Simpson University Women’s Golf Signs New Standout from Manteca

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Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University head golf coach Joe Griffin announced the signing of Tori Souza of Manteca, Calif. The student-athlete finalized her commitment to play for the Red Hawks during the 2010-2011 academic year this week.

Souza will join the Red Hawks from East Union High School, where she played varsity for three years and helped lead the Lancers golf team.

Coach Griffin said he is excited to have her help lead the Red Hawks as the golf program makes its debut in the Cal Pac Conference in 2010-2011 season.

“Building a women’s golf program is a hard thing to do,” said Griffin. “It’s great to have a student-athlete such as Tori as a part of our team. This is a cornerstone for us and we are going to build off of her.”  

Souza, who wrapped up her third-straight VOL championship season, is excited to continue to play golf and pursue her college education.

“I was so relieved to finalize where I was going,” Souza said. “I see everyone else stressing out about where they are going to go, I went to so many visits, but I just loved Simpson. It has the small school atmosphere and makes me ready to be a college student-athlete.”,

During the 2010-11 season, the Red Hawks will play against Bethany University, Menlo College, William Jessup University, Holy Names University, Mills College, Pacific Union College and Cal State Maritime.

Souza plans to enroll in Simpson University’s pre-nursing program.

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