Campbell Women’s Golf Adds Three New Players

Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Contact: Stan Cole

Campbell Women’s Golf Adds Three New Players

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Head coach John Crooks has announced the signing of three players to his defending Atlantic Sun Conference champion women’s golf team.
Michelle Holmes, Lauren Robinson and Jaclyn Sanders will join the Camel program that has reached the NCAA Regionals six times in the last eight years.
Holmes joins the Camels from Mayo, Ireland where she won two All-Ireland titles as an individual. She led St. Mary’s Secondary School to a runner-up finish in the All-Ireland team championship. During her junior career, Holmes won seven Connaught titles and played with the Ireland U-18 team.
“Michelle Holmes is coming to Campbell after taking a year off following completion of high school to work on her golf game,” said Crooks, who has been recognized as conference men’s or women’s Coach of the Year 10 times in his 11 seasons at CU. “She has become a world-class player. Michelle has represented Ireland in international competitions and has performed well on each level of competition in which she has played.”
Robinson, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., and 2000 graduate of Pine Forest High School, will have three years of eligibility remaining after playing her freshman season at East Carolina University. Robinson competed in three tournaments for ECU last year after a standout prep career. While at Pine Forest, she led the team to first-place regional finishes in four-straight seasons. Her team won the 1997 state championship and was runner-up in 1999.
“Lauren Robinson is joining our team after a year at East Carolina. She has won numerous junior tournaments and has the skills necessary to be a major contributor on the Division I level,” said Coach Crooks.
A native of Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Sanders is a Southwestern Ontario champion and three-time city championship winner. She has represented her country in the World Optimist Tournament.
“Jaclyn Sanders is one of the longest hitters in women's golf. She has the athletic ability and the work ethic to be an outstanding collegiate player,” said Crooks.
Holmes, Robinson and Sanders join four returning starters from last year’s club that won its fourth league title in seven years. CU lost three-time all-league performer Laura Torrisi to graduation.
“I am fortunate to be able to add these three outstanding student-athletes to our team,” said Coach Crooks. “While it is always difficult to replace an outstanding athlete like Laura Torrisi, I feel certain that Campbell's women’s golf team will continue to be competitive.”


The Camels are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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