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Belles golf wins MIAA Championship

| Wednesday, January 31, 2018

During the fall season, Saint Mary’s teams competed across four sports — cross country, soccer, golf and volleyball — in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Saint Mary’s golf boasted a successful fall season capped off with a win in the MIAA Championship.

After several fall wins in the MIAA, the team now gears up for a spring season set to begin Mar. 12 at the Cal Lutheran Regals Invitational.

The cross country team capped off a strong run of invitational performances with a 29th place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional race.

The group was led by Adele Edmonds with her 113th place individual finish.

Meanwhile, the Saint Mary’s soccer team experienced a down year, finishing 1-17 and 0-16 in conference play.

Freshman forward McKenna O’Shea was a stand-out on the team, earning Second Team All-MIAA honors, only the fifth Belle ever to do so as a freshman.

The volleyball squad also enjoyed a solid fall season, finishing 16-10 and securing their second straight semifinal run in the MIAA tournament that came to an end at the hands of Hope College.

Recently, the season kicked off for the Belle’s basketball team, who are off to a 5-14 start, posting a 3-8 in-conference.

Their next game is Wednesday, January 31 against Illinois Tech at 7:30 p.m. at home.

For the spring season, the lacrosse, softball and tennis teams are all preparing to begin their respective seasons.

Softball begins play March 3 in the Transylvania Tournament against Greenville and LaGrange.

Tennis will kick off their season a bit sooner on Feb. 10 at Aquinas.

Lacrosse opens on March 6 with a home game against Elmhurst.

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