Women's Golf Announces Fall 2014 Signing Class
Dec. 20, 2013
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State women's golf head coach Leslie Spalding announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. High school seniors Mila Chaves (Asunción, Paraguay), Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) and Georgia Lacey (Del Mar, Calif.) will arrive on Montezuma Mesa next fall and be eligible to compete for the Aztecs in time for the 2014-15 campaign.
"Mila, Haleigh and Georgia will contribute to the backbone of an already strong team," Spalding said. "I foresee them rounding out a deep roster, capable of moving the team forward in our quest to be a top-20 program in the nation. They are all tenacious competitors who will add an abundance of talent, depth, personality and team spirit. Their junior careers are just beginning to showcase their overall abilities, and I can't wait to watch them grow and flourish as Aztecs."
A highly successful junior golfer, Chaves has captured six individual tournament titles over the past four years, including the 2013 South America Champions Tribute event and the 2012 Punta del Este Open to go along with consecutive wins at the Montevideo Open in 2010-11. Chaves was also triumphant in the United States, collecting medalist honors in the 15-18 age group at the 2010 Pars International Junior Golf Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after emerging victorious that same year at the Prejuvenil South American Championship in Uruguay.
Chaves, who has been a member of the Paraguayan national team in the prestigious Copa los Andes since 2008, was named best golfer of the year in her native country in 2010.
Krause also brings impressive credentials with her to The Mesa, having claimed medalist honors at the Peter Jacobson Junior Challenge in July 2013, as well as the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) Junior Stroke Play Championship in 2012.
Earlier this summer, Krause was the top finisher on the Oregon team that tied for seventh at the Girls Junior America's Cup in Albuquerque, N.M., and also qualified for the renowned Big "I" national championships, as well as the Callaway Junior World tournament.
As a junior at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore., Krause finished third on the individual leaderboard at the Oregon 6A state championship last spring, helping the Irish capture the team title.
Meanwhile, Lacey was a four-year varsity letterwinner at powerhouse Torrey Pines High School, helping the Falcons to an unprecedented four consecutive CIF state team championships. In addition, Lacey was a CIF Sportsmanship Award winner and excelled in the classroom, earning scholar-athlete recognition.
In junior competition, Lacey tied for 15th at the Callaway Junior World Championships on the Torrey Pines North Course last July and earned a spot on the San Diego squad that finished fourth in the team standings at the Girls Junior America's Cup the following month in New Mexico.
San Diego State opens its 2014 spring schedule at the Peg Barnard Invitational, scheduled for Feb. 15-16, in Stanford, Calif.
San Diego State Fall 2014 Women's Golf Signing Class