Nov. 29, 2012
CHICAGO - Loyola University Chicago head golf coach Adam Kwiatkoski has announced that Ben Holm (Johns Creek, Ga., Johns Creek HS) and Michael Valletti (Plano, Texas, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas) have each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Loyola University Chicago next fall.
"I am excited that we have to continued to have success in getting players from southern states to come north to play college golf," Kwiatkoski commented. "Ben and Michael are both excellent students and should be able to play right away as freshman for us in the fall season."
Ben Holm burst onto the scene as a freshman at Johns Creek High School, earning 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-County honors as part of a team that won the conference championship. Holm repeated this feat in his sophomore year, adding 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-Area honors as well. This past year, he was selected as a 1st Team All-State honoree and was selected by coaches to be a member of the Georgia All-State 4A team, as his team placed third at the state meet. Holm will be the second addition to the men's golf team from Johns Creek, with current Rambler PJ Riner being the other.
Michael "Moose" Valletti was named the MVP of the Jesuit Dallas golf team in both 2011 and 2012. He totaled ten top-20 finishes between those two years. In 2011, Valletti had the top scoring average on the Jesuit Dallas golf team. He also racked up three consecutive top-10 finishes on the Texas Junior Golf Tour and captured the 2011 Prestonwood Country Club Junior Championship. In 2012, Valletti also held the top scoring average on the Jesuit Dallas golf team and earned All-District honors as well.
The Ramblers will kick off their spring schedule when they compete in the FAU Spring Break Championship in Lake Worth, Fla., March 29-31.