Mount Mercy Academy’s fall athletic season was a successful one, both as teams and individuals. The soccer team won the B Division regular and playoff season championships, the golf team had its best season in years, and the volleyball and cross country teams showed individual and team improvements throughout the season. Seven soccer players and one volleyball player were recognized for their play with All-Catholic honors. In addition, earlier in the season golfer Addison Barth (Hamburg) finished second in the All-Catholic championships and was a First Team All-Catholic.
Soccer had three Second Team All-Catholic selections and four First Team picks, including the Player of the Year. Honored with Second Team All-Catholic Selections were sophomore Ellie Hart and seniors Brenna Berhalter and Abby Mailloux, all of Buffalo. Berhalter was a First Team selection last year and Mailloux returns to the Second Team for the second straight year.
Three seniors and a junior were named as First Team All-Catholics. New to the First Team were seniors Madelyn Hart and Jenna Brown of Buffalo. Brown moves up from the second team in 2021. Returning to the First Team for the second straight season were senior Emma Connors (Buffalo) and junior Rosie Bandura (West Seneca). Bandura was also named the Player of the Year for the B Division for the second straight year for her outstanding play.
Senior Isabella Maloney (Lakeview), the volleyball team’s setter and a four-year member of the program, was named a Second Team All-Catholic selection. She led the team in assists and was one of the top servers.