The Girls Golf team started the season with excitement, potential, and a determination by the seniors to lead and build community. Team spirit and individual success were the hallmarks of this fall. Katie Mikulec ’22 continued her success from the 2020 season, medaling eight times and earning All-Metro League First Team. She kicked off the season by finishing 6th overall in the eight-team Missouri Illinois River Challenge. Mikulec, Maggie Maguire ’22, and Izzy Kimbrough ’22 led as the team captains, and Keely O’Connell ’23 added depth and experience to round out the team. When a player had to end her season early due to injury, Julie Qian ’24 and newcomers Kelly Zhao ’24 and Morgan Withington ’25 stepped in to fill the spot. The team gained experience and confidence and came together during the District tournament under extremely difficult weather conditions. Despite the weather, Mikulec qualified for the State Championship in Springfield, Missouri, and finished 38th overall. MICDS will graduate three starting seniors this year, but the future looks promising thanks to their leadership, friendship, and experience.