JONESBORO, Ark. (4/27/18) – Arkansas State head women’s golf coach MJ Desbiens Shaw has announced that Canada native Kiley Rodrigues has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Red Wolves beginning in 2018-19.
Rodrigues was a two-time team MVP for the Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston, Ontario. During her time with the Crusaders, she claimed medalist honors at both the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association (KASSAA) and Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) championships her junior season.
Her senior campaign saw her finish runner up at the KASSAA championships, qualify for the EOSAA championships and eventually advance to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) championships, where she finished in 17th place.
Ranked 12th in the Ontario Junior Girls (U19) Golf Rankings in 2017, Rodrigues claimed a top-10 finish at the Ontario Junior Girls Championship the same year. She was also a semifinalist at the Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) National Junior Championship in 2017, while placing fourth in the Golf Canada Future Links Atlantic Championship as well.
“I’m very excited that Kiley will be joining our team next season,” said Desbiens Shaw. “She will bring great experience from playing at various levels throughout her junior career in Canada. Kiley is a multi-sport athlete that will make an impact right away for our team. We welcome her to our Red Wolves family!”
Among Rodrigues’ other recent accolades, she placed 12th at the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship. She was the junior club champion at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in both 2016 and 2017.