Women's Golf Adds Transfer

May 26, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University head women's golf coach Polly Schulze announced the addition of Megan Stoddart, a junior transfer from the University of Hawaii, to the Bronco program. The 5-4 Sacramento native will begin competition with the Broncos in the fall.

Stoddart is a 2003 graduate of Mira Loma High School where she earned four varsity letters under Coach Don Oropeza. The prep standout captured All-City and All-Conference honors while competing in the Capital Valley Conference and the Pioneer Valley League. As a senior, she was recruited by Hawaii, Long Beach State, San Diego State, Penn State and Baylor.

"Megan has many great rounds in her and she has the ability to compete at the highest level in Division I golf," Schulze said. "I am very much looking forward to supporting Megan and assisting her in achieving her athletic and academic goals here at SCU."

As a freshman at the University of Hawaii, Stoddart golfed in six tournaments and averaged 80.8 strokes per round. She finished her first season tied for 33rd in the Western Athletic Conference. Her best performance of the year was 237 at the Kent Youel Invitational.

As a sophomore in 2004-05, Stoddart competed in five tournaments and averaged 83.8 strokes per round. Her top finish was a tie for 35th in the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational and her lowest round was a five-over 77 in the Kent Youel Invitational.

"Megan's personality fits in so well with our current roster of players," commented Schulze. "We are all very excited about Megan's commitment to Santa Clara and we look forward to much success ahead."

Santa Clara recently completed the 2004-05 season with four top-five finishes, including a third-place finish in the West Coast Conference Championship. The Broncos were led by sophomore Samantha Trask who earned All-WCC honors and closed the season with a 10th-place finish in the conference.