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MIAC Senior Athlete Spotlight – Golf

CHARYL STOCKWELL ACADEMY

CSPA Senior-Joel Calkins is coming off a CSPA MVP golf season in 2019. He had the lowest scoring average of all players and qualified for the Regional Championship. He has a terrific power game and with a little more improvement in his short game, was poised to be a top MIAC performer this season.  Joel has worked hard and his talents will be missed next year. Joel will be entering Michigan State in the fall of 2020.

CSPA Senior-Riley Dickerson is truly a team leader and carried the mantle of Team Captain with honor and integrity. Last spring, he won the Coaches Leadership Award and thanks to a great finish in the last tournament of the year, Riley secured himself a spot in the Regional Championship. His leadership qualities will certainly assist him as he moves into the next chapter of his life.

Joel and Riley, Congratulations on fine CSPA Golf Careers!

Left: Joel Calkins
Right: Riley Dickerson

ROEPER

The term student athlete is the perfect moniker for senior Calvin Watry.  His message to future MIAC athletes is to be mindful that studies are first.  Calvin used athletics to relax from the rigors of academia.

His greatest memory of MIAC athletics is the 2019 Roeper School Golf Championship. Calvin recounts, “Our best player was sick, and the rest of us had to pick up the slack.” That feeling of supporting his teammates was the most important thing to Calvin.  He expressed thankfulness for the sportsmanship from other teams in the MIAC and will miss the feeling of “family” with the soccer team.

Calvin will attend Long Island University on a full scholarship.

 

PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN

Top Row: Left to Right, Aiden Andres and Caleb DeVries
Bottom Row: Left to Right, Rachel Costello and Eric Moore

The Plymouth Christian golf program has been on the rise the last few years with participation numbers through the roof, and being considered one of the top schools in the entire conference. PCA won the conference in 2018 and place second in the conference in 2019. With a strong core of Seniors returning, the 2020 season would have been no different. The team came into the season with 14 projected golfers and had high goals to win the MIAC title, compete in the MHSAA Regional Match, and qualify for the MHSAA state match in 2020.

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NOVI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Dawson Cleminte

Although denied another chance to shine his promising athletic abilities this Spring leading the Novi Christian Golf team, Senior, Dawson Cleminte, will no doubt continue in a successful future.  Dawson would have once again been a multi-sport athlete, participating in soccer, basketball and golf for his final year of high school.

Dawson received the MIAC conference 1st team and NCA MVP awards for soccer last Fall, successfully juggled basketball and a prime role in the high school musical, Frozen Jr., during the winter season, and had plans to play travel soccer all while finishing up his senior year of high school and participating on the golf team.  One cannot deny the benefits that school sports has had in teaching him to prioritize, focus, lead and maintain “high honors” academic status.

Dawson plans to attend Southeastern University in the Fall and will be missed by all at Novi Christian Academy.  He leaves with encouraging words for his friends and younger teammates:  “play every game like it is your last”.

by Glynn Blackwell, NCA A.D.

HURON VALLEY LUTHERAN

The HVL Golf team was ready to hit links this spring!   2 Seniors were leading our team this year.   Seniors Jonathan Tosto and Anna Vanderveen have both played golf for 3 years at HVL.

We thank them for the leadership and contributions to HVL Athletics!

PARKWAY CHRISTIAN

Cayd Maccagnone

Cayd has been a member of the varsity golf team at Parkway for all four years.  Cayd has also been a member of Parkway’s musical theatre department; this year he had the role of Captain Von Trapp.

OAKLAND CHRISTIAN

 

Ricky Frazier

Ricky came to High School golf with a lot of experience and a developed swing. He was way ahead of the game. Unfortunately, an injury slowed up his game. This season could have been a crowning moment for him to join a group of guys who also wanted to improve and who enjoy the game. Ricky’s positive spirit and comfort on the course will help him connect and impact others in the future.

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2019 M.I.A.C. Golf Championship and All Conference Results

Roeper won the 2019 M.I.A.C. Golf Championship this past Saturday, May 11 at the Westwynd Golf Course hosted by Lutheran Northwest.  Senior Josh Line from Parkway Christian dominated the field by 13 strokes and shooting the low score of the day at 80.  Line earned conference MVP honors while Huron Valley Lutheran Coach Brian Kasten earned Coach of the Year Honors.  Below are the team results and the 2019 M.I.A.C. All Conference Golf Teams.

2019 M.I.A.C. Conference MVP: Josh Line, Sr. – Parkway Christian

2019 M.I.A.C. Conference Coach of the Year: Brian Kastern – Huron Valley Lutheran

2019 M.I.A.C. Golf Championship Team Results

Roeper – 413
Plymouth Christian – 426
Lutheran High Northwest – 461
Oakland Christian – 482
Inter-City Baptist – 505
Charyl Stockwell – 579

2019 M.I.A.C. 1st Team All-Conference

1 Josh Line – SR – Parkway Christian – 80
2 Layne Pries – SR – Plymouth Christian – 93
3 Cameron Huneke –  SR – Roeper – 97
4 Austin Deguia – SR – Roeper – 99
5 Rachel Costello – JR – Plymouth Christian – 100
6 Dan Lutes – SO -Parkway Christian- 102
7 Ryan Carr – SR – Lutheran Northwest – 103

2019 M.I.A.C. 2nd Team All-Conference

8 Shel Krause – SR – Roeper – 104
9 Connor Hairgrove – 8th – Inter City Baptist – 108
10 Matt Antolak – SO – Oakland Christian – 110
11 Calvin Watry – JR – Roeper – 113
12 Daniel Mohelzyuk – SR – Inter City Baptist – 114
13 Dima Machovec – JR – Huron Valley Lutheran -114
14 Eric Moore – JR – Plymouth Christian – 115

 

 

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