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Women's Golf Brings In Three New Cougs

Nov 17, 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women's golf team is excited to announce the addition of its first three signees of the 2022-23 class, as Lily McCauley, Hannah Harrison and Emiko Sverduk have each inked a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cougars next season.

"We're super excited about the three newest Cougs that will be joining us next season," said WSU women's golf head coach Kelli Kamimura. "Lily, Hannah and Emiko are very talented athletes, but are also great students with high character that will add and impact our team culture. They were one of the first classes that you could recruit for a longer period, so we got to get to know them better. It's been a great process of getting to know them. It became very apparent that they were a natural fit for our program. All three bring a lot of tournament experience and they all love the game, which I think is awesome."

Hannah Harrison | 5-1 | Granite Bay, California
Harrison comes to the Palouse with a stellar prep resume from Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California. This past summer Harrison qualified for the 72nd U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur by finishing seventh at the America Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior at Palouse Ridge with a score of 219 (+3). Harrison posted a top-five finish at the AJGA Junior in Abeline, Texas, where she posted scores of 71-69 at the event. She wrapped up this past summer by finishing sixth at the AJGA Junior at Peach Tree with a score of 214 (-2).

During her freshman season, Harrison helped Granite Bay to a divisional and masters championship. Harrison won the individual title at both events. She has also helped Grizzlies qualify for the California State Championship each year since her freshman season. Harrison has also won the Sacramento County Championship, shooting 77-68.

WSU Coaching Staff on Harrison
"Hannah is gritty and tenacious. She has a lot of experience playing in multiple levels of tournament. She has played in a ton of California tournaments and a lot of USGA tournaments. She was actually partners with Madelyn Gamble in the USGA four ball. She has an incredible short game and she is the first person to say that Pullman reminds her of a Halmark movie. She really embodies what it means to be a Coug. She loves it here and we're just excited to have her." – WSU head coach Kelli Kamimura

"Hannah has a great personality. She asks really good questions, and she is determined in everything she does. She is going to add a lot to the team." – WSU assistant coach Emma White

Lily McCauley | 5-5 | Olympia, Washington
McCauley is an Evergreen State talent with deep ties to Washington State. She has had 16 family members graduate from WSU. Her uncle Jeff Green and cousin Eric Hagen played for the Cougar men's golf team.

The newest Coug has been the 2A Evergreen League MVP in each of her three seasons at Tumwater High School. McCauley finished second at the 2019 Washington State 2A Women's Golf Championship and was the 2019 Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) State Champion. In addition to her dominance at level, McCauley has posted multiple top-10 finishes at AJGA events. McCauley posted a third-place finish at the 2021 AJGA Junior at Big Sky even in Montana over the summer after carding 2-under, 214. In addition to golf. McCauley has been a three-year letterwinner for the Thunderbird women's basketball team.

WSU Coaching Staff on McCauley
"Lily is a Washington native, and we love to recruit the Evergreen State. She is a great ball-striker, and she has the same teaching pro as I did, so we are very familiar with her swing style. With Lily, its been great to get to know her and her family. It feels like we've known her for a longtime. She works hard and is really driven and we're looking forward to bringing her into Pullman." – WSU head coach Kelli Kamimura

"She has a great personality; she is very bubbly. She also plays basketball, so she brings that team element and is really good with people. She has several Cougs in her family, so she already has a strong connection to Pullman." – WSU assistant coach Emma White

Emiko Sverduk | 5-2 | Long Beach, California
Sverduk comes from Long Beach, California, where she attends Woodrow Wilson High School. This past June, Sverudk won the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern California Golf Association SoCal Girls High School Championship at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena by carding 3-under, 68.

The 5-2 golfer is a two-time Moore League Champion and was named the Century Club Long Beach Golfer of the Year. Sverduk is also a two-time captain for Wilson High. Her best 18-hole score 66 (-6).

WSU Coaching Staff on Sverduk
"Emiko brings a lot of tournament experience. She is somebody from the moment we met her we knew she was a very driven, hard-working person. She came on her visit with Hannah and it was just a great fit. She is a very good player, she has a strong short game and works really hard. She is super steady and strategic on the golf course." – WSU head coach Kelli Kamimura

"On the visit we knew it was a natural fit. Everyone connected so well, you could just tell that her and her family loved Pullman." - WSU assistant coach Emma White

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