PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College head golf coach Milt Johnson has announced the signing of two new members to the women's golf program, beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Libby Devlin (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) and Amanda Watts (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) will tee it up for the Storm after outstanding high school careers.
"Looking at colleges, Amanda and Libby had a number of options and we are thrilled that they have chosen Lake Erie and accepted the challenge of not just playing collegiate golf, but by playing in the toughest Division II conference in the country," said Johnson. "The GLIAC will be up to 12 teams next year with the addition of three programs and we feel that by adding these two players to our roster we have a real chance to move up in the conference."
Both Devlin and Watts were four-year letter winners in high school and served as team captains.
Devlin was named all-area and All-Summit Athletic Conference in 2011 and was also an All-Diocese pick at Bishop Luers. She was voted by league coaches at the beginning of the season as one of the top five golfers to watch during the season and finished sixth at the conference championship tournament. The daughter of Barry and Elisabeth Devlin plans to study equine business at Lake Erie.
Watts was a three-time All-Northeast Ohio Conference River Division selection and was a Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association honorable mention pick in 2010 and an all-district performer as well. Played a key role as a freshman when the Bulldogs won the conference championship. The daughter of John and Karen Watts plans to major in business and marketing.
"Both ladies bring the experience and leadership, on and off the course, that we need to be a contender in the conference," Johnson added.
Additional signees will be announced at a later date.