Nov. 15, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker announced Casey Danielson, Quirine Eijkenboom and Jisoo Keel have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Stanford next fall.
"I am thrilled with the incoming recruit class for 2013," said Walker. "We have an outstanding group of young ladies bound for Stanford; they will make our team stronger, deeper and also bring a wealth of international experience to the team. They will create competition in practice and qualifying, challenging our team to be at its best each and every day."
Danielson is a four-time Wisconsin state champion and was a member of the 2012 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team. The Rolex first-team All-American is ranked fourth in Golfweek's girls rankings. Danielson's sister, Lindsay, plays golf for the University of Wisconsin and her brother, Charlie, plays for the University of Illinois.
"Casey Danielson was a highly recruited player and we are delighted that she choose to attend Stanford," said Walker. "She is very well respected in junior golf and I have no doubt that she will continue her great play in college."
Eijkenboom joins the Cardinal from Bavaria, Germany. She competed on the 2012 European Junior Ryder Cup team and won the German Girls' National Championship. Eijkenboom was the 2011 German Ladies Matchplay champion and finished third at the British Girls Championship.
"Quirine has traveled extensively in Europe and represented her home country, Germany, on multiple occasions," said Walker. "She is very familiar with team golf. I expect she will blossom even more within the team environment here at Stanford."
Jisoo Keel was the first female to win individual title honors at the 2011 AAA British Columbia Provincial Championship. She qualified for the 2011 & 2012 Canadian Women's Open and the 2012 U.S. Women's Open. The No. 1-ranked girls golfer in Canada, Keel was also named 2011 & 2012 PNGA Player of the Year. She has been a member of Canada's national team for three years.
"Jisoo Keel has experienced the highest level of competition and shown that she can win," Walker said. "She won a Canadian Tour event in 2011. She is very comfortable shooting low numbers and that mentality will be a great asset to our program."
In Walker's first year at the helm, the Cardinal posted a pair of top-three finishes to close out its fall schedule. The team, ranked 15th in the country, begins its spring schedule February 16 at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course.