Xavier’s golfers secure 200th straight win

Xavier College Preparatory's golf team secured its 200th straight dual-match win Sept. 29. (courtesy photo)
Xavier College Preparatory’s golf team secured its 200th straight dual-match win Sept. 29. (courtesy photo)

Xavier College Preparatory’s three senior golfers will turn 18 this school year, and thanks to their performance on the course this week, the Gators’ historic win streak extends all the way back to their infancy if not their prenatal days.

Xavier’s golf team won its 200th straight dual-match victory without a loss Sept. 29. The current streak began Oct. 6, 1996. The Xavier golf team has not lost a dual match since then.

“Coaching high school is more than wins or losses. It is a special time when a coach mentors and helps girls become young women,” Sr. Lynn Winsor, BVM, Xavier’s head golf coach for the past 40 years, said in a statement.

“To see these young women grow through their high school years and go on to college, the LPGA, great careers, motherhood, and many other successes is just the best.”

The win streak surpasses that of the De La Salle High School football team, whose success was replayed on the big screen in “When the Game Stands Tall.” The Spartans garnered 151 consecutive wins on the football field.

“It’s always a wonderful experience to be given the opportunity to break records,” Sr. Lynn said, ”and in Xavier golf, we’ve had many opportunities for that to happen.”

This year’s Xavier golf team is comprised of:

  • seniors Madison Kerley, Ariana Macioce and Rebecca Red Horse, all of whom will play college golf
  • juniors Mikayla Fitzpatrick, Alisa Snyder and Jessika Zanotti
  • sophomores Elizabeth Caldarelli, Emily Mahar and Lily Worden
  • freshwoman Madeline Brown

Xavier holds the National Federation of State High School Associations record for most state titles won (31), most wins by a team (421), most consecutive state titles (16), and is the Arizona high school with the most individual state championships.

Sr. Lynn has coached the school’s golf team since 1974, the year she returned to Xavier to join its faculty. She has worked with six assistant coaches. Tui Selvaratnam has served as co-head coach since 2006.