Six-Peat: Golf Team Wins State — Again


Paul Halfarce

The golf team seen holding up the state trophy as they win the sixth state title.

Bella Hong, Senior Staff Writer

St. Joseph’s Academy’s golf team quite literally made history. The MHSAA Golf State Championship took place in Springfield, Missouri in mid-October. This is where St. Joseph’s Academy dominated the competition, taking first place for the sixth year in a row. It was not as easy as it seemed, though. The girls had to overcome many difficult obstacles to be able to call themselves the 2021 Golf State Champions. 

Senior Mia Rallo was a bit doubtful coming into the competition, but knew she had the ability to achieve the impossible. 

“Winning the state championship title means a lot to me because the team and I work so hard each and every day and the feeling of accomplishing our big goal is an unreal feeling. Being a senior, I was happy that we won because it just put a great ending to my final season at St. Joe and a great ending to my four years here,” she said. 

Mia was not the only senior that led the team to victory, however. Senior Izzy Arro had to contribute just as much to be able to achieve six consecutive state championships which she will remember for the rest of her life.

“From this experience, I have learned how to develop team and leadership skills that will help me throughout life. I am so thankful for the opportunities and experiences provided by being part of this amazing SJA team,” Izzy said. 

Senior Ellie Davenport has made an impact on the team as well. She was able to travel to state and compete, too. 

“I’m definitely not as happy with how I did [the second day], but I think just knowing how I did [on the first day] and how I contributed makes me feel a lot better,” she said. 

With three players from last year’s team graduating, the players were unsure how they were going to do. Somehow, they managed to pull it off. 

St. Joseph’s Academy is the only school – girls and boys schools – to win state gold six years in a row.