November 13, 2018

Northville senior golf captain Simoncini is prep Athlete of the Week

Senior captain took medalist honors with a 3-under 67 at Farmington Invitational

It’s been quite a season so far for Mariella Simoncini and the Northville girls golf team.

The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in Division 1 for the first time in school history, have won all six invitationals they’ve entered this season and remain undefeated.

One of the big reasons for Northville’s success is Simoncini, who was recently voted Hometown Life prep Athlete of the Week after garnering 7,816 votes (nearly 50 percent). She edged Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football player Josh Winovich, who received 6,563 votes (nearly 42 percent).

Related: Simoncini medalist as Northville wins fifth girls golf tourney of month

Related: Northville girls obliterate school record led by Whatley’s 5-under 67

The senior captain earned the nod after carding a career-best 3-under 67 to earn individual medalist honors Sept. 7 at the Farmington Invitational at Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills.

Here is a closer look at the latest Hometown Life prep Athlete of the Week honoree. 

1. Tell us about your round at the Farmington Invitational: “I maintained a good attitude throughout the round, staying confident and relaxed while searching for more birdies. My putting was really great that day and certainly a major component. Our golf coach Chris Cronin has really been stressing the importance of putting with our team and it is certainly working.”

2. If you had a dream foursome to play with, who would it be? “I would love to play with Nelly Korda and my Italian role models, Giulia Molinaro and Francesco Molinari.”

3. What is your favorite subject in school? “My favorite subject in school is math, but I like my English class with coach Cronin, too.”

4. Any future golf/college plans beyond high school? “I am verbally committed to play Division I golf at Oakland University in the fall of 2019. I plan on getting an undergrad degree in finance or economics there.”

5. Your all-time favorite movie? “‘Divergent,’ but I can’t yet hit a golf ball Happy Gilmore-style very well, so I should probably watch that movie again.”

Contact Brad Emons at bemons@hometownlife.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BradEmons1.

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