior from East Lansing/East Lansing HS)

All-MIAA First Team

Sarah Woods, Kalamazoo* (freshman from Oconomowoc, Wis. / Divine Savior Holy Angels)
Marissa Cloutier, Albion** (junior from Grosse Ile/Grosse Ile HS)
Carli Capestany, Hope** (sophomore from Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS)
Jessica Huhnke, Trine** (junior from Newburgh, Ind./Castle HS)
Katie Blumberg, Albion** (junior from Farmington Hills/Farmington HS)
Mary Catherine Faller, Saint Mary’s** (junior from Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame Academy)

All-MIAA Second Team
Megan Visser, Calvin (sophomore from Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS)
Casey Baxter, Hope (senior from Saline/Saline HS)
Jenna Riehl, Kalamazoo (kunior from St. Joseph/St. Joseph HS)
Anna Garcia, Hope (freshman from Battle Creek/Lakeview HS)
Caitlin LaValley, Olivet (senior from Battle Creek/Pennfield HS)
Megan Solano, Alma (freshman from Trenton/Trenton HS)

*- Number of years All-MIAA First Team