MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC men’s and women’s golf teams have signed a number of players to add to the already existing rosters for next year’s teams.
Levi Fink of Valley-Elgin High School, who recently finished second at the Class 1A State Golf tournament, leads off a strong incoming freshman class of seven recruits on the links for the men’s team.
“Levi is a very good player and the experience he gained from the state tournament is only going to give him more confidence in knowing that he can compete at a high level,” NIACC head golf coach Chris Frenz said.
Kevin Trobaugh of Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School and Derrick Urdahl of Newman Catholic High School will also be at NIACC when school starts in the fall. Like Fink, both Trobaugh and Urdahl will look to build on successful high school careers.
“Kevin had a really good senior season by winning a couple of tournaments,” Frenz said. “He has a solid overall game and we’ll continue to work on his course management.
“Derrick is a great kid and I think he’ll fit in perfectly with this team. He’s excited to be a part of the NIACC program and is ready to help us get to that Regional Championship level again.”
Frenz has also signed Cameron Taylor (Manson-NW Webster HS), Joe Myers (West Fork HS), Logan Jarvis (Riceville HS) and Allen Koenigs (Riceville HS) for this year’s incoming class. They will join sophomores Dalton Olson (Clear Lake, IA), Brent Tarr (Mason City, IA), Jacob Urdahl (Mason City, IA), Tyler Fischer (Mason City, IA) and Chris Hall (Mason City, IA).
On the women’s side NIACC will have four returning sophomores, led by this spring’s national qualifiers Mikayla Smith (Mason City, IA), Alexandria Eckenrod (Mason City, IA) and Sarah Steinauer (Clarinda, IA). Moriah Sherman (Charles City, IA) will also be back for next season.
Those four will be joined by Sam Rogers (Osage HS), who also signed to play basketball, and Savannah Drumheller (Mason City HS).
“I believe both Sam and Savannah are only going to get better with the more golf they play,” said Frenz. “If Savannah devotes herself to the game she could be very good, and Sam played well this past spring even with her foot in a boot due to an injury.
“I’m excited about where NIACC golf is and where it’s heading. We’re ready for the fall season.”