By Vince Carango

vcarango@my.madonna.edu

Last year, men’s golf had a very successful season.  For 2011-2012, they are not looking to match the last year’s accomplishments; they are expecting to exceed it.

“Last year, we had a very strong lineup,” said head men’s golf coach Steve Mato. “but with a couple of new recruits and a couple of solid returners, I think we could go even farther this year.”

The men’s golf team picked up Junior Andy Meyers (Westland/ John Glen), Drew Mossoian (Livonia/ Stevenson, pictured) and Nick Corbiel (Romulus/ Huron) for this year’s season.

“The new guys on the team are all very good players and we expect them to go out and play well, they are certainly capable of It,” said assistant coach Matt Wiley.

The men’s golf team is captained by senior Nick Sears (Clio/ Powers Catholic). Sears is a four year starter for the Crusaders and was a member of the 2009-2010 team that competed in the NAIA national tournament.

“We graduated a couple of our starters last year,” said Sears, “but with the new guys we have coming in I think we will be every bit as competitive as we were last year.  We have all the necessary tools to win the conference and make it back to nationals.”

Women’s Golf

The 2011-2012 Madonna women’s golf team has one goal in mind; repeat the accomplishments of last season.

Head women’s golf coach Scott Marzolino is very proud of his team, yet still has great aspirations for this season.

“For the most part, we accomplished most of our goals last season, so this year we are looking to match last year’s goals and make another trip to nationals.”

The Crusaders women’s golf team is led by Junior Michelle Hall (Flushing/ Flushing, pictured) who was the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Individual Champion last season.  She is looking to lead her team to another successful season.

“Last year was a great season. We are very good this year, too, and we look to compete at the same level.”

The Crusaders also nabbed the team conference title as well, earning them a bid to the NAIA National Tournament.


 



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Mens, women’s golf teams aim for success