Nov. 20, 2012
Illinois head coach Renee Slone has announced the signing of Emily Joers from Waukesha (Wis.) West and Stephanie Miller from Stevenson (Ill.) High School to National Letters of Intent.
Coach Slone on the Class of 2013:
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Emily, Stephanie and their families to the Fighting Illini women's golf family. Both Emily and Stephanie understand the vision of our program and can't wait to be a part of making that vision a reality. They are extremely excited about the direction our program is heading and are looking forward to playing key roles during an historic period for our team. Emily and Stephanie are outgoing individuals that mesh well with our team dynamic. They are team players and willing to do whatever it takes for the team to be successful. Both have enjoyed successful juniors careers and are constantly striving to improve. We can't wait to assist them during their collegiate journey and continue that improvement process. We know they will make an immediate impact on our program and represent our athletic department in remarkable fashion."
Below are bios on the two signees:
Emily Joers, Waukesha, Wis. (Waukesha West H.S.)
Two-time Division 1 state champion ... Two-time Division I state runner-up ... Four-time first-team all-state selection ... Four-time Journal Sentinel Player of the Year ... Two-time Division 1 Co-Player of the Year ... Four-time first team Classic Eight selection ... Three-time Classic Eight Player of the Year ... Four-time academic all-state ... Posted five AJGA top-10 finishes ... Junior PGA Championship qualifier ... PGA Junior Series champion.
Stephanie Miller, Wauconda, Ill. (Stevenson H.S.)
3 AJGA Top 10 finishes ...4-time MAJGT champion ... two-time state champion (sixth player ever to win it twice) ... Shot a 141 to claim state, the second-lowest score ever at the state meet ... Four-time regional champion ... Three-time conference champion ... Sectional champion ... Named all-state, all-sectional, all-regional and all-conference four years ... Has posted 23 rounds under par in high school competition ... Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur ... Qualified for the Junior PGA twice ... Two-time qualifier of the Junior Worlds ... Three-time IJGA Player of the Year ... Named to the MAJGT All-Midwest team in 2012 ... Played in the 2011 Silver Belle Tournament.