Our final female athlete for the 2017-18 school year is Spring Lake’s Madelyn Nelson. The three-sport standout earned All-State honors in golf and softball and will be continuing her golf career at Valparaiso University this fall.
The Tribune rounds out its Top 5 teams of the school year with a Lakers softball squad that won 40 straight games and reached the Division 2 quarterfinals for the second season in a row.
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Spring Lake softball team suffers a narrow loss to South Haven in Division 2 quarterfinals
The Lakers learned a lot from last year’s state quarterfinals appearance. Now, the squad is ready to take the opposition to school and make history at Hope College.
Images from Saturday's Division 2 softball regional final between Spring Laker and Holland Christian at Hope College. (Tribune photos/Josh VanDyke)
Images from Saturday's Division 2 softball regional semifinals between Spring Lake and Wayland at Hope College. (Tribune photos/Josh VanDyke)
The Lakers survived a defensive battle with Wayland in the semifinals and throttled Holland Christian in the finals to win their second straight regional championship