Mercy softball star up for DAC award

Mercy High School softball standout Abby Krzywiecki is a finalist for the Detroit Athletic Club’s High School Female Athlete of the Year Award.

The senior first baseman is one of six girls to be named as one of the finalists for the award. Six boys were selected, too.

The winners will be announced at a dinner honoring the 12 finalists Monday, May 9, at the Detroit Athletic Club.

More than 100 athletes throughout the state were nominated. All of the finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and the two overall winners will each earn a $5,000 scholarship.

The selection process and the award are based on athletics, academics and community service.

No. 2 Mercy sweeps doubleheader from defending D-1 champ Regina

FARMINGTON HILLS >> When you have the chance to step on the neck of a championship-caliber opponent, you’d better take it.

Otherwise, don’t be shocked if they come back and give you a battle.

No. 2-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy had its chances to close out the defending Division 1 state champs, Warren Regina, early in both games of Friday’s Catholic League doubleheader, but didn’t.

The Saddelites came back to tie Game 1 in the fifth, before the Marlins could get the go-ahead run an inning later, and nearly pulled the same trick in the nightcap, sending the potential game-tying run to the plate in the seventh inning before running out of time.

Mercy notches shutout win over Foley

Seniors Allia McDowell and Miranda Konja and freshman Chloe Woodbeck scored goals Thursday as Farmington Hills Mercy defeated visiting Madison Heights Bishop Foley in girls soccer, 3-0.

Three goals was more than enough, though the Marlins dominated the field for the entire game.

“Bishop Foley’s defense defended well and denied the Marlins goal-scoring opportunities,” Mercy coach Gene Pulice said.

The Marlins are 2-2-2 overall and will play again Monday at Dearborn Divine Child.

No. 2-ranked Marlins extend win streak

double play to end the first half inning Wednesday provided an early spark of inspiration for Farmington Hills Mercy in its sweep of Birmingham Marian in a softball doubleheader.

After holding the visiting Mustangs scoreless in their opening at-bat, the Marlins went on to invoke the mercy rule in both games, winning 16-0 in four innings and 11-0 in five.

Marian’s Ary Daddabo started the first game with a double and moved to third base on a sacrifice by Kelli Conway.

Mercy senior first baseman Abby Krzywiecki chased down a fly ball off the bat of Lauren Ogurek in foul territory and made the putout.

When Daddabo tried to score on the play, Krzywiecki made a perfect throw to sophomore catcher Anna Dixon for the inning-ending double play.

Krzywiecki a finalist for DAC Michigan High School Athlete of Year award

Will the Detroit Athletic Club’s 20th annual female Michigan High School Athlete of the Year award stay in Oakland County?

It could.

Farmington Hills Mercy senior Abby Krzywiecki is one of six finalists for this year’s award it was recently announced.

The winner — who receives a $5,000 scholarship, while the other five finalists get $1,000 each — will be unveiled on May 9.

Birmingham Seaholm’s Audrey Belf won the 2015 award, while Cranbrook Kingswood’s Alexandria Najarian won it in 2014, Country Day’s Kendall Baisden in 2013 and Stoney Creek’s Gabby Yurik in 2012.

The last time a player from outside Oakland County won the award was in 2011, when Hudsonville’s Sara Driesenga claimed it.

More College Bound Athletes

Mercy Seniors will continue Athletic Careers in College

Congratulations to these Mercy High School senior athletes who committed to play a sport in college!

Jordyn Schluter, Basketball -Calvin College; Zora Pullen, Basketball - Lake Forest College; Abbey Przekop, Soccer - Assumption College; Cari Padula, Softball - Western Michigan University

Mercy goes 4-0 in softball invite

Mercy High School won the championship of its four-team softball pool Saturday in the annual Mercy Invitational.

The Marlins (6-0) were led in the hitting department by junior outfielder Sophia VanAcker and senior first baseman Abby Krzywiecki.

VanAcker batted .750 in four games and Krzywiecki .583. VanAcker also scored eight runs and knocked in three. Krzywiecki, who hit two home runs, scored six runs and had eight RBIs.

Mercy defeated Livonia Stevenson in the opening game, 7-1, but the teams were tied at 1-1 until the sixth inning when the Marlins scored six runs.

Krzywiecki hit a two-run homer in that inning. Nicole Belans had an RBI triple, Anna Dixon a two-run single and Sarah Cassidy a run-scoring single.

Robotics Headed to Worlds!

Riveters go to Robotics World Championships

The Mercy High School FIRST Robotics Team 1481 – The Riveters, competed at the Michigan State Championship over the weekend at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids and qualified for the World Championship to be held April 27 – 30, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.  This is the culmination of a competitive season that started on January 8th with the challenge from FIRST Robotics for this year.  The game called Stronghold is a series of challenges with a medieval themed playing field.

Marlins stay unbeaten in girls lacrosse

Senior Lilly Blake has scored 29 goals in just five games for the undefeated Mercy High School lacrosse team.

Blake scored seven more Monday night as the Marlins won their fifth straight win a 22-5 rout of host Ann Arbor Huron.

Mercy got another nine goals from four other players. Ciara Lopus scored three; Meg Powers, Libby Bartels and Evie Drukker notched two each.

Natalie Masopust, Mary Allor, Katie Koenigsknecht, Lara Zammit, Grace Canty and Amelia Bartels contributed one goal apiece.

The Marlins won their fourth consecutive game Friday night at Canton, 18-8.

“They were great overall team wins,” Mercy coach Lindsay Hoyt said. “We had great defense by Mia Bowen, Mary Allor, Erin Gormley and Hannah Roegner in both games.”

Softball Preseason Top Player Rankings: Abby Krzywiecki tops the list

Farmington Hills – Most often an athlete’s life changes dramatically when they go to college and are introduced not only to a different lifestyle but also an enhanced training schedule.

As committed to softball as Abby Krzywiecki was before she signed with South Alabama, her dedication to the sport has taken a step up since.

After dabbling in sports like golf, soccer, swimming and volleyball in grade school and junior high, Krzywiecki focused on softball when she entered her freshman year at Farmington Hills Mercy.

“I had way more fun with softball,” she said.