Driscoll to continue golfing at St. Xavier

Anna Driscoll will continue her golf career at St. Xavier University. She is joined by (front row, from left) mother Beth Driscoll, uncle Rick Treska, and (back row, from left), father Frank Driscoll and coach Eric Terrell. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler

Northfield senior Anna Driscoll will continue her golf career after recently signing a letter of intent to play and continue her education at St. Xavier University.

“I picked St. Xavier because of the academic opportunities,” Driscoll said in a recent interview. “The coach (James Kerr), he’s super nice. (And I like) the team atmosphere.”

Driscoll, who is undecided on a major at this time, served as Northfield’s team captain during the 2017 season.

She shot her season-best nine-hole score of 44 in the first meet of the season at Honeywell Golf Course.

She helped the Lady Norse finish the regular season with a 13-0 dual meet record, and shot a 105 at the Three Rivers Conference meet to help Northfield take runner-up honors.

Driscoll carded a 104 in the Huntington North Sectional, as Northfield narrowly missed an opportunity to qualify for the regional, finishing fourth. 

“I’ve known Anna for four years, and I’ve coached her for three of those years,” Northfield coach Eric Terrell said. “She was also a team manager for the boys. I’ve watched her grow in golf with the help of her uncle (Rick Treska) and a little bit from me. She’s really grown a lot in golf and meant a lot to the team.”

St. Xavier is an NAIA school on the southwest side of Chicago. The Cougars finished in seventh place out of 10 teams in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships this past season.

“It’s a great opportunity because it gives me more of a chance to grow, and also it’s a nice way to make friends,” Driscoll said of playing golf at the next level. “I look forward to getting better.”

Posted on 2018 May 15