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Carroll College Golf Inks Six

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Carroll College head golf coach Bennett MacIntyre has announced that six golfers have signed on for the 2014-15 recruiting class to play for the Fighting Saints program.

Of the six scholarship recipients, three will play for the men’s team: Chace Daskalos, Pat Colberg and Austin Egan.  An additional three golfers: Jaylin Kenney, Rachelle Navarro and Rachel Miles will tee it up for the women’s team.

“This class of student-athletes provides us with immediate depth and a lot of talent that should help us out not only in the future, but this coming season.  We will definitely see an impact from this group,” MacIntyre said.

Daskalos played at West Albany High School in Oregon. Daskalos helped West Albany to the 2013 5A State Title and earned All-State as well as All-District honors.

Additionally, Daskalos won the Ocean Dunes Championship in 2013 and picked up a top-10 finish at the Oregon Tournament of Champions.

The All-State Academic selection finished his high school career with a 3.86 GPA.

“We are extremely thrilled to land a player of Chace’s caliber.  He is a tough competitor and has great tournament experience.  Very few players can make the transition from high school to college golf and make an impact right away, but Chace is that kind of talent,” MacIntyre said.

Carroll College basketball signee, Pat Colberg of Missoula Hellgate, will not only compete on the hardwood, but will also join the Fighting Saints Golf Team. 

The 1st-team All-State golfer took 3rd at the 2013 State AA tournament this past fall just one stroke out of first place and helped the Knights to a 2nd place team finish.

“Pat is a great athlete and will really give us some depth.  He will be able to compete as a dual-sport athlete in college which is very rare these days,” MacIntyre said.

Austin Egan of Billings Senior High School rounds out this year’s men’s class.   An All-State Academic selection (3.62 GPA), Egan has been a member of recent Broncos teams that competed for hardware (finishing 4th) in the past two AA state championships. 

“Austin is a player with a lot of potential.  We are very pleased that he has decided to come to Carroll College,” MacIntyre said.

Jaylin Kenney of Polson High School, was a member of three-consecutive Class A State Championship teams and was an All-State golfer all three seasons finishing 2nd, 3rd, tied-9th respectively the past three seasons individually.

The 4.0 GPA student was an All-State Academic selection all four seasons at Polson and a team captain during her junior and senior seasons.

“Jaylin has had quite a bit of success for someone who basically just started to play golf in high school.  She is just a natural athlete who likes to compete and this will suit her well as she looks to further develop her golf skills at Carroll,” MacIntyre said.

Rachel Miles of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Carson City, Nevada was a three-time All-League player and was named to the 1st-team All-League as a senior along with 2nd-team All-Region honors.  She contributed to a 4th place team finish at the Nevada State Tournament.  She finished her high school career with a 3.9 GPA.

“Rachel is another student with a really tough competitive streak in her, she will help drive the other girls on our team and has a great chance to play right away as a freshman for us,” MacIntyre added.

Rachelle Navarro comes to Helena from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Renton, WA.  Navarro tied-16th in the Class 3A State Tournament this past season.

Navarro was a three-year captain and played in four state championship golf tournaments in Washington.   Navarro maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout her high school career.

“Rachelle brings a lot of competitive experience and she is the type of player that will really help us in the future, we’re really excited she’s part of this class,” MacIntyre said.

The Fighting Saints are coming off a 2013-14 season that saw one individual from both the men’s and women’s teams compete in the NAIA National Championships (Connor Hausauer, Jackie Mee) and return teams nearly fully intact with the men graduating standout Taylor Ratliff and the women losing Teryn Green.

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